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Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady - on French Kiss Album (1978)

Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady - on French Kiss Album (1978)
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"Sentimental Lady" is a song written by Bob Welch. The song was originally recorded for Fleetwood Mac's 1972 album Bare Trees, but was re-recorded by Welch on his debut solo album, French Kiss, in 1977. It is a romantic song, originally written for Welch's first wife.

The original 1972 version of the song as heard on Fleetwood Mac's Bare Trees album clocked in at 4 minutes 34 seconds, with background vocals by Christine McVie; not as well known as she was during the band's peak years with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The original had two verses with a reprise of the first following the instrumental bridge.

A 1977 re-recording, the most well-known version of the song, was a solo hit for Welch when he recorded it on his first solo album, French Kiss, which was released on November 18, 1977. The single was released a month earlier in October 1977 and reached the Top 10 in both the U.S. Pop and Adult Contemporary charts. The single remained in the Billboard Top 20 for months and on December 22, 1977 was #18 for Christmas that year. In Canada, the song reached number three for two weeks.

Mick Fleetwood was invited to play the drums for this song on Welch's 1977 album. The re-recording of the song featured Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac as backing singers[4] and producers (with Buckingham additionally doing the arrangement as well as serving on guitar), but unlike the original which had 2 verses, Welch's solo version only had 1 verse to cut it down to less than 3 minutes for the final radio cut.
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Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes - on French Kiss Album (1978)

Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes - on French Kiss (1978)
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"Ebony Eyes" is a song written by Bob Welch. The song was the second single release from his album French Kiss. Backing vocals are provided by Juice Newton.

The song reached number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number 12 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, "Ebony Eyes" peaked at number seven for two weeks.
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