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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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. The album has 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, ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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. The album has 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, along with "London Bridge" -- which 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. [A clean version of the album was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517057975
  • Catalog Number: 000749102
  • Sales rank: 136,103

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fergalicious (4:52)
  2. 2 Clumsy (4:00)
  3. 3 All That I Got (The Make Up Song) (4:05)
  4. 4 London Bridge (4:01)
  5. 5 Pedestal (3:22)
  6. 6 Voodoo Doll (4:23)
  7. 7 Glamorous (4:06)
  8. 8 Here I Come (3:21)
  9. 9 Velvet (4:53)
  10. 10 Big Girls Don't Cry (4:28)
  11. 11 Mary Jane Shoes (3:55)
  12. 12 Losing My Ground (4:08)
  13. 13 Finally (8:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fergie Primary Artist, Vocals, 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 Conductor
Julie Gigante Violin
Trey Henry Bass
David Low Celli
Helen Nightengale Violin
Gary Novak Drums
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Josefina Vergara Violin
Suzie Katayama Celli
J. Curtis Guitar
Lisa Sutton Violin
Natalie Leggett Violin
Simeon Spiegel Acoustic Guitar
Nico Abondolo Bass
Armen Anassian Violin
will.i.am Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Rap
Mike Hartnett Guitar
Mike Fratantuno Bass
Roberto Cani Violin
Printz Board Synthesizer, Trumpet, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes, Moog Bass
Thomas Dienner Viola
Vicky Miscolczy Viola
Liane Mautner Violin
Timothy Loo Celli
Ludacris Rap
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Chuck Prada Percussion
Andrew Duckles Viola
Becky Bunnell Violin
Songa Lee Violin
Elvis Williams Keyboards
John Legend Piano
Shoshana Claman Violin
Michele Richards Violin
Venus Brown Piano
Theresa Jones Bailey Background Vocals
Mike Harnett Bass, Guitar
Rita Marley & The J-Three's Vocals
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Phillip Levy Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Keith Harris Bass, Drums, Keyboards, keyboard bass
Technical Credits
Lionel Richie Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Afro Rican Engineer
Josh Chervokas Engineer
William Derella Management
Ron Fair Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer, String Conductor
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Trey Henry Engineer
David Sonenberg Management
Stacy Ferguson Composer
Julian Peploe Illustrations
Robb Boldt Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Madeleine Smith Sample Clearance
Stefanie Ridel Composer, Vocal Producer
Renee Sandstrom Composer
will.i.am Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Will Adams Composer
Jamal Jones Composer
Printz Board Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Simeon Spiegel Engineer
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Digital Editing
John Hanes Digital Editing
S. Garrett Composer
Jason Schweitzer Engineer
Jason Villaroman Engineer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Ethan Willoughby Engineer
Dru Castro Engineer
Padraic Kerin Engineer, Digital Editing
Elvis Williams Composer
John Legend Producer
Toby Gad Composer
Travis Daniels Engineer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Engineer
Melissa Bolton Sample Clearance
Michael Markarian Management
Joe Peluso Engineer
Keith Harris Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
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