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MELANIE LIVE AT DRURY LANE 1974

AN EVENING WITH MELANIE, THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE, 1974

 

SIDE 1

1. LOVE TO LOSE AGAIN (5:40)

2. CHART SONG (4:27)

3. THE DESERT SONG (5:12)

4. PRETTY BOY FLOYD (4:22)

5. YES SIR, THAT’S MY BABY (2:52)

 

SIDE 2

1. MAYBE NOT FOR A LIFETIME (3:18)

2. WE’RE THROUGH (5:40)

3. TUNING MY GUITAR (4:15)

4. SWEET MISERY (3:13)

5. SOMEDAY I’LL BE A FARMER (2:59)

 

Concert arrangement by Melanie

Concert production by Peter Schekeryk

 

Side 1 features

Mike Heron: acoustic guitar, lead vocals on The Desert Song and background vocals

Robin Williamson: kalimba, tin whistle and background vocals
Ron Frangipane: piano

 

Side 2

Ron Frangipane: piano on Maybe Not For A Lifetime

 

All sections lyrics and melodies by Melanie except

The Desert Song: words and music by Mike Heron

Pretty Boy Floyd : words and music Woody Guthrie

Yes Sir, That’s My Baby written by Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson

 

“Flowering of Light” illustrations Sulamith Wulfing

 

Audio recordings recovery and restoration by Article 27 Music, assisted by Sonicraft A2DX Lab.

Mixed at Jackpot Recording Studio by Larry Crane with Beau Jarred Schekeryk

 

 

Vinyl album released by Article 27 Music as part of Record Store Day 2020

September 26, 2020

 

Article 27 Music 6-281-32/001

Barcode 6 86091 72094 4

© Melanie & Article 27 Music

 

COMMENTS

 

Packaged in a gatefold sleeve and pressed in red vinyl the album features ten songs recorded live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, Sunday June 23, 1974, with guest musicians Mike Heron and Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band and pianist and arranger Ron Frangipane.  All tracks are previously unreleased except Chart Song, which was included on the album As I See It Now.

 

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