June 8th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
As music fans mourn the loss of Bob Welch, who died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, you'll hear a popular refrain: Listen to "French Kiss," Welch's 1977 debut solo album.
But there's also the great work he did as a guitarist and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac from 1971-74. Our commenters also ranked the "Mystery to Me" album as essential listening.
CNN.com commenter dmax noted on Welch's obit that he'd just been listening to "French Kiss" the morning of Welch's death. But to dmax, Fleetwood Mac's "Hypnotized," which is from the "Mystery to Me" album and features Welch's vocals, is "one of the great pop songs of forever, with its gentle insistent loping and Bob telling us about a place down in Mexico where a man can fly over mountains and hills...RIP, dude. I truly loved your music."
Commenter Michele LaRoe called the "Mystery to Me" album an "all-time favorite," with "Emerald Eyes" being a favorite track. "Great song," LaRoe wrote. "Sad to hear this."
Commenter MSDANINDC wanted to first acknowledge that it's "just sad that anyone gives into the choice to end their life, but I don't walk in their shoes so I cannot judge their final moments. It is just sad to lose another talented person, but the world will not stop spinning."
As far as MSDANINDC's favorite Welch songs, "'Sentimental Lady' and 'Ebony Eyes' and many other tunes by Bob Welch will always be moments that I thought the world would always be safe and endlessly joyful. God rest your soul Bob. May we all be hypnotised by your music."
And lastly, Mabuloo2 just left us with the lyrics to "Sentimental Lady": "Sentimental gentle wind, Blowing through my life again...."
Don't see your favorite Welch song listed here? Let us know in the comments!
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