Three Hearts

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Three Hearts
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1979
Recorded1978
Studio Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock
Length40:47, 51:29 (CD reissue)
Label Capitol
Producer John Carter, Richard Dashut
Bob Welch chronology
French Kiss
(1977)
Three Hearts
(1979)
The Other One
(1979)
Singles from Three Hearts
  1. "Precious Love"
    Released: January 1979
  2. "Church"
    Released: May 1979
  3. "3 Hearts"
    Released: July 1979
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Three Hearts is the second solo album by rock musician and former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Fleetwood Mac British-American rock band

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Bob Welch (musician) American musician and member of Fleetwood Mac

Robert Lawrence Welch Jr. was an American musician who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", "Hypnotized", and his signature song, "Sentimental Lady".

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Just like Welch's previous effort French Kiss , Three Hearts was a commercial success. The album reached number 20 on the US charts in 1979 and went gold. [2] It spawned a hit single, "Precious Love", which peaked at number 19, making it Welch's last top 20 hit. "Church" was also a small hit, and peaked at number 73. [3] Don't Wait Too Long" is a reworking of "Good Things (Come to Those who Wait)", a Welch composition that had been left off the Fleetwood Mac album Mystery to Me .

<i>French Kiss</i> (Bob Welch album) 1977 studio album by Bob Welch

French Kiss is the solo debut by former Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Bob Welch. The songs, with the exception of "Sentimental Lady", were intended for a projected third album by Welch's previous band, Paris. However, the group fell apart in 1977 before recording could begin. So instead, Welch used these songs for his debut solo album.

<i>Mystery to Me</i> 1973 studio album by Fleetwood Mac

Mystery to Me is the eighth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 15 October 1973. This was their last album to feature Bob Weston. Most of the songs were penned by guitarist/singer Bob Welch and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie, who were instrumental in gearing the band toward the radio-friendly pop rock that would make them successful a few years later. Although Mystery to Me sold moderately and produced no hit singles, "Hypnotized" became an American FM radio staple for many years. In the wake of the Buckingham/Nicks-led line-up's success a few years later, the album achieved a RIAA gold certification in the United States in 1976.

The album was reissued by Culture Factory in 2013 in a miniature replica LP sleeve, with 3 bonus cuts including the French version of "Precious Love". However, to this day, the 12-inch extended mix of "Precious Love" has never been released on CD.

Track listing

All songs by Bob Welch except where noted

  1. "3 Hearts" – 3:23
  2. "Oh Jenny" – 4:17
  3. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Lennon/McCartney) – 2:53
  4. "Here Comes the Night" – 3:03
  5. "China" – 3:21
  6. "The Ghost of Flight 401" – 3:16
  7. "Precious Love" – 3:12
  8. "Church" – 3:06
  9. "Come Softly to Me" (Gary Troxel, Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis) – 2:42
  10. "Devil Wind" – 4:03
  11. "Don't Wait Too Long" – 3:50
  12. "Little Star" – 3:41

Bonus tracks on 2012 CD re-issue

  1. "3 Hearts" [Alternate Version] – 3:20
  2. "Une Fille Comme Toi" [French Version of Precious Love] – 3:13
  3. "Something Strong" [B-side of Precious Love] – 3:55

Personnel

Musicians

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Guitar Fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses.

Technical

Richard Dashut American record producer

Richard Charles Dashut is a record producer who produced several Fleetwood Mac albums including Rumours, Tusk, Live, Mirage, Tango In The Night, and Time.

Audio engineer engineer who operates recording, mixing, sound reproduction equipment

An audio engineer helps to produce a recording or a live performance, balancing and adjusting sound sources using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound. Audio engineers work on the "...technical aspect of recording—the placing of microphones, pre-amp knobs, the setting of levels. The physical recording of any project is done by an engineer ... the nuts and bolts." It's a creative hobby and profession where musical instruments and technology are used to produce sound for film, radio, television, music, and video games. Audio engineers also set up, sound check and do live sound mixing using a mixing console and a sound reinforcement system for music concerts, theatre, sports games and corporate events.

A mastering engineer is a person skilled in the practice of taking audio that has been previously mixed in either the analog or digital domain as mono, stereo, or multichannel formats and preparing it for use in distribution, whether by physical media such as a CD, vinyl record, or as some method of streaming audio.

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References

  1. Three Hearts at AllMusic
  2. "Billboard 200 - April 4, 1979" . Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. "Billboard Hot 100 - Bob Welch" . Retrieved June 21, 2017.