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When I Look Down That Road
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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L. Kelsey | Riverside, CA. United States | 08/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"at this time in my life, this is the "soundtrack," if you will, for this period. I love Melissa and I absolutely LOVE THIS CD! When Melissa sings about "Bend," "Crazy Lovin' You," "Where the Truth Lies" and "After all This Time," it's as if she's peering into a window into my life and relationship with my husband. With "Angels Dancing" and "Still Myself," a window into my soul when I'm in self reflection and with "A Mother's Prayer," what I want for my daughters. I've always been a big fan of Melissa's music ("Home to Myself," anyone?)from the beginning and while she was away, I missed her much. Like she said, "I'll Know You by Your Heart" and I knew when I bought this CD, my soul would be nourished. A welcome return by an artist who was my "Norah Jones" when I was younger and whose work rings true at this point in my life...A CLASSIC!"
Victor Vail | Rockville, MD USA | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever stumble upon something in nature - so fragile, so beautiful - you hold your breathe, absorbing as much as you can see or hear... knowing that what you've stumbled upon is truly unique and needs to be fully appreciated...Probably makes no sense to you - unless you've heard this CD. Right from the first track, my ears strained to absorb as much as I possibly could of what Melissa Manchester was offering . I was instantly surprised (& impressed) at the new smokiness in her voice, loving the accoustic accompaniments, the raw-emotion lyrics... When the first track ended, I played it again. After it played the second time, I laid down on the floor & played it yet again - lights out, eyes closed - and just absorbed every note I could.Most of the album is like this. One track misses the mark, for me (track #9) - but other than that, the CD is flawless. It's one of those CDs that will stay in my CD player for a long, long time. (Much like Lorraine Feather's "Cafe Society" CD)Manchester's new CD is truly haunting - musically & lyrically. Someimes, in the past, she's had a tendancy to "oversing" - not so, with this new effort. And, it pays off, too. She's produced an incredible musical jewel - you can feel the love she's poured into this project - and it's so worth every cent paid to own it.As a matter of fact, I've bought 4 additional copies of this CD (as gifts for friends) - and know I'll be buying more. It's a very, very important CD. The fact that Melissa writes in her liner notes how, after 10 years, she's returning to what she loved doing, is inspirational to so many of us out there who might currently feel like they've been "running in place" for too long & have lost their sense of direction. This CD has even helped me to examine where I am in life - and my own wants/needs.Quite an accomplishment, this CD - and I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Quietly soulful collection...Bravo Melissa!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Haunting illumination open this superb collection of very personal songs and "I'll Know You By Your Heart" is so fine! "Angels Dancing" a soft rocker has great tempo changes and breaks in some inspired harmonica rifts mixed with hot guitar licks and a loose Manchester vocal. Classic piano open "Bend" that is unmistakably Melissa with a fine vocal that weaves a spell and pleads for openmindness a timely topic with a certain urgency today. Bongo and a soft guitar brilliantly surround a glorious "When Paris Was A Woman" which features a quitely passionate vocal by Melissa. "After All This Time" is a flowing power-passion soft rocker that features another inspired vocal mixed with great players! Playful and fun is "Lucky Break" and introspective examination of past to present is the theme of title song "When I Look Down That Road". A brilliant teaming with Rupert Holmes produces the haunting and mystical "Where The Truth Lies" weaving a spell of regret over unrequited love. "Thank You For Your Faith In Me" is a passionate song of thanks to another for believing while "Still Myself" is a deep inward look of self exmination. "Crazy Loving You" celebrates quirky blind love and "A Mother's Prayer" is classic Melissa at the keyboard and singing great on this beautiful closer in a winning collection of originals...don't miss this great work and hopefully Grammy won't miss this great set either...Bravo Melissa!"