THE LATEST AND GREATEST
1. LAY DOWN (feat. Edwin Hawkins Singers) (4:20)
2. APATHY (3:48)
3. LONG TRAIN RUNNING (3:22)
4. RUBY TUESDAY (Pop Mix) (4:34)
5. BRAND NEW KEY (feat. JIMMY CLIFF) (3:53)
6. SHINE ON (3:53)
7. HARD RAIN (5:18)
8. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (2:58)
9. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG MA (4:07)
10. LET IT BE ME (feat. DAVID SANBORN) (4:00)
11. PURPLE HAZE (3:22)
12. TRUE BELIEVERS (3:21)
13. NICKEL SONG (5:12)
14. STOP! I DON'T WANNA HERE IT ANYMORE (1:56)
15. UNCHAINED MELODY (3:40)
16. CALIFORNIA DREAMING (3:49)
All sections written by Melanie Saka except
Long Train Running written by Johnson
Ruby Tuesday written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Hard Rain written by Bob Dylan
Every Breath You Take written by Sting
Let It Be Me written by Mann Curtis and Gilbert Becaud
Purple Haze written by Jimi Hendrix
True Believers written by Melanie Safka and Jake Jaekle
Stop! I Don'T Wanna Hear It Anymore written by Barry DeVorzon, Perry Botkin and Jnr and Melanie Safka
Unchained Melody written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
California Dreaming written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
German CD released March 2000 by DESHIMA Records DES 497705-2
Re-release 2001 on EURO TREND
Re-release 2004 on EURO TREND
This compilation brings together material from different eras along side a few new recordings.
Shine On and the versions of Lay Down and Ruby Tuesday were previously available only on the single Lay Down/Ruby Tuesday (DES 667987-2).
The version of Brand New Key is a new recording.
Let It Be Me and California Dreaming, from the 1978 album Phonogenic, make their first (and very welcome) appearance on CD.
Apathy is the BBC recording from On Air.
Long Train Running is an edited version of the track that originally appeared on Ring The Living Bell.
Hard Rain is taken from Silence Is King/Freedom Knows My Name.
Every Breath You Take and Unchained Melody are taken from the limited edition release Unchained Melanie.
True Believers is taken from Antlers and Purple Haze from Silver Anniversary.
Stop! I Don't Wanna Here It Anymore is taken from the album of re-recordings Beautiful People
What Have They Done To My Song, Ma and Nickel Song are the original Buddah recordings, with Nickel Song slightly re-mixed to include a more embellished accompaniment, mostly additional percussion.