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This Is M.E.
This Is M.E.
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Studio album by Melissa Etheridge
Released September 30, 2014
Genre Rock
Length 41:11
Label ME Records
Producer Jerry Wonda, RoccStar, Jerrod Bettis, Jon Levine, Melissa Etheridge [1]
Melissa Etheridge chronology
4th Street Feeling
(2012)4th Street Feeling2012
This Is M.E.
(2014)
Memphis Rock And Soul
(2016)Memphis Rock And Soul2016
Singles from This Is M.E.
  1. "Take My Number"
    Released: July 1, 2014 [2]
  2. "Monster"
    Released: March 30, 2015 [3]

This Is M.E. is the thirteenth studio album by American rock/pop musician Melissa Etheridge, released on September 30, 2014 by Etheridge's own label ME Records, which is distributed by Primary Wave Records. It features eleven tracks on the standard release and four bonus tracks on the Target exclusive version.[4]

Reception

Chart history

Etheridge has embarked on an extensive promotional tour in support of the album, appearing on such shows as The Meredith Vieira Show, Entertainment Tonight, The View, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael.

In its first week on the Billboard 200, This Is M.E. debuted at No. 21. It also debuted at No. 23 on the Digital Albums chart, and No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums chart,[5] selling 14,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 50,000 copies in the United States as of September 2016.[6]

Critical reception

Allmusic said of the album, "There's something appealing in hearing Etheridge try a number of new sounds: not everything fits but the restlessness is admirable", and awarded the album three stars.[7]Rolling Stone also awarded the album three stars, and wrote "As always, her voice can walk a fine line between passionate and histrionic, but when she dials it back on the smoldering 'Like A Preacher', it's clear that this honeymoon might be the start of a whole new her."[8]

Album cover

On June 18, 2014, Etheridge posted a video to her YouTube page calling for fans to submit photos of themselves for her new album cover.[9] Etheridge said of this "Because my fans are such a huge part of ME, and I wouldn't be ME without YOU, I took photos submitted by my fans and turned it into my album cover".[10] The finished album cover is a mosaic of numerous small photos of fans, with colors slightly tinted to form the appearance of Etheridge.

Track listing

All songs written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.[7][11]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Won't Be Alone Tonight" Melissa Etheridge, Jon Levine 4:28
2. "Take My Number" Etheridge, Jerrod Bettis 3:55
3. "A Little Hard Hearted" Etheridge, Levine 3:49
4. "Do It Again" Etheridge, Arden Altino, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Angela Hunte 2:59
5. "Monster" Etheridge, Altino, Duplessis 3:29
6. "Ain't That Bad" Etheridge, Leon "RoccStar" Youngblood Jr. 3:12
7. "All the Way Home" Etheridge, Levine 4:14
8. "Like a Preacher" Etheridge, Bettis, Noah Diamond, Kelsey Eckstein 4:05
9. "Stranger Road" Etheridge, Levine 3:25
10. "A Little Bit of Me" Etheridge, Bettis, Christian Seibert 3:26
11. "Who Are You Waiting For" Etheridge 4:09
Total length: 41:11

Personnel

Performance Credits

  • Melissa Etheridge Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
  • Bernard Grobman Guitar, Steel Guitar
  • Jon Levine Organ, Bass, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards
  • Randy Cooke Drums
  • Angela Hunt Vocals
  • Angela Hunte Vocals
  • Natalie Walker Vocals
  • Jonathan Li Voices
  • Farrah "Fendi" Fleurimond Vocals
  • MBF Voices
  • Jerrod Bettis Bass
  • M B F Voices
  • Jon Levin Organ, Piano, Keyboards
  • Melissa Papp Voices
  • Amritha Vaz Strings
  • Neyla Pekarek Cello, Vocals
  • Jon Sosin Banjo, Ukulele
  • Bruce Crews Voices
  • Jamale Hopkins Percussion, Drums
  • Roccstar Guitar
  • Brie Biblow Voices
  • Natalie Loren Walker Vocals
  • Robert L. Morris Drums. Percussion

Technical Credits

  • Melissa Etheridge Composer, Executive Producer
  • Stephen Marcussen Mastering
  • Jon Levine Composer, Producer
  • Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Composer, Producer
  • Josh Grabelle Artwork
  • J.J. Blair Engineer
  • Arden Altino Composer
  • Angela Hunte Composer
  • Sergio "Sergical" Tsai Engineer
  • Nick Radovanovic Associate Remixing Engineer
  • Arden "Keyz" Altino Producer
  • Daniel Piscina Engineer
  • Christian Seibert Composer
  • Josh Gwilliam Engineer
  • Andrew Robertson Engineer
  • Jerrod Bettis Composer, Producer
  • Lance Powell Engineer
  • Todd Hurtt Engineer
  • Roccstar Composer, Producer
  • Ralph Rhim Engineer
  • Noah Diamond Composer
  • Kelsey Eckstein Composer
  • Ralph Phim Engineer
  • Marcel Pariseau Public Relations

YouTube

On October 3, 2014, singer/songwriter Sam Tsui released a video on YouTube of his cover of "A Little Hard Hearted," in which featured Melissa Etheridge as well.[13]

Chart (2014-15) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 34
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 61
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 106
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 34
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 96
US Billboard 200[20] 21
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 5

References

  1. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Official Store - This is M.E. CD". Melissa Etheridge Official Store - This is M.E. CD. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Take My Number - Single by Melissa Etheridge". iTunes. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Monster- Single by Melissa Etheridge". iTunes. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E. (Deluxe Edition)". Target. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ "Melissa Etheridge". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "This Is M.E. - Melissa Etheridge". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone This Is M.E. 3-Star Review". Melissaetheridge.com. September 24, 2014. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME - Album Photo Submissions". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ "Melissa Etheridge - This is M.E. Mosaic". Melissaetheridge.com. Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "ACE Repertory - Etheridge Melissa". ASCAP. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "This Is M.E. by Melissa Etheridge". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "A Little Hard Hearted (Sam Tsui and Melissa Etheridge)". Retrieved 2014. 
  14. ^ "Australiancharts.com - Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E.". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at - Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E." (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be - Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E." (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E." (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E.". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  21. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  22. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2016.

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