The Essence of Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester

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The Essence of Melissa Manchester Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The Essence of Melissa Manchester is a comprehensive overview of her decade's worth of recordings for Arista. During her stint at the label, she was at the peak of her popularity, racking up a string of adult contemporary hits including "Midnight Blue," "Just Too Many People," "Just You and I," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Pretty Girls," the Peabo Bryson duet "Lovers After All," and "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." All of those hits, plus several lesser-known gems like "Whenever I Call You Friend," are included on this terrific compilation, which is a definitive retrospective of her finest recordings.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Melissa Manchester 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
2 Melissa Manchester 05:49 SpotifyAmazon
3 Melissa Manchester 04:28 SpotifyAmazon
4 Melissa Manchester 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
5 Melissa Manchester 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
6 Melissa Manchester 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
7 Melissa Manchester 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
8 Melissa Manchester 03:26 SpotifyAmazon
9 Melissa Manchester 05:46 SpotifyAmazon
10 Melissa Manchester 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
11 Melissa Manchester 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
12 Melissa Manchester 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
13 Melissa Manchester 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
14 Melissa Manchester 04:44 SpotifyAmazon
15 Melissa Manchester 03:47 SpotifyAmazon
16 Melissa Manchester 04:14 SpotifyAmazon
17 Melissa Manchester 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
18 Melissa Manchester 04:06 SpotifyAmazon
19 Melissa Manchester 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
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