Very Best of Macy Gray

The Very Best of Macy Gray

by Macy Gray
     
 

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The Very Best of Macy Gray collects hit singles including "I Try," "Do Something," and "Sweet Baby," from the quirky songbird's three critically acclaimed studio albums -- On How Life Is, the id, and The Trouble With Being Myself. The disc also features rarities, remixes, and a new song, Gray's cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."

Overview

The Very Best of Macy Gray collects hit singles including "I Try," "Do Something," and "Sweet Baby," from the quirky songbird's three critically acclaimed studio albums -- On How Life Is, the id, and The Trouble With Being Myself. The disc also features rarities, remixes, and a new song, Gray's cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
In more ways than one, Macy Gray is a bit like the Dan Marino of neo-soul: full of promise and potential but never truly reaching her full blossom. Having only reached the Top Ten promised land once (and Top 40 only three times) in her five-year career on the good ship Epic, it's hard to call this a "very best of" and get excited about the songs held within the packaging. Starting off with the one-two chronological punch of "I Try" and "Do Something," the air starts to leak out of the ball ever so slowly as the compilation progresses, leaving a deflating feeling by the time the new additions are reached. And while "Love Is Gonna Get You" is as delightful as anything she's done in the past few years (the Philly soul strings and Memphis-styled production values make it infectiously delicious), the unforgivable atrocity that is her interpretation of Aerosmith's classic "Walk This Way" cancels that feeling out rather quickly. Nevertheless, if you wanted all of her hits together in one package, this is most definitely the place to start.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099751791324
catalogNumber:
664844

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Macy Gray   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Billy Preston   Organ
Eddie Harris   Track Performer
Marina Bambino   Percussion
Keith Ciancia   Keyboards,farfisa organ
John Frusciante   Guitar
Lili Haydn   Strings
Victor Indrizzo   Drums
Arik Marshall   Guitar
Daryle Swann   Acoustic Guitar
Erykah Badu   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Baxter   Trombone,Background Vocals
Dawn Beckman   Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Jeremy Ruzumna   Organ,Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer
?uestlove   Percussion
Ericka Yancey   Background Vocals
Mos Def   Rap
Latina Webb   Background Vocals
Lejon Walker   Background Vocals
Sy Smith   Background Vocals
Printz Board   Trumpet,Background Vocals
David Wilder   Bass
Zac Rae   Piano,chamberlain,fender rhodes,Casio
Stephanie Alexander   Background Vocals
Tim Izo Orindgreff   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Jinsoo Lim   Guitar
Isaih Avila   Drums
Darren Johnson   fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Joe Perry   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Eddie Harris   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Guru   Producer
Beck   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer,Audio Production
Charles Veal   String Arrangements
Norman Cook   Composer,Remixing
DJ Premier   Producer
Bill Esses   Composer
Cameron K-Oz Gipp   Composer
Lili Haydn   String Arrangements
Victor Indrizzo   Composer
Rick Rubin   Executive Producer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Andrew Slater   Producer,Audio Production
Daryle Swann   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Steven Tyler   Composer
Fatboy Slim   Producer
Joe Solo   Composer
Mike Elizondo   Producer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Composer
Josh Rabinowitz   Arranger,Producer
Jeremy Ruzumna   Composer
Simon Thornton   Engineer
André Benjamin   Composer
Thomas Burton   Composer
Antwan Patton   Composer
Adam Olmsted   Engineer
Macy Gray   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Dave Way   Producer
Pharoahe Monch   Composer
Printz Board   Horn Arrangements
Bugz in the Attic   Remixing
David Wilder   Composer
Richard Furch   Engineer
Zac Rae   Composer
Jeff Blue   Composer
Tim LeBlanc   Engineer
Jinsoo Lim   Composer
DJ Kiilu Grand   Producer
Richard Dawson   Retouching
Damon Elliott   Arranger,Producer

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