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COWABONGA
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A WAVE

 

1. RACING HEART (4:28)

2. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN (3:36)

3. SHOW YOU (3:27)

4. RUBY TUESDAY (4:00)

5. TO BE A STAR (4:13)

6. ON A LAM FROM THE LAW (2:17)

7. ANOTHER LIE (3:30)

8. PREMATURELY GREY (3:06)

9. WINDOW PANE (4:03)

10. CHOSEN FEW (4.13)

11. LOVIN' THE BOY NEXT DOOR (3:22)

 

Track Listing follows the UK issue.
The German issue swaps tracks 9 and 10 around.

 

Music and Lyrics by Melanie Safka Schekeryk except
What Have They Done To The Rain written by Melvina Reynolds
Ruby Tuesday written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk

Racing Heart, Prematurely Grey recorded at Fidelity Studios Cal. Engineered by Cliff Zelelman

 

To Be A Star arranged by David Campbell – backing vocals by Raven Kane

Backing Vocals on Ruby Tuesday, What Have The Done To The Rain, Show You

 and Chosen Few by Devon Salan.

 

 

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German release in 1988 on BAIERLE Records

LP 572 61012 AL

CD 572 61013 CY

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UK release in 1989 on FOOD FOR THOUGHT

LP GRUB 12

CD GRUB 12

COMMENTS

 

This 1989 release was Melanie's first album in the UK for nearly six years. It was first released in Germany in 1988. Like its predecessor is has a 'soft rock' sound. In fact four of the tracks, To Be A Star, On A Lam From The Law, Another Lie and Window Pane are taken directly from Melanie 1987, while Show You is a re-recording. Ruby Tuesday is also a re-recording and Lovin' The Boy Next Door is taken directly from Melanie's previous UK release Seventh Wave. The remaining tracks Racing Heart, What Have They Done To The Rain, Prematurely Grey and Chosen Few are new songs.

 

While the quality of the UK CD is generally good, Another Lie suffers badly from tape hiss, particularly noticeable as the track ends. This is not the case with the German issue.

Ruby Tuesday b/w Show You was released as a single. The CD (CDYUM 117) and 12" (12YUM 117) include Rock and Roll Heart (the Melanie 1987 version).

 

Information on German CD release supplied by Brian.

 

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