Macy Gray’s ‘Big’

Macy Gray’s ‘Big’ is her fourth studio album featuring Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am as guests and released on March 21, 2007 by Geffen.

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Track Listing : 1.Finally Made Me Happy (Natalie Hinds, Teedra Moses, Cassandra O’Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Victor Indrizzo) – 04:02 . 2.Shoo Be Doo (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Meldal-Johnson, Printz Board, Mary Brown, Jessyca Wilson) – 04:04 . 3.What I Gotta Do (Natalie Hinds, Caleb Speir, Jeremy Ruzumna, Josh Lopez, Jason Villaroman) – 03:08 . 4.Okay (Natalie Hinds, Will Adams, Justin Timberlake, Caleb Speir) – 04:09 . 5.Glad You’Re Here (Natalie Hinds, Joe Solo, Cassandra O’Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Trevor Lawrence) – 02:54 . 6.Ghetto Love (Natalie Hinds, Will Adams, Teedra Moses, Mike Shapiro, James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) – 03:08 . 7.One For Me (Natalie Hinds, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Steve Smith, Mike Farrell, Johnny Mercer) – 04:09 . 8.Strange Behavior (Natalie Hinds, Mike Farrell, Caleb Speir, Mike Shapiro) – 03:35 . 9.Slowly (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Justin Meldal-Johnson, George Pajon Jr.Fair) – 03:54 . 10.Get Out (Natalie Hinds, Justin Timberlake, Caleb Speir, Mike Shapiro, Allen Toussaint) – 04:01 . 11.Treat Me Like Your Money (Natalie Hinds, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Will Adams, Jean Baptiste, Anthony Tidd, Melvin J. Lewis, Michael Matthews, Pete Burns, Mike Percy, Tim Lever, Steve Coy, Larry Smith, Joseph Simmons, Darryl Mcdaniels) – 03:27 . 12.Everybody (Natalie Hinds, Printz Board, George Pajon Jr.Fair, Tim Izo Orindgreff) – 03:16

Musicians : Macy Gray – Vocals . Natalie Cole – Vocals On (1) . Fergie – Vocals On (5) . Justin Timberlake – Drums, Keyboards, Vocals (Background) On (10) . Will.I.Am – Keyboards, Vocals (Background)On (11) . Mike Shapiro – Drums, Percussion . Mike Farrell – Keyboards . Jeremy Ruzumna – Keyboards . Philip White – Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Justin Meldal-Johnsen – Bass . Kaleb Speir – Bass . Tim Izo – Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone . Ron Fair – Harmonica, Organ, Piano, String Conductor, Wurlitzer . Victor Indrizzo – Drums . Keith Harris – Drums, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano . Printz Board – Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Trumpet . Eric D. Jackson – Guitar . Josh Lopez – Guitar . Cassandra Oneal – Keyboards, Organ, Piano . Tim Izo Orindgreff – Saxophone . Davis A. Barnett – Viola . Peter Nocella – Viola . Ghilaine Gleishman – Violin . Gloria Justin – Violin . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Igor Szwec – Violin . Jay Anderson – Vocals (Background) . Jeremy Gregory – Vocals (Background) . Dawn Beckman – Vocals (Background) . Paloma Ford – Vocals (Background) . Glen Mcintyre – Vocals (Background) . Khalfani White – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Macy Gray, Damon Elliott, Ron Fair, Jared Gosselin, Noiztrip, Justin Timberlake, Phillip White, Will.I.Am . Scott Elgin – Assistant Engineer . Montez Roberts – Assistant Engineer . Doug Tyo – Assistant Engineer . Jason Villaroman – Engineer . Ron Fair – Engineer . Tal Herzberg – Engineer . Angry Mike Eleopoulos – Engineer . Padraic Kerin – Engineer . Ethan Willoughby – Engineer . Frank Wolf – Engineer . Will.I.Am – Engineer . Dylan Dresdow – Mixing . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Peter Mokran – Mixing . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Jack Joseph Puig – Mixing . Dave Way – Mixing . Ryan Kennedy – Mixing Assistant . Sarah Killion – Mixing Assistant . Dean Nelson – Mixing Assistant . Rafael Serrano – Mixing Assistant . Eric Weaver – Mixing Assistant . Larry Gold – String Arrangements . Jeff Chestek – String Engineer

Package : Tre Major – Hair Stylist . Rea Ann Silva – Make-Up . Giuliano Bekor – Photography . Freddie Leiba – Stylist

Recorded 2006.

Released On March 21, 2007 By Geffen.

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About.com
Now on her fourth studio album, Big, Macy finds herself under the guidance of hitmaker will.i.am and others who harness and refine her distinctive raspy voice. The results are mixed: her sound’s been updated, but on a few Big songs, her wacky personality is so diluted that she sounds like a run-of-the-mill, average pop singer. […]

PopMatters
Much like this album’s cover and inside photos, which feature a professionally made-up Macy looking fairly glamorous, there’s a sense that Macy’s music has been airbrushed a little too much for this album. […]

The Guardian
Pared down to its essential tracks – the brassy, gangster-romanticising Ghetto Love, the bawdy, bluesy Strange Behavior and her big orchestral moment, Shoo Be Doo – this would have made a fantastic EP. […]

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