The Very Best Of

The Very Best Of

by Lisa LoebLisa Loeb




Lisa Loeb had only one big hit and it was with her first single "Stay (I Missed You)" -- a tune that took her from obscurity to minor celebrity when it was included on the soundtrack of Reality Bites. Although she never had another smash hit, "Stay" was hardly the end of her career: she continued to release records every few years, racking up five additional chartings singles that usually appeared in the lower reaches of Billboard's Hot 100, and a bit higher on their Adult Top 40 charts: 1995's "Do You Sleep?," 1996's "Waiting for Wednesday," 1997's "I Do," 1998's "Let's Forget About It," and 2002's "Underdog." All six of those charting singles, along with album tracks and significant soundtrack contributions (like "How," which wound up on both the Twister soundtrack, where it was originally intended, and on Jack Frost the Michael Keaton classic about a jazz musician who is reincarnated as a giant talking snowman so he can set things right with his son), on 2006's The Very Best of Lisa Loeb, which also includes the brand new "Single Me Out," the theme song from her '06 reality show #1 Single. While Loeb never strayed very far from the sweet, gentle template she laid down with "Stay (I Missed You)," she always was friendly, melodic, and rather ingratiating. These qualities are better heard on The Very Best of Lisa Loeb than on her proper albums, which can tend to be a little samey and sugary. Those tendencies aren't completely absent here, but distilled to her best songs, Loeb is an endearing folk-pop singer/songwriter, as this enjoyable collection proves.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2006
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602498899700
catalogNumber: 000608302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Loeb   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dweezil Zappa   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Rusty Anderson   Electric Guitar
Tony Berg   Electric Guitar
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Jim Cox   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Ronny Crawford   Percussion,Drums
Joel Derouin   Violin
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Steve Forman   Percussion
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Endre Granat   Violin
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Jimmy Harry   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Abraham Laboriel   Drums
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Simon Oswell   Viola
Shelly Peiken   Vocal Harmony
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Randy Scruggs   Electric Guitar
Dan Littleton   Electric Guitar
Juan Patino   Percussion,Piano,Drums,Tambourine,Shaker,Vocal Harmony
Michael Sherwood   Piano (Grand)
Tim Bright   Electric Guitar
Elizabeth Mitchell   Vocal Harmony
Joe Quigley   Bass
Jesse Harris   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Spencer   Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
John Shanks   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Helen Kim   Violin
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Ann Kim   Violin
Conway Kuo   Viola
Nina Lee   Cello
Ben Loeb   Conductor
Colin Jacobsen   Violin
Naomi Katz   Violin
Pauline Kim   Violin
David Gresham   Clarinet
Trent Hellerstein   Bass
Matthew Herren   Cello
Martin Sher   Viola
Pitnarry Shin   Cello
Janet Sung   Violin
Leo Suzuki   Viola
Anne Chalez   Violin
Tom Chiu   Violin
Dan Coleman   Conductor
Jennifer Frautschi   Violin
Eric Gaenslen   Cello
Jonathan Feinberg   Percussion,Drums
Sara Perkins   Violin
Kenny Decarlo   Trumpet
Yosuke Kawasaki   Violin
Adam Marcello   Drums
Nurit Bar Josef   Violin
Joseph Lim   Violin
Paul Redman   Trombone
Dan Seiden   Electric Guitar
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Mario de León   Violin

Technical Credits

Dweezil Zappa   Composer,Producer
Peter Collins   Producer
Lisa Loeb   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
David Bianco   Engineer
Jimmy Harry   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Brian Malouf   Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Randy Scruggs   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Joe Travers   Drum Fills
Michael White   Drum Engineering
Juan Patino   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,Loop
Lars Fox   Engineer
John Shanks   Composer,Producer
Michael C. Ross   Engineer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Mike Zainer   Overdub Assistant
Ben Loeb   String Arrangements
Dan Coleman   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
David Boucher   Engineer
Lindy Robbins   Vocal Arrangements
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Jason Wormer   Overdub Assistant,Assistant Tracking Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer
Oren Hadar   Engineer
James Murray   Engineer
Stacey Lauers   Stylistic Advisor
Téa Brenna   Computer Editing

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