Big Towne, 2061

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Big Towne, 2061
Big Towne cover.jpg
Studio album by Paris
Released August 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock
Length 40:05
Label Capitol
Producer Bob Hughes
Paris chronology
Big Towne, 2061
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Big Towne, 2061 was the second of the two albums recorded by Paris, a power trio who were active from 1975-1977.

Paris originally comprised guitarist Bob Welch, formerly with Fleetwood Mac, bassist Glenn Cornick, formerly of Jethro Tull and drummer Thom Mooney, formerly of Nazz, but Mooney left shortly after recording the eponymous first album, so drums on this album were played by Hunt Sales, who had previously been with Todd Rundgren's Runt.

The album was not critically acclaimed, and did not sell well, reaching #152 on the Billboard pop album chart.[2]

Bob Welch had written most of the songs for a projected third Paris album, when Sales fell ill, and the group disbanded before recording started, so Welch used these tracks on his solo album French Kiss.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Welch except: Outlaw Game & Money Love; by Bob Welch & Hunt Sales and Janie; by Bob Welch & Glenn Cornick.

  1. "Blue Robin"
  2. "Big Towne, 2061"
  3. "Pale Horse, Pale Rider"
  4. "New Orleans"
  5. "Outlaw Game"
  6. "Money Love"
  7. "Heart of Stone"
  8. "Slave Trader"
  9. "1 in 10"
  10. "Janie"



  • Produced by Bob Hughes
  • Engineered by Bob Hughes assisted by Steve Pouliot & Meyrick Smith
  • Recorded at Total Experience Studios, Hollywood, California


The album was re-released on CD, on the Zoom Club label, in 2001 or 2002 and again in 2004. The CD re-release did not include any additional, re-mixed or other bonus tracks.