- This Moment
- If You Want To
- Secret Agent
- Will You Still Love Me
- Meet Me in the Dark
- Tuesday Morning
- Come on out Tonight
- Kiss Me
- When You Find the One
This singer-songwriter has gone through a number of phases in her musical evolution, casting herself as upright folkie, brassy rock belter, and sonic activist. With Lucky, Melissa Etheridge seems to be letting her guard down enough to simply have a good time in the studio, a feeling that leaps from the disc's grooves. She pumps up the volume on some tracks, notably the Bob Segerstyled "Secret Agent," but Lucky's intensity comes from a deeper place than that. On "If You Want To," for instance, Etheridge revisits the sexy vibe she tapped into for "Come to My Window," but this time the flirtatiousness is more upbeat, less steeped in longing. Likewise, "When You Find the One" is that rarest of pop beasts -- a song of requited love that doesn't veer into sappiness. Etheridge can't stay away from issues altogether, but the topical tunes here are less didactic than her past work. The yearning "Tuesday Morning" pays homage to the victims of 9/11, particularly Mark Bingham, the gay Flight 93 passenger who's credited with bringing the plane down before it could reach Washington, D.C. -- and accentuates the somber mood with a sample from the civil-rights marching song "Up and Down This Road." Even that song bears a sort of serenity, a tone of pride, and a sense that -- as the rest of the album espouses -- brighter things are not far away.
Performance CreditsMelissa Etheridge Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Blues Saraceno Electric Guitar
Kenny Aronoff Percussion,Drums,Tambourine
Mark Browne Bass
Paul Bushnell Bass
James Harrah Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ross Hogarth Keyboards
Rami Jaffee Keyboards
Kipp Lennon Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Eric Schermerhorn Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston Bass,Keyboards
Patrick Warren Keyboards
Jay Bellerose Drums,Drum Loop
Matt Laug Percussion,Drums
Cameron Stone Cello
John Shanks Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Channing Guitar (Baritone)
Rich Hopkins Organ
Bernie Barlow Background Vocals
Jonathan Taylor Drum Loop
Josh Preese Drums
Brandi Carlile Background Vocals
Brian Macleod Drums
David Cole Keyboards
Technical CreditsMelissa Etheridge Composer,Producer
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Ross Hogarth Producer,Engineer
Rick Parashar Producer,Engineer
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston drum programming
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
John Shanks Composer,Producer
Sergio Chavez Tracking Assistant
Jeremy Parker Tracking Assistant
Mark Kiczula Tracking Assistant
Mark Valentine Engineer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Sara Cumings Art Direction
Joey Paradise Tracking Assistant
Terese Joseph Engineer
Shawn "Fox" Phelps Tracking Assistant
Christian Mack Engineer
Tavis Coburn Illustrations
Jonathan Plum drum programming
Ross Hogart Producer
David Cole Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lucky based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Melissa rocks again with music from the heart. Lucky is her best since Yes I Am. My favorite songs are Breathe, Tuesday Morning, Lucky, If You Want To, Mercy, but all are good. This CD certainly deserves to be added to any rock fan's collection. Two thumbs up!
In keeping with her talent and voice of equality, Melissa Etheridge has once again brought to us music that makes a statement and helps many of us express feelings that we keep hidden. I am especially impressed with TUESDAY MORNING. Once again Melissa has reminded us that we are all the same, no matter our lifestyle. Thank you, Melissa. You have out done yourself , once again! Jane
As a huge fan of Melissa Etheridge for many many years, I anxiously awaited the release of this CD. Unfortunately, it doesn't come close to matching the caliber of her other releases. Very disappointing!
I just wanted to let Melissa know that I love her music. I was so glad that She has a new CD out. I can't wait to get it. Thanks Melissa for your Music.
Melissa brings the heat to New York City! Her live performance on her new ‘Lucky’ DVD is such an awesome addition to my collection. All the songs in this concert are of her most recent hits, except ‘Breathe’ – which has always been my favorite anyway. You guys should definitely check out the interview in the bonus features – it’s a really intimate look at her as a person and a woman, rather than just her music. ‘Come on Out Tonight’ is one of the songs toward the end of the concert that really gets me moving. And the clarity of the audio and the video is amazing in dvd quality. Just watching it brings me back to when I went to see her live – it’s a vivid reminder of the energy Melissa has on stage. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the CD that comes along with it but I think it’s the audio version of the concert. I’ll probably check it out this weekend.
I absolutely love all her music. I am so happy she has a new album out. I think the overtone of this album will be very upbeat with her being in love. Thank you Melissa for all your music. I can't imagine life without it.
For all you ME fans out there, she has out done herself once again. She gets down and gritty exposing more of herself and her talent than ever, a must have in any CD collection! It gets better every time you listen!
I got the CD yesterday and have been listening to it non-stop. She has many faster, more upbeat songs on this album...typically, she tends to slow down through the album (not in quality or content, but in beat), but this is a pretty solid CD. Yay for new stuff!!!
Brandi Carlile is an amazing artist from Seattle, Wa...and if you love Melissa's new cd...you should also check Brandi out because she added some vocals to her Lucky cd. check out www.branidcarlile.com.