Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show Vinyl LP
Melissa Etheridge The Medicine Show Vinyl LP
Reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), iconic Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge sounds as rousing as ever on The Medicine Show, bringing a new level of artistry to her fifteenth studio recording. Melissa comments, "Calling the album The Medicine Show puts straight up, front and center, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it. It influences every song on the album. We're not afraid of this anymore. We've come a long way."
The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels; "Shaking" about national anxiety, "Here Comes the Pain," personalizing the opioid crisis, the unifying "Human Chain" about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic "Love Will Live." More highlights include the album-closer, "Last Hello" drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious "Wild and Lonely," and "Faded By Design," exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.
For the recording, Shanks teamed Melissa with drummer Victor Indrizzo, bassist Chris Chaney and keyboardist Max Hart. The sessions were done largely live in studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material, the performances rocking with bold colors. Shanks extended the arrangements on many of the songs with his guitar and for the ballad "I Know You Know" brought in electronic strings orchestrated by David Campbell, whose hundreds of acclaimed credits include work with Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney, as well as past works for Adele, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Maroon 5 and Beck.
Melissa Etheridge The Medicine Show Track Listing:
1. The Medicine Show
2. Wild And Lonely
4. Woman Like You
5. Faded By Design
6. I Know You
7. This Human Chain
8. Love Will Live
9. Here Comes The Pain
11. Last Hello
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