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Melissa Manchester
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Melissa Manchester
Title: Tribute
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Polydor / Umgd
Release Date: 10/3/1989
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Tributes
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042284127325, 042284127318, 042284127349

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In Standard form!
Alan Russo | Cambridge, MA USA | 07/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a Tribute to the artists that inspired Melissa. It showcases Melissa's ability as a unique singer. In the opening track, Over The Rainbow, she sings very close to the later year Judy versions. Her voice is in full bloom all around this classic song which has been sung in many different styles by many different artists. This version is the only one I know of that could stand ground next to the original. It is sung beautifully, from the seldom sung intro to the tingling climax. Other highlights includes Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose. It is sung in French and English. It's very interesting listening to the tones in her voice as they differ in both languages. Rosemary Clooney's Tenderly is also sung full and rich and is one of my favorites on the CD. Dionne Warwick's Walk On By is remade in a more Jazzy contemporary style which brought Melissa her last chart hit reaching the top 10 on the A/C Chart. She also holds her note for quite a while! Stardust is also a favorite among listeners. The Kind Of Man A Woman Needs is her tribute to Barbra Striesand. Two different voices, but similar effect. In 1976, Melissa did her first tribute, a comercial with Ella Fitzgerald for Memorex Tapes. Here she sings Ella's Lady Be Good, complete with scatting! Written by Gershwin, one of her favorite composers. She should do a songwriter tribute and include her own, Come In From The Rain. If any of you like the standards, you should check out The Johnny Mercer Tribute CD that includes melissa's awesome version of Skylark as well as a duet with Johnny Mathis called Glow Worm."
FredericWhite | Montreal,Canada | 05/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I consider this CD to be VOCALLY one of the best full length recordings from the catalogue of MELISSA MANCHESTER. The CD is timeless and the perfect background mood music when entertaining friends. On this CD, Manchester demonstrates her unique gift. She vocally KNOWS HOW TO DELIVER THE MEANING AND EMOTION OF LYRICS. Often, we are blown away by the vocal technique/acrobatics. We often forget to notice if the artist touched us by conveying the message of the song. MELISSA will touch you with this CD. It is one of the best POP VOCALS you can find ! Worth purchasing."
Leaves me wanting more!
Pamela S. Johnson | Clarkston, Michigan United States | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have always loved Melissa Manchester and I think she is extremely underrated. Her beautiful, flexible, clear and powerful voice is in top shape as she moves fluidly from well below middle C and to around a high A or B flat. "Over the Rainbow" was souful and the pitches were perfect. "Vie en Rose" is wonderful, romantic and skillfully articulated in French. "Walk on By" originally done by Dionne Warwick, was so well done by Melissa, that, it rivals the original artist. And, "Star Dust" has not been done by a more contemporary artist that I can recall, and was another pleasant surprise. There is not a song that I did not like either in terms of the title she chose or her performance of it. You will not be sorry, even if you are strictly a pop music fan--her performance of this material places her in a new genre of divas. It was truly transcending, leaving me hopeful for more like this one. Thank you Melissa!"