Melanie - In concert at Montreux (1971)

A re-up of this live LP. I had re-uped it some times ago but forgot to post it. So here it is. The cover sleeve is rather ugly but I do not have the courage to do a new one. Xcuse me.

Here is a very interesting, and quite rare, live recording of Melanie (few know if it was actualy released or not). Recorded in June 1971 at Montreux, a place every performer was proud to play due to the reputation of its Jazz festival, some months after the release of her Good Book LP, this live recording is quite different from the former (Leftover Wine recorded in September 1970) and from the next (At Carnegie Hall, recorded in February 1973). Here, she is less at home and therefore is less volubile, and I must say, quite better, yelling and joking less than usual. The only strange thing is that her guitar is quite out of tune, which is funny when one of the first songs of your set is usually "Tuning My Guitar" but she didn't play it here, so... Among the good versions, there is one of "Lay Down" which every Melanie's amateur should have heard at least once. Below a video that seems to have been taken from this show.

Sorry, on the back cover, I forgot to credit Phil Ochs for Chord of Fame

1 comment:

Private Beach said...

If you haven't seen it yet, there are several videos on Youtube of Melanie singing with Miley Cyrus. An interesting combination, and they are both clearly having fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX9A5vv-jOM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZhORvICiuI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm9DB-UcAvg.