Long Player (album)

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Long Player
Studio album by Faces
Released February, 1971
Recorded September 1970-January 1971 at Morgan Sound Studios, London and with The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit, live tracks recorded at Fillmore East, NYC
Genre Rock & roll, boogie rock, blues rock, protopunk
Length 45:16
Label Warner Bros.
Producer The Faces
Faces chronology
First Step
(1970)
Long Player
(1971)
A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Long Player, from 1971, was the second album by the British rock group Faces. Among the highlights are the live cover of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed", the wistful "Richmond" and "Sweet Lady Mary", the rave-up "Had Me a Real Good Time" and the opening "Bad 'n' Ruin".

A single version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" appeared just ahead of the album, featuring a studio version of the song in lieu of the live version presented on the album proper.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad 'n' Ruin" (Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart) - 5:24
  2. "Tell Everyone" (Ronnie Lane) - 4:18
  3. "Sweet Lady Mary" (Lane, Stewart, Ronnie Wood) - 5:49
  4. "Richmond" (Lane) - 3:04
  5. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Paul McCartney) - 5:53
  6. "Had Me a Real Good Time" (Lane, Stewart, Wood) - 5:51
  7. "On the Beach" (Lane, Wood) - 4:15
  8. "I Feel So Good" (Big Bill Broonzy) - 8:49
  9. "Jerusalem" (Traditional, arr. Wood) - 1:53

Personnel[edit]

Other information[edit]

  • Tracks 1 and 2 recorded with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Engineer- Martin Birch.
  • Tracks 3, 4, 6 and 9 recorded at Morgan Sound Studios, London. Engineer- Mike Bobak.
  • Tracks 5 and 8 recorded live at Bill Graham's Fillmore East, New York. Engineer- Dave Palmer.
  • Track 7 recorded with Revox spare room unit. Engineer unknown.

The album sleeve was originally a stitched-together facsimile of bootleg records as well as the old style 78 RPM singles,with the record label showing. The album was reissued in the mid 70's as part of the double album 'Two Originals of The Faces' with record one being 'First Step'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Faces: Long Player > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 September 2011.