Breakdown (Melissa Etheridge album)

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Breakdown
Melissa Etheridge Breakdown cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
GenreRock
Length53:50
LabelIsland
ProducerMelissa Etheridge,
John Shanks
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Your Little Secret
(1995)
Breakdown
(1999)
Skin
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]
Uncut4/5 stars[4]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[5]

Breakdown is the sixth album by singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). A Limited Edition version of the album was simultaneously released featuring three bonus tracks.

"Scarecrow" is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, and his family and friends.

"Into the Dark" played at the end of an episode of Haven.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Melissa Etheridge, except where noted

  1. "Breakdown" – 3:54
  2. "Angels Would Fall" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:39
  3. "Stronger Than Me" – 4:08
  4. "Into the Dark" – 4:59
  5. "Enough of Me" – 4:39
  6. "Truth of the Heart" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:31
  7. "Mama I'm Strange" – 4:29
  8. "Scarecrow" – 5:21
  9. "How Would I Know" – 4:15
  10. "My Lover" – 5:45
  11. "Sleep" – 7:10 [standard pressing] / 4:39 [Limited Edition pressing]
  12. "Touch and Go"* – 4:36
  13. "Cherry Avenue"* – 4:29
  14. "Beloved"* – 7:54

* Limited Edition bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Melissa Etheridge, John Shanks
  • Engineers: Marc DeSisto, Greg Goldman
  • Assistant engineers: John Aguto, Tom Nellen, Geoff Walcha
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain, Tom Lord-Alge, Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • studio technician: Brett Allen
  • Art direction: Scott Denton Cardew
  • Artwork: Scott Denton Cardew
  • Photography: Barbara Green, Rocky Schenck
  • Hair stylist: Bernhard Tammé

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 15
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 45
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 38
US Billboard 200[11] 12

Notes[edit]