Melissa Etheridge (album)

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Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge.jpg
Studio album by Melissa Etheridge
Released May 2, 1988
Recorded October 19–25, 1987
Genre Roots rock[1]
Length 45:59
Label Island
Producer
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) [2][4]

Melissa Etheridge is the self-titled debut album by American 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 tracks written 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 disc

  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]

Technical

  • Niko Bolas – producer
  • Chris Blackwell – executive producer
  • Rob Fraboni – executive producer
  • Engineers: Allan Blazek – engineer
  • Jim Nipar – engineer
  • David Kane – assistant engineer
  • Duane Seykora – mixing assistant
  • Bob Vogt – mixing assistant
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • George DuBose – photography
  • Tony Wright – cover design

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 22

SinglesBillboard (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. ^ a b 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