Five-A-Side

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Five-A-Side
Five-A-Side (album).jpg
Studio album by Ace
Released 1974
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Label Anchor
Producer John Anthony
Ace chronology
Five-A-Side
(1974)
Time for Another
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Five-A-Side is the debut album by the pop rock band Ace, released by Anchor Records in 1974.[2]

The album landed on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching #11 in 1974.[3]

The single "How Long" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The song also reached #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #3 on the Canadian Singles Chart, and #20 on the UK Singles Chart. The song "Rock & Roll Runaway" peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.[5]

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth in Wales and at Trident Studios in London, England. It was produced by John Anthony.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Carrack, except where noted.

  1. "Sniffin' About" (Carrack, Alan King) - 4:44
  2. "Rock & Roll Runaway" (Carrack, Terry Comer, Phil Harris, King) - 3:08
  3. "How Long" - 3:21
  4. "The Real Feeling" - 2:23
  5. "24 Hours" - 4:00
  6. "Why?" - 3:43
  7. "Time Ain't Long" (Carrack, Jes Walker) - 3:53
  8. "Know How It Feels" - 3:27
  9. "Satellite" - 3:00
  10. "So Sorry Baby" (Harris) - 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel
  • Chris Hughes - horns (5, 9)
  • Bud Beadle - horns (5)
  • Mick Eves - horns (5)
Technical
  • Dennis Mackay, John Anthony, Mike Stone, Pat Anthony, Pat Moran - engineers
  • Neil Kernon, Peter Fielder - tape ops

[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Year Chart Peak Position
1974 Billboard Top LPs 11
Singles
Year Single Chart Peak Position
1974 "How Long" Billboard Hot 100 3
1974 "How Long" "Adult Contemporary Chart" 24
1974 "How Long" Canadian Singles Chart 3
1974 "How Long" UK Singles Chart 20
1975 "Rock & Roll Runaway" Billboard Hot 100 71

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