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RING THE LIVING BELL
A COLLECTION

 

CD1

1. YOU COULD HAVE HAD ME FOR A NICKEL (3:11)

2. ANY TIME AT ALL (3:32)

3. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (6:01)

4. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (2:56)

5. LIFE WILL NOT GO AWAY (3:27)

6. RACING HEART (4:29)

7. SUN AND MOON (5:15)

8. NATURAL MAN (SAN BERNADINO) (4:00)

9. CANDLES IN THE RAIN (5:28)

10. PERCEIVE IT (3:53)

11. LONG, LONG TIME (Rehearsal and Song) (8:17)

12. FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME (4:29)

13. LIVE COAL (5:41)

14. RING AROUND THE MOON (2:18)

15. HOW CAN I HELP YOU SAY GOODBYE (4:39)

16. LONG TRAIN RUNNING (5:26)

 

CD2

1. SOMEDAY I'LL BE AN OLD RECORD (3:09)

2. LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG (4:18)

3. MISSING YOU (3:46)

4. CYCLONE (4:15)

5. CLOSE TO IT ALL (4:54)

6. BITTERBLUE (3:59)

7. FRIENDS AND COMPANY (5:13)

8. BALLERINA (2:20)

9. BRAND NEW KEY (4:19)

10. PEACE WILL COME (6:10)

11. ARROW (3:33)

12. RUBY TUESDAY (5:32)

13. THE NICKEL SONG (3:33)

14. RING THE LIVING BELL (Session) (4:32)

15. ONE MISTAKE Bonus Cut by SAFKA (3:24)

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Any Time At All written by written by Lennon and McCartney
Every Breath You Take written by Sting
Long, Long Time written by Gary White
Freedom Knows My Name and Someday I'll Be an Old Record written by Melanie Safka with additional lyrics by Jess Leary
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye by Taylor-Good and Collins
Long Train Runnin' by Johnston
Missing You written by Waite, Sandford and Leonard
Bitterblue written by Cat Stevens
Arrow written by Cheryl Wheeler
Ruby Tuesday written by Jagger/Richards
One Mistake written by Leilah and Jeordie Schekeryk

 

Executive Producers: Bob Feldman, Steve Massie, Mark Saxon, John W. Edwards

Produced by Peter Schekeryk

 

Compilation produced by Mark Saxon
Engineered by Jim Morris

 

Musicians and Vocalists include:

Melanie Safka, Jeordie Schekeryk, Leilah Schekeryk, Beau Jarred Schekeryk
Jess Leary, Jock Bartley, Michael Reese, Sandy Ficca, Michael Beuchard

Tim Franklin, Sal DiTroia, James Cory Sean Snyder.

 

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US CD released in 1999 on RENAISSANCE RECORDS RAMJ0001

 

COMMENTS

 

The bulk of the material on this 2CD set is culled from Silver Anniversary. The source of other material is as follows: Any Time At All from Old Bitch Warrior; Every Breath You Take, Missing You and Bitterblue from Unchained; Racing Heart from Cowabonga; How Can I Help You Say Goodbye is Melanie's original version of this song with full orchestral accompaniment, previously only available as a promotional item; Long Train Runnin' is a new song; Nickel Song appears to be a live version not previously released.

 

Long, Long Time, though taken from the Silver Anniversary sessions is extended to include the rehearsal leading up to the recording. Ring The Living Bell is over 14 minutes of rehearsal and though interesting, we never get to hear the finished version of the song (perhaps there never was one?)

 

The CD booklet contains an interview and many photographs.

 

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