The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2

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The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2
EP by Kelly Clarkson
Recorded 2012
(Nashville)
Genre Pop
Length 16:47
Label RCA, 19
Producer Jason Halbert
Kelly Clarkson chronology
Greatest Hits – Chapter One
(2012)
The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2
(2012)
Wrapped in Red
(2013)

The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2 is the third extended play (EP) by American pop-rock recording artist Kelly Clarkson. It was released by RCA Records as a companion record with her first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits – Chapter One, on November 19, 2012.[1] Similar her debut EP, The Smoakstack Sessions,[2] The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2 was recorded at the The Smoakstack recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

The EP consists of six cover versions: "I Never Loved a Man" by Aretha Franklin (which Clarkson recorded with Questlove), "Your Cheating Heart" by Hank Williams, "Walking After Midnight" by Patsy Cline, a mash-up of "That I Would Be Good" by Alanis Morissette with "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon, and "Lies" by The Black Keys — all of which she had previously performed in her All I Ever Wanted Tour in 2009-10.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Never Loved a Man"   Ronnie Shannon 2:47
2. "Your Cheating Heart"   Hank Williams 2:49
3. "Walking After Midnight"   Alan Block, Donn Hecht 4:01
4. "That I Would Be Good"/"Use Somebody"   Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill 3:39
5. "Lies"   Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney 3:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kelly Clarkson — Greatest Hits - Chapter One + Smoakstack Sessions - Vol. 2". MyPlay Direct. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former ‘American Idol’ Now the Voice of Vengeance". The New York Times. New York Times Company. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Johnston, Maura (2 November 2011). "Kelly Clarkson's Seven Best Cover Songs". The Village Voice (Village Voice Media). Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Cantiello, Jim (7 October 2009). "Kelly Clarkson Fans Turn New York Concert Into A Giant Karaoke Party". MTV News (MTV Networks). Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna (31 December 2009). "Kelly Clarkson Takes Taylor Swift's 'White Horse' for a Ride". The Boot (AOL). Retrieved 5 November 2012.