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Anymore For Anymore
Anymore for Anymore
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1974
Recorded1973-74
StudioFishpool, Hyssington with Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio; mixed at IBC Studios, London
GenreFolk rock
Length40:37
LabelGM
ProducerGlyn Johns, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Rowland
Ronnie Lane chronology
Anymore for Anymore
(1974)
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound2/5 stars[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

Anymore for Anymore is the debut solo album by Ronnie Lane, one of the founding members of Small Faces and Faces. The recording sessions started in 1973 at his 100-acre (40 ha) farm in Wales with his new band Slim Chance, using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio (Lane had originally wanted to rechristen the Small Faces with the name Slim Chance in 1969 after Steve Marriott left the group, but when Ron Wood and then Rod Stewart joined them soon after, the other band members vetoed the idea and opted to slightly amend their existing name to Faces instead).

The Anymore For Anymore album showcases a more rootsy, folk and country music-influenced sound than Lane's previous band Faces (although Lane had already flirted heavily with these musical styles on his own compositions for that group as early as 1970). The carefree nature of the album's recording is illustrated by the fact that the title track was spontaneously recorded on the hillside overlooking Lane's farm, where the sound of nearby cattle and a light wind was picked up by the recording microphones, adding further rural ambience to the track.

The track 'Tell Everyone' was a re-recording of a Lane composition from the Faces' Long Player LP.

Reviewing "The Poacher" for The Guardian in 2012, George Chesterton, wrote: "Pop lyrics can aspire only to be poetic - they are not poetry in themselves - but the lines "Bring me fish with eyes of jewels and mirrors on their bodies/ Bring them strong and bring them bigger than a newborn child" come pretty close. Thanks to the strings and oboe of the refrain, and Lane's warm strumming, the music is as simple and as transcendant as the message."[5]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Careless Love"traditional4:09
2."Don't You Cry for Me"Ronnie Lane4:26
3."(Bye and Bye) Gonna See the King"Ronnie Lane5:06
4."Silk Stockings"Ronnie Lane, Kevin Westlake1:48
5."The Poacher"Ronnie Lane3:45
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Roll on Babe"Derroll Adams3:20
2."Tell Everyone"Ronnie Lane3:00
3."Amelia Earhart's Last Flight"Dave McEnery5:49
4."Anymore for Anymore"Ronnie Lane, Kate Lambert3:43
5."Just a Bird in a Gilded Cage"Harry Von Tilzer1:06
6."Chicken Wired"Ronnie Lane4:25

Personnel

  • Ronnie Lane - guitar, bass, vocals
  • Graham Lyle - banjo, mandolin, guitar
  • Benny Gallagher - bass, guitar, accordion
  • Kevin Westlake - guitar
  • Ken Slaven - violin
  • Steve Bingham - bass
  • Jimmy Jewell - saxophone
  • Bruce Rowland - drums
  • The Tanners of Montgomery - vocals

Production

  • Producer: Ronnie Lane, Bruce Rowland, Glyn Johns *Recording engineers: Hugh Jones, Andy Knight
  • Artwork/sleeve Art: Paul Bevoir
  • Liner notes: Alberto Mitchell, Wayne Pernu

References

  1. ^ Heibutzki, Ralph. Anymore for Anymore at AllMusic
  2. ^ 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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Martin, Andrew (July 1992). "Re-releases: Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance Anymore For Anymore ... Plus". Q. p. 107.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/mar/15/ronnie-lane-poacher

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