Melissa Etheridge (album)

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Melissa Etheridge
Studio album by Melissa Etheridge
Released May 2, 1988
Recorded October 19–25, 1987
Genre Rock, Folk rock, Blues rock
Length 45:59
Label Island
Producer Melissa Etheridge,
Niko Bolas,
Craig Krampf,
Kevin McCormick
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Melissa Etheridge
(1988)
Brave and Crazy
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Q 4/5 stars (Deluxe edition) [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [3]
Uncut 3/5 stars (Deluxe edition) [4][2]

Melissa Etheridge is the self-titled debut album by singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music).

The album was re-released on 23 September 2003 as a two-CD remastered edition containing a bonus disc of ten tracks recorded live at the Roxy in Los Angeles and a five-track session from BBC Kent in April 1988.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Melissa Etheridge

  1. "Similar Features" – 4:42
  2. "Chrome Plated Heart" – 3:59
  3. "Like the Way I Do" – 5:23
  4. "Precious Pain" – 4:15
  5. "Don't You Need" – 4:59
  6. "The Late September Dogs" – 6:33
  7. "Occasionally" – 2:36
  8. "Watching You" – 5:33
  9. "Bring Me Some Water" – 3:52
  10. "I Want You" – 4:07

Note: The album lists the running time of "I Want You" as 4:07, but the actual running time is 3:44.

Remastered Edition Bonus Disk

  1. "Chrome Plated Heart" - 3:55
  2. "Don't You Need" - 4:54
  3. "Similar Features" - 4:25
  4. "Precious Pain" - 5:55
  5. "Occasionally" - 3:11
  6. "The Late September Dogs" - 6:34
  7. "Watching You" - 5:57
  8. "I Want You" - 5:26
  9. "Bring Me Some Water" - 5:34
  10. "Like The Way I Do" - 10:31
  11. "Chrome Plated Heart" - 3:28
  12. "Don't You Need" - 4:22
  13. "Similar Features" - 4:07
  14. "Bring Me Some Water" - 3:37
  15. "Precious Pain" - 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Melissa Etheridge, Niko Bolas, Craig Krampf, Kevin McCormick
  • Executive producers: Chris Blackwell, Rob Fraboni
  • Engineers: Allan Blazek, Jim Nipar
  • Assistant engineer: David Kane
  • Mixing assistants: Duane Seykora, Bob Vogt
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Arrangers: Melissa Etheridge, Craig Krampf
  • Photography: George DuBose
  • Cover design:Tony Wright

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 22

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Bring Me Some Water" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
1988 "Like the Way I Do" Mainstream Rock Tracks 28
1989 "Chrome Plated Heart" Mainstream Rock Tracks 22
1989 "Similar Features" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1989 "Similar Features" The Billboard Hot 100 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b Album Reviews at CD Umiverse
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 283. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ Uncut review