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LOWCOUNTRY
SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE

 

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Limited Edition Release Produced By Melanie

US CD released in 1997 Catalogue Number 62342

1. BE THE SKY (RACING HEART) (4:17)
2. IF MY HEART SHOULD LOSE ITS WAY (3:39)
3. ON THE LAM FROM THE LOW (2:57)
4. A SONG FOR ROBERT JOHNSON (4:49)
5. ROCK AND ROLL HEART (6:05)
6. PRETTY BOY, DEAR ONE (5:05)
7. CERULEAN BLUE (4:10)
8. YOU CALL YOURSELF A WRITER (4:12)
9. I'M NOT IN LOVE ANYMORE (5:08)
10. I'M SAVING EVERYTHING YOU DO (4:49)
11. FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME (5:28)
12. AS LONG AS WE STAND (5:39)

 

Limited Edition Release Produced By Melanie

US CD released in 1997 Catalogue Number 62342

 

This original release came without cover

 

 

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1. I'M NOT IN LOVE ANYMORE (5:08)

2. PRETTY BOY, DEAR ONE (5:05)

3. BE THE SKY (RACING HEART) (4:17)

4. CERULEAN BLUE (4:10)

5. IF MY HEART SHOULD LOSE ITS WAY (3:39)

6. I'M SAVING EVERYTHING YOU DO (4:49)

7. ROCK AND ROLL HEART (6:05)

8. ON THE LAM FROM THE LOW (2:57)

9. PREMATURELY GREY

10. YOU CALL YOURSELF A WRITER (4:12)
11. AS LONG AS WE STAND (5:39)

 

This unauthorised version was issued at the start of 2002 by Gemini Studios. It had a revised track listing and included a re-recording of Prematurely Grey, not previously released.

 

 

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Re-released July 2004 as a Limited Collectors Edition on Two Story Records
 This version was digitally re-mastered and returned to the original track listing

 

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This 2011 re-issue was  made available at concerts. The CD comes with lyric booklet and in clear tray jewel case. There are no changes to the track listing.

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
If My Heart Should Lose It's Way written by Melanie Safka an David Bruen
Freedom Knows My Name written by Melanie Safka with additional lyrics by Jess Leary
Song For Robert Johnson written by Mike Heron

 

COMMENTS

 

Like Unchained, LowCounty was a limited edition release available only though the fan club or at live appearances. The CD originally came without a cover in just a simple plastic wallet. All tracks were new recordings, though not all were new songs. Be The Sky is a re-working of the track Racing Heart, which originally appeared on Cowabonga and is recorded with complete lyrics. Other re-recordings are: If My Heart Should Lose Its Way, On A Lam From The Law, Rock and Roll Heart and of course Freedom Knows My Name.

 

The original CD suffered from some sound problems, sudden starts and endings to some tracks and Melanie's voice seeming to be mixed too far back. At the start of 2002, Gemini Studios released an unauthorised version. This version was described as ‘digitally re-mastered’ and there seemed to have been some attempt to correct the problems of the original release but (for me) the sound on many of these tracks is harsh. The CD did not follow the original track listing and dropped Freedom Knows My Name and Song For Robert Johnson. However, it did included a previously un-released recording of Prematurely Grey, presumably recorded during the same sessions

 

The 2004 re-issue does overcome many of the sound problems and the sound quality is much improved from the original release. It returned to the original track listing and, this time, came complete with cover.

 

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