Candles in the Rain / Leftover Wine / Gather Me (RVCD-393) Double CD

MELANIE was a singer / songwriter sensation when she burst on to the music scene in the late 1960s, issuing some of the finest, most original and biggest selling albums of the Woodstock generation. Candles In The Rain, Leftover Wine and Gather Me are rightly regarded as her greatest works and to this day sound remarkably fresh and alive. Originally issued on the Buddah label (1970-1971) these albums were enormously successful, with Candles In The Rain and Gather Me both reaching the US Billboard Top 20 chart and attaining Gold selling status.

Between 1970 and 1972, the albums spawned six hit singles: ‘Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)’ (US #6, Australia #2), ‘Peace Will Come (According To Plan)’ (US #32, Australia #34), ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (US #52, UK #9), ‘What Have They Done To My Song Ma’ (UK #39), ‘Brand New Key’ (US #1, Australia #1, UK #4) and ‘Ring The Living Bell’ (US #31) - all present here.

Produced by her husband Peter Schekeryk, the albums captured the potency of her emotionally compelling voice and the diverse nature of her songs. In the case of the live album Leftover Wine, it also highlighted the intense, intimate and ecstatic connection she had with audiences. This collection features superb audio, color booklet, detailed liner notes and rare bonus track - the original, extended 7 and 1/2 minute version of the gospel styled ‘Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)’ (featuring the Edwin Hawkins Singers), which had been inspired by the singer’s appearance at the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969.

Candles In The Rain (1970)
1. Candles In The Rain
2. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
3. Carolina In My Mind
4. Citiest People
5. What Have They Done To My Song Ma
6. Alexander Beetle
7. The Good Guys
8. Lovin’ Baby Girl
9. Ruby Tuesday
10. Leftover Wine
11. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - full length version
Leftover Wine (1970)
12. Close To It All
13. Uptown And Down
14. Mama Mama
15. The Saddest Thing
16. Beautiful People
17. Animal Crackers
Leftover Wine (Continued)
1. I Don’t Eat Animals
2. Happy Birthday
3. Tuning My Guitar
4. Psychotherapy
5. Leftover Wine
6. Peace Will Come
Gather Me (1971)
7. Little Bit Of Me
8. Some Day I’ll Be A Farmer
9. Steppin’
10. Brand New Key
11. Ring Around The Moon
12. Ring The Living Bell Shine The Living Light
13. Railroad
14. Kansas
15. Some Say (I Got Devil)
16. Center Of The Circle
17. What Wondrous Love
18. Baby Day
19. Tell Me Why

Raven is unable to sell this title outside of Australia and New Zealand

All prices quoted in AUD$

AUD$ 18.95 (available)