The Very Best of Macy Gray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Very Best of Macy Gray
The Very Best of Macy Gray.png
Greatest hits album by Macy Gray
Released August 30, 2004 (2004-08-30)
Studio
Genre
Length 71:01
Label Epic
Producer
Macy Gray chronology
The Trouble with Being Myself
(2003)
The Very Best of Macy Gray
(2004)
Live in Las Vegas
(2005)
Singles from The Very Best of Macy Gray
  1. "Love Is Gonna Get You"
    Released: August 16, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of Macy Gray is the first greatest hits album by American singer and songwriter Macy Gray, released on August 30, 2004 by Epic Records. It contains all singles from Gray's first three studio albums, as well as two previously unreleased tracks (the single "Love Is Gonna Get You" and a cover of Aerosmith's 1975 song "Walk This Way"), three album tracks, three remixes, and the single "Demons", a collaboration with Fatboy Slim from his 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. The album peaked at number 36 on the UK Albums Chart and charted moderately in other European countries.

On December 1, 2008, the album was reissued in the United Kingdom including "Winter Wonderland", which first appeared as a B-side to the "Sexual Revolution" single and was featured in the Marks & Spencer Christmas ads. A few weeks later, the song reached number 76 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Try"
  • Macy Gray
  • Jeremy Ruzumna
  • Jinsoo Lim
  • David Wilder
Andrew Slater 3:59
2. "Do Something" Slater 4:57
3. "Still"
Slater 4:15
4. "Why Didn't You Call Me"
  • Ruzumna
  • Gray
Slater 3:14
5. "I've Committed Murder"
Slater 4:59
6. "Sexual Revolution"
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Wilder
  • Swann
  • Swann
  • Gray
4:45
7. "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu)
  • Gray
  • Joe Solo
  • Swann
  • Gray
3:49
8. "Boo"
  • Swann
  • Gray
4:25
9. "When I See You"
3:43
10. "It Ain't the Money" (featuring Pharoahe Monch)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
  • Beck Hansen
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Gray
  • DJ Kiilu Grand[a]
4:07
11. "She Ain't Right for You"
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
  • Gray
  • Austin[a]
4:12
12. "Love Is Gonna Get You" Mike Elizondo 3:00
13. "Walk This Way" Damon Elliott 3:31
14. "Demons" (Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray)
Fatboy Slim 3:14
15. "When I See You" (Bugz in the Attic Remix)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
6:35
16. "I've Committed Murder" (Gang Starr Main Mix) (featuring Mos Def)
  • Gray
  • Swann
  • Beckwith
  • Ruzumna
  • Harris
  • Lai
  • Sigman
  • Slater
  • Gang Starr[c]
4:38
17. "Sexual Revolution" (Norman Cook Radio Mix at 128BPM)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Wilder
  • Swann
  • Swann
  • Gray
  • Cook[c]
3:32

Notes

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[5] 52
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 50
Italian Albums Chart[7] 58
Japanese Albums Chart[8] 236
Portuguese Albums Chart[9] 23
Scottish Albums Chart[10] 25
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 84
UK Albums Chart[2] 36
UK R&B Albums Chart[12] 31

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
United Kingdom August 30, 2004 Epic [13]
United States September 7, 2004 [14]
Japan October 20, 2004 Sony [3]
Germany November 22, 2004 [15]
United Kingdom (reissue) December 1, 2008 Sony CMG [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "The Very Best of Macy Gray – Macy Gray". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Macy Gray". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "The Very Best Of Macy Gray : Macy Gray". HMV Japan. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "The Very Best Of Macy Gray". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Macy Gray – The Very Best Of" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Macy Gray – The Very Best Of" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ ベリー・ベスト・オブ・メイシー・グレイ/メイシー・グレイ [Very Best of Macy Gray / Macy Gray] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. September 5–11, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. September 5–11, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Very Best Of Macy Gray". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Very Best of Macy Gray". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Very Best Of Macy Gray" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved August 13, 2015.