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Lexington Herald, January 3, 1992 

Bob Welch, The Best Of. Rhino. .

Back in the mid-'70s, before Tin Machine was a twinkle in anyone's eye, drummer Hunt Sales (now part of David Bowie's group) and guitarist-vocalist Bob Welch
(formerly of Fleetwood Mac) played in an underrated, too-quickly-dismissed band called Paris.

Its music -- Zeppelin metal crossed with Eastern imagery, slippery rhythms and the occasional pop chant -- wasn't revolutionary, but it was a beat or two ahead of the prevailing corporate thinking.

Some songs, particularly those from its atmospheric sci-fi-style second album, Big Towne, 2061, could be sticky, even addictive.

There are four Paris tracks on this Bob Welch best-of collection, and though others (notably "One in Ten") deserve to survive into the digital age, four are better than none.

Welch's "
Sentimental Lady," which appeared on Fleetwood Mac's 1972 Bare Trees and was recorded again for a Welch solo effort in 1977, ranks among pop's most ruminative love songs. -- Rick Shefchik

The talents of Roy Clark, above, and Jerry Reed, below, are featured on Legends of Guitar.