The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. 2

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

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] Like 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 covers: "I Never Loved a Man", originally by Aretha Franklin (which Clarkson recorded with Questlove), "Your Cheatin' Heart", originally by Hank Williams, "Walking After Midnight", originally by Patsy Cline, a mash-up of "That I Would Be Good", originally by Alanis Morissette, with "Use Somebody", originally by Kings of Leon, and "Lies", originally 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 Cheatin' 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


  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.