Paris (Paris album)

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This article is about the album by the band Paris. For the album by Paris Hilton, see Paris (Paris Hilton album).
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Studio album by Paris
Released January 1976
Recorded 1975
Genre Rock
Length 40:06
Label Capitol
Producer Jimmy Robinson
Paris chronology
- Paris
Big Towne, 2061
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Paris was an eponymous album, the first of the two albums recorded by the power trio Paris, which was active from 1975-1977.

The album was not critically acclaimed, and sold modestly, reaching 103 on the Billboard pop album chart.[2]


Paris comprised guitarist Bob Welch, formerly with Fleetwood Mac, bassist Glenn Cornick, formerly of Jethro Tull and drummer Thom Mooney, formerly of Nazz. It was the only album recorded by this line up, as Mooney left shortly afterwards.

The songs were all written by Bob Welch and are a major contrast to the songs he wrote with Fleetwood Mac, particularly the "wistful romanticism of such songs as Sentimental Lady." [3]

The logo of the band was Cornick's creation.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Bob Welch.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Black Book"   3:10
2. "Religion"   5:18
3. "Starcage"   3:55
4. "Beautiful Youth"   3:55
5. "Nazarene"   3:56
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Narrow Gate (La Porte Etroite)"   6:42
7. "Solitaire"   4:04
8. "Breathless"   3:20
9. "Rock of Ages"   3:11
10. "Red Rain"   3:21


Additional personnel
  • Jimmy Robinson - Production and engineering
  • Roy Kohara - art direction


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