A forgotten re-up of this splendid double live LP recorded with a band in front of a small but warm audience in a period that could have been the second Melanie's breath (let's say the one that began with Photograph in 1976 and ended with Arabesque in 1982). But it was not (too many mistakes in production, promotion, attitude). Here the 18 songs are provided while all digital versions you can find to dl are to my knowledge truncated of 4 songs (2, 7, 17 and 18). Maybe one day they will be honest enough to give the complete album to buy but I'm not sure. So take the opportunity to get it free (before the teeth of repression bite me) here.
I decided to post the complete double vinyl LP as released in 1979 for 2 reasons. The first is because I realised that some sites propose these songs to buy only in 256 kb and it's robbery to my ears. The second is that the first rip I did of the 4 missing songs was of very poor quality since I was not familiar with the technical aspect of catching analogic in numeric. I'm a little better at it now and those who dl-ded the first version will find a great improvement in the sound quality (but better could be done I suppose). Let me remember you that this double LP from live sessions given in front of a small audience is one of the greatest thing Melanie did in her entire life (I'll say with Gather Me in 1972 and Crazy Love in 2002) and never her voice and the way she used it, have been better (except maybe on Crazy Love). It's one of the rare album on which she has really a band for her and it's a shame that she never had the possibility to keep such a formation with her, cos' it allowed her to show how versatile she was, able to sing soul, cabaret, folk, rock, in brief to be a complete singer.
Below the recreated and famous song (at least in France) "Look What They Done To My Song"
And below the splendid version "Groundhog Day", sound improved compared with the previous post.