The Singles Collection (Deluxe Version)
At 58 tracks, Britney - The Singles Collection (Deluxe Version), may be more Britney than the casual fan needs. (The 17-track Singles should do the trick). But for those who have wanted to own a grander view of one of the past decade’s most famous — and infamous — music stars, this is an expansive collection that includes the hits and more — much more. “…Baby One More Time,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Stronger,” and “Toxic” are among the obvious highlights, representing the hookiest pop music of the past 10 years. Alternate mixes of “Toxic,” “Outrageous,” “Gimme More” (by Paul Oakenfold), “Womanizer,” and “Circus” exhibit how Spears’ music can be sliced and diced for different club environments. Spears’ latest single, “3,” is added in both its recent single version and with a “Groove Police Club” mix that doubles the song’s length. Radio edits of “Sometimes,” “Born to Make You Happy,” “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart” and “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” focus on the “single” aspect of the tunes. From her provocative stage manner to her teasing pop ditties, Spears defined her era.