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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
THE GREATEST HITS OF MELANIE

 

1. SUMMER OF LOVE II (4:35)

2. LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN) (7:39)

3. RING THE LIVING BELL (5:02)

4. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG MA (4:03)

5. BRAND NEW KEY (2:24)

6. LOVE TO LOSE AGAIN (4:34)

7. LOVER'S CROSS (4:24)

8. RUBY TUESDAY (4:34)

9. THE NICKEL SONG (3:44)

10. BO BO'S PARTY (3:51)

11. THE GOOD BOOK (2:30)

12. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2:36)

13. ANIMAL CRACKERS (2:14)

14. PSYCHOTHERAPY (LIVE) (5:12)

15. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (3:35)

16. TOGETHER ALONE (4:45)

17. LEFTOVER WINE (6:14)

18. PEACE WILL COME (ACCORDING TO PLAN) (3:19)
19. I WILL GET OVER 3:37

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Lovers Cross written by Jim Croce
Ruby Tuesday written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

 

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CD Released in the USA in 1999 on BUDDHA Records 7446599630 2

Barcode: 744659963025

 

COMMENTS

 

Released on the re-branded Buddha label (formally Buddah), this compilation, re-mastered by Robert Fripp finally delivers the full-length version of Lay Down (Candles In The Rain). Sadly it does not deliver much else that is new. It takes its tracks from the Buddah and Neighborhood years. Yet, with so much Neighborhood material still un-released on CD, the selected tracks from this era duplicate those on the Rhino's The Best Of and only Lover's Cross is new to CD.

 

The CD starts and ends with two recent recordings. Summer of Love II is an alternate version of the song that appears on Old Bitch Warrior and had previously only been available as a promotional radio single. The closing track, I Will Get Over, is an edited and remixed version of the track from Freedom Knows My Name/Silence Is King.

 

The CD has extensive sleeve notes that even cover the breakdown of the relationship between Melanie and the original Buddah Records.

 

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