Beautiful People: The Greatest Hits of Melanie

Beautiful People: The Greatest Hits of Melanie

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Beautiful People: The Greatest Hits of Melanie gets the nod over the 1990 Rhino compilation The Best of Melanie as the best compilation of the singer's work. Containing 19 tracks where the earlier album contained 18, it could hardly be longer and fit on one CD. The songs have been masteredSee more details below

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Beautiful People: The Greatest Hits of Melanie gets the nod over the 1990 Rhino compilation The Best of Melanie as the best compilation of the singer's work. Containing 19 tracks where the earlier album contained 18, it could hardly be longer and fit on one CD. The songs have been mastered from their original master tapes for the first time by Robert Fripp (!) and David Singleton, so the sound quality is the best yet. The set contains the original LP version of Melanie's Top Ten hit "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," running just over seven minutes, as opposed to the nearly four-minute single edit. Also featured are two recent songs, "Summer of Love II" and "I Will Get Over." That's all on the credit side. On the debit side, it is not in chronological order and the selection leaves off several of Melanie's singles chart entries, notably "Bitter Bad," which made the Top 40 (and is included in the Rhino compilation). Nevertheless, this must be counted as the best Melanie compilation yet, featuring her number-one hit "Brand New Key," as well as standards like "Beautiful People" and "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?."

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Buddha
UPC:
0744659963025
catalogNumber:
99630
Rank:
4855

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Tracks

  1. Summer Of Love II  -  Melanie
  2. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)  -  Edwin Hawkins Singers
  3. Ring The Living Bell  -  Melanie
  4. What Have They Done to My Song, Ma  -  Melanie
  5. Brand New Key  -  Melanie
  6. Love To Lose Again  -  Melanie
  7. Lover's Cross  -  Melanie
  8. Ruby Tuesday  -  Melanie
  9. The Nickel Song  -  Melanie
  10. Bobo's Party  -  Melanie
  11. The Good Book  -  Melanie
  12. Christopher Robin  -  Melanie
  13. Animal Crackers  -  Melanie
  14. Psychotherapy  -  Melanie
  15. Beautiful People  -  Melanie
  16. Together Alone  -  Melanie
  17. Leftover Wine  -  Melanie
  18. Peace Will Come (According To Plan)  -  Melanie
  19. I Will Get Over  -  Melanie

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