Breakdown (album)


Breakdown (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Breakdown
Type = Album
Artist = Melissa Etheridge


Released = October 5, 1999
Recorded = ???
Genre = Rock
Length = 53:50
Label = Island
Producer = Melissa Etheridge,
John Shanks
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:br65mp9h9fco~T1 link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/melissaetheridge/albums/album/108461/review/6067694/breakdown link]
Last album = "Your Little Secret"
(1995)
This album = "Breakdown"
(1999)
Next album = "Skin"
(2001)

"Breakdown" is the sixth album by singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). A Limited Edition version of the album was simultaneously released featuring three bonus tracks.

"Scarecrow" is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, and his family and friends.

Track listing

All songs by Melissa Etheridge, except where noted

#"Breakdown" – 3:54
#"Angels Would Fall" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:39
#"Stronger Than Me" – 4:08
#"Into the Dark" – 4:59
#"Enough of Me" – 4:39
#"Truth of the Heart" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:31
#"Mama I'm Strange" – 4:29
#"Scarecrow" – 5:21
#"How Would I Know" – 4:15
#"My Lover" – 5:45
#"Sleep" – 7:10 [standard pressing] / 4:39 [Limited Edition pressing]
#"Touch and Go"* – 4:36
#"Cherry Avenue"* – 4:29
#"Beloved"* – 7:54

* Limited Edition bonus tracks

Personnel

*Melissa Etheridge - acoustic guitar, vocals
*Kenny Aronoff - drums, marimba, shaker
*Jon Brion - guitar
*Mark Browne - bass
*Matt Chamberlain - drums
*Steve Ferrone - percussion, drums
*Rami Jaffee - keyboard
*Jim Keltner - drums
*Greg Leisz - guitar, mandolin, lap steel guitar, pedals
*Brian MacLeod - percussion, drum loop
*Pino Palladino - bass
*John Shanks - dulcimer, guitar, harp, marimba, background vocals
*Patrick Warren - keyboard
*Gota Yashiki - drum loop

Production

*Producers: Melissa Etheridge, John Shanks
*Engineers: Marc DeSisto, Greg Goldman
*Assistant engineers: John Aguto, Tom Nellen, Geoff Walcha
*Mixing: Bob Clearmountain, Tom Lord-Alge, Chris Lord-Alge
*Mastering: Bob Ludwig
*studio technician: Brett Allen
*Art direction: Scott Denton Cardew
*Artwork: Scott Denton Cardew
*Photography: Barbara Green, Rocky Schenck
*Hair stylist: Bernhard Tammé

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Singles - Billboard (North America)

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