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MELANIE

AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE

BACK IN TOWN

 

SIDE 1

1. I'M BACK IN TOWN (0:13)

2. TUNING MY GUITAR ** (4:02)

3. SOUL SISTER ANNIE (3:30)

4. ANY GUY ** (2:50)

5. UPTOWN DOWN (2:10)

6. AGAIN (3:32)

 

SIDE 2

7. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE * (3:35)

8. JOHNNY BOY 2:41)

9. BABY GUITAR ** 3:33)

10. DEEP DOWN LOW ** (3:20)

11. FOR MY FATHER (2:23)

12. TAKE ME HOME (2:21)

 

Produced by Peter Schekeryk

* Arranged by John Abbott

**Arranged by John Cameron

 

All tunes written by Melanie Safka except Soul Sister Annie written by Tommy Kaye and adapted by Melanie

 

Soul Sister Annie recorded at SOUND RECORDING STUDIO Los Angeles, California (Engineer: John).

Johnny Boy recorded at C.B.E. STUDIOS Paris, France (Engineer Bernard Estardy)
Tuning My Guitar, Deep Down Low, For my Father recorded at WESSEX STUDIOS, London, England (Engineer Robin).

All others recorded at ALLEGRO SOUND STUDIOS New York City (Engineer: Bruce Staple

 

 

The US release simply titled MELANIE was released in October 1969 on Buddah Records  BDS 5041

 

 

The UK release LP was released in December 1969 was titled AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE., Buddah Records 203 028. It was re-issued in 1974 as BDLP 4016

 

 

In the Netherlands the album was  re-titled BACK IN TOWN, Buddah Records HBL 920 005

 

For the French release the title MELANIE was kept but the release had new artwork , Buddah XBLY 921 029

 

 

The cover of the Japanese release, Buddah YS-2260 -DA

 

MELANIE - MELANIE STORY 2

German special issue -  Buddah 57.002

Re-issued as Buddah 6.23140

 

Other Countries

 

 

 

GERMANY - Buddah  203 028

SCANDINAVIA - Buddah 203 028

CANADA - Buddah  BDS 5041 re-issued as Birchmount BM 735

SPAIN - Buddah 12 03 028

AUSTRALIA - Buddah 2366 014

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Current CD Release

 

 

Released 5th February 2007 by Demon Music Group, Demon Edsel EDSD2001

 

Project co-ordination: Val Jennings

CD Package: Jools at Mac Concept

CD Mastering: Peter Rynston at Tall Order

Invaluable Assistance: Caroline Cook, Sonja D’cruze

Album Sleeves: Val Jennings

Sleeve Notes: Alan Robinson

 

 

 

BORN TO BE/AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE

 

Tracks 1-10 BORN TO BE (See that album for details)

Track listing for AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE

11. I’M BACK IN TOWN (013)

12. TUNING MY GUITAR (4:01)

13. SOUL SISTER ANNIE (3:30)

14. ANY GUY ((2:12)

15. UPTOWN AND DOWN (2:11)

16. AGAIN (3:18)

17. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (3:35)

18. JOHNNY BOY (2:41)

19. BABY GUITAR (3:27)

20. DEEP DOWN LOW (3:21)

21. FOR MY FATHER 2:28)

22. TAKE ME HOME (2:23)

 

This single CD release combines Affectionately Melanie with Melanie’s first album Born To Be. It comes with a 16-page booklet containing all elements of the original sleeves as well as newly written extensive sleeve notes.

 

Previous CD Release

 

 

 

AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE

UK CD released in 1993 on SEQUEL RECORDS, NEB CD 662

 

Until 2007 this was the only CD version of this album.  It used the original UK packaging and had good sound quality. Like other CD releases it became a collector item.

 

 

COMMENTS

 

The US release of this album was simple called Melanie and was released in 1969 on the Buddah label (BDS 5041). For the UK it was re-named Affectionately Melanie (Buddah 203 028) and was also re-packaged. While the US issue came in a gatefold sleeve that opened up to reveal the lyrics, the UK issue came in a single sleeve with separate lyric sheet. The UK album also contained Melanie's message to the buyer in hand written form instead of typed as on the rear of US cover. In the Netherlands the album was re-titled Back In Town (Buddah HBL 920 005)

 

The original UK album was released in December 1969 and re-issued in August 1974 (BDLP 4016).

 

Beautiful People b/w Uptown and Down (Buddah 201 066) was released as a UK single in August 1969. Tuning My Guitar was also released as a single but was withdrawn. However, demo copies do exist (Buddah 201 063) and are now collectors’ items.

 

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