Lucky

Lucky

by Melissa Etheridge

CD

Overview

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 Seger–styled "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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2004
Label: Island
UPC: 0602498613283
catalogNumber: 000182202

Tracks

  1. Lucky
  2. This Moment
  3. If You Want To
  4. Breathe
  5. Mercy
  6. Secret Agent
  7. Will You Still Love Me
  8. Meet Me in the Dark
  9. Tuesday Morning
  10. Giant
  11. Come on out Tonight
  12. Kiss Me
  13. When You Find the One

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melissa 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 Credits

Melissa 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

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Lucky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago