You Gotta Love the Life

You Gotta Love the Life

by Melissa Manchester


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Vocalist Melissa Manchester's 20th studio album, 2015's You Gotta Love the Life, is an eclectic recording featuring a handful of her personal favorite songs, as well as brand new original pieces. Included are such standards as "From This Moment On," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," and "Something Wonderful," as well as Manchester's cover of the Ronettes' classic girl group anthem "Be My Baby." Also included are such newly minted songs as the soulful "You Are My Heart," and "Feelin' for You" with blues guitarist Keb' Mo'. Produced by Manchester, along with Terry Wollman, You Gotta Love the Life also features guest appearances from such artists as Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and the late Joe Sample.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2015
Label: Long Run Entertainme
UPC: 0700261408224
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 101431

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melissa Manchester   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Terry Wollman   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Hi String,Mando-Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Jarreau   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dionne Warwick   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dave Koz   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Joe Sample   Piano,fender rhodes,Guest Appearance
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,8-string Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Melanie Taylor   Background Vocals
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Keb' Mo'   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Steve Welch   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Steve Baxter   Trombone
Stephan Oberhoff   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Synthesizer Harp
Vangie Gunn   Background Vocals
John Lewis   Percussion,Drums
Steve Wilkinson   Bass
Dwan Hill   Organ
Marcus Finnie   Drums
John Proulx   Piano
Citrus Singers   Background Vocals
Peter Hume   Guitar
Tom Evans   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Loren Clark   Bass
Antonio Pontarelli   Violin
Garrison Holder   Background Vocals
Susan Holder   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Terry Wollman   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Irving Berlin   Composer,Lyricist
Melissa Manchester   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements,Concept,Creation
Joe Sample   Arranger
Ellie Greenwich   Composer,Lyricist
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer,Lyricist
Phil Spector   Composer,Lyricist
Greg Barnhill   Composer,Lyricist
Jeff Barry   Composer,Lyricist
Andy Bradley   Engineer
Hal David   Composer,Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist
Tim Jaquette   Engineer
Peter Kelsey   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer,Lyricist
Steve Sykes   Engineer
Lee Thornburg   Horn Arrangements
Sharon Vaughn   Composer,Lyricist
Keb' Mo'   Producer
Stephan Oberhoff   Arranger
Paul Reiser   Composer,Lyricist,Vocal Arrangements
Joanna Cotten   Composer,Lyricist
Lena Ringstad   Art Direction
Sara Niemietz   Composer,Lyricist
John Proulx   Composer,Lyricist
Casey Wasner   Engineer
Michael Hunter Ochs   Composer,Lyricist
Dan Thom   Executive Producer
Susan Thom   Executive Producer
Steven Cagan   Composer,Lyricist

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You Gotta Love the Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lancmike More than 1 year ago
10 out of 10 for Melissa's long awaited new album! From the opening beat of "You Gotta Love The Life" to the gentle hum on the closing track "Something Wonderful" , Melissa takes the listener on a musical journey that's pleasing to the ears.