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SEVENTH WAVE

 

Track listing for UK release

SIDE 1

1. EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY (3:30)

2. DIDN'T YOU EVER LOVE SOMEBODY (3:35)

3. NICKEL SONG (2:45)

4. APATHY (4:20)

5. LAY DOWN SALLY (4:00)

 

SIDE 2

6. LOVIN' THE BOY NEXT DOOR (3:20)

7. DANCE TO THE MUSIC (2:20)

8. LONESOME EYES (3:40)

9. IF YOU GO YOUR WAY (3:55)

10. LOVERS LULLABY (2:50)

 

Track listing for German release

SIDE 1

1. EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY (3:38)

2. APATHY (4:21)

3. DANCE TO THE MUSIC (2:21)

4. LOVERS LULLABY (2:50)

5. IF YOU GO YOUR WAY (3:57)

6. SON OF A ROTTEN GAMBLER* (3:52)

 

SIDE 2

7. LONESOME EYES (3:44)

8. NICKEL SONG (2:48)

9. LOVIN' THE BOY NEXT DOOR (3:22)

10. LAY DOWN SALLY (4:07)

11. DIDN'T YOU EVER LOVE SOMEBODY (3:39)

12. WHAT DO I KEEP* (3:24)

 

*tracks not included on the UK LP

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka (and Peter Schekeryk) except
Son Of A Rotten Gambler written by C. Taylor
Lonesome Eyes written by Peppi Castro
Lay Down Sally written by Eric Clapton
What Do I Keep written by Hillary Litsits

 

Recorded at Tiki Sound Studio, Park South Sound Studio,

Criteria Sound Studio and Kingdom Sound Studio.

 

Musical Director: Liberty De Vitto on Every Breath Of The Way and Didnít You Ever Love Somebody.
Musical Director: Russell Javors on Loviní The Boy Next Door and Loverís Lullaby.

Music Co-ordinator: Ahmet Ertigun on Nickel Song.

Executive Producer: Doc McGee on Lay Down Sally.

Executive Producer: Roy Evens on If You Go Your Way.

 

Percussion: Milt Holland, George Devens, Victor Feldman

Keyboards: Roger Kellerway, David Paich, George Bitzer, Dean Kraus, Bill Payne

Drums: Jeff Pocaro, Jim Gordon, Liberty De Vitto, John Guerin, Dennis Bryan

Bass Guitar: Harold Cowart, Doug Stegmeyer, Jeff Ganz
Guitars: Russell Javors, Joey Murcia, Dean Parks, Louis Shelton, George Terry

 

Backing Vocals on Every Breath Of The Way: Keith Evans
Backing Vocals on Loviní The Boy Next Door: Leilah and Jordia

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk
except Nickel Song co-produced by Peter Schekeryk, David Paich and Marty Paich

 

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UK LP issued by 1983 by

NEIGBOURHOOD RECORDS NBL 100

 

Original UK cover art

 

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UK LP issued by 1983 by

NEIGBOURHOOD RECORDS NBL 100

 

Revised UK cover art

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German LP issued in 1983 by

BELLAPHON 260-07-062

 

COMMENTS

 

In the UK, Neighbourhood Records was revived for this European only album.

The original UK 'wave' cover of Seventh Wave was withdrawn and replaced by the second cover shown above.

 

For the German issue on Bellaphon Records two additional tracks were added, Son Of A Rotten Gambler and What Do I Keep, the latter being a re-recording of a song that originally appeared on Sunset and Other Beginnings. Both these tracks have a strong country feel to them.

 

Nickel Song is the version from Photograph.

Every Breath Of The Way and Didn't You Ever Love Somebody were later re-recorded for Melanie's next release, Am I Real Or What, and a live version of Apathy was included on the On Air CD

 

Lovin' The Boy Next Door appeared on Cowabonga and Precious Cargo.

 

Every Breath Of The Way b/w Lover's Lullaby was issued as a single and was a minor hit in the UK, reaching No. 70 in the UK charts in September 1983. It was issued in a number of formats, as a standard 7" single (NB1), as a 7" picture disc (NBP1) and as a 12" single, which also contained the non-album track Put A Hat On Your Head.

 

Didn't You Ever Love Somebody b/w Dance To The Music (NB2) was issued the second single, but failed to make any impact.

 

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