Born to Be (album)

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Born to Be
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Studio album by Melanie
Released November 1968
Recorded 1968, Allegro Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
Label Buddah
Producer Peter Schekeryk
Melanie chronology
Born to Be
Affectionately Melanie
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (negative) [2]

Born to Be is the singer Melanie's debut album, released on Buddah Records in 1968.

Following Melanie's success at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 Buddha repackaged and reissued the album as My First Album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Melanie Safka except where noted.

  1. "In the Hour"
  2. "I'm Back in Town"
  3. "Bobo's Party"
  4. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Momma, Momma"
  6. "I Really Loved Harold"
  7. "Animal Crackers"
  8. "Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"
  9. "Close to It All"
  10. "Merry Christmas"


  • Roger Kellaway – Arranger
  • Melanie – Guitar, Vocals
  • Peter Schekeryk – Producer
  • Bruce Staple – Engineer


  1. ^ Born to Be at AllMusic
  2. ^ Micklo, Anne Marie (March 15, 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^