Britney Spears' eagerly awaited new album is already getting rave reviews months ahead of its release - from members of her family.

The OOPS...I DID IT AGAIN pop princess has been busily preparing her fourth studio album away from the prying eyes of the world, after a traumatic 2002.

And it seems the effort is paying off - as far as mum LYNNE and younger sister JAMIE LYNN are concerned.

Writing on the singer's website, Lynne says, "Britney is really excited about her next album. Everything has fallen into place, and the result is great - the music is fantastic! Jamie Lynn and I are so excited about one of the songs especially.

"She wrote this song last summer when we were with her in LA. Jamie Lynn videotaped her final result as she played the song on the piano and sang."

06/05/2003 20:59