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BALLROOM STREETS

 

SIDE 1

1. RUNNING AFTER LOVE (4:24)

2. HOLDIN’ OUT *(3:15)

3. CYCLONE/CANDLES IN THE RAIN (7:18)

4. BEAUTIFUL SADNESS (5:43)

 

SIDE 2

5. DO YOU BELIEVE (3:52)

6. NICKEL SONG (3:03)
7. ANY GUY * (3:08)

8. LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG (4:17)

9. I BELIEVE (3:49)

 

SIDE 3

10. POET (3:50)

11. SAVE ME (6:53)

12. TOGETHER ALONE (3:26)

13. RUBY TUESDAY (6:36)

 

SIDE 4

14. BUCKLE DOWN (3:14)

15. MIRANDA (3:46)

16. BRAND NEW KEY (3:38)

17. GROUNDHOG DAY * (4:01)

18. FRIENDS & COMPANY * (6:50)

 

*tracks not include on the CD release

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Ruby Tuesday written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Miranda written by Phil Ochs

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk for World United Record Company

Recorded at Triiad Recording Studios, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Engineered by Michael Laskow with Paul Kaminsky
Assistant Engineer: Kurt Saxenmeyer

 

Melanie: Acoustic Guitar

Sal DeTroia: Acoustic Guitar

Robbie Georgia: Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Dobro
Bob Leone: Bass
Louis Cabaza: Keyboards

Tony Battaglia: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Electric Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Stan Kipper: Drums

The Persuasions: Background Vocals on I Believe (Secret Of The Darkness)

John Tegthoff: Organ
Mary McCaffrey: Background Vocals

 

 

Album first released in the US in 1978 on TOMATO Records TOM-2-9003

Canadian LP released 1978 on TOMATO Records 2239-9002

UK LP release in 1979 by RCA Records RCA XL 3073(2)

Netherlands LP released 1979 RCA XL-03073

German reissue 1989 TOMATO 2696051

 

CD RELEASE

 

 

Dutch CD originally released in 1989 on

 TOMATO Records 2 696052

Barcode: 0 27726 906052 4

 

US CD Release in 1994 on

WEA/ATLANTIC/RHINO R2 71283

Barcode: 0 8122-712832-2 6

1. RUNNING AFTER LOVE (4:24)

2. CYCLONE/CANDLES IN THE RAIN (7:18)

3. BEAUTIFUL SADNESS (5:43)

4. DO YOU BELIEVE (3:52)

5. NICKEL SONG (3:03)
6. LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG (4:17)

7. I BELIEVE (SECRET OF DARKNES) (3:49)

8. POET (3:50)

9. SAVE ME (6:53)

10. TOGETHER ALONE (3:26)

11. RUBY TUESDAY (6:36)

12. BUCKLE DOWN (3:14)

13. MIRANDA (3:46)

14. BRAND NEW KEY (3:38)

 

CD booklet contains the original sleeve note and lyrics to the songs.

 

 

OTHER CD RELEASE

 

new_TN_RUB~1

German CD released in 2002 by UNIVERSE 4059

Made available again 2015  by Falcon Neue Medien

Barcode: 4 013659 040590

 

1. RUBY TUESDAY (6:34)

2. BRAND NEW KEY (3:37)

3, DO YOU BELIEVE (3:51)

4. POET (3:44)

5. BUCKLE DOWN (3:10)

6. NICKEL SONG (3:02)

7. BEAUTIFUL SADNESS (5:39)

8. CYCLONE/CANDLES IN THE RAIN (7:20)

9. I BELIEVE (SECRET OF DARKNESS) (3:48)

10. MIRANDA (3:45)

11. TOGETHER ALONE (3:16)

12. RUNNING AFTER LOVE (4:23)

13. SAVE ME (6:51)

14. LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG, MA (4:19)

 

All tracks taken from BALLROOM STREETS

Licenced from Charley Licensing

Courtesy of The Tomato Company Lic

 

COMMENTS

 

This album was issued in 1978 as a double album on the Tomato label in the US (TOM-2-9003) and in the UK on the RCA label (XL 03073[2]). Essentially Ballroom Streets is a live album but recorded in the studio with a small audience. It mixed new recordings of old and recent material along with some new songs. Unlike her previous live albums which featured just Melanie and her guitar, this time she is with a full band and some tracks, like Cyclone/Candles In The Rain and Ruby Tuesday, demonstrate that Melanie could produce blistering rock numbers along with the best of them, though not always to the approval of all fans.

 

When the CD was first issued in 1989 the full double album could not be fitted onto a single disc and a 2CD set would presumable have been too expensive to produce. Therefore, the album was shortened and four tracks dropped. The CD does not include Holding Out, Any Guy, Groundhog Day and Friends and Co. Nowadays technology has advanced and it is possible to produce CDs with much longer running times and the whole album could now be fitted on to a single disc.

 

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