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PHONOGENIC
NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE

 

SIDE 1

1. KNOCK ON WOOD (4:08)

2. BON APETITE (3:42)

3. SPUNKY (3:23)

4. RUNNIN' AFTER LOVE 3:57)

5. WE CAN WORK IT OUT (3:09)

 

SIDE 2

6. I'D RATHER LEAVE WHILE I'M IN LOVE (3:42)

7. LET IT BE ME 3:56)

8. YANKEE MAN (4:16)

9. RECORD PEOPLE 3:58)

10. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (3:57)

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk for Phonogenic Productions
Music Direction: Hugh McCracken

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Knock On Wood written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper
We Can Work It Out written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love written by Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen
Let It Be Me written by Man Curtis and Gilbert Becaud
Yankee Man written by Jesse Winchester
California Dreamin' written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips

 

Hugh McCracken: Guitars, Richard Tee, Piano and Keyboards, Will Lee: Bass, Chris Parker: Drums

Michael and Randy Brecker (Brecker Bros.): Saxophone, Fugal Hor

 

Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York City

Basic tracks engineered by Ed Sprigg assistant by Ted Spencer
Sweetening and overdubs by Michael Getlin

Mixing Engineer: Michael Getlin assisted by Ted Spencer

Mixed by Peter Schekeryk and Hugh McCracken

 

US LP issued 1978 by MIDSONG INTERNATIONAL

MCA-3033

UK LP issued in 1978 by RCA Records

XL 13056

 

German LP RCA Records XL 13056

 

Spanish LP RCA Records XL 13056

 

 

Japanese LP RCA Records RVP-6322

Australian LP Philips 9199 557

 

It was originally planned to call the album Spunky and some copies were pressed with that title. It was Peter who coined the word Phonogenic, describing Melanie as a very 'phonogenic person.' Melanie added the phrase 'not just another pretty face.'

 

 

Side 1 with the title “Phonogenic”

 

Side 1 with the title “Spunky”

 

 

CURRENT CD RELEASE

 

US CD from ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP

 

Barcode 8 94231 49642 4

Ordered through Amazon USA and comes as a CDr pressed on demand

 

COMMENTS

 

The main difference between the US and European copies was the cover artwork. When Melanie first saw the art work she decided that the image did not suite the mood of the music and instead came up with the idea that was eventually used, the very austere black, white and silver cover.  However, the rejected art work was used on most European copies.

 

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