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GARDEN IN THE CITY

 

SIDE 1

1. GARDEN IN THE CITY (2:38)

2. LOVE IN MIND (3:23)

3. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING* (2:32)

4. LAY LADY LAY (6:15)

 

SIDE 2

5. JIGSAW PUZZLE (3:19)

6. DON'T YOU WAIT BY THE WATER (2:40)

7. STOP! I DON'T WANNA HERE IT ANY MORE* (2:03)

8. SOMEBODY LOVES ME (2:27)

9. PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW (2:34)

 

*From the soundtrack “R.P.M” A Stanley Kramer Production

 

Produced and directed by Peter Schekeryk except * produced by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. in conjunction with Peter Schekeryk

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Lay Lady Lay written by Bob Dylan
We Don't Know Where We're Going written by DeVorzon and Botkin Jnr.
Stop! I don't Wanna Here It written by DeVorzon, Botkin Jnr and Safka
Somebody Loves Me written by Gershwin, DeSylva and MacDonald
Jigsaw Puzzle is written by Mike Jagger and Keith Richards

 

The US album released 1972 with die-cut gatefold sleeve

Buddah Records BDS 5095

The US die-cut sleeve

 

The UK album cover came with a ‘scatch n sniff’ cover, 1972,
Buddah Records 2318 054 SUPER.

 

Instuction on the UK album cover to release the scent.

 

The Dutch LP used the inner photo from the US album as the front cover image.

Buddah Record 940.092

 

GARDEN IN THE CITY –MELANIE STORY 6

German Special Issue Buddah 57.007

Later re-issued as Buddah 6.23143

 

COMMENTS

 

An album released by Buddah after Melanie left the label,  Garden In The City consists of 2 tracks from the soundtrack of the film R.P.M. with most of the rest of the album being made up from out-takes and incomplete recordings released with out permission. Garden In The City was a track Melanie recorded for Columbia records prior to signing to Buddah.

 

In the UK the album had a special 'scratch n sniff' sleeve with the message 'Rub gently to release the magic of Melanie's Garden.' The album reached No. 19 in the UK album charts.

 

Although the album has never officially released on CD all tracks, with the exception of the full version of Somebody Loves Me have been made available on various compilations. To reconstruct the album you will need the following CDs: “The Best Of The Rest of Melanie” (We Don't Know Where We're Going, Jigsaw Puzzle, Don't You Wait By The Water, Love In Mind, People In The Front Row); “The Very Best Of Melanie” (Garden In The City, Lay Lady Lay, Somebody Loves Me (edited)); “Oldie Giants” (Stop! I Don't Wanna Hear It Anymore).

 

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