The Children Of “Houses Of The Holy”

By Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Melody Hill #14 was our next to the last regular issue of the Melody Hill fanzine.

The cover for this issue was drawn by the Circle Sky store manager, and my good friend, Donnie Thompson.

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A Hard Day’s Night in Dixie

A 38th anniversary look at The Beatles concert at Atlanta Stadium

by Donnie Thompson

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

This was the lead article for this issue so we created this Beatles in Atlanta stadium cover. Donnie found a great image of the cartoon Beatles performing and we placed them in an actual photo of Atlanta Stadium. We relaced that banner contents with “Circle Sky” and that was about all there was to it.

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Digging for Treasure – In the Beginning -Genesis

Not that Genesis!

by Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. For issue number 5 we used the namesake of our fanzine, The Archies 45 “Melody Hill”. This was the b-side of their 1969 smash hit “Sugar Sugar”. This great song was released on November 14, 1969, and was written by Ritchie Adams & Mark Barkan. It was recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City with the beautiful vocal stylings of Ron Dante.

“Where skies are always blue and grass is always green on Melody Hill”

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Making the Melody Hill Issue 2 Cover Photo

Behind the scenes with our Circle Sky artwork

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. We took a series of pictures of items strategically placed on a white piece of Coroplast with another piece of Coroplast as the background. Coroplast is a chemically inert, extremely durable polypropylene copolymer, extruded twin-wall fluted plastic sheet. It is resistant to water and we used them all the time to make signs advertising the record store. All the items on display were from Donnie’s personal collection.

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Reviews: The Shazam – Tomorrow The World

Go out and buy this four-piece powerhouse of rock’n’roll from Nashville, Tennessee.

by Richard Golden

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Being a record store we did lots of reviews of music-related items. The following is a review of The Shazam – ” Tomorrow The World” (Release Date: 5 November 2002 – Not Lame Recordings NL-077 – CD) from Issue #1.

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Reviews: The Green Pajamas – Northern Gothic

The Green Pajamas formed in the spring of 1984 when Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross recorded and released their first album, Summer Of Lust, pioneering Seattle’s answer to the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene.

by Richard Golden

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Being a record store we did lots of reviews of music-related items. The following is a review of The Green Pajamas’ “Northern Gothic” album (Cam045 Camera Obscura).

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From The Beginning [The Origins of Emerson, Lake & Palmer]

The show that never ends …

By Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

June Jam, our big all-day Saturday concert in 2003 was coming up soon and was advertised heavily in this issue of Melody Hill. We fought off a rainy morning and ended up having a great day!

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The Circle Sky Survey

and the survey says …

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. This is the color version of issue #4. The art comes from the 1971 “Sid & Marty Kroft’s Bugaloos Game” by Milton Bradley. It is the cartoon, on the cover that I used Photoshop to remove some items and add the “Circle Sky” sign that Harmony is flying with.

Bugaloos Board Game
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Windy’s Desert Island Discs

Seven stranded castaways, well eight including Windy, here on Gilligan’s Isle

by Windy (store mannequin)

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Windy, Nancy, and Valleri were our Circle Sky store mannequins. They kept an eye in the store 24 hours a day in their groovy 60’s outfits.  Windy was named after the Association song, Nancy after Nancy Sinatra, and Valleri, yes you guessed it, after the Monkees’ hit single.

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