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A GUIDE TO THE RECORDINGS OF MELANIE SAFKA

 

 

As there are numerous compilations that include tracks such as Brand New Key,

I mostly include here recordings that cannot usually be found elsewhere.

 

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WOODSTOCK TWO
Various Artists

 

Original 2LP SET released by Cotillian SD 2-400

CD released by Atlantic Records 7567-81981-2

 

Includes two songs by Melanie recorded at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

MY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
BIRTHDAY OF THE SUN

Both songs written by Melanie Safka

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MIKE HERON'S REPUTATION

Original Album issued in 1975 on Neighborhood Records (NBH 80637)

Cd released 1996 Unique Gravity Records
UGCD 5606

 

Melanie provides backing vocals on Track 3, EVIE, which is produced by Peter Schekeryk.

Peter also produces Track 9, MEANWHILE THE RAIN, and though the CD states that Melanie also provides backing vocals on this song, this is not stated on the original album.

Both songs written by Mike Heron

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NYON FOLK FESTIVAL 1979

Various Artists

2LP Set released 1979 in

France (Cat Music CAT 1004/5) and

Switzerland (Paleo Records GAD 0791/2)

Recorded live in July 1979 at the 4th Nyon Folk Festival in Switzerland

 

Includes 2 tracks by Melanie
NICKEL SONG

RUNNING AFTER LOVE

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PASSENGER

Inkenbrandt

LP released 1982 by Blanche Records BL 6179

 

Produced and directed by Peter Schekeryk
Executive Producer Betty L. Evans

 

Melanie duets on NO TIME FOR TALK and

NO TIME FOR TALK (Reprise)

†Written by Christopher Cross

 

Inkenbrandt also include their version of

RUNNING AFTER LOVE

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DREAM OF ERIN

Timmy Flaherty

CD released 1994 by Spirit Records
HTCD 3374

 

Includes a duet with Melanie, ONE DREAM OF YOU written by Melanie, a song that first appeared on SEVENTH WAVE as LOVERís LULLABY

 

Timmy also includes a version of

LIFE WILL NOT GO AWAY also written by Melanie.

 

Track and album available as a digital download.

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BARBARELLA BUTTERFLY

Pop In Wonderland

CD released 1995 by Creastars Europe/BMG

74321 280252

 

Melanie duets on

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (4:38)

 

This is an extended version of the single released by Pop In Wonderland/Melanie and is different to the version on Old Bitch Warrior.

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I AM (NOTHING)
Ke

CD released† 1996 by Venture Entertainment
RCA/BMG
7 4321-35258-2

 

Not quite a guest appearance but Ke includes a version of LAY DOWN which uses excerpts from the original Buddah version.

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HAPPY HOLIDAY

Sommer '99

Various Artists

CD released 1999 by LASERLIGHT DIGITAL


21 536

Includes BRAND NEW KEY (Rasta version)
MELANIE (feat. BIG REGGIE)

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COUNTRY ROADS Volume 1

Various Artists

CRO 26001
1999 Digimode Entertainment Ltd

 

Includes RUBY TUESDAY
(Special Country Version) 3:34

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HYACINTHS AND THISTLES
The 6ths

CD released 2000 by MERGE RECORDS

MRG185

 

Melanie sings
I GOT NEW YORK
written by Steven Merrit
Accompanied by Margaret Leng Tan on Toy Piano

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GREATEST LOVE BALLADS (3CDs)

Various Artists

CD Released 2002 by DISKY Communications

MP 79195

 

Melanie sings

TIME AFTER TIME*

Written by C. Lauper and R. Hyman

*Previously unreleased

 

Also includes

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME

DUST IN THE WIND

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THE CALLING

Hilltop Hoods

CD released 2003 on OBESE RECORDS

OBR17

 

This Australian Hip-Hop group use samples from People In The Front Row on the track

THE NOSEBLEED SECTION (3:59)

Produced by Suffa for Suffering City

Productions
Written and Performed by M. Lambert

Scratches by DJ Debris

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WOODSTOCK 40

Various Artists

6CD Boxed Set released August 2009

RHINO 8122798597

 

Features three songs written by Melanie and recorded at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

MOMMA, MOMMA*

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

BIRTHDAY OF THE SUN

 

*Previously unreleased

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TAKING WOODSTOCK (OST)

Various Artists

CD released September 2009

RHINO 8122798508

 

Features

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (Live)

 

Song originally released on the album LEFTOVER WINE

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GLASTONBURY FAYRE

Various Artists

Digital Album Released 8th December 2010

© 2010 Smith & Co

 

Features

PEACE WILL COME (Live)

 

REALITY

Jessica Frech

Album released March 2010

 

Includes TRIED TO DIE YOUNG written by Melanie,

featuring Melanie on vocals .

 

Jessica also includes a version of BRAND NEW KEY.

 

Track and album available as a digital download.

 

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