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Company: Melvin Records MM-02

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

Relesae Date: early 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 appeared 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 derived from the White Album inserts and that pasted on the back cover derived from the Butcher Cover, with the track listing. Three different versions were made, one with covers and labels printed on tan/yellowish paper, one on green paper and one on 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 (photo below the title).

Some copies of the first batch had white or light blue plain labels, and the insert, in a smaller size, used the front cover with the track listing from the back cover of the first version on yellow paper. These might be the last copies of the first version, when Melvin had run out of the custom labels.

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The second pressing had the green cover and labels and was pressed in 100 copies.

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About 50 copies of the "green" version of 21 were mistakenly pressed from the stampers of Melvin MM-01, THEIR GREATEST UNRELEASED. At least a part of these copies had a second insert, with the correct track listing - i.e., the track listing of MM-01.

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The last version had the red cover and labels and was pressed in 100 copies. The records were pressed from new masters numbered 21 Side “1   340 / 21 Side “2 340.

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INTEREST. Another much sought-after record, even if not as rare as the first item of the Melvin company (***/**** tan cover; **** green and red cover; ***** green cover with MM-01 LP).

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