The Very Best of 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."
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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."
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5099751791324
  • Catalog Number: 664844
  • Sales rank: 239,224

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Try (3:59)
  2. 2 Do Something (5:00)
  3. 3 Still (4:15)
  4. 4 Why Didn't You Call Me (3:13)
  5. 5 I've Committed Murder (5:00)
  6. 6 Sexual Revolution (4:46)
  7. 7 Sweet Baby (3:51)
  8. 8 Boo (4:25)
  9. 9 When I See You (3:43)
  10. 10 It Ain't the Money - Pharoahe Monch (4:07)
  11. 11 She Ain't Right for You (4:12)
  12. 12 Love Is Gonna Get You (3:00)
  13. 13 Walk This Way (3:31)
  14. 14 Demons (3:14)
  15. 15 When I See You (6:35)
  16. 16 I've Committed Murder (4:38)
  17. 17 Sexual Revolution (3:32)
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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
Vlado Meller Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    2nd time around again.

    Had it in tape cassette, again in CD. Loved it then - love it now. Suits me for a long run in the car...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An attrocity

    Macy Gray is talented, but she should be sued for her disgraceful cover of Aerosmith's "Walk this Way". To say that is it horrible is an understatement. AS a greatest hits (with only three albums?) it is an acceptable effort, but it get 1 star for the aforementioned pathetic addition.

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