Skin (Melissa Etheridge album)

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Skin
Studio album by Melissa Etheridge
Released July 10, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Rock
Length 38:40
Label Island
Producer Melissa Etheridge,
David N. Cole
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Breakdown
(1999)
Skin
(2001)
Lucky
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (73/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B− [3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars [1][4]
Q 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]

Skin is the seventh album by singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). During the singer's split from Julie Cypher, her companion of 12 years, Melissa Etheridge retreated to her home studio to pen songs about her searing pain and confusion. Skin peels back layers of Etheridge's pain and addresses her personal melodrama, as she takes the listener through the stages of grief and recovery. "Heal Me" features background vocals by Laura Dern and Meg Ryan. Etheridge plays almost all the instruments and penned all the songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Melissa Etheridge

  1. "Lover Please" – 3:26
  2. "The Prison" – 4:59
  3. "Walking on Water" – 3:04
  4. "Down to One" – 3:56
  5. "Goodnight" – 3:33
  6. "It's Only Me" – 3:40
  7. "I Want to Be in Love" – 3:34
  8. "Please Forgive Me" – 4:43
  9. "The Different" – 4:06
  10. "Heal Me" – 3:39

There is one known outtake titled 'Whispers in the Heart' 'My Heart' or 'Heart Whispers'

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 9
2001 Top Canadian Albums 18
2001 Top Internet Albums 1
2001 Australian Albums Chart 30

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "I Want to Be in Love" Adult Top 40 20

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