Time Out with Britney Spears

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Time Out with Britney Spears
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ReleasedNovember 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)
Recorded19981999
Genre Pop
Length50:08
Label Jive
Producer
  • Jac Benson
  • Janet Kleinbaum
Britney Spears chronology
Time Out with Britney Spears
(1999)
Britney Spears: Live and More!
(2000)

Time Out with Britney Spears (stylized in all lowercase) is the first video album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 23, 1999, by Jive Records.

Contents

Time Out with Britney Spears received generally favorable reviews from music critics. A commercial success, it peaked atop the US Top Music Videos and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Content

Time Out with Britney Spears features interviews with Spears about her childhood, The Mickey Mouse Club , the making of her debut album ...Baby One More Time and life on tour. [1] The video album also features the music videos for her singles "...Baby One More Time", "Sometimes" and "(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!)", as well as behind-the-scenes footage from each of them. [1] Also included are live versions of "Born to Make You Happy" and "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" from her Disney Channel special, a photo gallery that features a mixture of candid and professional shots, web site access and a trivia game that unlocks a special interview "if you answer all the questions correctly". [1] [2] There is an option for lyrics to appear on the screen when watching the music videos or the live performances. [2]

Critical reception

Time Out with Britney Spears received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Heather Phares of AllMusic called Time Out with Britney Spears "one of the better music DVDs currently available" and "a must for Britney enthusiasts". [1] Marc Girdler of DVD Talk agreed, calling the release a "disc for Spears' fans", that is full of "everything you could want, within reason". [2] Girdler wrote that the interview footage is "pretty good", although "most of it is taken from MTV, so the content is not all exclusive to the disc". [2] The option of having lyrics appear on the screen is, according to Girdler, "cool if you like to sing along, but have a bad memory". [2]

Commercial performance

In the United States, Time Out with Britney Spears debuted at number two on the Billboard Top Music Videos on December 18, 1999. [3] It reached the summit in its fifth week, following its release on DVD. [4] On June 15, 2000, the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of 300,000 units, [5] while remaining atop the chart dated June 24. [6] It last charted at number 37 on March 24, 2001, spending a total of 68 weeks on the chart. [7]

Track listing

Time Out with Britney Spears Standard edition [8]
No.TitleLength
1."Growing Up"9:35
2."Recording My First Album"6:13
3."...Baby One More Time" (making-of and music video)6:29
4."Sometimes" (making-of and music video)10:50
5."(You Drive Me) Crazy" (The Stop Remix!) (making-of and music video)5:48
6."On the Road"3:41
7."Born to Make You Happy" (Disney Channel in Concert)4:40
8."From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" (Disney Channel in Concert)4:37
Total length:50:08
Time Out with Britney Spears Asian edition (bonus tracks) [9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
9."...Baby One More Time" (karaoke) Max Martin
 
10."(You Drive Me) Crazy" (karaoke)
  • Magnusson
  • Kreuger
  • Martin
 
Time Out with Britney Spears Japanese edition (bonus mini CD) [10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."(You Drive Me) Crazy" (Jazzy Jim's Hip-Hop Mix)
  • Elofsson
  • Magnusson
  • Kreuger
  • Martin
  • Martin
  • Rami
  • Jazzy Jim [a]
3:40
2."I'm So Curious"White3:35
3."(You Drive Me) Crazy" (Pimp Juice's Souled Out 4 the Suits Vocal Mix)
  • Elofsson
  • Magnusson
  • Kreuger
  • Martin
  • Martin
  • Rami
  • Pimp Juice [a]
6:30
Notes

Charts

Weekly chart performance for Time Out with Britney Spears
Chart (2000)Peak
position
UK Music Videos (OCC) [11] 6
US Music Video Sales ( Billboard ) [4] 1

Certifications

Certifications and sales for Time Out with Britney Spears
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [12] 4× Platinum40,000^
Germany (BVMI) [13] Gold25,000^
United States (RIAA) [5] 3× Platinum300,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release dates and formats for Time Out with Britney Spears
RegionDateFormat(s)Label(s)Ref.
United StatesNovember 23, 1999 VHS Jive
December 21, 1999 DVD
[8]

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