Stoneground Words

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Stoneground Words
Studio album by Melanie
Released 1972
Genre Pop
Label Neighborhood
Producer Peter Schekeryk
Melanie chronology
Gather Me
Stoneground Words
The Four Sides of Melane

Stoneground Words is an album released by Melanie in 1972. It contains the singles "Together Alone" and "Do You Believe".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1] praises the album as "mature, intelligent and ambitious" and an "under-heard classic".[1]

U.K. music bible Melody Maker hailed the album as "the most sophisticated she's made. The naiveté of "Beautiful People" and the streaks of self-pity have been replaced by deeper, more comprehensive methods of expression."

NME conceded that "this album is... well, it's kind of nice, you know? A trifle over-arranged, and more than a little corny, but very soothing. All in all, possibly the most enjoyable Melanie I've heard, far more mature and purged of many of the more cloying qualities of her earlier stuff."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Melanie Safka except where noted.

  1. "Together Alone"
  2. "Between the Road Signs"
  3. "Summer Weaving"
  4. "My Rainbow Race" (Pete Seeger)
  5. "Do You Believe?"
  6. "I Am Not a Poet (Night Song)"
  7. "Stoneground Words"
  8. "Song of the South, Based on a Theme from Song of the North, Adapted from the Original"
  9. "Maybe I Was (A Golf Ball)"
  10. "Here I Am"


  • Brooks Arthur - engineer
  • Tom Wilkes - photography