Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance

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Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
Studio album by Ronnie Lane
Released 1975
Recorded 1974
Genre Folk rock
Length 44:59
Label Island
Producer Ronnie Lane
Ronnie Lane chronology
Anymore for Anymore
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
One for the Road
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
MusicHound 2.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance was the second album done by Ronnie Lane, one of the founders of Small Faces and Faces, after he left Faces to live on a farm in Wales. In homage to his perceived chances of commercial success, he named his band Slim Chance. Six of the thirteen songs on this album were written by Lane, the rest of Slim Chance, and Kate Lambert, his wife; the remainder were cover versions. Haunting, profound, and witty, the album did not exceed his commercial expectations.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Piece of Nothing" (Traditional) – 2:23
  2. "Stone" (Ronnie Lane) – 4:06
  3. "Bottle of Brandy" (Isaacs Family) – 2:46
  4. "Street Gang" (Lane, Ruan O'Lochlainn, Steve Simpson) – 4:04
  5. "Anniversary" (Lane) – 2:57
  6. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (and Write Myself a Letter)" (Fred Ahlert, Joe Young) – 2:53
  7. "I'm Just a Country Boy" (Fred Brooks) – 2:42
  8. "Ain't No Lady" (Lane, O'Lochlainn, Kate Lambert) – 4:22
  9. "Blue Monday" (Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew) – 4:07
  10. "Give Me a Penny" (Lane) – 2:57
  11. "You Never Can Tell" (Chuck Berry) – 4:31
  12. "Tin and Tambourine" (Lane, Lambert) – 4:09
  13. "Single Saddle" (Arthur Altman, Hal David) – 3:02



  • Producer: Ronnie Lane
  • Recording Engineer: John Burns/Ron Fawcus
  • Artistic Design: Ruan O'Lochlainn
  • Photography: Ruan O'Lochlainn
  • Liner Notes: Sid Griffin


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews: Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance". Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance". Mojo. February 2004. p. 109. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 404. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  5. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds) (1983). The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. New York, NY: Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-394-72107-1.  Missing or empty |title= (help);