Just For A Moment (The Best Of)
RONNIE LANE

2LP £22.99
  • SKU: 7721127
  • UPC: 0602577211270
  • Release Date: 17 May 2019

Description

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18 tracks. Just For a Moment / The Poacher / Anymore For Anymore / How Come / Tell Everyone / Roll On Babe / Little Piece of Nothing / Anniversary / Brother Can You Spare A Dime / Don't Try n Change My Mind / One For The Road / Annie / April Fool / Kuschty Rye / Barcelona / One Step / Spiritual Babe (Demo Version) / Strongbear's Daughter. Also available on CD. There is also an expansive 6CD box set

Our Overview. 

Finally, more than 20 years after his death comes the first solo career 'best of' from the former Small Faces / The Faces bass player, singer and songwriter. After bursting onto the scene with the Small Faces in 1965, for the next three years Lane, in collaboration with lead singer and guitarist Steve Marriott co-wrote a clutch of classic 1960s hits and recorded three albums along the way including the ground-breaking ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’ in 1968.

Following Marriott’s departure the remaining Small Faces brought Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood into the band from the Jeff Beck Group. Re-named The Faces, they were one of the top rock bands of the early 1970s recording four albums and scoring more hits. By 1973, Lane had grown tired of the group and Stewart’s solo career taking precedence over band activities. It was time to go solo and lead his own band: Slim Chance. This collection picks up his story from here and about time too as his post Faces legacy has been haphazardly handled over the years, not helped by the recordings having numerous owners. The bulk of the set covers the period 1974-1979.

As Pete Townshend surmises, “Here, in these songs, collected with such love and care, he is found again. Probably at the height of his rebellious and chaotic powers, where music had to be immediate and uplifting, or else heart-breaking – but always real.”