5/16/15

Melanie - Live at Musikladen (1975)



Second re-up of this very good set that she played in Germany during a rather difficult period of her career although great period of her mother's life. Catch it here.

A very interesting recording. Melanie here plays on a German TV show with a guitarist to back her, during a period she was more concerned by raising her children than having a career. Her albums were quite uneven at that time, and here she had only released one of them, the rather mixed affair entitled Sunset and Other Beginnings. Surprisingly, live, she's much better than 3 years ago, less embarassing since she had the bad habit to be in a quite naive and hippie flavored complicity with the audience, and to be too much in vocal demonstration when here she's much more sober and it's a great pleasure to listen. Moreover, she presents a version of "Virgin Mary" that she will record only for her Antlers album more than 20 years later. All in all, one of the best live testimony of her, although the sound is mediocre. More to come from this beloved singer. The pictures below were recorded that year I think. The cover sleeve is a self-made from an artist using leaves. This recording has been released under an ugly covers sleeve and with the stupid title of "Brand New Key".




Melanie Safka - Look What They've Done.. par piRjtull

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

" This recording has been released under an ugly covers sleeve and with the stupid title of Brand New Key."
Yes, it's a stupid title, Cover's not so bad....BUT most importantly, this is a 2 cd set with the audio from the German TV show and a second cd with the video of the show. You want this set!