Editors’ Notes Macy Gray can sing anything and make it sound like a Macy Gray song. If you weren't already familiar with the original versions of the tracks presented here, there'd be no reason to suspect they weren't new Macy Gray songs. Yet they come from a variety of artists and musical styles. The Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" is arguably the album's most well-known tune. But where Annie Lennox sang it with a deliberately restrained approach, Gray turns it out with her emotions front and center. Humorous interludes from J.B. Smoove (who thinks her mic stand should be a sword), Nicole Scherzinger, and M.C. Lyte lighten the mood, as does an excellent interpretation of The Toyes' "Smoke 2 Joints." Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" centers on a thrilling Hammond organ riff, a serpentine guitar solo, and Gray's dramatic reading. The Wire and Luther star Idris Elba joins Gray for the super-catchy Colbie Caillat tune "Bubbly." It's the sound of an artist having fun.

SONG
Here Comes the Rain Again
1
3:44
 
Creep
2
4:18
 
You Want Them Nervous (feat. JB Smoove)
3
1:12
 
Smoke 2 Joints
4
2:48
 
La La La (Teaching the Kids) [feat. Layann Al Saud, Avery Albert, Happy Hinds & Sienna Steiber]
5
0:25
 
Teenagers
6
2:56
 
The Power of Love (feat. Hugh Salk)
7
0:41
 
Nothing Else Matters
8
5:42
 
Sail
9
4:27
 
I Try Is Cool and All, But (feat. Nicole Scherzinger)
10
1:29
 
Maps
11
2:51
 
Love Lock Down / Buck
12
3:59
 
Mel Rap (feat. Mel Hinds)
13
0:33
 
Bubbly (feat. Idris Elba)
14
3:11
 
Wake Up
15
3:52
 
Really (feat. MC Lyte)
16
2:21
 
Here Comes the Rain Again (Dirty Plastic Hits Remix)
17
3:43
 
Sail (feat. Aaron Bruno) [Dirty Plastic Hits Remix]
18
4:46
 

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