Best of British (Ian McLagan album)

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Best of British
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Studio album by Ian "Mac" McLagan and The Bump Band
Released 7 March 2000
Recorded April to June 1998
Genre Rock and roll, roots rock, boogie rock
Length 47:28 (Gadfly and Maniac),
52:05 (Dreamsville)
Label Gadfly Records (original),
Maniac Records (re-release),
Dreamsville Records (Japanese edition)
Producer Gurf Morlix
Ian "Mac" McLagan and The Bump Band chronology
Last Chance to Dance (EP)
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Best of British is the third solo album by British keyboardist Ian McLagan, his first in nearly twenty years. Recorded in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas with his Bump Band, then consisting of vocalist and keyboardist McLagan, drummer Don Harvey, bassist Sarah Brown and guitarists Gurf Morlix and "Scrappy" Jud Newcomb, it featured twelve songs by McLagan, two previously released on his 1985 extended play, Last Chance to Dance.

The album was financed by his former bandmate, Ron Wood [1], who is featured on three tracks, including "She Stole It!", the cautionary tale of a man, his woman and his record collection and the ode to their departed Face Ronnie Lane, "Hello Old Friend".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ian McLagan; except where indicated

  1. "Best of British" (3:47)
  2. "I Only Wanna Be With You" (3:36)
  3. "She Stole It!" (3:46)
  4. "Warm Rain" (4:32)
  5. "Hope Street" (McLagan, Jorge Calderón) (3:29)
  6. "Hello Old Friend" (3:10)
  7. "Big Love" (4:48)
  8. "Don't Let Him Out of Your Sight" (5:25)
  9. "Suzie Gotta Sweet Face" (3:35)
  10. "Barking Dogs" (McLagan, Calderón) (3:56)
  11. "I Will Follow" (3:51)
  12. "This Time" (McLagan, Calderón) (3:33)
  13. "Last Chance to Dance" (3:37) - bonus track on Dreamsville edition