Candles in the Rain – Melanie – 1970


Album Candles in the Rain by Melanie
Album Candles in the Rain by Melanie

Candles in the Rain is the third album by American singer-songwriter Melanie, released in 1970. The album is best known for its title track, which was inspired by Melanie’s experience of performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The song became a hit in several countries, reaching number one in Australia and number three in the UK. The album also features Melanie’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday”, which was a top ten hit in the US and Canada. Candles in the Rain showcases Melanie’s distinctive folk-pop style, blending acoustic guitar, piano, strings, and brass arrangements. The album received positive reviews from critics, who praised Melanie’s voice, lyrics, and melodies. Candles in the Rain is considered one of Melanie’s most successful and influential albums, and has been reissued several times with bonus tracks and live recordings.

Candles in the Rain is a solid album that showcases Melanie’s versatility as a singer and songwriter. The album is a mix of folk, pop, and rock, and features some of her most popular songs. Melanie’s vocals are as strong as ever, and the songwriting is top-notch.


  • Melanie – vocals, guitar
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers – backing vocals
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Paul Harris – keyboards
  • John Abbott – flute
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • Buddy Saltzman – drums
  • Sal DeTroia – guitar
  • Joe Macho – bass
  • Roy Markowitz – drums
  • Roger Kellaway – piano, cello
  • Peter Schekeryk – producer

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