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|imagecaption=Fan-made cover art for the unreleased album.
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'''The Original Doll''' (also known as '''Original Doll'''), is an unreleased album of unconfirmed existence by Britney Spears. The album was alleged to have been slated for release in 2005.
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'''''The Original Doll''''' (or '''Original Doll''') is an unreleased album by Britney Spears. This album was to be released between the two studio albums '''In the Zone''' and '''Blackout'''.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography#Studio_albums Britney Spears discography.] Retrieved 18 Mar '17.</ref> The album was slated for release in 2005 after being announced under this title during an interview in late 2004.<ref>[http://www.ukbritney.tv/2014/04/28/michelle-bell-angela-hunte-talk-original-doll/ Michelle Bell & Angela Hunte (Britney's song writers) Talk Original Doll] Retrieved 14 July '16.</ref>
  
On 31st December 2004, Britney Spears called staff at KIIS-FM (Burbank, CA) and told staff that she had new music she wanted them to play live on the air <ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UlWTtGhAPU Britney Spears on KIIS-FM 2004, with Mona Lisa]</ref>. Lozano's staff assumed it was a prank call. An hour later, Britney Spears arrived at the studio with her bodyguard, carrying a chihuahua and barefoot. She asked the staff to play the CD, which contained a song called "Mona Lisa". There was a very short, impromptu interview with Britney which is as follows:-
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On 31st December 2004, Britney Spears called staff at KIIS-FM (Burbank, CA) and explained that she had new music she wanted them to play live on the air <ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UlWTtGhAPU Britney Spears on KIIS-FM in 2004.] Retrieved 14 July '16.</ref>. Lozano's staff assumed it was a prank call. An hour later, Britney Spears arrived at the studio with her bodyguard, carrying a chihuahua and barefoot. She asked the staff to play the CD, which contained a song called "Mona Lisa". There was a very short, impromptu interview with Britney afterwards which revealed the album's currently-assumed title:<ref>[https://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/britney-spears-original-doll-secret-history-lost-album?utm_term=.gmor2DXmN#.vrW9y1YWz Buzzfeed article where the interview text came from.] Retrieved 14 July '16.</ref>
  
<blockquote><poem>
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<blockquote>
Well thanks for hanging tonight. Good luck with your album. It’s untitled.
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INTERVIEWER: Well thanks for hanging tonight. Good luck with your album. It’s untitled.
  
It’s probably going to be called Original Doll, so…
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BRITNEY SPEARS: It’s probably going to be called Original Doll, so…
  
And it’s half done?
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I: And it’s half done?
  
Yeah. It’s halfway done right now.
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S: Yeah. It’s halfway done right now.
  
Alright, so maybe by the summer? Maybe by the fall?
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I: Alright, so maybe by the summer? Maybe by the fall?
  
Yeah, yeah maybe a little bit earlier.
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S: Yeah, yeah maybe a little bit earlier.
</poem></blockquote>
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</blockquote>
  
 
After the song and interview were aired, Britney's label Jive Records issued a statement to Billboard stating that “No album is scheduled at the moment,  but Britney is in the studio working on some material. There are no plans to service “Mona Lisa” to radio."<ref>[http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6800623/site/todayshow/ns/today-entertainment/t/spears-gives-la-radio-station-mona-lisa#.V4fZJfkrIjJ "Spears gives L.A. radio station ‘Mona Lisa’", NBCNews.com]</ref>.
 
After the song and interview were aired, Britney's label Jive Records issued a statement to Billboard stating that “No album is scheduled at the moment,  but Britney is in the studio working on some material. There are no plans to service “Mona Lisa” to radio."<ref>[http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6800623/site/todayshow/ns/today-entertainment/t/spears-gives-la-radio-station-mona-lisa#.V4fZJfkrIjJ "Spears gives L.A. radio station ‘Mona Lisa’", NBCNews.com]</ref>.
  
While The Original Doll was never released, “Mona Lisa” was eventually remastered and released as a B-side on the Britney & Kevin: Chaotic DVD in September 2005. “Toxic” producers Bloodshy & Avant polished the track with a dark electronic edge. The lyrics of the song were seen as an attempt for Britney to "cut the strings on the pop puppet" she was criticized as being.
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While The Original Doll was never released, “Mona Lisa” was eventually remastered and released as a B-side on the Britney & Kevin: Chaotic DVD in September 2005. “Toxic” producers Bloodshy & Avant polished the track with a dark electronic edge. The lyrics of the song were seen as an attempt for Britney to "cut the strings on the pop puppet" she was criticized as being.<ref>[http://www.axs.com/uk/the-curious-case-of-mona-lisa-britney-spears-telling-b-side-turns-10-35249 AXS - The Curious Case of Mona Lisa, Britney Spears' Telling B-Side Turns 10] Retrieved 14 July '16.</ref>
  
==Presumed tracklisting for The Original Doll <ref>[http://unreleasedbritneyspears.weebly.com/the-original-doll.html The Unreleased Britney Spears]</ref>==
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The album has not gotten a proper release in its entirety. It's likely that the album will never be released considering Jive Records' attempts to discredit the news of the album and complications around Spears' contract under their label.
  
(The following songs were all registered on ASCAP.com during early 2005 with Britney as either a writer, performer, or both and are widely accepted to have been for inclusion on the album.)
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==Presumed Tracklist==
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(The following songs were all registered on ASCAP.com during early 2005 with Britney as either a writer, performer, or both and are widely accepted to have been for inclusion on the album. Many demos of these tracks have been leaked and are available online.)<ref>[http://unreleasedbritneyspears.weebly.com/the-original-doll.html The Unreleased Britney Spears] Retrieved 14 July '16.</ref>
  
 
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- Mona Lisa  
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- Conscience
 
- Conscience
 
Most of the above demos have been leaked and are easily searchable on YouTube, Soundcloud etc.
 
 
==Living Sources==
 
[https://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/britney-spears-original-doll-secret-history-lost-album?utm_term=.npLbJrqdW#.hdegG86q3 Buzzfeed - The Secret History of Britney Spears' Lost Album]
 
 
[http://www.axs.com/uk/the-curious-case-of-mona-lisa-britney-spears-telling-b-side-turns-10-35249 AXS - The Curious Case of Mona Lisa, Britney Spears' Telling B Side Turns 10]
 
 
[http://www.ukbritney.tv/2014/04/28/michelle-bell-angela-hunte-talk-original-doll/ Michelle Bell & Angela Hunte (Britney's song writers) Talk Original Doll]
 
  
 
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Originaldollalbum.jpg

Fan-made cover art for the unreleased album.

Status: Lost


The Original Doll (or Original Doll) is an unreleased album by Britney Spears. This album was to be released between the two studio albums In the Zone and Blackout.[1] The album was slated for release in 2005 after being announced under this title during an interview in late 2004.[2]

On 31st December 2004, Britney Spears called staff at KIIS-FM (Burbank, CA) and explained that she had new music she wanted them to play live on the air [3]. Lozano's staff assumed it was a prank call. An hour later, Britney Spears arrived at the studio with her bodyguard, carrying a chihuahua and barefoot. She asked the staff to play the CD, which contained a song called "Mona Lisa". There was a very short, impromptu interview with Britney afterwards which revealed the album's currently-assumed title:[4]

INTERVIEWER: Well thanks for hanging tonight. Good luck with your album. It’s untitled.

BRITNEY SPEARS: It’s probably going to be called Original Doll, so…

I: And it’s half done?

S: Yeah. It’s halfway done right now.

I: Alright, so maybe by the summer? Maybe by the fall?

S: Yeah, yeah maybe a little bit earlier.

After the song and interview were aired, Britney's label Jive Records issued a statement to Billboard stating that “No album is scheduled at the moment, but Britney is in the studio working on some material. There are no plans to service “Mona Lisa” to radio."[5].

While The Original Doll was never released, “Mona Lisa” was eventually remastered and released as a B-side on the Britney & Kevin: Chaotic DVD in September 2005. “Toxic” producers Bloodshy & Avant polished the track with a dark electronic edge. The lyrics of the song were seen as an attempt for Britney to "cut the strings on the pop puppet" she was criticized as being.[6]

The album has not gotten a proper release in its entirety. It's likely that the album will never be released considering Jive Records' attempts to discredit the news of the album and complications around Spears' contract under their label.

Presumed Tracklist

(The following songs were all registered on ASCAP.com during early 2005 with Britney as either a writer, performer, or both and are widely accepted to have been for inclusion on the album. Many demos of these tracks have been leaked and are available online.)[7]

- Mona Lisa

- Welcome to Me

- Someday (I Will Understand)

- Chaotic

- Money, Love, and Happiness

- Look Who’s Talking Now

- Peep Show (this is not the same song as Blackout's Freakshow)

- Ouch

- Take Off

- Like I’m Fallin’

- Conscience

References