Photograph (Melanie album)

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Studio album by Melanie
Released 1976
Genre Pop
Label Atlantic
Producer Peter Schekeryk
Melanie chronology
Sunset and Other Beginnings
Phonogenic – Not Just Another Pretty Face
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Photograph is an album released by Melanie in 1976; her only release on Atlantic Records. The album contains "Cyclone" which was released as a single.

Ahmet Ertegün, who had personally signed Melanie to his label, was credited with creative direction on the album and was very involved with its recording and present at all vocal sessions and mixes.

The album was heralded by the New York Times as one of the best albums of 1976; although the album went largely unnoticed by the public. The album was only released in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For reasons unknown, Atlantic Records pulled the album from distribution shortly after its release.

The album was re-issued by Rhino Records in 2005 as an individually numbered limited edition of 3,500 copies. The re-issue contained the remastered album plus a second disc of tracks recorded during the same sessions.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Melanie Safka, except where noted.

  1. Cyclone
  2. If I Needed You
  3. The Letter (Wayne Carson Thompson)
  4. Groundhog Day
  5. Nickel Song / Music! Music! Music! (Stephan Weiss, Bernie Baum)
  6. Photograph
  7. I'm So Blue
  8. Secret Of The Darkness (I Believe)
  9. Save Me
  10. Raindance
  11. Friends And Company

2005 CD re-issue[edit]

The 2005 CD re-issue, Photograph (Double Exposure), contained a bonus disc of material recorded during the Atlantic sessions:

  1. Groundhog Day (Alternate Version)
  2. Cyclone (Alternate Version)
  3. Secret of the Darkness (I Believe), Pt. 1
  4. Secret of the Darkness (I Believe), Pt. 2
  5. Unfinished Business (Selma Version)
  6. Whamp Bhomp Song
  7. Ruby Tuesday (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  8. Love to Live Again
  9. Here We Go Again
  10. Jukebox Magazine
  11. Miranda (Phil Ochs)
  12. Unfinished Business (West Version)
  13. Remember Me Good
  14. Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg)
  • All songs written by Melanie Safka except where noted