Australasia's Biggest Online Store

New Zealand's Lowest Prices. Guaranteed

Long Player
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Tracks

1. No Track Listing Available

Performer Notes
  • The Faces: Ronnie Lane (vocals, guitar, bass); Rod Stewart (vocals); Ron Wood (guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar); Ian McLagan (piano, organ); Kenny Jones (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Bobby Keyes (saxophone); Harry Beckett (trumpet).
  • Recorded at Morgan Studios, London, England and live at The Fillmore East, New York, New York.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Personnel: Ronnie Lane (vocals, guitar); Rod Stewart (vocals); Ron Wood (guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar); Bobby Keys (saxophone, alto saxophone); Harry Beckett (trumpet); Ian McLagan (piano, organ, keyboards); Kenney Jones (drums).
  • Recording information: Fillmore East, New York City, NY [live]; Morgan Sound Studios.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Ronnie Lane.
  • On their second album Long Player, the Faces truly gel -- which isn't quite the same thing as having the band straighten up and fly right because in many ways this is album is even more ragged than their debut, with tracks that sound like they were recorded through a shoebox thrown up against a couple of haphazardly placed live cuts. But if the album seems pieced together from a few different sources, the band itself all seems to be coming from the same place, turning into a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones. Certainly, the sheer force of the nine-minute jam on Big Bill Broonzy's "I Feel So Good" proves that, but what's more remarkable is how the band are dovetailing as songwriters, complementing and collaborating with very different styles, to the extent that it's hard to tell who wrote what; indeed, the ragged, heartbroken "Tell Everyone" sounds like a Stewart original, but it comes from the pen of Ronnie Lane. The key is that Stewart, Lane and Ron Wood (Ian McLagan only co-write "Bad 'N' Ruin") are all coming from the same place, all celebrating a rock & roll that's ordinary in subject but not in sound. Take "Bad 'N' Ruin," the tale of a ne'er do well returning home with his tail between his legs, after the city didn't treat him well. It has its counterpart in "Had Me a Real Good Time," where a reveler insists that he has to leave, concluding that he was glad to come but also glad to get home. These are songs that celebrate home, from family to the neighborhood, and that big heart beats strong in the ballads, too, from the aching "Sweet Lady Mary" to the extraordinary reworking of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," which soars in ways Macca's exceptional original never did. Then, there's there humor -- the ramshackle "On the Beach," the throwaway lines from Rod on "Had Me a Real Good Time" -- which give this a warm, cheerful heart that helps make Long Player a record as big, messy, and wonderful as life itself. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Q (12/93, p.133) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[LONG PLAYER] is possibly [The Faces'] best. It represents how they're remembered: unrestrained arrangements, lots of yelping and hoarsy vocals..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Hard Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Long Player on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top