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Company: Melvin Records MM-02

Martix Number: 105-1 340 / OVL 105-2 340

Relesae Date: late 1975

Country: USA


SIDE A

 

1. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE

2. TO KNOW HER IS TO LOVE HER (incomplete)

3. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY (OVER YOU)

4. SOME OTHER GUY

5. LOVE OF THE LOVED

6. LUCILLE

7. CRYING WAITING HOPING 

8. A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES

9. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)

10. SHOUT!

11. HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD

 

SIDE B

12. HONEY HUSH

13. COMMONWEALTH

14. GET OFF (jam)

15. CAN YOU DIG IT (jam)

16. SUZY PARLOUR 

17. BESAME MUCHO

18. COTTONFIELDS

19. MOVE IT/GOOD ROCKING TONIGHT

20. JAZZ PIANO SONG

21. THE WALK 

22. WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE (incomplete)

sound quality: variable, inferior to the original

source (all tracks taken from previously released records):

1: BBC radio “Saturday Club”, June 29, 1963

2, 3, 7: BBC radio "Pop go the Beatles", August 6, 1963

4: Liverpool Cavern Club, August 22, 1962

5: Decca Studios, Jan 1, 1962

6: BBC radio “Pop Go the Beatles”, September 17, 1963

8: BBC radio "Pop go the Beatles", August 27, 1963

9: BBC radio "Pop go the Beatles", September 24, 1963 

10:Associated Rediffusion "Around the Beatles", May 6, 1964

11: the Fut, 1970 (no Beatles involvement)

12 to 15, 19: Twickenham Studios: January 1969

16, 17, 20: from  LET IT BE movie Soundtrack

18: EMI Studios, June 5, 1968, Kenny Everett interview

21: Apple studios, January 27, 1969

22: unreleased Plastic Ono Band single, December 5, 1969

COMMENTS

The second release by Melvin Records, released a few weeks after their first record. Again a musically useless compilation, taken from many previously released bootlegs, even including several tracks already used for the first Melvin record. See THEIR GREATEST UNRELEASED for some remarks on the company.

RELEASES

The second Melvin record was distributed with the insert pasted on the front cover taken from the inserts included in the White Album, and that pasted on the back cover derived from the Butcher Cover, with track listing. Three different versions were made, one with covers and labels printed in tan/yellowish paper, one in green paper and one in red paper; one copy seen had green front cover, yellow back cover, and yellow labels. According to the producers of 21, the first pressing had the tan cover and there were 500 copies, the second pressing had the green cover and was pressed in 100 copies; the third pressing had the red cover and was pressed in 100 copies. This last version was from new masters numbered 21 Side “1   340 / 21 Side “2 340.

About 50 copies of Melvin MM-01, THEIR GREATEST UNRELEASED, had by mistake the green labels of this record. It seems likely that the company used the wrong stampers when they pressed a batch of copies of MM-02.

A fourth version had white blank labels, and the insert, in smaller size, used the front cover with the track listing from the back cover of the version in yellow paper, and was pressed from the original stampers.

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INTEREST. Another much sought-after record, even if not as rare as the first item of the Melvin company. ****