Best of Mandy Moore [CD & DVD]

The Best of Mandy Moore [CD & DVD]

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The Best of Mandy Moore shows the lovely singer's progression from teen pop star to mature songstress. This collection chronicles her biggest hits -- from the youthful "Candy" to her sultry cover of "Have a Little Faith in Me" -- as well as her contributions to several movie soundtracks. The disc also includes a DVD of music videos spanning her four albums,  See more details below

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The Best of Mandy Moore shows the lovely singer's progression from teen pop star to mature songstress. This collection chronicles her biggest hits -- from the youthful "Candy" to her sultry cover of "Have a Little Faith in Me" -- as well as her contributions to several movie soundtracks. The disc also includes a DVD of music videos spanning her four albums,

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of all the major teen pop stars who ran wild at the turn of the millennium, Mandy Moore was perhaps the least successful, if she's judged merely on terms of chart success. Britney and Christina certainly racked up more hits and headlines than Mandy, and she never had a single as undeniably catchy and irresistible as Jessica Simpson's "I Think I'm in Love" (which Jessica herself never managed to top after she became a household name, either). So it would seem that The Best of Mandy Moore -- released in November 2004, at the end of her contract with Epic -- would be little bit more than footnote to the teen pop phenomenon of the early 2000s, and that may be true if success is only calculated on those aforementioned charts or cultural impact. So why is The Best Of so much more satisfying a listening experience than Britney Spears' Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, released just a few weeks before this collection? Well, part of it is due to the fact that Mandy is simply a better singer than Britney. Maybe she doesn't have quite as much charisma as Spears, but she can carry a tune and her voice doesn't grate over the course of a 14-track album like the way Britney's can. Then, there's the fact that these songs, since they weren't as widely heard as "Oops...I Did It Again" or "Genie in a Bottle," just sound fresher. And while there are no knock-out singles here -- although her biggest hit, "Crush," comes close -- there's a greater musical variety, and the chronological running order emphasizes that Mandy Moore is growing as a singer and recording artist, getting better with each subsequent album instead of stagnating like many of her peers. As a result, this turns out to be one of the better artifacts of the teen pop boom -- as an album, it's stronger and more enjoyable than almost any other teen pop record from its time, and by the time it's over, you're curious about where Moore will go next. [The Best Of also includes a bonus DVD, containing all of her music videos, plus selections from her Sessions@AOL live performance.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969345825
catalogNumber:
93458

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Brian Gallagher   Saxophone
Keith Thomas   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Billy Lawrence   Background Vocals
Jim Anton   Bass
Tommy Barbarella   Piano,Electric Piano
Tony Battaglia   Guitar,Group Member
Michael Bland   Drums
John Fields   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Dave Jensen   Trumpet
Kathy Jensen   Baritone Saxophone
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Peter Mokran   Guitar,Keyboards
Karie Prescott   Viola
Steve Strand   Trumpet
Andy Sturmer   Vocals
Jeff Victor   Piano
Mervyn Warren   Piano
Dan Wilson   Vocals
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Gota Yashiki   Drum Loop
Noah Levy   Drums
Don Bonebrake   Vibes
Tommy Anthony   Background Vocals
Jive   Background Vocals
Ken Chastain   Tambourine
Shaun Fisher   Bass,Group Member
Dirk Freymuth   Guitar
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Tiffany Arbuckle   Background Vocals
George Scot McKelvey   Guitar
Rob Bailey   Guitar
Dakari   Vocals
Kenny Holmen   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott   Violin
Mary Anne Steinberger   Cello
Greene String Quartet   Strings
Jimmy Coup   Acoustic Guitar
Billy Hawn   Percussion
Julius Collins   Vocals
Ameena Khawaja   Cello
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Michael Price Nelson   Trombone
Danielle Nesmith   Violin
Liza Quintana   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Hiatt   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Carole King   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
Andy Partridge   Composer
Keith Thomas   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Tony Battaglia   Composer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Sammy Fain   Composer
John Fields   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Trevor Horn   Producer
Peter Mokran   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Tony Shepperd   Engineer
Andy Sturmer   Engineer
Mervyn Warren   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,MIDI Programming
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Tony Flores   Engineer
K Thomas   Composer
Mike Tucker   Engineer
Jive   Producer
Randall Barlow   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Jason Orris   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Shaun Fisher   Composer,Programming
Chuck Zwicky   Engineer
Gustavo Celis   Engineer
Scott Fritz   Engineer
Dan Muckala   Programming
Pete Karam   Engineer
Ken Gioia   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Dorian Crozier   Engineer
Tiffany Arbuckle   Composer
Denise Rich   Composer
Matt Mahaffey   Engineer
Tommie Hicks   Engineer
Wasabees   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Leah Haywood   Composer
Josh Myers   String Arrangements
Gregg Wattenberg   Producer,Engineer
Ross Peterson   Engineer
Kevin Augunas   Engineer
Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott   String Arrangements
Jon Leshay   Executive Producer
Ethan Mates   Engineer
James Renald   Composer,Producer
Robert Orton   Engineer
Jeff Cohen   Composer
Chris Testa   Engineer
Michael Price Nelson   Horn Arrangements
Gian Marco Zignago   Composer
Liza Quintana   Composer,Vocal Producer
Dave Katz   Composer,Programming
Jon Foreman   Composer
Shaun Shankel   Pro-Tools

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The Best of Mandy Moore [CD & DVD] 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is great i`ve only heard songs 1-13 and i like them all 14 i havent heard but i have only heard one song by mandy i do not like so im sure i would like it mandy is one of the better singers in pop music i think jessica has her beat out when she uses her REAL voice not the straned voice (the pretty voice like on her first 2 albums)anyway i would recomned this cd to almost anyone who likes easy listen to music #10 is the best by FAR so listen and enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT CD! Mandy has the richest voice of any pop diva, and loads of talent 2 match it. So slip this "in your back pocket" and you will C that Mandy's "on top of the world, top of the whole wide world, for a time!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her older songs are cool , like walk me home and stuff and candy, and if you like her this is your cd, but when did the "can we still be friends?" become a big hit? I'm sorry I thought Mandy Moore dropped out of the scene after "Walk To Remember" (which was a really good movie by the way) This CD is not for you if you didn't follow her after walk to remember (and sorry N Jessica Simpson is a moran)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great CD!! Mandy Moore is truly a talented artist!! I would recommend this CD to ANYONE!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, so the bubble gum pop kind of music had faded away because of mainly rock and rap music, but Mandy Moore's songs show that there's still a touch innocence out there. So if you like those sweet, soft songs, then this is for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone that enjoyed the music sung by Mandy Moore in "A Walk to Remember" will love this CD. I think she has a beautiful voice and enjoy all the songs. There are two songs from the movie...I never really heard Mandy Moore until seeing the movie of "A walk to remember", and movie "Princess Diaries"...You will enjoy the DVD of the songs from the CD...It is worth the money...watch for her new CD coming out this month.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago