When I Look Down That Road

When I Look Down That Road

by Melissa Manchester


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When I Look Down That Road

Melissa Manchester's first record in nine years, When I Look Down That Road, heralds the return of a highly regarded composer rediscovering her muse -- and creating a collection of sophisticated, adult pop that would please today's Norah Jones fans. Producers Kevin DeRemer and Stephan Oberhoff maintain an organic feel throughout, as Manchester's songs about the art of compromise in relationships ("Bend"), her late father ("Still Myself"), and the post–September 11th world (the title cut) all benefit from delicately strummed guitar and atmospheric pump organ. Still possessing a warm and pliable voice after all these years, the Bronx native experiments with new sounds and subject matter, as on the samba-like "When Paris Was a Woman" and the live bonus track, "A Mother's Prayer," about the horrific events at Columbine High School. Equally compelling are Manchester's collaborations with guest Keb' Mo' (the bluesy pop of "After All This Time") and compositional partners Paul Williams (the Sade-flavored "Crazy Loving You") and Beth Nielsen-Chapman (the light Dixieland strut "Lucky Break"). With When I Look Down That Road, Manchester has found her way back to the path of sharply executed songcraft.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2004
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923953722
catalogNumber: 9537

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melissa Manchester   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Piano (Grand)
Richie Kotzen   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Tom Brechtlein   Drums
Mathew Cooker   Cello
Kevin DeRemer   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ
Cassio Duarte   Percussion
Bara M'Boup   Soloist,African Percussion
Doug Norwine   Clarinet
Tollak Ollestad   Harmonica,Bass Harmonica
Stephan Oberhoff   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Harp,Hammond Organ,Slide Guitar,Pump Organ,Piano (Grand)
Lynn E. Angebranndt   Cello

Technical Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Composer
Melissa Manchester   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Rupert Holmes   Composer
Kevin DeRemer   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Pamela Rose   Composer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Stephony Smith   Composer
Sharon Vaughn   Composer
Zuriani   Composer
Joe T. Vannelli Project   Engineer,Remixing
Blue Miller   Composer
Stephan Oberhoff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Chris Caswell   Live Sound Engineer
Jeff Gilligan   Art Direction
Wendy Lands   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Sjoerd Koppert   Engineer

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