Here's what you'll hear on the ''American Idol'' CD. Lotsa Kelly Clarkson, plus songs sung in competition by each of the other nine finalists

By Gary Susman
September 01, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

”American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson’s album won’t be out until early next year, but you’ll be able to hear her on four tracks of the upcoming ”American Idol: Greatest Moments” CD, which RCA is releasing on Oct. 1. The compilation features at least one track by each of the 10 finalists, singing the songs they performed during the competition, but re-recorded in the studio, with instruments added and muffed notes edited out. Plus, all 10 singers appear on the cover of the ’60s chestnut ”California Dreamin’.”

In addition to both sides of Clarkson’s single, ”A Moment Like This” and ”Before Your Love,” the CD contains her renditions of Aretha Franklin’s ”(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” and ”Respect.” Runner-up Justin Guarini is represented by two tracks: ”Get Here” (natch) and ”For Once in My Life.”

Of the other performers, producer Steve Lipson says in a statement, ”I like Christina’s ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ I think she got the emotion of it across well. Nikki is very good as well — very underestimated. And Tamyra is brilliant too, so there’s not much more to say about her.” Lipson managed to put together the album in just two weeks.

Here’s a complete listing of tracks and performers:

”(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” (Kelly Clarkson)
”Respect” (Kelly Clarkson)
”For Once in My Life” (Justin Guarini)
”Get Here” (Justin Guarini)
”Piece of My Heart” (Nikki McKibbin)
”A House Is Not a Home” (Tamyra Gray)
”Lately” (RJ Helton)
”Ain’t No Sunshine” (Christina Christian)
”If You Really Love Me” (Ryan Starr)
”My Cherie Amour” (AJ Gil)
”I’ll Be” (EJay Day)
”Easy” (Jim Verraros)
”California Dreamin”’ (all performers)
”A Moment Like This” (Kelly Clarkson)
”Before Your Love” (Kelly Clarkson)