Victim of Romance

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Victim of Romance
Phillips Michelle Victim.jpg
Studio album by Michelle Phillips
Released February 1977
Genre Pop rock
Length 36:18
Label A&M
Producer Jack Nitzsche
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1979

Victim of Romance is singer and songwriter Michelle Phillips' first and only solo album,[1][2][3] and was released in February 1977 (see 1977 in music). The record was unsuccessful and Phillips (previously with The Mamas & the Papas) then favored her acting career. The front cover photography was by Terry O'Neill.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Aching Kind" (John Martin) 3:20
  2. "Let the Music Begin" (Alan Gordon) 3:56
  3. "Victim of Romance" (John Martin) 3:44
  4. "Trashy Rumors" (Michelle Phillips) 4:04
  5. "There She Goes" (Phillips) 4:19
  6. "Paid the Price" (John Martin) 2:42
  7. "Baby as You Turn Away" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) 3:58
  8. "Lady of Fantasy" (Phillips) 3:28
  9. "Just One Look" (Gregory Carrol, Doris Payne) 2:44
  10. "Where's Mine?" (Scott Mathews, Ron Nagel) 4:03

Bonus tracks[edit]

Bonus tracks on the limited edition, produced in 2005:

  1. "No Love Today" (Roger Nichols, Willy Jennings)
  2. "Aloha Louie" (Michelle Phillips, John Phillips)
  3. "There She Goes" (original version) (Michelle Phillips)
  4. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (Rudy Clark)
  5. "Trashy Rumors" (original version) (John Phillips)
  6. "Guerita" (Michelle Phillips)
  7. "Aces with You" (Michelle Phillips)
  8. "Champagne and Wine" (Roy Lee Johnson, Otis Redding, Alan Walden)
  9. "Having His Way" (Michelle Phillips)
  10. "You Give Good Phone" (Michelle Phillips)

Personnel[edit]

  • Michelle Phillips - vocals
  • Moon Martin - guitar, backing vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche - keyboards, percussion, arrangements
  • Scott Free - keyboards, guitar, accordion, percussion, vocals
  • Ben Benay - guitar, mandolin
  • David C. Allen, Jerry Donahue - guitar
  • Greg Lee, Tim Drummond - bass
  • Michael Boddicker - keyboards
  • Don Randi - piano
  • Gene Estes - percussion
  • Steve Douglas - saxophone, percussion
  • Bob Findley - trumpet
  • Billy Guy, Cherie English, Grady Chapman, Jerome Evans, Kathy Ward, Maxine Willard Waters, Tricia Johns - backing vocals

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michelle Phillips' world turns, Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone, February 23, 1978.
  2. ^ The Mamas and The Papas bio, Rolling Stone.com
  3. ^ The Mamas & The Papas: Michelle Phillips, Frank Tortorici, VH1