Best of Stacie Orrico

Best of Stacie Orrico

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Emerging at the tail-end of the late-'90s/early-2000s explosion of female teen pop acts that spawned Britney, Christina, Jessica, and Mandy, contemporary Christian vocalist Stacie Orrico provided a more mature alternative to her former Mickey Mouse ClubSee more details below


Emerging at the tail-end of the late-'90s/early-2000s explosion of female teen pop acts that spawned Britney, Christina, Jessica, and Mandy, contemporary Christian vocalist Stacie Orrico provided a more mature alternative to her former Mickey Mouse Club contemporaries with a series of albums which she not only performed on but also co-wrote and co-produced, too. Released in 2008, Best of Stacie Orrico cherrypicks the best 14 tracks from her three studio LPs, revealing that her blend of soulful R&B, melodic pop
ock, and spiritual lyrics deserved to achieve much bigger success than her measly two Billboard Hot 100 entries suggest. The daughter of Christian missionary parents, it's no surprise that her 2000 debut album, Genuine, recorded at the tender age of 14, focuses heavily on religious issues, particularly ones affecting her peer group. But despite songs based on worshipping Christ ("Don't Look at Me") and I Corinthians 13's sermon of love ("Without Love"), even non-believers can admire its subtle, harmonious, and soulful acoustic nature, with the exception of piano-based ballad "Dear Friend," which unfortunately veers into screechy Mariah Carey territory. The bulk of the compilation concentrates on her 2003 self-titled commercial breakthrough, whose hook-laden, streamlined sound produced a couple of genuine hits in both the U.S. and U.K.: "Stuck," an infectious hybrid of quirky urban pop and driving soft rock, and the empowering Pink-lite anthem "(There's Got To Be) More to Life." The Destiny's Child-esque staccato-led R&B of "Bounce Back," the melancholic orchestral ballad "Strong Enough," and the sizzling, guitar-driven electro of "I Could Be the One" continued to prove her adeptness at tackling various eclectic styles. But for her 2006 comeback album, Beautiful Awakening, her first since parting company with ForeFront Records, Orrico abandoned her genre-hopping ways in favor of a stripped-back vibe reminiscent of the rich and timeless neo-soul of both India.Arie and Corinne Bailey Rae. Its three inclusions here, the bluesy, Motown-ish title track, the slight hip-hop undertones of "So Simple," and the heartfelt, funk-inspired "I'm Not Missing You" are all accomplished and charismatic efforts which offer little indication as to why the album's release was shelved in the U.S. As Orrico has since retired from the industry, there's nothing on The Best of Stacie Orrico that her loyal fans won't already own, but for the previously unconverted, this greatest hits shows that mainstream Christian music doesn't have to begin and end with hard rock.

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Toshiba Emi Japan


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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stacie Orrico   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
George Cocchini   Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Victor Indrizzo   Drums
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Lynn Nichols   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Randy Cooke   Drums
Phil Hamilton   Guitar
Tony Reyes   Guitar
Andrew Ramsey   Guitar
Gerald Heyward   Drums
Love Sponge String Quartet   Strings
Tiffany Palmer   Background Vocals
Kyle Cook   Guitar
Mike Fratantuno   Bass
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Kenya Ivey   Background Vocals
Allan Molnar   Vibes
Corky James   Guitar
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Aaron Featherstone   Acoustic Guitar
Jesse Shacklock   DJ
Mike Frantantuno   Bass
Carlos Ricketts   Background Vocals
Sherrod "Licspiffy" Barnes   Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael W. Smith   Producer
Matt Rollings   Producer
Dallas Austin   Producer
Steve Bishir   Engineer
Eddie DeGarmo   Composer
Mark Heimermann   Composer,Programming,Producer
Todd Robbins   Engineer
Rick Sheppard   Engineer,Digital Editing,MIDI,Sound Design
Diane Warren   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Damon Thomas   Composer,Producer
Brian West   Composer
Tedd T.   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Matt Serletic   Producer
Sylvia Bennett-Smith   Composer
B. Huston   Composer
Tedd Tjornholm   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Harvey Mason   Composer,Producer
Gerald Eaton   Composer
Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney   Composer,Producer
Balewa Muhammad   Composer
Love Sponge String Quartet   Arranger,String Arrangements
Tiffany Palmer   Composer,Vocal Producer
Damon Riley   Arranger,Programming
Dwayne Bastiany   Composer
Track   Producer
Tasia Tjornhom   Composer
Void Caprio   Engineer
Natsumi Itoh   Liner Notes
Stacie Orrico   Composer
Josh Wilbur   Engineer
Andy Ackland   Engineer
Rob Herrera   Engineer
Lucy Woodward   Composer
Dabling Harward   Engineer
Kevin Kadish   Composer,Programming
Dru Castro   Engineer
Cito Crandle   Producer
Sumi Imai   Contributor
Antonio Phelon   Composer
Keir Gist   Composer
Sabelle Breer   Composer
Carlos Ricketts   Composer,Vocal Producer
Dave "Natural Love" Russell   Engineer
Esteban "Cito" Crandle   Composer
Tawanna "Frankie" Dabney   Composer
Nick Nastasi   Engineer

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