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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Essence of Melissa Manchester is a comprehensive overview of her decade's worth of recordings for Arista. During her stint at the label, she was at the peak of her popularity, racking up a string of adult contemporary hits including "Midnight Blue," "Just Too Many People," "Just You and I," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Pretty Girls," the Peabo Bryson duet "Lovers After All," and "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." All of those hits, plus several lesser-known gems like "Whenever I Call You Friend," are included on this terrific compilation, which is a definitive retrospective of her finest recordings.
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Essence of Melissa Manchester is a comprehensive overview of her decade's worth of recordings for Arista. During her stint at the label, she was at the peak of her popularity, racking up a string of adult contemporary hits including "Midnight Blue," "Just Too Many People," "Just You and I," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Pretty Girls," the Peabo Bryson duet "Lovers After All," and "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." All of those hits, plus several lesser-known gems like "Whenever I Call You Friend," are included on this terrific compilation, which is a definitive retrospective of her finest recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221896726
  • Catalog Number: 18967

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Melissa Manchester Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet
The Dixie Hummingbirds Background Vocals
Peabo Bryson Vocals
Paul Davis Background Vocals
Don Grolnick Organ
James Newton Howard Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Chuck Rainey Bass
Dave Appell Acoustic Guitar
David T. Walker Electric Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
David Nadien Choir Master
Harry Bluestone Violin, Choir Master
Kirk Bruner Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer
Steve Buckingham Guitar
Mickey Buckins Percussion
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Larry Byrom Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion, Background Vocals
Chris Dedrick Organ, Strings, Trumpet, Conductor, Horn, Electric Piano
Barry Fasman Conductor
Alan Feingold Keyboards
James Gadson Drums, Electric Drums
Ula Hedwig Background Vocals
Jean Hugo Choir Master
David Hungate Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Trevor Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Will Lee Background Vocals
John Cooker Lopresti Bass, Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar
David Manchester Bassoon
Bob Mann Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Randy McCormick Bassoon, Keyboards
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Andy Muson Bass
Gene Orloff Choir Master
Bill Payne Piano
Greg Phillinganes Electric Piano
Vini Poncia Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Tom Robb Bass
Tom Saviano Conductor, Saxophone
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Stanley Schwartz Clarinet, Piano, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clavinet
Jay Scott Alto Saxophone
Sid Sharp Choir Master
James Stroud Percussion, Drums
Steve Tischer Bass, fender rhodes, Chalmers
Millie Whiteside Background Vocals
David Wolfert Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Clavinet
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Hank Medress Percussion
Leon Ware Background Vocals
George Devenes Percussion, Conga, Vibes
Larry Williams Alto Saxophone
New York Strings Ensemble
Technical Credits
Melissa Manchester Arranger
Dave Appell Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Liner Notes
Tim Boyle Engineer
Robbie Buchanan rhythm arrangement
Steve Buckingham Producer, Rhythm Track Arrangement
Alan Chinowsky Engineer
Chris Dedrick Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Steve Dorff String Arrangements
Barry Fasman Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Arif Mardin Producer, Remixing
Harry Maslin Producer, Engineer
Randy McCormick Rhythm Track Arrangement
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Jay Messina Engineer
Michael O'Reilly Remixing
Richard Perry Executive Producer
Vini Poncia Producer
Billy Radice Engineer
Lenny Roberts Engineer
Tom Saviano Arranger
Bob Schaper Engineer, Remixing
Bill Schnee Remixing
Ed Seay Engineer
Jeremy Smith Engineer
Gary Starr Engineer
Steve Waldman Engineer
Hank Medress Arranger, Producer
Leon Ware Producer
Kevin Hodge Mastering
Milt Calise Engineer
Alex Kashevaroff Engineer
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