by Macy GrayMacy Gray




Covered isn't just a collection of familiar songs given the Macy Gray treatment -- it's a frequently funny journey through what makes Macy Gray Macy Gray, with celebrity guests visiting to offer advice (like JB Smoove advising she wield a sword on-stage, or Nicole Scherzinger saying she should sing more Alanis Morissette songs). Fortunately, all of it's enlivened by Gray's ability to (mostly) deliver strong performances that don't sound like they've been labored over. With her keyboard-led live band in tow, Gray mashes Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" with Radiohead's "Creep," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" with Nina Simone's "Buck." Her choice and range of material to cover are astonishing, always yielding songs that are perfect for her (and her audience), like "Smoke Two Joints," done earlier by Sublime as well as the Toyes.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2012
Label: 429 Records
UPC: 0795041785428
catalogNumber: 17854

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Macy Gray   Primary Artist,Percussion
Cathy Fink   Percussion
Marina Bambino   Percussion,Background Vocals
Ronald Kelly   Drums
Mike Torres   Bass,Background Vocals
James Rose   Piano
Ricardo Rodriguez   Percussion,Background Vocals
Ricky Rodriguez   Background Vocals
DJ Drez   Turntables
Traci Nelson   Background Vocals
Michael Thomas   Percussion
Happy Hinds   Choir, Chorus
Dan Boissy   Saxophone
Alan Lightner   Percussion,Background Vocals
Stephan Hovsepian   Mandolin
Mika Lett   Background Vocals
Honey Larochelle   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rhythm Roots All-Stars   Percussion
Idris Elba   Percussion
Shaunte Palmer   Trumpet
Davey Chegwidden   Background Vocals
Mel Hinds   Choir, Chorus
Jamelle Williams   Saxophone
Keith Harris   Keyboards
Madison Hager   Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Tauf   Percussion
Johnette Elhendy   Percussion
Tammy Ryan   Percussion
Shemika Seacrest   Background Vocals
Martin Esstrada   Guitar
Kevin Rosenberg   Percussion
Edward Holiday   Percussion
Davey Chigwidden   Percussion
Art Matthews   Percussion
Olivia Berris   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Hovaspiener   Mandolin,Violin
Zoux   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Musical Direction
Nathalie Ebrahams   Choir, Chorus
Mollie Crandall   Choir, Chorus
Mark Satterfield   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

MC Lyte   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Mike Hazelwood   Composer
James Hetfield   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Lars Ulrich   Composer
Colin Greenwood   Composer
Jonny Greenwood   Composer
Thom Yorke   Composer
Malik Yusef   Composer
Jorge Velasco   Engineer
Andy Stroud   Composer
Michael Kay   Composer
Aaron Bruno   Composer
Macy Gray   Composer,Producer
Nicole Scherzinger   Composer
Karen O   Composer
Joshua Minyard   Engineer
William Butler   Composer
Aanisah Hinds   Paintings
Happy Hinds   Composer
Dan Boissy   Horn Arrangements
Gerard Way   Composer
Régine Chassagne   Composer
Jeremy Rubolino   String Arrangements
Timothy Kingsbury   Composer
Keith Gretlein   Engineer
Jeff Bhasker   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Frank Iero   Composer
JB Smoove   Composer
Honey Larochelle   Programming
Colbie Caillat   Composer
Shaunte Palmer   Horn Arrangements
Christopher Carroll   Art Direction
Jared Lee Gosselin   Engineer
Jenny-Bea Englishman   Composer
Richard Parry   Composer
Mel Hinds   Composer
Jamelle Williams   Horn Arrangements
Keith Harris   Programming
Davey Julson-Rieley   Engineer
Edwin Butler   Composer
Siena Steiber   Composer
Robert Bryar   Composer
Michael Way   Composer
Layann Al-Saud   Composer
Hugh Salk   Composer
Avery Albert   Composer
Hal Wilner   Composer,Producer
Jean-Christophe Kay   Composer
Raymond Toro   Composer
Shemika Seacrest   Choir Arrangement
Merck Mercuiadis   Management
Jan Menzies   Composer
Zoux   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer

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