Macy Gray’s ‘The Id’

Macy Gray’s ‘The Id’ is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic.

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Track listing : 1.Relating to a Psychopath (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann) – 04:48 . 2.Boo (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann, Victor Indrizzo, Zac Rae) – 04:25 . 3.Sexual Revolution (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder, Darryl Swann) – 04:45 . 4.Hey Young World Part 2 (Macy Gray, Ricky Walters, Dante Beze, Lamont Dorrell, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) – 04:03 . 5.Sweet Baby (Macy Gray, Joe Solo) – 03:49 . 6.Harry (Macy Gray) – 03:10 . 7.Gimme All Your Lovin’ or I Will Kill You (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Darryl Swann, Arik Marshall, Rita Marley) – 04:45 . 8.Don’t Come Around (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna) – 04:37 . 9.My Nutmeg Phantasy – (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann, Keith Ciancia, Finn Hammer, Lonnie Marshall, Tom Ralls) – 04:55 . 10.Freak Like Me (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann, Gary Zekley, Eric Hord) – 03:38 . 11.Oblivion (Macy Gray, Brian Lester) – 02:49 . 12.Forgiveness (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann, Hoyt Axton) – 05:17 . 13.Blowin’ Up Your Speakers (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann) – 01:07 . 14.Shed (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Darryl Swann) – 04:17 .

Musicians : Macy Gray – Vocals . Sunshine Anderson – Vocals On (8) . Issiah J. Avila – Drums On (3 – 6) . Erykah Badu – Vocals On (5) . Slick Rick – Rap On (4) . Angie Stone – Vocals On (9) . Mos Def – Rap On (9) . Dustin Boyer – Guitar On (6) . Tim Carmon – Organ On (6) . Davey Chegwidden – Percussion On (1 – 6) . Keefus Ciancia – Farfisa Synthesizer On (5); Moog Synthesizer On (7); Whirly Organ On (7 – 9); Kurzweil Synthesizer On (9) . Brian J. Durack – Organ On (11) . Mike Elizondo – Bass On (2 – 3 – 8 – 10–13) . John Frusciante – Guitar On (5) . Herb Graham, Jr. – Drums On (4 – 6) . Lili Haydn – Strings On (3) . Victor Indrizzo – Drums On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 9 -10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Darren Johnson – Rhodes Piano On (5) . Gabby Lang – Sitar On (9) . Jinsoo Lim – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 10) . Arik Marshall – Guitar On (2 – 3 – 6 – 7 – 12 – 13) . Lonnie “Meganut” Marshall – Bass On (9) . Dion Murdock – Drums On (9) . Tim “Izo” Orindgreff – Backing Vocals On (3); Clarinet On (6 – 9); Flute On (7 – 8); Saxophone On (3 – 7 – 9) . Billy Preston – Claves On (9); Organ On (5 – 8 – 9) . Zac Rae – Chamberlin Keyboards On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 12 – 13); Casio Synthesizer On (1 – 2); Stylophone On (1); Rhodes Piano On (2); Guitar On (4); Piano On (4 – 5 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 13); Organ On (6); Moog Synthesizer On (9); Synthesizer, Whirly Organ On (10); Wurlitzer Synthesizer, Clarinet On (12 – 13) . Tom Ralls – Trombone On (12 – 13) . Jeremy Ruzumna – Organ On (1 – 5–7 – 10 – 12 – 13); Piano On (1 – 4 – 8 – 10); Moog Synthesizer On (1 – 3); Claves On (1); Synthesizer, Voice On (7); Whirly Organ On (9) . Raphael Saadiq – Guitar, Strings On (8) . Darryl Swann – Programming (All Tracks); Guitar On (1 – 2 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 13); Strings On (4); Percussion On (12 – 13); Backing Vocals On (7 – 9 – 11) . Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Drums On (4 – 6 – 8); Percussion On (3 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 -11 – 12 – 13) . Charles Veal, Jr. – Strings On (5 – 8) . Frank “Knuckles” Walker – Percussion On (6 – 10–13) . Tracy Wannamoe – Clarinet On (12 – 13) . David Wilder – Bass On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7) . James Wooten – Organ On (8) . Kiilu Grand – Scratches On (4 – 6 – 9 – 12 – 13) . Ronesha Davis – Children’S Choir On (4) . Stephanie Alexander – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 8 – 11) . Marina Bambino – Backing Vocals On (1 – 8); Percussion On (1 – 3 – 5) . Steve Baxter – Backing Vocals On (3); Trombone On (3 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Dawn Beckman – Backing Vocals On (1 – 3 – 6–11) . Printz Board – Backing Vocals On (3); Horn On (3 – 7 – 8 – 9); Trumpet On (3 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 12 – 13) . Marc Cross – Backing Vocals On (9) . Paloma Elsesser – Children’S Choir On (4) . Fannie Franklin – Backing Vocals On (6 – 7 – 9 – 11) . Aanisah Hinds – Children’S Choir On (4) . Mel Hinds – Children’S Choir On (4) . Shawki Jibri – Children’S Choir On (4) . Kaya Tafari Joseph – Children’S Choir On (4) . Jane Lopez – Backing Vocals On (3) . Darice Murphy – Children’S Choir On (4) . Audra Nishita – Backing Vocals On (6 – 7 – 9 – 11) . Latina Webb – Backing Vocals On (2) . Sunnie Shawn – Children’S Choir On (4) . Sy Smith – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Lejon Walker – Backing Vocals On (2 – 9) . Pamela Williams – Backing Vocals On (7 – 9) . Ericka Yancey – Backing Vocals On (1 – 3) . Thom Russo – Backing Vocals, Mixing On (11) .

Production Produced by Macy Gray, Rick Rubin . Darryl Swann – Engineer . Ricky Chao – Engineer . Jeff Chestek – Engineer . Phil Gitomer – Engineer . Tim LeBlanc – Engineer . Sean McClintock – Engineer . Mike Melnick – Engineer . John Myers – Engineer . Adam Olmsted – Engineer . Krystof Zizka – Engineer . Jay Goin – Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Thom Russo – Engineer, Mixing, Pro-Tools, Vocals (Background) . Vladimir Meller – Mastering . Steven Kadison – Mastering Assistant . Dave Way – Mixing . Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Mixing On (4) . Anthony Kilhoffer – Mixing Assistant . Alissa Myhowich – Mixing Assistant . Robert Read – Mixing Assistant . Rich Veltrop – Mixing Assistant . Vlado Meller – Mastering .

Recorded at Aragon Ballroom (Chicago, Illinois), Paramount Studios, The Record Plant (Hollywood, Los Angeles, California) Remote Recording Services, The Studio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) .

Released on September 18, 2001 by Epic.

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NME
But while Gray’s voice is still beguiling and unique, ‘The Id‘ is basically Brit-award winning, corporate soul with little identity, too cosy and calculated to have any genuine depth. There’s still something about Macy (boom boom), but ‘The Id‘ is more Emma Freud than Sigmund. […]

Slant Magazine
For those who have questioned Macy Gray‘s loopy public persona, The Id will be a confirmation of their worst fears and fantasies: the singer is criminally insane […]

Entertainment Weekly
Like Gray’s voice, ”The id” is marred by self-consciousness. Its resurrections of such genres as ’60s soul and ’70s disco (with help from executive producer Rick Rubin, who’s given us new nostalgists the Black Crowes, among others) feel a little artificial. […]

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