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Yes I Am
Melissa Etheridge
Yes I Am
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Yes I Am is the album that catapulted Melissa Etheridge into superstardom. The 1993 collection's mercilessly driven, bluesy songs--nearly all dripping with sensual lyrics and rousing rhythms--made it the ideal breeding gro...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Melissa Etheridge
Title: Yes I Am
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 179
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 9/21/1993
Release Date: 9/21/1993
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Blues Rock, Singer-Songwriters, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042284866026, 0042284866026, 042284866057, 743211612616

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Yes I Am is the album that catapulted Melissa Etheridge into superstardom. The 1993 collection's mercilessly driven, bluesy songs--nearly all dripping with sensual lyrics and rousing rhythms--made it the ideal breeding ground for a couple of career-enhancing music videos. The eerily possessive rock ballad "Come to My Window" hit the tube first with a bizarre twofold portrait of Etheridge and her guitar and actress Juliette Lewis having a nervous breakdown. This single brought the album into the public consciousness and was quickly followed by the similarly obsessive, slow-groovin' "I'm the Only One" and the co-dependence-battling "If I Wanted To." But the album's real strength is in the hidden gems untouched by MTV programmers. The slow-building "Silent Legacy," the undulating blues scream "Yes I Am," and the playful, acoustic "Ruins" are what make this album a whole. --Sally Weinbach

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Member CD Reviews

Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC
Reviewed on 7/10/2007...
This is one of my favorite rock cds. I love the song I Am The Only One. Come To My Window is another favorite of mine.
Ani K. (goddessani) from POULSBO, WA
Reviewed on 9/13/2006...
Break out album for this gutsy rocker.
Elizabeth F. (celeria)
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Melissa Etheridge's breakthrough album. "I'm the Only One," the first single, got a lot of airtime in the early 1990s.

CD Reviews

Miraculous Melissa
goldcoastreviews | 07/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, I have bought this CD 3 times. The wear & tear of being played in the car, at home, wherever I go demanded it.At first my husband thought I was switching gears so to speak. Until he went with me to one of her concerts. He was swept away by the driving beats, the lyrical mesh of genders & he went crazy when she turned her guitar over & did a drum solo on the wood! He finally understood her talent without being jaded by her sexualism.On "Yes I Am", there is an equisite mix of tracks. From the title song to "Come To My Window", to my absolute favorite; "I Will Never Be The Same", and the thrusting get yourself up and pumping, "All American Girl".Too bad most men cannot accept Melissa for who she is. If you are secure with yourself, you do not have to be gay to say, "Yes, I Am".Thanks--CDS"
THIS IS THE FIRST ONE I'VE BOUGHT AND I LOVE IT!!
rainbowskies11 | Lacey, WA United States | 07/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was first introduced to Melissa Etheridge's music when a ex-partner dedicated a song to me, the song "Come to my Window".... I listened to the songs and then looked up the lyrics..the words struck like a chord through my body.. Then I heard the song, "I'm the only one" on the radio. All day long I was humming the chorus of that song. I decided to purchase a cassette to see if I liked the flavor of her music. I chose "Yes I Am", because it had both songs on it. I've probably listened to it 50 times since. However I prefer side one to side 2, and have listened to it more. I think the songs that seem to have the most depth are on side one, songs such as "I'm the only one", "Yes I am", "I will never be the same", "If I wanted to". I like "silent Legacy" because to me it represents the plight we've suffered as lesbians. Although I'm sure it could refer any repressed person. One the second side, I think the best song is "yes I am", the rest are okay, the last song I like just because she is singing about her father. Overall I am very happy with my first purchase."