Confection will include all 12 tracks that originally appeared on Perry’s double-platinum Teenage Dream and three new songs, along with versions of “E.T.” featuring Kanye West and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” featuring Missy Elliott, an acoustic version of “The One That Got Away” produced by Jon Brion and a seven-minute megamix of the album’s six singles. The album is set for a March 27 release.
“This is the complete story of Teenage Dream,” Perry said in a statement. “It was an incredible honor to tie the King of Pop’s Billboard Hot 100 record, but I’m moving forward and had a few things left to get off my chest. So this is the complete special edition of my album for my fans.”
Tricky Stewart, who produced three tracks on the original Dream, told MTV News last fall that he was headed back into the studio with the pop star to rework some songs they’d recorded during the Dream sessions that didn’t make the album because of “contractual obligations.” “I can only have so many songs produced by me on the record,” he added. “She didn’t need to have extra songs.”
“Katy and I went into [the studio] just to address some issues with records that we had done in the past that didn’t end up going on Teenage Dream,” Stewart told MTV News in October. “So we are in the process of just listening and freshening up things and getting ready for something special she has going on.”
In its initial release, Teenage Dream tied Michael Jackson’s record for the most #1s from a single record, putting five singles — “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” — at the Billboard Hot 100 summit. New singles released from The Complete Confection will not, however, count toward besting Jackson’s record.
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