On How Life Is is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Macy Gray. It was released on July 1, 1999, by Epic Records. Produced by Andrew Slater, it became Gray's best-selling album to date, selling . million copies in the United States and seven million copies worldwide.
On How Life Is. Macy Gray. Released July 27, 1999. On How Life Is Tracklist. 1. Why Didn't You Call Me Lyrics. On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B singer Macy Gray. The album launched the hit single I Try, which became an international top 10 hit. The album spawned a total of three top 40 hits in the UK: I Try, Still, and Why Didn’t You Call Me? The album was noted for its retro R&B sound, and Gray’s unique vocals, which drew comparisons to Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes. It was produced by Andrew Slater, who was previously known for his work on Fiona Apple’s debut album, Tidal
Macy Gray On How Life Is + Bonus Track". ン・ハウ・ライフ・イズ/メイシー・グレイ. 07/06/2016 01:43:41 PM UTC.
I learned so much in making this record – keep pushing until your music moves you'. Making my first record, On How Life Is, was cool because I wasn't expecting anything from it. I'd made a record before on Atlantic, and nothing happened with it – I ended up getting dropped from the label. So this time around, I was on a new label, with a whole bunch of new musicians, and I had no expectations at all. That's a really awesome place to be when you make a record: there's no disappointment, and everything you do feels like a surprise
Macy Gray is such an assured, original vocalist that it's hard to believe On How Life Is is her debut album. She recalls a number of other vocalists, particularly jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, but she is unquestionably from the post-hip-hop generation, which is evident not just from the sound of the record, but the style of her songwriting, which is adventurous and unpredictable
Do Something - EP. Zen Freeman, Macy Gray. Original Album Classics. R&B - 100 Hits - The Greatest R n B album - 100 R & B Classics featuring Usher, Pitbull and Justin Timberlake.
Tracklist Hide Credits
Why Didn't You Call Me
Backing Vocals – David Wilder*, Jeremy RuzumnaBass – David Wilder*Drum Programming – Darryl SwannGuitar – Jinsoo Lim
Bass – Dion Derek Murdock*Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Jeremy RuzumnaGuitar – Jinsoo LimMusic By – Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Bernard Worrell*, Cameron Gipp, Darryl Barnes, Dion Derek Murdock*, Garry Shider, George Clinton Jr.*, Greg Mays, Patrick Brown, Raymon Murray*, Rico Wade, Robert Barnett, Thomas BurtonVibraphone [Vibes] – Patrick Warren
Backing Vocals – Darryl SwannGuitar – Darryl SwannMusic By – Macy GraySynthesizer – Jon Brion, Patrick WarrenSynthesizer [Farfisa], Clavinet – Jeremy Ruzumna
Bass – David Wilder*Guitar – Bendrix WilliamsMusic By – David Wilder*, Jinsoo Lim, Macy GrayPiano, Bells [Orchestra] – Jon Brion
Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak
Bass – Dion Derek Murdock*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Jeremy RuzumnaGuitar – Blackbird McKnight*, Gabriel MosesMusic By – Dion Derek Murdock*Synthesizer – Rami Jaffee
I Can't Wait To Meetchu
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Jeremy RuzumnaGuitar – Miles TackettHorns – Charlie Green*, Michael Harris, Steve BaxterMusic By – Miles Tackett
Arranged By [Strings] – David CampbellGuitar – Jay JoyceMusic By – Bill Esses, Jeff BlueVibraphone [Vibes] – Jon Brion
I've Committed Murder
Marimba, Synthesizer, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Jon BrionMusic By – C. Sigman*, Eddie Harris, F. Lai*, Kiilu BeckwithProgrammed By – Kiilu BeckwithSaxophone [Solo] – Ngozi "Guz" Inyama*
A Moment To Myself
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Wurlitzer] – Patrick WarrenMusic By – Damon Yu Wimbley*, Mark Morales, Miles Tackett
Keyboards [Optigon], Mellotron [Chamberlain] – Jeremy RuzumnaKeyboards [Optigon], Piano – Jon BrionKeyboards [Optigon], Piano, Mellotron [Chamberlain] – Rami Jaffe*Music By – Jamie Houston, Matt Sherrod
Dawn Beckman (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9),
Macy Gray (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 10),
Musiic Galloway (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 10),
Sye Smith* (tracks: 3, 5, 7)
Greg Richling (tracks: 6 to 10)
Engineer [1st Assistant]
Engineer [2nd Assistant]
Arrik Marshall* (tracks: 1, 7 to 10),
Jon Brion (tracks: 3 to 6, 8 to 10)
Jon Brion (tracks: 2, 3, 8, 10),
Patrick Warren (tracks: 2 to 4, 7, 8)
Darryl Swann (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 8),
Jeremy Ruzumna (tracks: 1 to 9)
"Do Something" contains a sample from "Git Up Git Out" (P. Brown, R. Murray, R. Wade, C. Gipp, R. Barnett, A. Benjamin, A. Patton, T. Burton) performed by Outkast and a sample from "Funky for You" (G. Mays, D. Barnes, G. Clinton Jr., G. Shider, B. Worrell) performed by Nice & Smooth.
"I've Committed Murder" features samples from "Live Right Now" (E. Harris) performed by Eddie Harris and an interpolation of "Theme from Love Story" (F. Lai, C. Sigman).
"A Moment to Myself" contains a sample from "Human Beat Box" (M. Morales, D. Wimbley) performed by Kurtis Blow, excerpts from "Wild Style" and a sample of "Do Your Thang Baby" from the track "Entropy" as recorded by DJ Shadow & The Grooverobbers.