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Long Player

FacesAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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listen  5. Maybe I'm Amazed (LP Version) 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. On The Beach (LP Version) 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

When Steve Marriott left the Small Faces in 1969, the three remaining members brought in guitarist Ron Wood and lead singer Rod Stewart to complete the lineup and changed their name to the Faces, which was only appropriate since the group now only slightly resembled the mod-pop group of the past. Instead, the Faces were a rough, sloppy rock & roll ... Read more in Amazon's Faces Store

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  • Audio CD (September 14, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002KBG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,604 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Had Me a Real Good Time" December 22, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is the album where the Faces came into their own as a band. After the breakup of the Small Faces and the recording of the Faces' debut "First Step" in 1970, Rons Lane and Wood, Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan and frontman Rod Stewart emerged with the first of the two best albums of their all too short career--the other being the equally excellent "A Nod Is as Good as a Wink..."
While there's plenty here for fans of Rod the Mod to enjoy [including a stunning live version of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," which had to leave Sir Paul slack-jawed after hearing it!], the real treasures are Ronnie Lane's contributions: the folkish "Richmond" and the ballad "Tell Everyone," the very type of songs Lane would make a career out of after leaving the Faces only two years after this 1971 release.
If you recently bought Best of the Faces: Good Boys When They're Asleep and want more, this is your next stop. Then get "A Nod Is As Good As a Wink." And then shake your head that there are so few artists out there today who can match the ballsy rock 'n' roll of the Faces.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Friendly Slag May 15, 2003
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The warmth and self-depricating humor of A NOD'S AS GOOD AS A WINK TO A BLIND HORSE has always made it my favorite Faces LP, but the swagger and jammy feeling of LONG PLAYER puts it close to the top of the list as well.
On LONG PLAYER the Faces sound more bluesy, more British (as opposed to the Irish tilt of A NOD'S AS GOOD AS A WINK...) and at times more like Rod Stewart's handpicked touring band. Ronnie Lane stands out with a couple of great tunes, a shared vocal with Rod on a great cover of McCartney's classic "Maybe I'm Amazed," and his always wonderful bass, the spine of all Faces records.
This was back in the days when Rod Stewart still had some soul and could sing English Folk, Rock, R&B and Pub tunes all on the same album without missing a step. He's in fine form here, as he was on most Faces records, all his Jeff Beck stuff and all of his own stuff right up to FOOT LOOSE & FANCY FREE. He couldn't pull off a fun-time gem like "Had Me A Real Good Time" today to save his life; it remains one of my all-time favorite Faces tunes.
You can't go wrong with any FACES LP, and LONG PLAYER is definitely in the upper tier.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Till we have built Jerusalem...... October 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Faces' second album from 1971 is better than their somewhat unfocused debut album, and almost on par with 1972's "A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse".

It's a little bit of a mixed bag, with two live numbers, some hard rock, and a couple of tender ballads. Rod Stewart sings one of them, the charming "Tell Everyone", and Ronnie Lane takes a lead vocal on the other, the country-ish "Richmond", but both of them are penned by Lane, the band's excellent "ballad writer".
A live rendition of Big Bill Broonzy's "I Feel So Good" is good but much too long at almost nine minutes, but the other live number, a gritty take on Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" is really great, as is the folkish "Sweet Lady Mary" and the delightful, tough rocker "Had Me A Real Good Time".
"Long Player" is a bit of a sloppy affair, and it does have a couple of weak moments, but it still captures what the Faces were all about, from the opening riff-rocker "Bad 'N' Ruin" to the closing instrumental, Ronnie Wood's rendition of Sir Henry Wood's "Jerusalem".
3 3/4 stars. Nice.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Bar Band Ever? November 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Faces were sloppy. The party obviously followed them off stage and into the recording studio. Thank God.

"Long Player" may not be their best album, but who cares. Bluesy licks? Got it. Hammond organ? Got it? Rod Stewart back when he was ROD F'N STEWART? Got it. Ronnie Wood before he was a marginalized sidekick? Got it.

Buy. Listen. Enjoy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! December 4, 2006
By R Smith
Format:Audio CD
I remember seeing this album in the bargain bin in the early 1990's and seeing Ron Wood, I thought it might be good, but was perplexed as to what the hell Rod Stewart was doing there. When I played "Bad N Ruin," I was blown away. It is easily one of the greatest hard rock/rock n roll songs of all time. I then ventured into more Rod Stewart and Faces albums from 1969-1972. Yes, he was that good. Yes, he sucks now. But, to his credit, he did leave a lot of great music in those brief four years (four Faces albums and four solo albums). I recommend getting all eight (and Jeff Beck's truth). Had they continued in this style, I am fully confident they would have eclipsed the mighty Stones.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit flawed but enjoyable cd July 17, 2006
By Perbes
Format:Audio CD
After their first album went mostly unnoticed by critics and public alike, Faces began to tour heavily and their popularity soared. This is when they went into the studio to record their second album, Long Player. An uneven affair but it's got its charm.

The first track, Bad'n'Ruin, is a midtempo rocker, not as loud as the ones that open their next (and last) two albums. It's a good song with some room for Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan and Ronnie Wood to show off.

Tell Everyone is one of the best ballads ever, written by Lane though it's Rod Stewart who sings it. Over a simple drum beat and piano and soft guitar Rod sings a lyric about love and waking up with your loved one beside you.. While not a very original lyric, the musical landscape actually makes it a gorgeous song.

Sweet Lady Mary is a country/folk song, similar to some stuff to be found in Stewart's discography back then. Kenny Jones doesn't play on this one. The music here is Hammond organ, acoustic guitar and pedal steel guitar. Rod sings it one more time.

Richmond is an acoustic blues song, only feauting its writer - Ronnie Lane. Another gorgeous song. One wonders where all these people would have been were it not for the great bluesmen.

Maybe I'm Amazed is a Paul McCartney song, recorded live in New York, that puts the original to shame. Here Lane and Stewart share lead vocals.

Had Me A Real Good Time is another of the few rockers to grace this album. I dig it but feels uncomplete despite its almost 6 minutes running time. A guitar solo would sure have helped. Instead we have the only appearance of a horn section in a Faces album, something we can all be grateful for.

On The Beach is the only turkey on the cd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band but Buy" Good Boys" over it unless you are going for whole...
Great band Great Album, not much that isn't on "Good Boys" though. If you haven't heard this band check them out they are one of my favorite bands now.
Published 5 months ago by Spoticus
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Faces albums.
I bought this when it came out and bought the remainder of the Faces lps which continue to diminish in there roots. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dennis R. Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Player
Fabulous record; remarkable, cool, and worthy to have. Rod Stewart is the lead singer, but he was not the lead member. It was the original Faces with Ronnie Wood. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Martha
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophomore Release is a Step Further....
With this second offering by the Faces in Long Player, the band has hit its stride within the 9 tracks that are presented and provide a quirky balance within the group's... Read more
Published on January 11, 2012 by Thirty-Ought Six
5.0 out of 5 stars For the island
One of the best albums of all time; a definite pick for the desert island... Rod Stewart and Ron Wood are outstanding as is the whole band.
Published on January 6, 2012 by bob bingenheimer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting hit and miss release
Faces / Long Player: This album has their great interpretation of "Maybe I'm Amazed" in which Rod Stewart outshines McCartney's own version. Read more
Published on December 16, 2011 by J. Bynum
4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I'm STILL amazed...
Yes, Rod is now a useless MOR crooner churning out mild hits for grandma. Ronnie Wood is a (fairly decent) substitute for Mick Taylor. Read more
Published on January 25, 2011 by Mark Schlesinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Now THIS is what I'm talking about...
1971 was a pretty good year for music. I remember hearing MAYBE I'M AMAZED a few times on WMMR and heading down to Pat's Records on Market Street next to the Reading Terminal in... Read more
Published on August 30, 2010 by John Lamb
Warner Japan extends its near-perfect track record of providing state-of-the-art remastering while remaining true to the dynamic range of the original recording. Read more
Published on July 1, 2010 by BOB
Warner Japan extends its near-perfect track record of providing state-of-the-art remastering while remaining true to the dynamic range of the original recording. Read more
Published on July 1, 2010 by BOB
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