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Bob Welch: Three Hearts Up His Sleeve

Mark Leviton, BAM, 16 February 1979

IT ISN'T EVERY DAY that a song, Phoenix-like rises from the ashes of its own failure and goes on to be a hit. It's even more unlikely that a song originally ignored by the public can be re-cut years later and achieve great success. But that's exactly what happened when Bob Welch remade his 1972 tune, 'Sentimental Lady', on his debut solo LP, French Kiss. Not that 'Sentimental Lady' wasn't masticated a bit in the intervening five years.

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