Beautiful Intentions

Beautiful Intentions

by Melanie C

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Overview

Beautiful Intentions

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2005
Label: Absolute Uk
UPC: 5037300484921
catalogNumber: 0048492

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
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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Beautiful Intentions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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