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SUMMER OF LOVE - PROMOTIONAL SINGLE

 

1. SUMMER OF LOVE

2. HOW CAN I HELP YOU SAY GOODBYE

3. LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN) *

4. RUBY TUESDAY *

5. BRAND NEW KEY *

6. GOOD BOOK *

7. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE *

8. SUMMER OF LOVE (Short Version)

 

All tracks written by Melanie Safka except

Ruby Tuesday written by M. Jagger and K. Richards

How Can I Help You Say Goodbye written by Taylor-Good/Collins

 

*Original Buddah Recordings

 

new_TN_SUM~1

July 18, 1994

 

Dear Melanie,

 

I've listened to "Summer Of Love", many times now. It is a privilege to have you as one of our very first artists at BETHEL '94. I love the song - it should be everyone's 'Theme' and 'dream'

 

Wish you so much luck with it - keep singing it, and keep the flame burning.

Kindest thoughts, Sid Bernstein

Why did I write "Summer of Love"?

 

As the Indians believe that there are certain places that are sacred, there is something magical and mystical on the site of the original Woodstock.

 

What makes the site significant? It has to do with the "pull" a place has, because a great event has occurred there. Woodstock has that "thing" that spiritually bands together. It is like a rare moment one may have experienced, say on Christmas eve, or during a crisis - where people become of that same big common denominator. It goes beyond mere survival, and it strikes a chord in all of us.

 

Now this truth is still lingering at that site, accessible, tangible and ready to be received. When people make a pilgrimage there, it is a walk towards humanity.

 

Regardless of what title or names are given to the power and the feelings of this festival and why it connects us, it is important to recognize it and acknowledge its existence. It was real, and is real, and that knowledge is an affirmation that we are spiritual beings.

new_TN_SUM~2

 

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