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GATHER ME

 

US album released in October 1971 on

Neigborhood Records - NRS 47001

UK album released December 1971 on

Buddah Records

BUDDAH DELUXE 2322 002

SIDE 1

1. LITTLE BIT OF ME (4:11)

2. SOME DAY I'LL BE A FARMER (2:50)

3. STEPPIN' (3:26)

4. BRAND NEW KEY (2:24)

5. RING AROUND THE MOON (0:40)

6. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:03)

- Ring The Living Bell, Shine The Living Light (Chant)

- Ring The Living Bell
- Shine The Living Light (Chant Reprised)

 

SIDE 2

7. RAILROAD (2:50)

8. KANSAS (1:47)

9. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (3:07)

10. CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE (4:39)

11. WHAT WONDROUS LOVE (4:52)

12. BABY DAY (3:43)

13. TELL ME WHY (1:27)

 

Grey card sleeve

German LP Buddah Records 2318 010 also

Buddah 201.709

 

SIDE 1

1. LITTLE BIT OF ME (4:11)

2. WHAT WONDROUS LOVE (4:52)

3. STEPPIN' (3:26)

4. BRAND NEW KEY (2:24)

5. RING AROUND THE MOON (0:40)

6. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:03)

- Ring The Living Bell, Shine The Living Light (Chant)

- Ring The Living Bell
- Shine The Living Light (Chant Reprised)

 

SIDE 2

7. RAILROAD (2:50)

8. KANSAS (1:47)

9. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (3:07)

10. CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE (4:39)

11. SOME DAY I'LL BE A FARMER (2:50)

12. BABY DAY (3:43)

13. TELL ME WHY (1:27)

 

LPs manufactured by Deutche Grammophon for distribution in Europe had a slight change to the track running order.

 

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Tell Me Why written by Parish/Edwards/Speath

What Wondrous Love arranged and adapted by Melanie

 

Melanie: Guitar,

Sal DiTroia: Nylon and Electric Guitar

Roger Kellerway: Prepare Piano

Johnny Pacheco: Conga Drum
Donald MacDonald, Buddy Saltzman

Robert J. Gregg: Drums

Jean (Toots) Thielemans: Lead Harmonica

Gilbert Chimes, Michael Chimes: Chord Harmonica

George March: Woodwinds

Don Payne: Fender Bass,

 

Arther Kaplan: Contracter.

Produced and Directed By: Peter Schekeryk
Arranger: Roger Kellaway

Recorded at Allegro Sound Studio, NYC
Engineer: Bruce Staple

Photography: Maddy Miller

 

Buddah 2318 050 also came with a white gloss sleeve

 

Austrian Special Edition Buddah 179 089

 

Serie ROCK POWER from Mexico

Buddah 21005

 

 

Japanese Pressing Buddah Records YS-2599-DA

 

German Special Edition

MELANIE STORY 8 – Buddah 57.009

 

In Australia the LP was re-issued as BRAND NEW KEY

SUMMIT RECORDS SG 007

 

Current CD release

 

UK CD from TALKING ELEPHANT

TALKING ELEPHANT TECD324

Barcode: 5 028479 032426

Released 28th October 2016

 

℗ and © 1971 Sony Music Entertainment

Issued under licence from Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

 

Previous CD Releases

 

 AUSTRALIAN CD released by POSSUM RECORDS

 

 

1. LITTLE BIT OF ME (4:10)

2. SOME DAY I’LL BE A FARMER (2:49)

3. STEPPIN’ (3:25)

4. BRAND NEW KEY (2:25)

5. RING AROUND THE MOON (0:39)

6. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:03)

7. RAILROAD (2:49)

8. KANSAS (1:47)

9. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (3:06)

10. CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE (4:40)

11. WHAT WONDROUS LOVE (3:52)

12. BABY DAY (3:42)

13. TELL ME WHY (1:28)

 

POSSUM RECORDS POS 5003

Barcode: 9 332412 005979

Released November 2010

 

℗ and © 1970 Arpeggio Entertainment

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UK 2CD SET from DEMON MUSIC GROUP - THE GOOD BOOK/GATHER ME

 

EDSEL RECORDS EDSD 2002

Demon Music Group

Barcode: 7 40155 20023

Released 5th February 2007

 

℗ 1971 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd

© 2007 Demon Music Group Limited

Track Listing for GATHER ME

 

1. LITTLE BIT OF ME (4:10)

2. SOME DAY I’LL BE A FARMER (2:49)

3. STEPPIN’ (3:25)

4. BRAND NEW KEY (2:25)

5. RING AROUND THE MOON (0:39)

6. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:03)

7. RAILROAD (2:49)

8. KANSAS (1:47)

9. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (3:06)

10. CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE (4:40)

11. WHAT WONDROUS LOVE (3:52)

12. BABY DAY (3:42)

13. TELL ME WHY (1:28)

 

Project co-ordination: Val Jennings

CD Package: Jools at Mac Concept

CD Mastering: Peter Rynston at Tall Order

Invaluable Assistance: Caroline Cook, Sonja D’cruze

Album Sleeves: Dee Cook, Val Jennings

Sleeve Notes: Alan Robinson

 

This 2CD release combines Gather Me with The Good Book. It comes with a 16-page booklet containing all elements of the original sleeves as well as newly written extensive sleeve notes.

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UK CD released by C-FIVE RECORDS

 

C-FIVE RECORDS C5CD 591

Barcode 5 014661 559130

Released 1992

 

1. LITTLE BIT OF ME (4:10)

2. SOME DAY I’LL BE A FARMER (2:49)

3. STEPPIN’ (3:25)

4. BRAND NEW KEY (2:25)

5. RING AROUND THE MOON (0:39)

6. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:03)

7. RAILROAD (2:49)

8. KANSAS (1:47)

9. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (3:06)

10. CENTRE OF THE CIRCLE (4:40)

11. WHAT WONDROUS LOVE (3:52)

12. BABY DAY (3:42)

13. TELL ME WHY (1:28)

 

 C-FIVE RECORDS C5CD 591

Barcode 5 014661 559130

Released 1992

 

℗ 1971 Buddah Records

© 1992 C-Five Records

 

When this CD first went out of print it became one of the most collectable Melanie items, will copies sometimes selling for over £100 on auction sites. As with other C-Five releases tracks suffered from tape hiss and occasional distortion.

 

COMMENTS

 

The US issue of Gather Me ( NRS 47001) saw the launch of Melanie's own record label Neighborhood. However, in the UK Buddah Records still had a contract for one more album and so it was released here as Buddah Deluxe 2322 002.

 

Of course the album produced Melanie's biggest hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Brand New Key b/w Some Say (I Got Devil) (Buddah 2011 105) reach number four in the UK singles charts and spent three weeks at number one in the US. However, follow up singles Ring the Living Bell b/w Railroad (Buddah 2011 115) and Some Day I'll Be A Farmer b/w Lay Lady Lay (Buddah 2011 136) both failed to make any impact on the UK charts.

Gather Me reached No. 14 in the UK album charts

 

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