Melissa Etheridge (album)

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Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 1988
RecordedOctober 19–25, 1987
GenreRoots rock[1]
Length45:59
LabelIsland
Producer
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Melissa Etheridge
(1988)
Brave and Crazy
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Q4/5 stars (Deluxe edition)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]
Uncut3/5 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 September 23, 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.

As of 2010, the album has tallied 1,145,000 copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [5]

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 – production
  • 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]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 16
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 48
US Billboard 200[12] 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" Billboard Hot 100 94

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] 2× Platinum 140,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[14] Platinum 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b Album Reviews at CD Universe
  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
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/958305/ask-billboard-records-about-records
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge". Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge" (in German). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Aria Album Charts - 1989". Aria Charts. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved June 12, 2019.