Pop Masters: Stoneground Words
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||Together Alone||Melanie||4:47||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Between the Road Signs||Melanie||2:38||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Summer Weaving||Melanie||3:50||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||My Rainbow Race||Melanie||4:13||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Do You Believe?||Melanie||5:28||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||I Am Not a Poet (Night Song)||Melanie||5:29||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Stoneground Words||Melanie||4:14||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Song of the South||Melanie||4:48||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||The Original (Something Warm)||Melanie||2:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Maybe I Was (A Gold Ball)||Melanie||4:24||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
Sadly, "Brand New Key" had sounded the death knell on Melanie's commercial prospects. Stoneground Words was in another class altogether — a mature, intelligent and ambitious work, easily as good as most singer/songwriter fare of its time. Building on Gather Me's better moments, Melanie effectively shed her cuteness but didn't get cynical, either. The lyrics of "Summer Weaving," "Do You Believe," and "I Am Not a Poet" have a pretty, almost painterly quality, and Melanie's ear for an interesting melody was at its strongest. Session heavyweights Sal DeTroia and Hugh McCracken, as well as the first-rate arrangements of Roger Kellaway, ensure Stoneground Words' status as an under-heard classic. What should have been a renaissance ended up a mere footnote to Melanie's glory days.
Born: 03 February 1947 in Queens, New York, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s