Michelle Phillips Victim of Romance (Expanded Edition) CD
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Michelle Phillips Rarely Sang Lead in The Mamas and The Papas, but When She Did, She Scored a Big Hit with “Dedicated to the One I Love”
Some Ten Years Later, in the Middle of a Successful Acting Career, Michelle Went Back into the Studio to Record Victim of Romancewith Legendary Producer Jack Nitzsche (Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, and Many Others)
Her Sole Solo Album, Victim of RomanceBlended the Classic Phil Spector Sound with a Modern ‘70s Sensibility on Such Catchy Tunes as “Moon” Martin’s “Aching Kind,” the Bee Gees’ “Baby As You Turn Away,” and Her Own Song “There She Goes”
Long Out of Print
Real Gone Music’s New Expanded Edition Features Three Originally Unissued Outtakes to Comprise the Complete Michelle Phillips-Jack Nitzsche Output
Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Michelle Phillips
Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
During the 1960s as an original member of The Mamas & The Papas, the lovely Michelle Phillips enjoyed singing lead vocal on that supergroup’s smash rendition of “Dedicated to The One I Love.” That performance planted a seed that took root some ten years later. But first, after the group permanently disbanded in 1971, Michelle continued her pursuit as an actress, appearing in such films as Dillinger and Valentino before going on to television series fame in the 1980s-90s on Knot’s Landing.
In 1976, however, Michelle took a brief break from her rising acting career to return to the recording studio as a solo performer following a pair of singles produced by her ex-husband and Mamas & Papas leader John Philips and A&M Records co-owner Jerry Moss. Working with legendary producer-arranger Jack Nitzsche (Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, and many others), Michelle enjoyed collaborating on an album that evoked the Phil Spector sound which Nitzsche helped to invent while also creating a modern ‘70s pop sound with such catchy tunes as “Aching Kind” and “Victim of Romance” (both penned by John “Moon” Martin”) plus a Bee Gees cover (“Baby As You Turn Away”) and original compositions by Michelle (“There She Goes”) as well as John Phillips (“Trashy Rumors”). A potent remake of Doris Troy’s “With One Look” predates the Linda Ronstadt hit while “Where’s Mine?” displays the wink of humor often present in Michelle’s musical performances.
The original 10 song A&M album release from 1977 has only ever seen a pair of verbatim Japanese CD releases and a long out-of-print domestic edition. Now, for the first time ever, a trio of originally unissued outtakes from the Victim of Romance sessions are added for an expanded edition offering the complete Michelle Phillips-Jack Nitzsche output. The rare tracks include a romantic remake of Michelle’s self-penned “Guerita,” the plucky “Practice What You Preach,” and another slow-burn Bee Gees’ ballad, “Had A Lot of Love Last Night.” Joe Marchese’s liner notes add color to the release with exclusive quotes from the artist herself. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision...a must for Mamas and Papas fans and devotees of the great Michelle Phillips!
- The Aching Kind
- Let the Music Begin
- Victim of Romance
- Trashy Rumors
- There She Goes
- Paid the Price
- Baby As You Turn Away
- Lady of Fantasy
- Just One Look
- Where's Mine?
(outtakes from the album sessions)
- Practice What You Preach
- Had a Lot of Love Last Night