Macy Gray’s Stripped is her second live album (and her tenth overall), recorded at a non-active Brooklyn church with a jazz quartet and released on September 9, 2016.
Track Listing : 1.Annabelle (Macy Gray, David Sardy, Mayaeni Strauss, Adam Waldman) – 05:10 . 2.Sweet Baby (Macy Gray,Joe Solo) – 05:03 . 3.I Try (Macy Gray, Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna, David Wilder) – 04:16 . 4.Slowly (Jared Gosselin, Natalie Hinds, George Pajon Jr., Justin Mendal-Johnson, Phillip White) – 05:17 . 5.She Ain’T Right For You (Macy Gray, Victor Indrizzo, Justin Mendal-Johnson, Jeremy Ruzumna) – 04:56 . 6.First Time (Macy Gray, Jeff Bluestein) – 04:10 . 7.Nothing Else Matters (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich) – 06:40 . 8.Redemption Song (Bob Marley) – 03:23 . 9.The Heart (Macy Gray, Sam Barsh, Adam Waldman) – 05:15 . 10.Lucy (Macy Gray, Ari Hoenig, Daryl Johns, Russell Malone, Wallace Roney) – 06:48
Musicians : Macy Gray – Vocals . Ari Hoenig – Drums . Daryl Johns – Bass . Russell Malone – Guitar . Wallace Roney – Trumpet
Production : Produced By David Chesky, Norman Chesky . Mor Mezrich – Engineer . Nicholas Prout – Engineer, Mastering . Max Steen – Assistant Engineer
Package : Alan Nahigian – Photography . Jeff Wong – Graphic Design . Giuliano Bekor – Cover Photo
Recorded On April 7–8, 2016.
Released On September 9, 2016 By Chesky Records.
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The volume of Gray’s rasping voice rarely breaks above the level of an intimate conversation — at times, she sounds a bit off in the distance — and the group plays as if it’s trying not to disturb a dozing parishioner. For all its emphasis on the past, Stripped sounds like a step forward. […]