Dutchess [Deluxe]

Dutchess [Deluxe]

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by Fergie
     
 

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Through all the twists and turns taken by Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson during her 20-year career as an entertainer -- including a stint on Kids Incorporated, background vocals for Martika, two albums with adult contemporary/dance-pop group Wild Orchid, and superstardom with Black Eyed Peas -- she has alwaysSee more details below

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Through all the twists and turns taken by Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson during her 20-year career as an entertainer -- including a stint on Kids Incorporated, background vocals for Martika, two albums with adult contemporary/dance-pop group Wild Orchid, and superstardom with Black Eyed Peas -- she has always sounded as if she is trying really, really hard. That has been the lone consistent characteristic of her output, and it remains in effect throughout The Dutchess, an album with all the characteristics of a release fronted by someone who has been itching to go solo and prove herself, once and for all, as a versatile force all her own. Fergie does cartwheels and handstands, juggles three objects at once, balances books on her head, hangs upside down, rides a unicycle with her hands in the air -- all these things while wearing different outfits. The whole process, produced mostly by fellow Pea will.i.am, is mildly entertaining. There's throwback hip-hop ("Fergalicious," done to the tune of J.J. Fad's "Supersonic"), throwback soul ("Here I Come," done to the tune of the Temptations' "Get Ready"), reggae ("Mary Jane Shoes"), ska-punk ("Mary Jane Shoes"), scat ("Mary Jane Shoes"), vaguely torchy midtempo fluff ("Velvet"), and a classy string-drenched ballad (the appropriately titled "Finally"), among several other passable switch-ups. "London Bridge" is terrific, provided you can block out the lyrics or prevent yourself from trying to decipher its meaning. One of the more convincing songs on the album, "Big Girls Don't Cry," sounds exactly like a 2006 version of Wild Orchid, with Fergie's Taylor Dayne kid-sister act in full effect. [The "Deluxe" version of the album, released in 2008, adds four bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2008
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0602517566880
catalogNumber:
001059602
Rank:
53524

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fergie   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Jay Anderson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Sid Page   Violin
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Larry Corbett   Celli
Brian Dembow   Viola
Ron Fair   Vocals
Julie Gigante   Violin
Trey Henry   Bass
David Low   Celli
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Gary Novak   Drums
Barbara Porter   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Celli
J. Curtis   Guitar
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Robb Boldt   Keyboards
Armen Anassian   Violin
will.i.am   Bass,Keyboards
Mike Hartnett   Bass,Guitar
Mike Fratantuno   Bass
Roberto Cani   Violin
Printz Board   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Thomas Dienner   Viola
Liane Mautner   Violin
Timothy Loo   Celli
Simeon Spiegel   Acoustic Guitar
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Chuck Prada   Percussion
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Elvis Williams   Keyboards
John Legend   Piano
Shoshana Claman   Violin
Theresa Jones Bailey   Background Vocals
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Polow da Don   Background Vocals
Keith Harris   Bass,Drums,Keyboards,keyboard bass

Technical Credits

Lionel Richie   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Josh Chervokas   Engineer
Ron Fair   Executive Producer,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer,String Conductor
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Stacy Ferguson   Composer
Julian Peploe   Illustrations
Robb Boldt   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Stefanie Ridel   Composer,Vocal Producer
Renee Sandstrom   Composer
will.i.am   Arranger,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Anthony Kilhoffer   Engineer
Jamal Jones   Composer
Printz Board   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Simeon Spiegel   Engineer
Tal Herzberg   Engineer,Digital Editing
John Hanes   Digital Editing
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Jason Villaroman   Engineer
Demacio Castellon   Engineer
Ethan Willoughby   Engineer
Padraic Kerin   Engineer,Digital Editing
Elvis Williams   Composer
Michael Eleopoulos   Engineer
John Legend   Producer
Toby Gad   Composer
Travis Daniels   Engineer
Melissa Bolton   Sample Clearance
Polow da Don   Producer,drum programming
Keith Harris   Producer,Engineer,drum programming

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