In Flight (Linda Perry album)

In Flight[10] is the first solo album by singer and producer Linda Perry. The album was released in 1996 and was produced by Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow and Michael Jackson.[11] Perry re-released the album in 2005 on her own record label, Custard Records. It was released on CD and vinyl and re-released on streaming platforms. The release contains original videos for the singles "Freeway" and "Fill Me Up".

In Flight
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Studio album by
ReleasedSept. 16, 1996 (original)
Oct. 11, 2005 (re-release)
GenreAlternative rock, blues rock
Length58:18
LabelInterscope (original)
Custard Records, Kill Rock Stars (re-release)
ProducerBill Bottrell, Linda Perry
Linda Perry chronology
In Flight
(1996)
After Hours
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable) [2]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars [3]
Entertainment WeeklyD (1996) [4]
C+ (2005)[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars [6]
People(favorable) [7]
Q3/5 stars [8]
Robert Christgau(dud) [9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Linda Perry.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In My Dreams" 5:26
2."Freeway" 5:54
3."Uninvited" 4:25
4."Success"5:25
5."Life In A Bottle" 4:21
6."Fill Me Up" 5:00
7."Knock Me Out"6:50
8."Too Deep" 5:37
9."Taken" 3:38
10."Fruitloop Daydream"
3:25
11."Machine Man"
  • Perry
  • MacLeod
  • Gilbert
  • Schwartz
3:20
12."In Flight" 5:03

Music videosEdit

  1. "Fill Me Up" (Music Video) – 4:44
  2. "Freeway" (Music Video) – 4:35
  3. "Don't Do It" (Music video) – 4:59

SongsEdit

"In Flight" was described by Perry as a "an audio diary" inspired by Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon [12] She said she would have made it during her time as a member of 4 Non Blondes, but she "didn't have enough influence in the band". Songs such as "In My Dreams" and "Too Deep" were written during her time in the band, but not recorded. The album was intended to create an "atmosphere for visualization in the mind."

"Knock Me Out" was featured on the soundtrack of the film The Crow: City of Angels. Its melody was used by Ukrainian singer Alyosha for her entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, leading to allegations that her song "To Be Free" was plagiarized.

ReviewsEdit

Vincent Jeffrey, from All Music, proclaimed the album as, "Both subtle and bombastic, sweet and aggressive, and intellectually and sonically challenging." He also said "There are a couple overly personal moments within the In Flight playlist, like the opener 'In My Dreams,' but Perry leans on her expressive vocals to keep the dangerously sincere material interesting." [13]

Larry Cook from AllMusic said, "She does not show off with powerhouse vocals as much as her earlier album with 4 Non-Blondes, but rather displays a softer tone on many of these songs while maintaining the unique sound of her voice. In Flight is a bit moody and somewhat creepy, which isn't a bad thing at all." [13]

PersonnelEdit

Additional PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Bill Bottrell – producer
  • Linda Perry – co-producer
  • Blair Lamb and Mark Cross – engineers
  • Recorded at Toad Hall
  • Mastered by Joe Gastwirt
  • Tom Whalley – A&R direction
  • Jill Rose – project coordination

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In Flight - Linda Perry | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Linda Perry: In Flight". Music.
  3. ^ Carlozo, Lou. "Linda PerryIn Flight (Interscope) (star) (star) (star)The..." chicagotribune.com.
  4. ^ Will man, Chris (1996-09-13). "In Flight Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  5. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (2005-10-28). "In Flight Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  6. ^ "*** LINDA PERRY "In Flight" Interscope". Los Angeles Times. September 8, 1996.
  7. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: In Flight". PEOPLE.com.
  8. ^ "Linda Perry - In Flight CD Album". www.cduniverse.com.
  9. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: linda perry". www.robertchristgau.com.
  10. ^ "In Flight". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  11. ^ Stewart, Allison. "Linda Perry, Back on Her Diverted 'Flight'". Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Ex-4 Non Blonde Linda Perry soars high with 'In Flight' | Pause & Play CD and Music Site". Pause & Play. September 12, 1996.
  13. ^ a b "AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-02-27.

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