1. (00:03:06) Bob Welch - Paris / Black Book
2. (00:04:32) Bob Welch - Paris / Big Towne, 2061
3. (00:02:44) Bob Welch - Paris / Heart Of Stone
4. (00:02:30) Bob Welch - Paris / Blue Robin
5. (00:03:12) Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
6. (00:03:38) Bob Welch - Hot Love, Cold World
7. (00:03:37) Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes
8. (00:03:17) Bob Welch - Precious Love
9. (00:03:08) Bob Welch - Church
10. (00:03:13) Bob Welch - The Ghost Of Flight 401
11. (00:04:00) Bob Welch - Don't Wait Too Long
12. (00:03:35) Bob Welch - Future Games
13. (00:04:40) Bob Welch - Rebel Rouser
14. (00:04:47) Bob Welch - Man Overboard
15. (00:05:17) Bob Welch - B666
16. (00:03:38) Bob Welch - Bob Welch & Avenue M / Don't Stop
Playing Time.........: 01:22:41
Total Size...........: 374.19 MB
NFO generated on.....: 9/16/2008 12:43:37 PM
Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member
of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s.
His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love",
and "Sentimental Lady". "Danchiva" is a club favorite.
Welch was born into a show business family. His father, Robert Welch, was a
producer on many hit films for Paramount Pictures in the 1940s and 1950s.
His mother, Templeton, had been a singer and actress who worked with
Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. As a youngster, Welch
learned clarinet, switching to guitar in his early teens. He developed an
interest in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock music. In the late 1960s, he
moved to Paris in order to attend the Sorbonne, but soon dropped out so he
could pursue music full time.
Fleetwood Mac calls
Welch struggled with a variety of marginal bands until 1971, when he was
invited to join Fleetwood Mac, then an erstwhile English blues band that had
lost two of its three frontline members, Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer,
within a few months. Along with fellow newcomer Christine McVie, Bob helped
to steer the band in a more melodic direction, as heard on 1971's Future
Games. He wrote songs for and played on several Fleetwood Mac albums,
including Bare Trees (1972) and Mystery to Me (1973) and Heroes Are Hard
to Find (1974).
These Welch-era Fleetwood Mac albums sold moderately well, though Bare
Trees included the first recorded version of Welch's song "Sentimental Lady",
and Mystery to Me featured the Welch composition "Hypnotized", both of
which received some radio airplay. In December 1974, Welch departed the
band, citing exhaustion.
In 1975, Welch formed the short-lived hard rock power trio Paris with Jethro
Tull bassist Glenn Cornick and Todd Rundgren's Runt drummer Hunt Sales; it
released two albums, Paris and Big Towne 2061.
Mick Fleetwood credited Welch with keeping Fleetwood Mac afloat during
some lean years. Welch was not included when Fleetwood Mac were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In September 1977, Welch released his first solo album, French Kiss, a
mainstream pop collection featuring contributions from former band mates
Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. This release brought Welch his greatest
success, selling two million copies and yielding three hit singles: a revamped
version of "Sentimental Lady", the rocker "Ebony Eyes" and "Hot Love, Cold
Welch followed up French Kiss with 1979's Three Hearts, an album that
replicated the rock/disco fusion of French Kiss. Another million-seller, it
spawned the top 20 hit "Precious Love", while the follow-up single "Church"
also charted. Welch released solo albums into the early 1980s (The Other
One, Man Overboard, Bob Welch, and Eye Contact) with decreasing success,
during which time he also developed a heroin addiction. After cleaning
himself up in 1986, Welch turned away from performing and recording and
focused his attention on songwriting for others. In the early 1990s, he
moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he put together a short-lived group called
Avenue M, which backed him on tour and recorded one song for a greatest
In 1999, Welch released an experimental jazz/loop based album, Bob Welch
Looks at Bop. He followed this up in 2003, with His Fleetwood Mac Years and
Beyond, which contained new recordings of songs he originally recorded with
Fleetwood Mac, as well as some solo hits. In 2006, he released His Fleetwood
Mac Years and Beyond 2, which mixed a half-dozen new compositions, along
with a similar number of his Mac/solo remakes.