Big Towne, 2061 is the second and final studio album by the power trio group Paris, who disbanded not long after its release. The album reached number 152 on the Billboard pop album chart.[3]

Big Towne, 2061
Big Towne cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1976
Recorded1976 at the Total Experience Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreRock
Length40:05
LabelCapitol
ProducerBob Hughes
Paris chronology
Paris
(1976)
Big Towne, 2061
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Drummer Thom Mooney left the band 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 band Runt.

Guitarist/vocalist 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. Welch used these songs on his solo album French Kiss.

Re-releaseEdit

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.

In 2013, Capital Records/USM Japan/Universal Music remastered and reissued a paper-sleeve album replica (Mini LP) SHM-CD version of Big Towne, 2061 (TYCP-80037).

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Bob Welch except when noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Blue Robin"2:26
2."Big Towne, 2061"4:30
3."Pale Horse, Pale Rider"3:22
4."New Orleans"4:14
5."Outlaw Game" (Welch, Hunt Sales)5:16
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Money Love" (Welch, Sales)3:52
7."Heart of Stone"2:40
8."Slave Trader"3:07
9."1 in 10"2:59
10."Janie" (Welch, Glenn Cornick)7:27

PersonnelEdit

Paris
Additional personnel
  • Bob Hughes – production, engineering
  • Steve Pouliot and Meyrick Smith – assistant engineering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Allmusic rating & chart position Retrieved 9 January 2009