Melody

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard not to see Sharleen Spiteri's first solo album Melody as some kind of reaction to the success of British retro-soul divas Amy Winehouse and Duffy, singers who expanded upon the blend of Motown and Dusty Sharleen sketched out with Texas in the '90s, turning it into something a little bit sexier, something a little bit more modern. Spiteri's response is to scale back the creeping upscale digital sheen of latter-day Texas records and get thoroughly '60s on Melody, crafting a full-fledged re-creation of the sound of soulful, swinging London. Strings sigh, horns glide, Spiteri is supported by girl groups as she sings sprightly melodies that often bring to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard not to see Sharleen Spiteri's first solo album Melody as some kind of reaction to the success of British retro-soul divas Amy Winehouse and Duffy, singers who expanded upon the blend of Motown and Dusty Sharleen sketched out with Texas in the '90s, turning it into something a little bit sexier, something a little bit more modern. Spiteri's response is to scale back the creeping upscale digital sheen of latter-day Texas records and get thoroughly '60s on Melody, crafting a full-fledged re-creation of the sound of soulful, swinging London. Strings sigh, horns glide, Spiteri is supported by girl groups as she sings sprightly melodies that often bring to mind Dusty at her prime, but she also cops a bit of Nancy Sinatra's on "I'm Going to Haunt You." There may be some slight modern flair in the drum loops of the title track, but Melody is noteworthy in its retro purity: it's a sleek yet warm tribute to classic '60s pop, sounding richer and fuller than almost anything Texas did after turning into U.K. stars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 602517692657
  • Catalog Number: 1769265
  • Sales rank: 379,578

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Was You (3:15)
  2. 2 All the Times I Cried (3:24)
  3. 3 Stop, I Don't Love You Anymore (3:04)
  4. 4 Melody (3:51)
  5. 5 I Wonder (3:47)
  6. 6 I'm Going to Haunt You (2:34)
  7. 7 Don't Keep Me Waiting (3:14)
  8. 8 You Let Me Down (3:08)
  9. 9 Where Did It Go Wrong (3:07)
  10. 10 Day Tripping (4:13)
  11. 11 Francoise (6:06)
  12. 12 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sharleen Spiteri Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Bannister Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Bernard Butler Bass
Caroline Dale Cello
Dante Gizzi Background Vocals
Sally Herbert Violin
Johnny McElhone Organ, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
George Miller Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Saxophone, Tom-Tom
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Johnathan Rees Violin
Kate Wilkinson Viola
Peter Lale Viola
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Bruce White Viola
Michael Leonhart Trumpet
David McAlmont Harmony
Jim Hunt Saxophone
Everton Nelson Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Emily MacPherson Strings
Ross Hamilton Bass, Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals
Makoto Sakamoto Percussion, Drums
Dominic Glover Trumpet
Ryan Quigley Trumpet
Emily Singleton Violin
Michael Dean Church Rhythm Guitar
Signy Jakobsdottir Percussion
Paul Towndrow Saxophone
Nicol Thomson Trombone
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Sharleen Spiteri Producer
Michael Bannister Programming
Bernard Butler Producer
Sally Herbert String Arrangements
George Miller Producer
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