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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Beautiful Intentions, the third solo album by former Spice Girl Melanie C, marked a turning point in the big-voiced pop star's career; it was the first album released on Melanie's own label, Red Girl Records, following her departure from Virgin Records. Thus, Melanie C was finally allowed to don the name "Indie Spice", which she had lingering around her for some time already. The new creative control that Melanie C had over her album broadened her horizons considerably; Melanie allowed herself to fly more freely on Intentions, giving her solo music -- which was always rock-tinged pop music -- a sharp new look. On Beautiful Intentions, Melanie C developed her style into...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Beautiful Intentions, the third solo album by former Spice Girl Melanie C, marked a turning point in the big-voiced pop star's career; it was the first album released on Melanie's own label, Red Girl Records, following her departure from Virgin Records. Thus, Melanie C was finally allowed to don the name "Indie Spice", which she had lingering around her for some time already. The new creative control that Melanie C had over her album broadened her horizons considerably; Melanie allowed herself to fly more freely on Intentions, giving her solo music -- which was always rock-tinged pop music -- a sharp new look. On Beautiful Intentions, Melanie C developed her style into an aggressive pop-angled album boasting heavy beats with dramatic rock swings doused in musical cyclones of energy. She borrowed qualities from other heavy-talented rock divas such as Anastacia to produce a more bombastic sampling this time around. Individually, the majority of the songs were well suited for radio, with strong lyrical support, thanks to Melanie, who co-wrote all but one track on the album. What's most exciting is how, on the album's choice ballads, Melanie C actually soars over the music and kicks Spice booty with terrific vocals; the poignant "First Day of My Life" is the strongest individual track, as Melanie glimmers with poise over simple yet classy music. Tracks like "Next Best Superstar" and "Beautiful Intentions" showcase Melanie C best in the pop light, and the remaining ten tracks all support her stunning voice with contemporary rock synthesized with pure pop. The final product is simply dazzling; and Beautiful Intentions is without a doubt the strongest solo album by any of the Spice Girls. Truth be told, it was one of the strongest solo pop albums of 2005, regardless of artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2005
  • Label: Absolute Uk
  • EAN: 5037300484921
  • Catalog Number: 0048492
  • Sales rank: 87,263

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Melanie C Primary Artist
Paul Gendler Guitar
Peter-John Vettese Synthesizer, Keyboards
Greg Haver Percussion, Drums
Nick Nasmyth Keyboards
Fergus Gerrand Percussion, Drums
Dai Emanuel Leader
Melanie Jayne Chisholm Vocals
Vinnie Lammi Drums, Drum Loop
Paul Boddy Synthesizer
Greg Hatwell Guitar, Background Vocals
Jenni Tarma Bass
Technical Credits
Gary Thomas Engineer
Phil Thornalley Composer
David Munday Composer
Jimmy Robertson Programming
Peter-John Vettese Composer, Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Pete Woodroffe Composer, Producer
Jacob Binzer Composer
Niall Acott Engineer
Greg Haver Programming, Producer
Tore Johansson Composer
Marc Lane Composer
Melanie Jayne Chisholm Composer
Paul Boddy Composer, Programming, Producer
Greg Hatwell Composer, Producer
John Rea String Arrangements
Adam Argyle Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    truly fasinating

    when i think of talent i think of melanie c however i was taken by surprise with this album never before has she displayed her talent better she is a truly remarkable vocal artist is costs a pretty penny but to all melanie c fans its worth it [it is imported from england] no melanie c fan should be with out it a mix of anthemic rock and soulful melodies an action packed cd not to be missed p.s. all other solo spices cds except melanie c's are terrible

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