Intimate Portrait: Women in Rock

Intimate Portrait: Women in Rock



Rhino's Lifetime Music series continues with Intimate Portrait: Women in Rock, a collection of 16 songs performed by females artists and mainly recorded in the '80s or '90s. The collection illustrates the fallacy of grouping all female artists under the heading "women in rock, " since there are too many different styles, from soft rock to hard rock, to make this disc really hold together. Nevertheless, it's a reasonably entertaining collection, if it's taken as a series of moments. Not every artist is represented by their best-known material (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are here with "French Song," Vonda Shepard is here with "Maryland"), but there are enough hits and highlights -- the Bangles' "Hazy Shade of Winter," Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop," Sam Phillips' "Baby I Can't Please You," Scandal's "Goodbye to You," Laura Branigan's "Gloria," the Pretenders' "Middle of the Road," Pat Benatar's "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," Belly's "Feed the Tree" -- to make it entertaining and even worthwhile at its midline price.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1999
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227581121
catalogNumber: 75811

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bananarama   Track Performer
Bangles   Track Performer
Pat Benatar   Track Performer
Laura Branigan   Track Performer
Eurythmics   Track Performer
Lita Ford   Track Performer
Cyndi Lauper   Track Performer
Alannah Myles   Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt   Track Performer
Scandal   Track Performer
Michelle Shocked   Track Performer
Vonda Shepard   Track Performer
Belly   Track Performer
Sam Phillips   Track Performer
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Annie Lennox   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Denise Sullivan   Liner Notes
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Waring Abbott   Back Cover,Cover Photo
Pereira   Cover Photo
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Z. Smith   Composer

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