Macy Gray releases her eighth album : ‘The Way’ (2014)

Macy Gray’s ‘The Way’ is her eighth studio album released on October 7, 2014 by Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co.

Track Listing : 1.Stoned (Tamir Barzilay, Martin Estrada, Ethan Farmer, Macy Gray, Happy Hinds, Mel Hinds, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman) – 04:05 . 2.Bang Bang (Andre Brissett, Macy Gray, Jason Hill, Sylvester Jordan) – 03:43 . 3.Hands (Uncle Chucc, Macy Gray, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman) – 03:44 . 4.I Miss The Sex (Nick Ackerman, Macy Gray, Jason Hill) – 03:52 . 5.First Time (Jeffrey Bluestein, Macy Gray) – 03:21 . 6.The Way (Macy Gray, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman) – 04:01 . 7.Queen Of The Big Hurt (Macy Gray, Jason Hill) – 05:18 . 8.Me With You (Macy Gray, Tony Hardy, Caleb Speir, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman) – 04:52 . 9.Need You Now (Michelle Bell, Jeffrey Bluestein, Uncle Chucc, Macy Gray, Mario James, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman, Phillip White) – 04:37 . 10.Life (Sam Barsh, Macy Gray, Bc Jean, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman) – 03:05


Norman Seeff

Musicians : Macy Gray – Vocals . Kiara Belen – Vocals On (6) . Rama Duke – Vocals On (10) . Tracy Nelson – Vocals On (4) . Adam “Royal Z” Waldman – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Ukulele, Vocals . Jeffrey Bluestein – Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Vocals . Parker T. Parker – Piano, Synthesizer . Nick Fyffe – Bass . Joel Whitley – Bass . Ethan Farmer – Bass . Caleb Speir – Bass . Jason Hill – Bass, Drums, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals . Uncle Chucc – Bass . Nick Ackerman – Bass, Percussion . Martin Estrada – Guitar . Sam Barsh – Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer . Andre Brissett – Vocals . Happy Hinds – Vocals . Dawn Accius – Vocals . Stephanie Alexandre – Vocals . Olivia Desmond – Vocals . Johanna Jones – Vocals . Josie Jones – Vocals . Brian Boland – Vocals . Ledisi – Vocals . Kevin Macmillin – Vocals . Shemika Seacrest – Vocals . Maiya Sykes – Vocals . Desiree Webb – Vocals . James Wright – Vocals . Sylvester Jordan – Vocals . Phillip White – Vocals . Tamir Barzilay – Drums . Donald Barrett – Drums . Alex Carapetis – Drums . Victor Indrizzo – Drums . Josh Lopez – Guitar . Tony Pulluzi – Guitar . Jason Yates – Keyboards, Mellotron . Alex Deyoung – Master Chorister . Chris Rob – Mellotron, Piano . Booker T. Jones – Organ, Piano . Davey Chegwidden – Percussion . Maurice Brown – Trumpet . Matthew Cooker – Cello . Martin Watkinson – Cello . Ilona Geller – Viola . Paul Cartwright – Violin . Matthew Resovich – Violin

Production : Produced By Jeffrey Bluestein, Jason Hill, Macy Gray, Adam “Royal Z” Waldman, Booker T. Jones . Tristan Bott – Assistant Engineer . Tyler Scott – Assistant Engineer . Parker T. Parker – Engineer . Adam “Royal Z” Waldman – Engineer, . Jason Hill – Engineer, Mixing . Brian Boland – Engineer . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Cole Nystrom – Mixing Assistant

Package : Aanisah Hinds – Artwork . Derrick Rodgers – Photography . Norman Seeff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded In 2013-2014.

Released On October 07, 2014 By Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co.

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Billboard
There’s a million ways [to make an album], Gray says, “but there’s always one way that’s my favorite and gets the best songs out of me.” She hits the studio with her musicians, “everybody plugs inand you work it like that. Old-school.” […]

The Coast News
“Bang Bang” — the song Gray said gave her a direction for the album — is a highlight. With its stinging guitar and funky beat, it’s a sassy, catchy treat. But there are other strong moments, too. “I Miss The Sex” percolates nicely under its electronic-laced jazzy, soul sound. […]

allmusic
While the album is brief and was recorded in a relatively simplified setting, there is a wide range of approaches, including romping blues-rock (“Bang Bang”), lively disco (“Hands”), orchestral soul (“Queen of the Big Hurt”)and multiple shades of Southern soul… […]

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