Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by David Gray


Those looking to score their Sunday afternoons with polished, midtempo ruminations of life and love could do much worse than this compilation of David Gray's best work. "Babylon" is the only track to have previously enjoyed much chart success in the States, and many American listeners will find Greatest Hits to be more of a primer to Gray's acoustic-fueled style than a collection of past hits. But for returning fans -- particularly those who already own Shine: The Best of the Early Years, also released in 2007 -- Greatest Hits is a cohesive disc that paints the picture of a seasoned songwriter. Gray didn't start writing hit songs until four albums into his career; as a result, these tracks sound sophisticated and tasteful, quite possibly because they draw their maturity from years of touring, recording, and label-hopping. Also included are 14 pages of liner notes (written by Gray himself in track-by-track format) as well as two new numbers, "You're the World to Me" and "Destroyer," which bookend the CD with the sort of clean, crisp pop
ock that will always find a home on adult contemporary charts. David Gray's music doesn't quite electrify, but it rarely fails to please, making Greatest Hits a nice commercial companion to the fans-only appeal of Shine.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2007
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0880882159122
catalogNumber: 21591

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Gray   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Harmonium,Vocals,Various,Guitar (Baritone)
B.J. Cole   Pedal Steel Guitar
Caroline Dale   Cello
Marius de Vries   Glockenspiel,Keyboards
Kick Horns   Brass
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet
Neill MacColl   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Robert Malone   Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Nolte   Autoharp,Cello,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Melodica,E-bow
Jack Petruzzelli   Electric Guitar
Tony Shanahan   Background Vocals
J. Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Paul Spong   Trumpet
Dave Stewart   Bass Trombone
Cathy Thompson   Viola
Annie Whitehead   Trombone
Tim Bradshaw   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Various
Nigel Black   French Horn
Dave Lee   French Horn
Keith Prior   Percussion,Drums
McClune   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Various,Omnichord
Matthew Elston   Violin
Michael Thompson   French Horn
Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Annabelle Meare   Violin
Frank Ricota   Percussion

Technical Credits

Chris Thomas   Audio Production
Michael Brauer   Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Caroline Dale   String Arrangements
Marius de Vries   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Audio Production
David Gray   Composer,Audio Production
Robert Malone   Composer
David Nolte   Orchestral Arrangements
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
George Holt   Producer,Audio Production
Tim Bradshaw   Feedback,Instrumentation
Alexis Smith   Programming
Iestyn Polson   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
McClune   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Nathaniel Chan   Audio Production
Britt Myers   drum programming
Chris E. Thomas   Producer
Jason Boshoff   Programming
Jon Bailey   Engineer
Steve Sydenyk   Programming

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Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
David has put out really good material for a long time,,and if you don't know him, then this is your chance. Always makes me move and sway. If you don't own his music already, then pick this one up. He will not disappoint.
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