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BEAUTIFUL HITS (2006)

 

1. AINíT NO SUNSHINE (3:36)

2. DUST IN THE WIND (4:12)

3. PEACE TRAIN (3:36)

4. FREE THE PEOPLE (3:45)

5. I GUESS THATíS WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES (3:26)

6. AS TEARS GO BY (3:55)

7. FOR WHAT ITíS WORTH (3:36)

8. WEíVE GOT TONIGHT (4:58)

9. YOU KEEP ME HANGINí ON (3:35)

10. BROKEN WINGS (5:19)

11. WHEN I NEED YOU (5:09)

12. GET TOGETHER (2:40)

13. PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE (3:26)

14. TO LOVE SOMEBODY (3:45)

15. THOSE WERE THE DAYS (4:26)

16. IíLL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU (2:21)

17. COME SOFTLY TO ME (3:07)

18. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME (4:38)

19. I WILL SURVIVE (4:27)

 

CD released in Europe July 2006

DISKY GO 904139

© 2006 Disky Communication Europe B.V.

Marketed and distributed by Disky Communications Europe B.V.,

P.O. Box 249, 1620 AE Hoorn, The Netherlands

Barcode: 8711539041397

 

COMMENTS

 

All tracks previously released on the CD Moments From My Life except I Guess Thatís Why They Call It The Blues and For What Itís Worth previously available as additional tracks on CD singles. Peace Train, Get Together and People Got To Be Free previously unreleased.

 

BEAUTIFUL HITS (2009)

 

1. AS TEARS GO BY (3:55)

2. FOR WHAT ITíS WORTH (3:36)

3. FREE THE PEOPLE (3:45)

4. I GUESS THATíS WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES (3:26)

5. AINíT NO SUNSHINE (3:36)

6. PEACE TRAIN (3:36)

7. GET TOGETHER (2:40)

8. PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE (3:26)

9. COME SOFTLY TO ME (3:07)

10. TO LOVE SOMEBODY (3:45)

11. TIME AFTER TIME (3:59)

12. DUST IN THE WIND (4:12)

13. THOSE WERE THE DAYS (4:26)

14. WEíVE GOT TONIGHT (4:58)

15. BROKEN WINGS (5:19)

16. YOU KEEP ME HANGINí ON (3:35)

17. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME (4:38)

18. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (LIVE) (4:55)

19. LAY DOWN (LIVE) (4:35)

20. RUBY TUESDAY (LIVE) (4:04)

 

CD Released in Europe September 2009

DISKY SI 906352

Tracks 18-19-20 Courtesy of Odeon Entertainment, by arrangement with Smith & Co

© 2009 Disky Communication Europe B.V.

Marketed and distributed by Disky Communications Europe B.V.,

P.O. Box 249, 1620 AE Hoorn, The Netherlands

Barcode 8711539063528

 

COMMENTS

 

While the inclusion of Time After Time is a welcome addition to this CD, the same cannot be said of the three live tracks included as bonus material.  Recorded at the Meltdown Festival 2007, Melanieís triumphant return to the UK after many years absence, these tracks do not sit well on this album of studio cover versions. The editing also doesnít help.  The fade in at the start of each song happens quite suddenly and Lay Down and Ruby Tuesday are both faded out before completion. It seems a shame to have dropped When I Need You, Iíll Never Find Another You and I Will Survive in favour of these live recordings. My recommendation is stick with the 2006 release, which works much better.

 

SONG WRITING CREDITS

 

Ainít No Sunshine written by B. Withers

Dust In The Wind written by K. Livgren

Peace Train written by C. Stevens

Free The People written by B. Keith

I Guess Thatís Why They Call It The Blues written by E. John/B. Toupin/D. Johnstone

As Tears Go By written by M. Jagger/K. Richards/A. Oldham

For What Itís Worth written by S. Stills

Weíve Got Tonight written by B. Seger

You Keep Me Hanginí On written by E. Holland/L. Dozier/B. Holland

Broken Wings written by R.Page/S. George/Z. Lang

Get Together written by C. Powers/D. Valente

When I Need You written by C. Sager/A. Hammond

People Got To Be Free written by E. Brigati/F Cavaliere

To Love Somebody writtin by B. Gibb/R. Gibb

Those Were The Days written by E. Raskin

Iíll Never Find Another You written by T. Springfield

Come Softly To Me wriiten by G. Christopher/b. Ellis/G. Troxel

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me written by OíDowd/Moss/Graig/Hay

I Will Survive written by F. Perren/D. Fekaris

Beautiful People, Lay Down written by Melanie Safka

Ruby Tuesday written by Jagger/Richards

 

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