Covered [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Covered isn't just a collection of familiar songs given the Macy Gray treatment -- it's a frequently funny journey through what makes Macy Gray Macy Gray, with celebrity guests visiting to offer advice like JB Smoove advising she wield a sword on-stage, or Nicole Scherzinger saying she should sing more Alanis Morissette songs. Fortunately, all of it's enlivened by Gray's ability to mostly deliver strong performances that don't sound like they've been labored over. With her keyboard-led live band in tow, Gray mashes Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" with Radiohead's "Creep," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" with Nina Simone's "Buck." Her choice and range of material to cover...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Covered isn't just a collection of familiar songs given the Macy Gray treatment -- it's a frequently funny journey through what makes Macy Gray Macy Gray, with celebrity guests visiting to offer advice like JB Smoove advising she wield a sword on-stage, or Nicole Scherzinger saying she should sing more Alanis Morissette songs. Fortunately, all of it's enlivened by Gray's ability to mostly deliver strong performances that don't sound like they've been labored over. With her keyboard-led live band in tow, Gray mashes Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" with Radiohead's "Creep," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" with Nina Simone's "Buck." Her choice and range of material to cover are astonishing, always yielding songs that are perfect for her and her audience, like "Smoke Two Joints," done earlier by Sublime as well as the Toyes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: 429 Records
  • UPC: 795041785428
  • Catalog Number: 17854
  • Sales rank: 70,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here Comes The Rain Again (3:44)
  2. 2 Creep (4:18)
  3. 3 You Want Them Nervous (Skit) - JB Smoove (1:12)
  4. 4 Smoke Two Joints (2:48)
  5. 5 La La La (Teaching The Kids) - Avery Albert (0:25)
  6. 6 Teenagers (2:56)
  7. 7 The Power Of Love - Hugh Salk (0:41)
  8. 8 Nothing Else Matters (5:42)
  9. 9 Sail (4:27)
  10. 10 I Try Is Cool and All, But... (Skit) - Nicole Scherzinger (1:29)
  11. 11 Maps (2:51)
  12. 12 Lovelockdown/Buck (3:59)
  13. 13 Mel Rap - Mel Hinds (0:33)
  14. 14 Bubbly - Idris Alba (3:11)
  15. 15 Wake Up (3:51)
  16. 16 Really? (2:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Macy Gray Primary Artist, Percussion
Cathy Fink Percussion
Marina Bambino Percussion, Background Vocals
Ronald Kelly Drums
Mike Torres Bass, Background Vocals
James Rose Piano
Ricardo Rodriguez Percussion, Background Vocals
Ricky Rodriguez Background Vocals
DJ Drez Turntables
Traci Nelson Background Vocals
Michael Thomas Percussion
Happy Hinds Choir, Chorus
Dan Boissy Saxophone
Alan Lightner Percussion, Background Vocals
Stephan Hovsepian Mandolin
Mika Lett Background Vocals
Honey Larochelle Keyboards, Background Vocals
The Rhythm Roots All-Stars Percussion
Idris Elba Percussion
Shaunte Palmer Trumpet
Davey Chegwidden Background Vocals
Mel Hinds Choir, Chorus
Jamelle Williams Saxophone
Keith Harris Keyboards
Madison Hager Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Tauf Percussion
Johnette Elhendy Percussion
Tammy Ryan Percussion
Shemika Seacrest Background Vocals
Martin Esstrada Guitar
Kevin Rosenberg Percussion
Edward Holiday Percussion
Davey Chigwidden Percussion
Art Matthews Percussion
Olivia Berris Choir, Chorus
Stephen Hovaspiener Mandolin, Violin
Zoux Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Musical Direction
Nathalie Ebrahams Choir, Chorus
Mollie Crandall Choir, Chorus
Mark Satterfield Jr. Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
MC Lyte Composer
Albert Hammond Composer
Annie Lennox Composer
Mike Hazelwood Composer
James Hetfield Composer
Dave Stewart Composer
Lars Ulrich Composer
Colin Greenwood Composer
Thom Yorke Composer
Malik Yusef Composer
Jorge Velasco Engineer
Andy Stroud Composer
Michael Kay Composer
Aaron Bruno Composer
Macy Gray Composer, Producer
Nicole Scherzinger Composer
Karen O Composer
Joshua Minyard Engineer
William Butler Composer
Aanisah Hinds Paintings
Happy Hinds Composer
Dan Boissy Horn Arrangements
Gerard Way Composer
Régine Chassagne Composer
Jeremy Rubolino String Arrangements
Timothy Kingsbury Composer
Keith Gretlein Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer
Jason Reeves Composer
Frank Iero Composer
JB Smoove Composer
Honey Larochelle Programming
Colbie Caillat Composer
Shaunte Palmer Horn Arrangements
Christopher Carroll Art Direction
Jared Lee Gosselin Engineer
Jenny-Bea Englishman Composer
Richard Parry Composer
Mel Hinds Composer
Jamelle Williams Horn Arrangements
Keith Harris Programming
Jonathan Greenwood Composer
Davey Julson-Rieley Engineer
Edwin Butler Composer
Siena Steiber Composer
Robert Bryar Composer
Michael Way Composer
Layann Al-Saud Composer
Hugh Salk Composer
Avery Albert Composer
Hal Wilner Composer, Producer
Jean-Christophe Kay Composer
Raymond Toro Composer
Shemika Seacrest Choir Arrangement
Merck Mercuiadis Management
Jan Menzies Composer
Zoux Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
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