RONNIE LANE – ‘JUST FOR A MOMENT’ MUSIC 1973-1997 Released 17th May

Ronnie Lane, Bass Player for the Small Faces and the Faces – Songwriter behind iconic songs such as Ooh La La, Itchycoo Park, The Poacher, Annie and Debris… In many ways Ronnie Lane remains an enigma in the story of rock ‘n’ roll. An artist who was determined to chart his own destiny and break free from the demands of the music “business”. His sense of disillusion with the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle led him to leave his hugely successful band for a ramshackle country farm (Fishpool) and a life on the road (of sorts…) He assembled a new band – Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance – and would create The Passing Show – a now legendary circus tent tour of the country with assorted clowns, acrobats and comedians… To further his ambition to do as he pleased musically, he built his own recording studio – The Lane Mobile Studio – itself an icon in the history of rock recordings.

Ronnie created a sound that was unique in British music – astyle that leaned heavily on an array of influences particularly folk, country music and later r’n’b with welcome contributions from the band of musicians he surrounded himself with. Ronnie was not alone in his rural idyll – many friends would join him in his new artistic endeavours – Gallagher and Lyle, Kevin Westlake, Billy Livesey as well as Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton (the latter wrote Wonderful Tonight round the fire at Ronnie’s Fishpool Farm). Eventually the symptoms of MS would surface and in the 80s Ronnie would move to Austin, Texas where he still wrote and performed up until his death in 1997.

Ronnie Lane is one of the finest songwriters the UK has produced. This is the first time that a fully comprehensive look at Ronnie’s post Faces career has been undertaken. Just For A Moment 1973-1997 collates the solo and collaborative work ofthisprodigiousand much missed wordsmith. 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.”

Ronnie created a sound that was unique in British music – astyle that leaned heavily on an array of influences particularly folk, country music and later r’n’b with welcome contributions from the band of musicians he surrounded himself with. Ronnie was not alone in his rural idyll – many friends would join him in his new artistic endeavours – Gallagher and Lyle, Kevin Westlake, Billy Livesey as well as Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton (the latter wrote Wonderful Tonight round the fire at Ronnie’s Fishpool Farm). Eventually the symptoms of MS would surface and in the 80s Ronnie would move to Austin, Texas where he still wrote and performed up until his death in 1997.

Ronnie Lane is one of the finest songwriters the UK has produced. This is the first time that a fully comprehensive look at Ronnie’s post Faces career has been undertaken. Just For A Moment 1973-1997 collates the solo and collaborative work ofthisprodigiousand much missed wordsmith. 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.”

CD 1:

1.Careless Love
2.Don’t You Cry For Me
3.Bye and Bye (Gonna See The King)
4.Silk Stockings
5.The Poacher
6.Roll On Babe
7.Tell Everyone
8.Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight
9.Anymore For Anymore
10.Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage
11.Chicken Wired
12.How Come Single
13.Done This One Before Single B-Side
14.From The Late to the Early
15.Just For A Moment
16.How Come Alternate Studio Take
17.Ooh La La BBC John Peel Session 11/12/1973
18.Debris BBC In Concert 23/04/1974
19.Flags and Banners Live at the Thames Hotel 11/12/1973
20.Last Orders Live AtThe Thames Hotel 11/12/1973
21.I’ll Fly Away

CD 2:

1.Little Piece Of Nothing
2.Stone
3.A Bottle of Brandy
4.Street Gang
5.Anniversary
6.I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
7.I’m Just A Country Boy
8.Ain’t No Lady
9.Blue Monday
10.Give Me A Penny
11.You Never Can Tell
12.Tin and Tambourine
13.Single Saddle
14.Brother Can You Spare A Dime? Island Single
15.What Went Down (That Night With You) Island Single
16.Lovely Single B-Side
17.Roll on Babe BBC Live In Concert 13/12/1974
18.Sweet Virginia BBC John Peel Session 19/11/1974
19.Walk on By BBC Live In Concert 12/02/1976
20.You’re so Rude Live Victoria Palace 16/03/1975
21.From The Late To The Early (Lost) / How Come Live Victoria Palace 16/03/1975
22.What Went Down (That Night With You) Island Single Outtake

CD 3:

1.Don’t Try ‘n’ Change My Mind
2.32nd Street
3.Snake
4.Burnin’ Summer
5.One for the Road
6.Steppin’ an’ Reelin’ (The Wedding)
7.Harvest Home
8.Nobody’s Listening
9.G’Morning
10.April Fool
11.Annie
12.Nowhere to Run
13.Silly Little Man
14.Catmelody
15.Last Orders (Well Well Hello, Slow Version)
16.Lonely
17.Under My Nose
18.Feeling Like A Lion
19.Going West

CD 4:

1.One Step
2.Good Ol’ Boys Boogie
3.Lad’s Got Money
4.She’s Leaving
5.Barcelona
6.Kuschty Rye
7.Don’t Tell Me Now
8.You’re So Right
9.Only You
10.Winning With Women
11.Way Up Yonder
12.Three Cool Cats See Me Outake
13.The Wanderer The r ‘n’ b Sessions
14.Rocket ’69 The r ‘n’ b Sessions
15.The Joint Is Jumpin’ The r ‘n’ b Sessions
16.Annie Had A Baby The r ‘n’ b Sessions
17.Pisshead Blues Fishpool Sessions
18.Barcelona Demo
19.Three Cool Cats Demo

CD 5:

1.Rats Tales (Catmelody) Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
2.Flags and BannersLive At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
3.Annie Had A Baby Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
4.How Come Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
5.You’re So Rude Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
6.Lad’s Got Money Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
7.Kuschty Rye Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
8.Man Smart, Women Smarter Live At Rockpalast 03/03/1980
9.Debris (Ronnie Lane’s Big Dipper) Live Capital Radio 29/05/1981
10.Around The World (Grow Too Old) Fishpool Sessions 1977
11.Last Night Fishpool Sessions 1977
12.All Or Nothing BBC John Peel 15/01/1976
13.Bombers Moon The Merton Sessions Early ’81
14.Last Tango In Nato The Merton Sessions Early ’81
15.Silly Little Man Fishpool Sessions
16.She’s Leaving (I Can Hear Her Singing) Demo
17.Lovely Outtake
18.Rats Tales (Catmelody) Fishpool Sessions

CD 6:

1.Ooh La la Live In Texas /1988
2.Rio Grande (Bombers Moon) Live In Texas
3.Nowhere To Run Live KLBJ 12/89
4.Annie LIVE KLBJ 14/02/89
5.Buddy Can You Apare A Dime? KLBJ 22/12/87
6.You’re So Rude Live at KUT 1988
7.Dirty Rice (Featuring TheTremors with Bobby Keys) The Back Room Austin May 12 1987
8.Winning With Women KUT 1988
9.Ooh La la Live In Texas / 1987
10.Don’t Try ‘n’ Change My Mind Live In Japan
11.Glad And Sorry Live In Japan
12.Just For A Moment Live In Japan
13.Spiritual Babe Demo (Houston)
14.Kingof the Lazy World 1992 Studio Session
15.Peaches January 1989 Arlyn Studio Sessions
16.Sally Anne January 1989 Arlyn Studio Sessions
17.Spiritual Babe January 1989 Arlyn Studio Sessions
18.Hearts of Oak January 1989 Arlyn Studio Sessions
19.Strongbear’s Daughter January1989 Arlyn Studio Sessions

1 CD Edition:

1.JUST FOR A MOMENT
2.The POACHER
3.ANYMORE FOR ANYMORE
4.HOW COME
5.Tell everyone
6.ROLL ON BABE
7.Little Piece of Nothing
8.Anniversary
9.BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A Dime
10.DON’T TRY ‘n’ CHANGE MY MIND
11.ONE FOR THE ROAD
12.ANNIE
13.APRIL FOOL
14.KUSCHTY RYE
15.BARCELONA
16.One Step
17.SPIRITUAL BABE (Demo Version)
18.Strongbear’s Daughter

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