Romance Is on the Rise

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Romance Is on the Rise cover, art by Richard Avedon

Romance Is on the Rise is an album released in July 1974 by Genevieve Waite. It was produced by her (then) husband, John Phillips. The album was fairly well received and in 1977 it and made number ninety-eight on Paul Gambaccini's list of the Top 200 Albums of all Time.[1]

An electro-dub cover of the song "Biting My Nails" was released in 1987 by Renegade Soundwave and became an underground dance hit.

Track listing[edit]

1974 vinyl edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Is Coming Back"   G. Waite 2:28
2. "Transient Friends"   J. Phillips 2:48
3. "Times Of Love"   J. Phillips 2:27
4. "Trashy Rumors"   J. Phillips 2:10
5. "Slumming On Park Avenue"   Irving Berlin 2:33
6. "Biting My Nails"   G. Waite 2:45
7. "Danny"   G. Waite 3:05
8. "White Cadillac"   G. Waite 3:00
9. "American Man On The Moon"   J. Phillips 2:28
10. "Girls"   J. Phillips 4:13


2005 CD Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Mr. Blue"     3:30
12. "Pink Gin and Lime"     3:21
13. "Femme Fatale"   Lou Reed 3:24
14. "Saying Goodbye"     4:18

Production[edit]