OLGA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Recorded live from The Netherlands
September 28th, 2005
1. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MELANIE – Beau (10:15)
2. BABE RAINBOW (7:22)
3. THE SUN AND THE MOON (6:07)
4. AND WE FALL (5:20)
5. JAMMIN’ ALONE (8:12)
6. BRAND NEW KEY (3:42)
7. SOME SAY (I GOT DEVIL) (4:17)
8. SMILE (7:47)
9.HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLGA! (1:51)
10. YEA BABY (2:57)
All songs written by Melanie Safka except
And We Fall written by Melanie Safka and Beau Schekeryk
The Most Beautiful Melanie written by Beau Jarred Schekeryk
Melanie: Vocals and Guitar
Beau Jarred Schekeryk: Vocals and Guitar
This album was originally available as a very limited edition tour souvenir. It is now only available as a digital download from Melanie’s official website.
I have heard that the original CD had some sound problems, particularly during the spoken parts. However, there seems to be no such problem with the download as the sound is bright and clear throughout.
The album is a straight recording of the first half of a concert held in The Netherlands. It opens with a guitar piece from Beau, who then introduces Melanie, and it runs to the point where she takes an intermission. It has the feeling of an intimate concert in front of a small(ish) audience. The performances are enthusiastic (particularly Jammin’ Alone and Brand New Key. However, there are times when it sounds as though Melanie’s voice has not fully warmed up, particularly during her first two numbers.
Overall I have to confess that I found this ‘album’ a bit of a disappointment. However, for Olga, her friends and for others who saw Melanie on the tour, I’m sure this is a great souvenir.