1975 Melissa Manchester – Melissa

Melissa is the third album by Melissa Manchester, released on the Arista Records label in 1975. It reached #12 on the Billboard Albums chart on the strength of her first U.S. Top Ten hit “Midnight Blue” (#6). In 2001 the album was re-released.

Tracks

1  We’ve Got Time (Melissa Manchester; Carole Bayer Sager) 04:33
2  Party Music (Melissa Manchester; David Wolfert) 03:26
3  Just Too Many People (Melissa Manchester; Vini Poncia) 03:49
4  Stevie’s Wonder (Melissa Manchester; Carole Bayer Sager) 03:36
5  This Lady’s Not Home Today (Melissa Manchester; Carole Bayer Sager) 04:43
6  Love Havin’ You Around (Stevie Wonder; Syreeta Wright) 04:39
Midnight Blue (Melissa Manchester; Carole Bayer Sager) 04:06
8  It’s Gonna Be Alright (Melissa Manchester; Adrienne Anderson) 03:18
9  I Got Eyes (Melissa Manchester) 02:48
10  I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore (Randy Newman) 05:03

Musicians

1 We’ve Got Time

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Acoustic GuitarDavid Wolfert
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsMelissa Manchester


2 Party Music

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
ClavinetJames Newton-Howard
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionKirk Bruner
PianoMelissa Manchester
Background VocalsLucy Mike
VocalsMelissa Manchester


3 Just Too Many People

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
SaxJohn Rotella
SaxTrevor Lawrence
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsMelissa Manchester


4 Stevie’s Wonder

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionKirk Bruner
VocalsMelissa Manchester


5 This Lady’s Not Home Today

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
OrganJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
SaxTrevor Lawrence
PercussionKing Errisson
VocalsMelissa Manchester


6 Love Havin’ You Around

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
ClavinetMelissa Manchester
OrganJames Newton-Howard
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SaxGene Dinwiddie
SaxTrevor Lawrence
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsMelissa Manchester


7 Midnight Blue

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Acoustic GuitarDavid Wolfert
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
PercussionKirk Bruner
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsMelissa Manchester


8 It’s Gonna Be Alright

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsKirk Bruner
GuitarDavid Wolfert
ClavinetJames Newton-Howard
PianoMelissa Manchester
SaxTrevor Lawrence
SaxGene Dinwiddie
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionKing Errisson
VocalsMelissa Manchester


9 I Got Eyes

BassCooker Lo Presti
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Electric PianoMelissa Manchester
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionMorton K Salt
Background VocalsBrie Howard
Background VocalsKirk Bruner
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsMelissa Manchester


10 I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore

PianoMelissa Manchester
SaxTrevor Lawrence
VocalsMelissa Manchester

Liner Notes

Producer – Vini Poncia
Producer – Richard Perry (Executive)
Arranged By (Horns) – Trevor Lawrence (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Trevor Lawrence (Tracks 5, 7, 10)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Track 10)
Conductor – Melissa Manchester (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Reed Stanley
Engineer (Recording) – Bob Schaper
Engineer (Remix) – Bill Schnee

Art Direction – Robert L Heimall
Design – Arton Associates
Illustration – Pacific Eye & Ear
Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Lacquer Cut At – The Mastering Lab
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – A&R Studios
Remixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood