Bob Welch (album)

Bob Welch is the fifth solo album from the ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist of the same name. It was his first for RCA Records. The album has since been reissued on CD by BMG Japan (in 2001) and in 2012 by Wounded Bird Records.

Bob Welch
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1981
Recorded1981
StudioSound City Studios Los Angeles
Location Recording Service Burbank, CA
GenreRock
Length33:14
LabelRCA
ProducerMichael Verdick
Bob Welch chronology
Man Overboard
(1980)
Bob Welch
(1981)
Eye Contact
(1983)
Singles from Welch
  1. "Two To Do"
    Released: November, 1981
  2. "Remember"
    Released: May, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

When asked in an interview to promote his Bob Welch Looks at Bop album, Welch was asked if there were any songs he disliked recording, and Welch described one from this album.

"The easy part is a song that I didn't really want to record, but did anyway, and tried to do my best on it, and then the writer 'kicked me in the teeth' because I had changed a couple of things in the lyrics to make the song more singable for me. The song was "Bend Me Shape Me", on my 1st RCA album, which was a political nightmare to record from start to finish. I was trying to please everybody, and wound up pleasing nobody!" [2]

"It's What Ya Don't Say" became a minor hit peaking on the Mainstream Rock charts at number 45.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bob Welch except where noted.

  1. "Two to Do" (Michael Clark) – 3:33
  2. "Remember" (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) – 3:53
  3. "Bend Me, Shape Me" (Larry Weiss, Scott English) – 3:01
  4. "That's What We Said" – 3:07
  5. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 3:55
  6. "It's What Ya Don't Say" (Steve Diamond) – 2:45
  7. "You Can't Do That" – 2:36
  8. "Secrets" – 3:09
  9. "Imaginary Fool" – 3:22
  10. "To My Heart Again" (Tom Snow) – 3:04
  11. "Drive" – 0:49

PersonnelEdit

MusiciansEdit

TechnicalEdit

  • Michael Verdick – producer, engineer
  • Paul Lani – assistant engineer
  • Tori Swenson – assistant engineer
  • Leon Lecash – cover photography
  • Sam Emerson – sleeve photography
  • Larry Vigon – artwork

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