Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane|
Mahoney's Last Stand: O.S.T.
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
1998 reissue on New Millennium Communications of long lost1972 album by these members of The Faces. Contains fivepreviously unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the samesession: 'My Fault', 'C&W Number', 'Anymore For An... more »
1998 reissue on New Millennium Communications of long lost1972 album by these members of The Faces. Contains fivepreviously unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the samesession: 'My Fault', 'C&W Number', 'Anymore For Anymore','Safety Pin Queen' & 'Insu
A brilliant folk/rock recording by 2 of Englands best!
Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Vancouver, CANADA | 07/28/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Great soundtrack album by two distinguished members of the ill-fated 70's supergroup The Faces. Tracks 1-12 go very well together and track 13 is a real touching and solid album ender. The bonus tracks are a little boring, especially for those of you who are already Ronnie Lane fans. Another great archive release from NMC. Ronnie Lane's "Slim Chance" and "Anymore for Anymore" albums are in a very similar vein, but focus on a more stripped down sound,and don't have those unmistakeable bursts of Ron Wood's guitar. If you like old school folk/rock these 3 albums are choice!"
Enjoyable, for completists
T. McCool | Lafayette, IN United States | 04/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Nearly all of this CD is instrumental. The music style is somewhere between country and blues. Those familiar with Ronnie Lane's solo work will be comfortable here. Because it's a movie soundtrack, the music is intended to be background music, so it doesn't always grab your attention. There are some vocal songs featuring the usual fine lyrics of Ronnie Lane. However, Ron and Ronnie's Dylanish vocals are an acquired taste. The recording quality is substandard, and that doesn't include the bonus tracks which are the quality you would expect of demos or outtakes. I find this to be a pleasant CD to listen to when you don't want something overwhelming, especially if you are a Ron Wood or Ronnie Lane fan."
The Rons Strum (and Sing)
J P Ryan | Waltham, Massachusetts United States | 06/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't be deceived: this may be a soundtrack, but it is filled with the sort of country/blues/soul-influenced music that anyone who loves, say "Gasoline Alley," Faces' "Ooh La La," Ronnie Lane's solo material, or "Beggars Banquet" for that matter, will almost certainly enjoy. Yes, only 6 of the 13 songs feature vocals, and I won't pretend that this is as ambitious as the many classics Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane have made in their careers, but that is part of it's enormous charm, and when a song really jumps out at you - "Just For A Moment," heard in both instrumental and vocal versions - it packs such a wallop that one wonders how it could have missed being a highlight on any Faces album. Ron Wood provides the sort of distinctive and splendid slide one will recognize from Rod Stewart's Mercury classics, as well as his fat, rumbling bass and occasional lead vocals - the last, noteably, on the unassuming but blistering slow blues "'Mona' The Blues". Lane's vocals are as soulful as ever, and he too adds his melodic basslines, banjo, and acoustic guitars to the proceedings. "Rooster Funeral," is another strong vocal number, and one of a handful that features (ex-Blind Faith, Traffic, and Family member) Rick Grech on violin. "Hay Tumble," an instrumental again with Grech on violin and ex Jeff Beck Group/Rod Stewart drummer Mick Waller on drums, sounds like a high quality outtake from "Gasoline Alley," (think 'Jo's Lament,' or 'Only A Hobo'). And the countrified boogie-woogie of "Woody's Thing" is all Wood guitars plus the late sixth Rolling Stone Ian Stewart adding inimitable piano. All of the Faces - except Rod Stewart - appear on this set, and one track ("Tonight's Number", with a moody Jim Price trumpet solo) was included on the Faces' box set. The bonus tracks are mostly early sketches of "Ooh La La" tracks (except a brief "Anymore For Anymore," and "Insurance," the latter which appears in better sound quality on the Faces' box), and minor additions to that group's superb body of work, but for anyone reading this far, "Mahoney's Last Stand" (and why could they not have kept the original 1976 cover art?) is highly recommended."