Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... has been added to your Basket
Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£42.45
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£45.82
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: MEGA Media FBA
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... (4CD)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... (4CD) Box set, Original recording remastered


Price: £35.44 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 9 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
18 new from £33.24 2 used from £37.51

Amazon's Faces Store

Music

Image of album by Faces

Photos

Image of Faces

Biography

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

Visit Amazon's Faces Store
for 26 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... (4CD) + First Step + Long Player
Price For All Three: £49.71

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (5 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino UK
  • ASIN: B0001Z2R96
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Flying
2. On The Beach
3. Too Bad
4. If I'm On The Late Side
5. Debris
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Faces - Pool Hall Richard
2. You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It) (Live BBC)
3. Glad And Sorry
4. Shake, Shudder, Shiver (Rehearsal Summer/69)
5. Faces - Miss Judy's Farm (Live BBC)
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. You're So Rude
2. (I Know) I'm Losing You (Live BBC)
3. Love Lives Here
4. I'd Rather Go Blind (Live @ Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA)
5. Hi-Heel Sneakers / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. The Stealer (Live BBC)
2. Around The Plynth / Gasoline Alley (Live BBC)
3. You Can Make Me Dance
4. Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Short Comings)
5. I Wish It Would Rain
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

THE FACES Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... (2004 US 67-track digitally remastered 4-CD set - a definitive collection of hits plus unreleased live rehearsal and demo selections compiled from Ians personal archives. Housed in a hardback book styledigipak sleeve with 62-page intregral booklet featuring informative notes and rarely seen photographs R278233)

Amazon.co.uk

Five Guys Walk Into A Bar serves as a reminder that The Faces were once considered the saviours of rock&roll. As a live act, they provided a sense of empathy with their audience at a time when rock acts were becoming characterised by a hauteur. While their records were never as consistent as their stage prowess, their four albums from 1970-1973 contained many fine moments, inevitable considering the band was made up of the gravel-throated emotionality of Rod Stewart, the fat, rasping guitar work of Ron Wood and the pop craftsmanship of the nucleus of the Small Faces.

This set has been compiled by Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, who has not gone for the complete oeuvre approach but the hits-and-rarities method. Consequently, this is a treasure trove of neglected B-sides and previously unheard rehearsal tapes, live versions and outtakes. Of most interest to many, artistically and symbolically, will be the inclusion of a stage rendition of "(I Know) I'm Losing You". The Faces' thunderous version of this song was probably their greatest ever studio performance but mysteriously turned up on a Stewart solo album. Rod often overshadowed the Faces but this spiffing box-set proves they were collectively as deserving of attention as their frontman. --Sean Egan

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
21
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 24 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have admired the vocal style and ability of Roderick since I first heard it when the Jeff Beck album Truth was released way back when. I became, and still am, an ardent Faces fan from the time I saw them at Watford Town Hall in 1971.
I consider the 5 Guys boxed set to be one of my valued possessions and I'm glad I bought it. The set is presented extremely well.
Yes, the 4 CDs do represent a lot of music but the thing which I think comes through is just how insipid the post Faces albums (Atlantic Crossing, A Night on the Town etc.) were by comparison.
I'm glad I bought the set and would recommend to it to a hard core fan.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mad Dave on 21 Jun. 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Faces have such a wide appeal and this box set captures some of the band's finest recorded moments while also exhibiting a number of live recordings. It is mighty long but there are some surprising ommissions (devotion, stone and nobody knows from First Step for example, as good as many of the songs that were included.) Frankly before I got this box set I was getting a bit tired of Miss Judy's Farm and for some reason there's three versions here, two versions bizarely being placed four songs apart on Disc Four. In general however the track listing works well, not being chronological and I thought seems to have been put into the progression of the tracks. The band works well live, and I find it surprising that some of critics have claimed that the band couldn't perform Rod's solo stuff life, as Maggie May is as good if not better than the original and the same can be said of Your'e my Girl and I Know Im Losing You. The banter between the band also is a nice addition showing that these guys were having a good time making this stuff and helping to recreate those legendary live performances. There are a few dodgy recordings (Evil and Too Bad(live) and Shake, Shudder Shiver) and its surprising that these were included. We are also treated to the frankly rubbish Dishelvelment Blues, which Mclaghlin admits in the booklet was nothing more than a joke song written for NME.

But I suppose that no box set was ever going to please everybody and it is pretty nice having a whole new batch of previously unavailble stuff. At the current price (£30) its hard to justify this set for those who already own the albums unless your'e a really big Faces fan.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. Evans VINE VOICE on 30 July 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Being a sucker for glossy box sets I couldn't wait to get my hands on this. However, having now listened to it in its entirity several times I must say I have some reservations.
Firstly however, the packaging is excellent. A well put together, sturdy digipack, smaller than the usual size for box sets, its nice compact size makes for easier storage. The booklet is also well put together, with some interesting and informative essays from Ian Maclaglen and others and some nice photos. You also get a full discography and recording details. All in all this is the kind of thing we've come to expect from a good box set.
However, it's when we get into the music that reservations have to be expressed.
Firstly, I must refute the ridiculous claims some people have been making recently that the Faces were actually better than the Stones. The two catalogues don't bear comparison. Indeed, I would argue that the Faces number of 'classic' original songs is actually quite small - 'Stay With Me,' 'Cindy Incidently,' Y'ou Can Make Me Dance Sing Or Anything' 'Had Myself A Real Good Time' (one of my favourite rockers by anybody!) and that's about it. They had some other good little songs and some pretty decent covers, but nothing like the classic material the Stones regularly produced during their peak years. Also The Faces weren't averse to rehashing the same song under a different title - 'Three Button Hand Me Down' is surely Rod Stewart's solo number 'Every Picture Tells A Story' also written with Ronnie Wood.
The fidelity on some of the live and rehearsel material on this box set is actually pretty dreadful. I find the rehearsal material recorded in 1969 on a cassette machine actually virtually unlistenable.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By muscum on 31 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
I agree with most of the reviews but I have had to take a star off for the failure to include their classic version of Memphis, which they beat to a pulp for a five-and-a-half minutes, as well as Pineapple and the Monkey, Nobody Knows and Wicked Messenger. Instead you get two versions of some songs and three of Miss Judy's Farm and the sound quality of some of the bootleg versions is as good as you feared. Minor - though significant - quibbles aside, the music on this set is fantastic. Rod the Mod was never better than in this era (I think the simultaneous Mercury solo albums are the best of all his stuff) and although his voice continued to be great for years, the quality of the material was only occasionally at such a high level with his best post-1975 albums having 4 good tracks and most managing between 0-2.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Millar on 4 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I can't really add too much to what the other reviewers have said, except to agree that the set should have included Memphis! This is a great package, up there with the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set in care of assembly, quality and value.

Of course, Mac was never going to please everyone, including perhaps Rod, whose later work is really shown up by the quality of his voice and writing displayed over these CDs. The set represents great value in terms of its quota of rare/live/outtakes of songs and instrumentals, even if the sound of some tracks is awful.

The set includes a fair number of the late Ronnie Lane's songs and vocals, to remind us that his contribution to the band was essential.

The booklet is marvellous, and if anyone bought the original issue of `Nods as Good as a Wink..." some of the photos will be recognisable from the poster which came with the LP.

The Faces were a great band and I hope this set will find them some new fans.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback