Under Their Influence
This album began with my wanting to cover a song or two, thinking I would add them to an upcoming release. When I began to investigate which songs to choose, I quickly realized that the project had enormous snowball potential and soon Vaughn and I found we were putting together an entire collection. While some of the songs are very well known, it was important to me also to include songs I have fallen in love with, that, for whatever reason, did not get the airplay or respect I felt they deserved. The actual impact a song can have over a person has always been mystifying; the way in which a stranger's word can reach you, how a melody can hold you captive, the power of harmony as it sweeps you away. For me, this album is, in part, a "thank you" to the songs, to the writers and musicians who persevered for their art. We have tried to approach each song with a slightly different take while still respecting the original recording that made each one so incredible. I hope that we have attained that goal. I can say with certainty that it has been an honor to give it our best shot. Thanks so much, Melissa 1. 'Anticipation' written by Carly Simon 2. 'You Got It' written by Roy Orbison, Tom Petty & Jeffrey Lynne 3. 'Where You Lead' written by Carole King & Toni Stern 4. 'Leaving On A Jet Plane' written by John Denver 5. 'It's Only Love' written by Mary Chapin Carpenter & Randy Scruggs 6. 'When You Say Nothing At All' written by Don Schlitz & Paul Overstreet 7. 'I Envy the Wind' written by Lucinda Williams 8. 'Waiting For My Angel To Show' written by Don Schlitz 9. 'Have A Little Faith In Me' written by John Hiatt 10. 'Dig Down Deep' written by Marc Cohn 11. 'What Are You Waiting For' written by Blue Miller & Beth Miekos 12. 'Fields Of Gray' written by Bruce R. Hornsby 13. 'Unglued' written by Bob Mair and Joel Wachbrit.
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