The Game (Alyssa Reid album)

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The Game
Alyssa reid the game album cover.png
Studio album by Alyssa Reid
Released June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21)
Recorded 2010–11
Genre
Length 45:03
Label Wax Records
Producer
Alyssa Reid chronology
The Game
(2011)
Time Bomb
(2014)Time Bomb2014
Singles from The Game
  1. "Alone Again"
    Released: December 7, 2010
  2. "The Game"
    Released: May 31, 2011
  3. "Talk Me Down"
    Released: January 16, 2012

The Game is the debut studio album recorded by Canadian singer and songwriter Alyssa Reid. It was released in Canada on June 21, 2011 by Wax Records. Internationally, the album was distributed by Ultra Records, and was released to digital retailers in the United States in May 2013. "The Game" spawned three successful singles, including the worldwide hit, "Alone Again".

Background[edit]

After garnering exposure following a Top 6 placement on the first season of The Next Star, Reid caught the attention of Wax Records executive Jamie Appleby through her viral video for "One Less Lonely Boy" (a rebuttal song to Justin Bieber's "One Less Lonely Girl" and signed a recording contract with Wax Records in 2009.[1][2] Between 2010 and 2011, Reid wrote and recorded songs that would comprise The Game.

Singles[edit]

"Alone Again" serves as the first single and features Canadian rapper P Reign.[3] The song heavily samples lyrics from Heart's 1987 hit "Alone".[3] It was first released in Canada on December 7, 2010. The song was a domestic success, reaching 11 on the Canadian Hot 100 and being certified Gold by Music Canada. It was later re-issued in Europe with a featured vocal from the Jump Smokers in place of P. Reign.[4] This version charted in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, and the United Kingdom, reaching the number two position on the national singles charts of the latter two.

The album's title track, "The Game", was released as the second single in May 2011. It earned Reid her second consecutive top 40 single in Canada. In 2012, a new version was recorded for the UK market and features rap vocals from Snoop Dogg.[5]

"Talk Me Down" was serviced to Canadian radio in January 2012 as the third single from the album.[6] The song's accompanying music video features an anti-bullying storyline and promoted Kids Help Phone, a Canadian telephone counselling service.[7]

Track listing[edit]

The GamePhysical standard edition[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Letting Go" Alyssa Reid 1:37
2. "The Game" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Reid
  • Jason Quenneville
  • Jamie Appleby
3:00
3. "XO"
  • Reid
  • Quenneville
  • Appleby
4:09
4. "Alone Again" (featuring P Reign)
3:49
5. "Interlude" Appleby 0:46
6. "Talk Me Down"
3:25
7. "The Dark Side"
  • Adam Alexander
  • Alex Vujic
  • Dan Kowarsky
  • Ryan Kowarsky
3:36
8. "Go"
  • Reid
  • Quenneville
  • Appleby
4:47
9. "Without You"
  • Reid
  • Appleby
  • Steve Fernandez
3:09
10. "Burned" Reid 3:43
11. "Live to Tell"
5:49
12. "Alone Again, Pt. 2"
  • Reid
  • Appleby
  • Steinberg
  • Kelly
3:52
13. "Alone Again (Encore seule)" (featuring Dice B)
  • Reid
  • Appleby
  • Steinberg
  • Kelly
3:21
Total length: 45:03

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 25

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalog No. Ref.
Canada June 21, 2011 CD Wax WAX 700038 [8]
May 15, 2012 Digital download N/A [9]
United States May 7, 2013 Ultra [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raczycki, Ivan (March 28, 2014). "Alyssa Reid Is a Canadian Pop Star Who Wants to Be a Regular Pop Star". Noisey. Vice Media. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Rosts, Scott (November 19, 2014). "'Crazy ride' a dream come true for Alyssa Reid". Niagara This Week. Metroland Media. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Kriesler, Lauren (February 1, 2012). "Alyssa Reid and Jump Smokers leading the Official Singles chart race". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Alone Again - Jump Smokers, Alyssa Reid | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Game - Alyssa Reid | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ The Wax Records Team (January 16, 2012). "Alyssa Reid is crossing the Pond!". Alyssa Reid.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ WaxRecords (April 20, 2012). "Alyssa Reid - Talk Me Down - Official HD Video" (video). YouTube. Google. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "The Game - Alyssa Reid | Release Info" (CD). AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "The Game - Alyssa Reid | Release Info" (Digital download). AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Alyssa Reid Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Amazon.com: The Game: Alyssa Reid: MP3 Downloads". Amazon Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.