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MADRUGADA

After midnight comes a time which belongs to no day

It begins beyond the point of deepest darkness and runs to the edge of dawn

The Portuguese have a special name for this time

Madrugada

 

USA & CANADA - NEIGHBORHOOD RECORDS NRS 48001

 

SIDE 1

1. LOVE TO LOSE AGAIN+ (4:35)

2. LOVER'S CROSS+ (4:54)

3. PRETTY BOY FLOYD* (3:41)

4. WILD HORSES* (6:41)

 

SIDE 2

5. I THINK IT'S GOING TO RAIN TODAY+ (2:54)

6. MAYBE NOT FOR A LIFETIME+ (2:46)

7. HOLDING OUT+ (4:42)

8. I AM BEING GUIDED* (3:15)

9. THE ACTRESS* (6:03)

10. PINE AND FEATHER+ (2:15)

 

Released 1974

 

UK - NEIGHBORHOOD RECORDS† NH3003 (1974)

 

SIDE 1

1. LOVE TO LOSE AGAIN+

2. LOVER'S CROSS+

3. PRETTY BOY FLOYD*

4. WILD HORSES*

 

SIDE 2

5. I THINK IT'S GOING TO RAIN TODAY+

6. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW

7. MAYBE NOT FOR A LIFETIME+

8. HOLDING OUT+

9. THE ACTRESS*

10. PINE AND FEATHER+

 

Released 1974 re-issued in 1975 by Anchor ABCL 5085

 

The song I Am Being Guided was replaced by Will You Love Me Tomorrow, which had been a successful single.

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Lover's Cross written by Jim Croce
Pretty Boy Floyd written by Woody Guthrie
Wild Horse written by Mike Jagger and Keith Richards
I Think It's Going To Rain Today written by Randy Newman
Will You Love Me Tomorrow written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Words and Music to Bid You Good Night by the Pindar Family

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk

+ Arranged, conducted and keyboards by Ron Frangipane
* Arranged, conducted and keyboards by Roger Kellerway

Melanie: Guitar, Sal DiTroia: Acoustic Nylon and Steel string Guitars, Alan Schwartzberg: Drums

Don Payne: Fender Bass. Hugh McCracken: Electric and Steel Guitar, George Devens: Purcussion

Joe Macho: drums on Loverís Cross, Denny Seiwell: Drums on The Actress
Rick Marotta: Purcussion on Love To Lose Again, Chuck Di Monaco: Acoustic Bass on The Actress.

 

Madrugada was reissued in Germany as part of ABC's POP GOLD series

ABC Records - 34 448 1 (Club Edition)

ABC Records 25 591

 

CD RELEASE

UK CD from MORELLO RECORDS (2015)

 

MORELLO RECORDS

MRLL 46

Barcode 5 013929 894631

Released September 25, 2015

1. LOVE TO LOSE AGAIN

2. LOVER'S CROSS

3. PRETTY BOY FLOYD

4. WILD HORSES

5. I THINK IT'S GOING TO RAIN TODAY

6. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW

7. MAYBE NOT FOR A LIFETIME

8. HOLDING OUT

9. THE ACTRESS*

10. PINE AND FEATHER

Bonus Track

11. I AM BEING GUIDED

 

CD reissue produced by Lee Simmonds

Mastered at Western Star Studios

 

(p) & (c) Morello Records

Morello Records is a division of Cherry Red Records Ltd

 

Booklet includes detailed sleeve notes written by Mark Paytress

 

COMMENTS

 

In November 1973 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (NBH 9) reached No. 37 in the UK singles charts so, presumably to try and boost sales of Madrugada, I Am Being Guided was dropped in favour of this song for the UK release.

 

Other singles from this album were; Love To Lose Again b/w Pine and Feather (NBH 10) and Lover's Cross b/w Holding Out (NBH 11)

 

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