1976 Melanie – Photograph (Double Exposure)

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; despite making a publicity tour on American Bandstand and The Brady Bunch Hour to promote the single, it failed to chart.

Ahmet Ertegün, who had personally signed Melanie to his label, was credited with creative direction on the album, was very involved with its recording, and was 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

Tracks

Disc 1

1  Cyclone (Melanie) 4:11
2  If I Needed You (Melanie) 3:52
3  The Letter (Wayne Carson Thompson) 2:52
4  Groundhog Day (Melanie) 4:45
5  Nickel Song (Bernie Baum, Stephan Weiss) 2:51
6  Photograph (Melanie) 4:07
7  I’m So Blue (Melanie) 3:30
8  Secret Of The Darkness (Melanie) 3:15
9  Save (Melanie) 5:59
10  Raindance (Melanie) 4:48
11  Friends & Co (Melanie) 4:23

Disc 2

1  Groundhog Day (Alternate Version) (Melanie) 10:07
2  Cyclone (Alternate Version) (Melanie) 5:02
3  Secret of the Darkness (I Believe) (Part One) (Melanie) 1:50
4  Secret of the Darkness (I Believe) (Part Two) (Melanie) 3:37
5  Unfinished Business (Selma Version) (Melanie) 2:53
6  Whamp Bhomp Song (Melanie) 3:43
7  Ruby Tuesday (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) 3:49
8  Love To Live Again (Melanie) 3:16
9  Here We Go Again (Melanie) 2:32
10  Jukebox Magazine (Melanie) 5:08
11  Miranda (Phil Ochs) 2:50
12  Unfinished Business (West Version) (Melanie) 3:00
13  Remember Me Good (Melanie) 5:00
14  Over the Rainbow (E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen) 2:45

Media

Musicians

BassDavid Jackson
BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsJohn Guerin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMelanie
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarDave Doran
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsJim Drennan
ViolinRichard Greene
PercussionMilt Holland
PercussionVictor Feldman
PercussionAngelo Mauceri
Background VocalsCarol Parks
Background VocalsDenny Bell
Background VocalsJay Wolfe

Other Musicians

6 Photograph

ViolaDavid Campbell


7 I’m So Blue

SaxArt Pepper


10 Raindance

MandolinRobin Williamson

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Schekeryk
Producer – David Paich, Marty Paich (Tracks disc 1 : 1, 2, 3, 7, 10)
Arranged By – Marty Paich, David Campbell
Creative Director – Ahmet Ertegun
Engineer – Tom Knox
Engineer (Assisted By, Sound Factory) – Dennis Kirk
Engineer (Davlen Studio) – Tom Knox
Engineer (Sound Factory) – Greg Ladanyi, Peter Schekeryk

Photography By, Design – Bob Cato

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Recorded At – Fidelity Sound Studio
Mixed At – The Sound Factory
Mixed At – Fidelity Sound Studio
Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation