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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 LP simply titled MELANIE was released in October 1969 on Buddah Records  BDS 5041

Re-issued 1973 with the same catalogue number.

 

The UK 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 LP the title MELANIE was kept but the album had new artwork , Buddah XBLY 921 029

 

 

The cover of the Japanese LP

Nippon Columbia 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

 

CURRENT CD RELEASE

 

UK 2CD SET - BORN TO BE/AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE from DEMON/EDSEL (2007)

 

EDSEL RECORDS

EDSD1001

Barcode: 7 40155 10013 1

Released 5th February 2007

 

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

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)

 

(p) 1969 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd

(c) 2007 Demon Music Group Ltd

 

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

 

UK CD - AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE -SEQUEL RECORDS (1993)

 

SEQUEL RECORDS

NEB CD 662

Barcode: 5 023224 866226

1. I'M BACK IN TOWN (0:15)

2. TUNING MY GUITAR (4:05)

3. SOUL SISTER ANNIE (3:31)

4. ANY GUY (2:14)

5. UPTOWN DOWN (2:13)

6. AGAIN (3:21)

7. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (3:38)

8. JOHNNY BOY (2:43)

9. BABY GUITAR (3:29)

10. DEEP DOWN LOW (3:25)

11. FOR MY FATHER (2:32)

12. TAKE ME HOME (2:23)

 

(p) 1969 Buddah Record

(c) 1993 Sequel Records

 

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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