• Beautiful People
  • Leftover Wine
  • Save me
  • Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
  • The Saddest Thing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Long Long Time
  • My Rainbow Race
  • Lay Down (Candle In The Rain)
  • Yankee Man
  • Ring The Living Bell
  • Advice
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Any Guy
  • Birthday Of The Sun
  • Ring Around The Moon
  • Carolina In My Mind
  • What have they done with my song, Ma
  • Together Alone
  • Sign In The Window
  • Chords Of Fame
  • Johnny Boy
  • Tuning My Guitar
  • In The Hour
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W H O I S M E L A N I E?
This is based on material in the 25th Anniversary CD
She's won a Grammy, an Emmy, scores of top female vocalist awards, and the hearts of millions from Woodstock to Albert Hall. Over her long career, Melanie has recorded over 25 albums and sold millions of records.

During her lifetime, Melanie has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. More impressive, however, is the fact that she did it without sacrificing her personal integrety. She was the first contemporary solo artist to play Carnagie Hall, the Met, the Sydney Opera House, and for the United Nations General Assembly. While Melanie persued her career, she also contributed time and energy for a while as the chief spokesperson for UNICEF.

Melanie's voice is a powerful instrument, and she sings with a unique passion and intensity. Her lyrics are thoughtful, and sometimes mysterious. Her melodies are often beautiful beyond description. Her style is captivating. In all the world of music, there is no one else like her.

You live in the same world as I do
But somehow I never noticed
You before today
I'm ashamed to say

Beautiful people
We share the same back door
And it isn't right
We never met before
But then
We may never meet again
If I weren't afraid you'd laugh at me
I would run and take all your hands
And I'd gather everyone together for a day
And when we gather'd
I'll pass buttons out that say
Beautiful people
Then you'd never have to be alone
'Cause there'll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in everything you do.

Beautiful people
You ride the same subway
As I do ev'ry morning
That's got to tell you something
We've got so much in common
I go the same direction that you do
So if you take care of me
Maybe I'll take care of you

Beautiful people
You look like friends of mine
And it's about time
That someone said it here and now
I make a vow that some time, somehow
I'll have a meeting
Invite ev'ryone you know
I'll pass out buttons to
The ones who come to show
Beautiful people
Never have to be alone
'Cause there'll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in ev'rything you do
He may be sitting right next to you
He may be beautiful people too
And if you take care of him
Maybe I'll take care of you
And if you take care of him
Maybe I'll take care of you...

More about Melanie:

"...Melanie's voice and her songs have a characteristic colourfulness to them, a touching - I want to say edible - quality, like melon. And there is an intimacy to her, a quality of making a personal statement in everything she does, which comes out in so many ways that it has to be called an image, although that word sounds unpleasantly pushy. The centres of her records - where the Beatles have an apple - show a bleeding rainbow with a lady's face floating on a splashing ocean. This is her "mark" and it is descriptive. Part of the one-to-one feeling comes from the simple fact that Melanie is not - mostly - a band; she is a vulnerable girl up there with a guitar, shades of Joan Baez, singing her own songs. I ask her about the ego-gratification, or perhaps fears, of being on-stage...".
FROM:The New Ingenue, September, 1974
"Melanie: I Want To Buy A Mountain" by Mopsy Strange Kennedy

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