Ronnie Lane
One For the Road

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + downlaod

2015 EU reissue on 180g LP+download -If one album deserves to be posted in a blog called Forgotten Songs, this is this 1976 one, cos' it's full of great underrated and forgotten songs actually. Put the shame on the times...

Label:  Island -Universal 
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Release date: 04-06-2015(originally released in 1976)
 
2015 EU issue on 180g vinyl LP+download -If one album deserves to be posted in a blog called Forgotten Songs, this is this one, cos' it's full of great underrated and forgotten songs actually. Put the shame on the times (1976 was not a year for such music) on the cover sleeve (I always thought it was a live recording) or on the "tramp" imagery that was to be totally unrelevant in this period, but it's true that the album was a commercial failure although a musical jewel. The most Dylanesque of his authors, he actually paved the way, according to songs, to the Waterboys, the Pogues and even the Jacobites, and finally to Americana in a way. Who could say more? The general mood is rather melancholic without being sad. Contrary to the somewhat weak and erratic previous album (called Slim Chance) this one is focused and without any bad song. "Burnin' Summer" is one of Lane's greatest songs and "Harvest Home" a wonderfully delicate instrumental dedicated to an old woman found dead in her farm when farmers were coming back from the harvest. So, this is one LP that should feature here to get the light it would have deserved at the times. Fortunately, 2 years later, the collaboration with Pete Townshend would help Ronnie Lane to resurface again in the public view. Enjoy this gem here. Interestingly, Chris Thomas mixed the album, which is not always specified.
 
 
The title song from Ronnie Lane's third solo offering is a straight-ahead rocker in the style of much of his Faces material, in fact, you can almost hear the Faces plowing through this catchy number. Billed as Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, the album was released in 1975 to very little fanfare, despite great material and prime production from Ronnie himself. 'One For The Road' has a similar vibe and sentiment to the Faces classic 'Had Me A Real Good Time,' and all these years later rings just as true.
 
 
Tracks:
A1 Don't Try 'N' Change My Mind
A2 32nd Street
A3 Snake
A4 Burnin' Summer
A5 One For The Road
 
B1 Steppin' An' Reelin' (The Wedding)
B2 Harvest Home
B3 Nobody's Listenin'
B4 G'Morning
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): downlaod
Label: Island -Universal
Originally released: 1975
This release: 2015
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