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OLD BITCH WARRIOR

 

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European CD released in 1995 on BMG ARIOLA - CREASTARS EUROPE 74321 29357 2

1. ROCK IN THE ROAD (3:45)

2. NO TIME TO SMELL THE FLOWERS (4:11)

3. SOMETHING WARM (6:31)

4. OLD BITCH WARRIOR (5:19)

5. THESE NIGHTS (4:48)

6. YOU DON'T KNOW ME (3:52)

7. I DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS* (4:25)

8. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE** (5:41)

9. ANY TIME AT ALL (3:32)

10. FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME (5:35)

11. SUMMER OF LOVE (4:44)

12. BALLERINA (2:50)

13. I WILL SURVIVE (5:07)

Bonus Tracks

14. CANDLES IN THE RAIN (5:18)

15.RUBY TUESDAY (5:23)

16.LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG (5:16)

 

*Duet with Jonathon Edwards

** Duet with Meredith/Pop In Wonderland

 

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Special Edition released March 2005

TWO STORY RECORDS

 

1. ROCK IN THE ROAD (3:45)

2. NO TIME TO SMELL THE FLOWERS (4:11)

3. SOMETHING WARM (6:31)

4. OLD BITCH WARRIOR (5:19)

5. THESE NIGHTS (4:48)

6. YOU DON'T KNOW ME (3:52)

7. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE** (3:42)

8. NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE CHANT (2:01)

9. ANY TIME AT ALL (3:32)

10. FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME (5:35)

11. SUMMER OF LOVE (4:44)

12. BALLERINA (2:50)

13. I WILL SURVIVE (5:07)

14. CHANT REPRISE (hidden track) (1.55)

 

** duet with Meredith/Pop In Wonderland

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka Schekeryk except
Something Warm written by Melanie Safka and Jess Leary
Rock In The Road written by David Bruen
These Nights written by David Buskin and Robin Batteau
I Don't Know What Love Is written by Jonathan Edwards
Any Time At All written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I Will Survive written by Dino Fikaris and Freddie Perrin

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk for State of the Y Productions

Musical Director: Melanie Safka Schekeryk
Musical Co-ordinator: Gary Burke

 

Recorded at Jeff Arthur Studio, Clearwater, Florida and Recorded, Overdubbed, Sweetened

And mixed at Sweetfish Studios, Argyle, New York
Engineered by: Doug Ford and Vince Wheeler
Assistant Engineer: Marc Fuller

 

Melanie Safka Schekeryk: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Jeordie Schekeryk, Leilah Schekeryk

Beau Jarred Schekeryk: Background Vocals, Garry Burke: Drums and Percussion,

Rob Leon: Bass, Electric Guitar on Old Bitch Warrior, Paul Harris: Keyboards and Clavinet,

Mindy Jostyn: Violin and Backing Vocals

Special Appearances by Meredith (Pop In Wonderland) on Beautiful People and

Jonathon Edwards on I Donít Know What Love Is and introducing Manray on I Will Survice

 

COMMENTS

 

The album opens with a re-working of a song that first appeared on Silence Is King, then called I Will Get Over and now re-named Rock In The Road. Beautiful People is a re-working of a Melanie classic, this time recorded as a duet with a singer named only as Meredith (from Pop In Wonderland). This works much better than the second duet, featuring Jonathan Edwards, with both singers seeming ill matched. Freedom Knows My Name is another re-recording, as is Ballerina.

 

The three bonus tracks on the 1995 issue are acoustic versions taken from the Silver Anniversary sessions.

 

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