The Sellout

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Macy Gray began working on The Sellout just after her fourth studio album, Big, and the reasons it took three years to release are evident from the credits: she wrote lyrics plus music for most of the songs. She also happens to wield one of the most naturally talented voices in R&B. The first single, "Beauty in the World," has a lyric and melody by Gray alone, with positive sentiments to match the quadrennial gathering of nations at the World Cup for which she released it as a single. There is still a parade of composer collaborations on The Sellout, leading to plenty of solid moments, including the Rodney Jerkins production on "Help Me," the tender "Still Hurts" written ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Macy Gray began working on The Sellout just after her fourth studio album, Big, and the reasons it took three years to release are evident from the credits: she wrote lyrics plus music for most of the songs. She also happens to wield one of the most naturally talented voices in R&B. The first single, "Beauty in the World," has a lyric and melody by Gray alone, with positive sentiments to match the quadrennial gathering of nations at the World Cup for which she released it as a single. There is still a parade of composer collaborations on The Sellout, leading to plenty of solid moments, including the Rodney Jerkins production on "Help Me," the tender "Still Hurts" written by Teedra Moses and Gray, and a few songs written and produced by Jared Lee Gosselin and Phillip White -- including "Real Love" with Bobby Brown, which succeeds wildly with its updated quiet storm production. Gray's vocals have only gotten better with time, and although she doesn't attempt to stretch at all, she's still one of the best-felt voices in neo-soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2010
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072320093
  • Catalog Number: 32009
  • Sales rank: 74,352

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Sellout (3:57)
  2. 2 Lately (2:56)
  3. 3 Kissed It - Velvet Revolver (4:36)
  4. 4 Still Hurts (3:50)
  5. 5 Beauty In the World (3:49)
  6. 6 Help Me (4:37)
  7. 7 Let You Win (3:56)
  8. 8 That Man (3:32)
  9. 9 Stalker (2:27)
  10. 10 Real Love (4:02)
  11. 11 On & On (3:19)
  12. 12 The Comeback (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Macy Gray Primary Artist
Lanny Cordola Rhythm Guitar
Rami Jaffee Synthesizer, Keyboards
Duff McKagan Bass
Slash Guitar
Matt Sorum Drums
Lamar Mitchell Synthesizer, Keyboards
Mike Shapiro Percussion, Drums
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass
LaShawn Daniels Background Vocals
Freddie Moffett Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Carmit Bachar Background Vocals
Caviar Background Vocals
Meelah Williams Background Vocals
Rama Duke Background Vocals
Josh Lopez Guitar
Delisha Thomas Background Vocals
Dernst Emile Background Vocals
Maiya Sykes Background Vocals
Jamie Rise Bass, Guitar
Mika Lett Background Vocals
Don Cannon Synthesizer, Keyboards
Honey Larochelle Background Vocals
Corey "Oz" Simon Synthesizer, Keyboards
Tal Wilkenfeld Bass
Chase N-Cashe Synthesizer, Keyboards
Kaz James Background Vocals
Daniel Groover Guitar
Phillip White Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Hit-Boy Synthesizer, Keyboards
Natalia Cappuccini Background Vocals
Jared Lee Gosselin Percussion, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Shelton Rivers Percussion, Hand Clapping
Ely "The Creep" Rise Keyboards, fender rhodes
Tony Hardy Synthesizer, Keyboards
Lazonte Franklin Background Vocals
Stuart Schenk Drums
Samir Elmehdaoui Guitar
Rayvaugh Nichelle Background Vocals
Peter Antunes Drums
George Reichart Background Vocals
Aaron Ficca Drums
Technical Credits
Bobby Brown Duet
Larry Blake Contributor
Joe McEwen Contributor
Ted Myers Contributor
Jon Turner Contributor
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Lamar Mitchell Composer, Producer
Glen Barros Contributor
Merck Mercuriadis Management
Mary Hogan Contributor
Freddie Moffett Composer
Macy Gray Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
John Burke Contributor
Mike Gillespie Contributor
Meelah Williams Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Josh Lopez Composer
Teedra Moses Composer
Rebecca Berman Contributor
Jared Gosselin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Norman Lear Contributor
Corey Stocker Engineer
Ken Sunshine Public Relations
Margi Cheske Contributor
Maiya Sykes Vocal Arrangements
Brothers Rise Producer
Jamie Rise Programming, Engineer
Mika Lett Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Darcus Beese Contributor
John Baldi Contributor
Don Cannon Composer, Programming, Producer
Ted Cockle Contributor
Larissa Collins Contributor, Art Direction
Honey Larochelle Vocal Arrangements
Kannon "Caviar" Cross Composer, Programming, Producer
Corey "Oz" Simon Producer
Robert Smith Contributor
Chase N-Cashe Composer, Programming, Producer
Kaz James Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Phillip White Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Engineer
Hit-Boy Composer, Programming, Producer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Jared Lee Gosselin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Tony Hardy Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Dave Henson Contributor
Shane O'Neill Contributor
Mel Hinds Composer
Mike "Handz" Donaldson Engineer
Lazonte Franklin Composer
Ely Weisfeld Composer
Phillip Bailey Contributor
Whitney Tancred Public Relations
Samir Elmehdaoui Composer
Rick Huhn Contributor
Patrick Confrey Public Relations
Paddy Spinks Contributor
Olivia Nunn Contributor
Michele Smith Contributor
Michele Anthony Management
Melissa "Honey" Larochelle Composer
Joel Amsterdam Contributor
Jill Weindorf Contributor
Jamie Almos Composer
Iain Snodgrass Contributor
George Reichart Composer
Gene Rumsey Contributor
Fred Gillham Contributor
Francesca Hughes Contributor
Eliabeth Boetcher Contributor
Dino Balzano Contributor
Dave Einstein Contributor
Darnell Gamble Contributor
Craig Hammond Contributor
Corey Simon Composer, Producer
Corey Popovich Contributor
Alex Torodov Engineer
Rock City Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love this album

    i am always amazed with her voice and style

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