The Message (Chi Coltrane album)

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The Message
Studio album by
StudioSound Mill Studio LTD (England)
Genre Pop rock
Label Teldec
Producer Chi Coltrane
Chi Coltrane chronology
Ready to Roll
The Message
The Comeback Concert — Live In Vienna
Singles from The Message
  1. "I Didn't Want to Fall in Love"
    Released: 1986

The Message is the sixth studio album by American singer Chi Coltrane, released in 1986 by German label Teldec. "I Didn't Want to Fall in Love" was the sole single to be released from the album.


Critical reception

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In a retrospective review for AllMusic, critic Charles Donovan wrote that "The Message follows the same pattern as Ready to Roll -- a grab-bag of uptempo, synth numbers, and languid ballads.", adding that "As before, nothing here wrenches the heart in the way Coltrane's first few albums did." [1]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Chi Coltrane.

Side one
2."Heart of Stone"2:54
3."Work to Make Money"4:52
4."You Don't Love Me"4:21
Side two
5."I Didn't Want to Fall in Love"4:16
6."The Message"3:21
7."Blinded by Love"4:18
9."Goodbye My Love"5:33
Total length:39:06


Credits are adapted from the liner notes of The Message. [2]

Production and artwork

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  1. 1 2 Donovan, Charles. "The Message – Chi Coltrane". AllMusic . Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. The Message (CD booklet). Chi Coltrane. Teldec. 1986.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)