Lady Gaga
The Cherrytree Sessions


2.5
average

Review

by BrxxnAngxlRxsnxr USER (40 Reviews)
May 24th, 2010 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An interesting take on 3 of Lady GaGa's more popular songs.

The following 3 songs create this nine minute live Ep by Lady GaGa entitled The Cherrytree Sessions.

Poker Face (Piano & Voice Version)
Just Dance (Stripped Down Version)
Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) (Electronic Piano & Human Beat Box Version)

Playing under nine minutes this isn't likely to win any GaGa haters over but it is an interesting take on a few of her more popular songs. One of the nice things about the Ep is that each song sounds distinctly different from it's regular version and even casual fans can appreciate the novelty found throughout each song.

You've probably heard Poker Face, well this is the classy piano version of that song. A pianist teases at the background with classy licks fit for an opera. No robotic electronic effects here, in place of that is a very downtown Chicago city vibe. GaGa's vocals are actually quite interesting throughout the entire track and hold a showgirl type charm. She sounds best when reaching for the choruses and the raw pairing of GaGa's vocals and the minimal piano works quite well. That's not to say her voice doesn't have its quirks because it does, particularly during the lower sections when she kinda sounds like a man. Just Dance retains some of it's electronic effects like its original version but with a lot of the poppier effects taken out. It leaves it with a rawer industrial type feel but outside of being interesting it isn't very eventful. GaGa's vocal style dips into bland territory but the track is only a little over two minutes so it's not much to get excited about anyway.

Without a doubt Eh Eh is the best track on the Ep. I would even go as far to say that this is actually better than the original track and that may be because this is the track with the most minimal changes. All that is really added is a smoothly done beat boxing rythm that plays throughout the track. It's not even completely attention stealing but it does have a very uplifting effect and GaGa's vocals are consistently cheerful along side them. The song flows pleasantly from start to finish and should satisfy anyone looking for a cheerful pop song.

Now this probably isn't going to win a new crowd of GaGa fans but it's interesting and each track really has a charm that is most definitely Lady GaGa. It's quirky, it's fun and if you want it's quite easily forgettable. If you're in the mood for some GaGa or just plain bored remember, this takes less than ten minutes to listen to and could just lighten up your mood.



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Foxhound
May 24th 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

pojpoj

Romulus
May 24th 2010


8437 Comments


Looks like a good review on first glance but you should check that typo in the summary real quick

Foxhound
May 24th 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

haha I had to have one final stupid typo. Happens every time I swear.

shindip
May 24th 2010


3536 Comments


poker face is the only decent thing here

Foxhound
May 24th 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Why don't you just put 'neg' bad review instead of creating all this suspense!

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2010


15036 Comments


album cover is really annoying

Zizzer
May 24th 2010


915 Comments


I'm intrigued, so I think I'll check this out lol

This is the second review of yours I've read in the past couple of days with several grammatical errors. You should have them proofread in the forums or write them on MS Word first to catch mistakes like run-on sentences and its/it's mixups.

Foxhound
May 24th 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It's cool and yeah I've though about doing that forum thing but feel free to point anything out, really writing for my own amusement so the negs don't matter too much.

sniper
May 24th 2010


19050 Comments


The pokerface version is cool.

tiesthatbind
May 24th 2010


7374 Comments


That's not to say her voice doesn't have it's quirks


Should be its

Alls that is really added is


Should be all

And I'm pretty sure you should write EP instead of Ep. Good review otherwise. I'm not gonna check this out, but I personally think Eh, Eh is actually the best song on The Fame.

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Foxhound
May 24th 2010


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks for the pointers, fixed.

Dryden
May 24th 2010


12928 Comments


fix em

sniper
May 24th 2010


19050 Comments


Eh, Eh is great, I actually might check this out.

Epilogue
May 24th 2010


1591 Comments


shes awesome.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
April 30th 2011


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

A pretty flimsy excuse for an EP at just 9 minutes in length, 'The Cherrytree Sessions' sees Lady Gaga perform 3 of her smash hit singles from worldwide best-selling album 'The Fame', at label Cherrytree Records. All tracks are stripped down to some extent, with the piano version of 'Poker Face' faring best since Gaga varies the pace & adds some theatrical personality to her performance. Breakthrough hit 'Just Dance' comes with just the synth basics & sees the songstress give a strained vocal rendition, while 'Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)' is so-so in front of a piano & human beat-box. Not awful, but not exactly a revelation either. Recommended Track: Poker Face.



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