Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled

Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled

by Melissa Etheridge

CD(Bonus DVD)

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This best-of collection follows one of rock's most fascinating, uncompromising female artists on pretty much every step of her path -- which certainly ranks among the more individualistic trails blazed in recent memory. The greatest-hits component of the package contains 14 diverse tracks, from radio staples like "Come to My Window" and "I Want to Come Over" to selections that attest to Etheridge's flair for melding hard-rock energy with singer-songwriterly finesse, as on her blazing cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee." It's intriguing to follow Etheridge's evolution as a performer, from the windswept strummer who turned out "Ain't It Heavy" to the older and wiser -- yet a bit more vulnerable -- woman who crafted "Breathe." The set is fleshed out by a passel of newly recorded tunes, notably a wrenching cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" -- the song Etheridge chose for her first public performance, on the 2004 Grammy Awards, after undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The new originals, clearly influenced by that experience, hone in on Etheridge's innate strength, especially "I Run for Life," an unshakably affirmative song that's buoyed by a soaring melody that ranks with the best of her catalog. The personal touch of those compositions is matched in the disc's packaging, which includes song lyrics rendered in Etheridge's own handwriting. The Road Less Traveled is a true survivor's road map -- one that fans are sure to pull out until it's dog-eared.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
Label: Island
UPC: 0602498839942
catalogNumber: 000519600
Rank: 4170


Disc 1

  1. Refugee
  2. Similar Features
  3. Like the Way I Do
  4. Bring Me Some Water
  5. You Can Sleep While I Drive
  6. No Souvenirs
  7. Ain't It Heavy
  8. I'm the Only One
  9. Come to My Window
  10. If I Wanted To
  11. I Want to Come Over
  12. Angels Would Fall
  13. Lucky
  14. Christmas in America
  15. Piece of My Heart
  16. This Is Not Goodbye
  17. I Run for Life

Disc 2

  1. Similar Features
  2. Like the Way I Do
  3. Bring Me Some Water
  4. You Can Sleep While I Drive
  5. No Souvenirs
  6. Ain't It Heavy
  7. I'm the Only One
  8. Come to My Window
  9. If I Wanted To
  10. I Want to Come Over
  11. Angels Would Fall
  12. Refugee

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melissa Etheridge   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Melissa Etheridge   Composer,Producer
Tom Petty   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Executive Producer
Niko Bolas   Producer,Engineer
David Cole   Producer,Engineer
Rob Fraboni   Executive Producer
Craig Krampf   Producer
Kevin McCormick   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Rick Parashar   Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
John Shanks   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer,Remixing

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Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Road Less Traveled is put together like a fine piece of art. Every song is put in order of not only album but also sounds!!! The new song I run For Life is the best song I have heard!!!!!