The Melodies In Me (Myrrh MSB-6591) 1978
The Melodies In Me finds Honeytree once again in top form. True, she’s mellowing out and beginning to shed that hippie image a smidgen, but none of that matters when you’ve got a great collection of songs like this. The lyrics also seem more personal this time, some of them being inspired by her parents (to whom the album is dedicated). Melodies is probably her most diverse set, something you’ll notice right from the start with the opening ‘40s-style slow jazz crooner ‘The Broadmoor Song’, complete with swingin’ brass section. In fact the brass-backed ‘One Sweet Word’ is the only track with any real rock edge to speak of. Her love for classical music is evident on the ballad ‘Melody’ which opens with a segment from Dvorak’s ‘Largo’ theme. Smooth velvety so?-jazz grooves turn up on ‘Making Melody In My Heart’, ‘Bittersweet’, ‘Mirage’ and the lovely string-caressed ‘Diamond In The Rough’. In the folky category are the minstrel-like ‘His Majesty Reigns’ and the mandolin-backed ‘Up To The Mountains’. My second favorite Honeytree record, right behind Evergreen. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
The Broadmoor is a resort hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado
“My country Tis Of Thee” was written on top of Cheyenne Mountain above 7 Falls out side Colorado Springs. Cheyene Mountain overlooks the fruited plains the purple mountains include Cheyene mountain where “His Majesty Reigns” It is a place where one “Making Melody In My Heart” is seems most of this album relates to the Colorado Springs Area.
Cheyenne mountain is where NORAD is located deep inside it. Fort Carson is at the base of Cheyenne Mountain. The Air Force Academy is located North of Colorado Springs. Garden Of the Gods is North West of Colorado Springs. Cave of The Winds is an underground cavern West of Colorado Springs in the Mountains above Manitou Springs. Pike’s Peak is West of Colorado Springs. I am a US Army veteran who served at Fort Carson. I think I left my heart there too. diakoneo
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Broadmoor Song|
|1-2||Theme From Largo, Symphony #5 (New World Symphony) & Melody|
|1-3||Up To The Mountains|
|1-4||Making Melody In My Heart|
|2-2||His Majasty Reign|
|2-4||One Sweet Word|
|2-5||Diamond In The Rough|