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Five-a-Side

ACE
20 Feb 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 1974
  • Label: Minder Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Minder Records
  • Total Length: 35:48
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  • ASIN: B00CXTTWSM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,590 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD
After years of crap sounding budget compilations (most deleted now and ludicrously expensive into the bargain) - along comes Cherry Red Records of the UK finally reissuing the debut album by ACE in proper style. And this time "Five-A-Side" even boasts an extra CD of previously unreleased tracks - including beautifully recorded and produced BBC sessions. Here are the musical scarves, football tackles and studio dribbles...

UK released June 2011 - Cherry Red CDBRED 493 (Barcode 5013929149328) breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (35:52 minutes) is the album "Five-A-Side" - originally issued on vinyl LP November 1974 in the UK on Anchor Records ANCL 2001 (called "An Ace Album" in the USA - and reissued March 1975 as such).

Disc 2 (32:23 minutes) has 8 bonus tracks (1 studio song and 7 live-in-the-studio versions). "Taste Like A Fish" is an album outtake - "24 Hours", "Ain't Gonna Stand For This No More", "Rock & Roll Runaway", and "Know How It Feels" are all from a BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session recorded 12 November 1974 - while the final three are "Why", "Know How It Feels" and "Satellite" recorded for a Bob Harris Session at the BBC on 2 December 1974.

The 8-page inlay reproduces the LPs liner notes complete with each individual playing football - PAUL CARRACK On Lead Vocals and Keyboards (ex Warm Dust), Phil Harris on Lead Guitar (ex The Action, formed the band as Ace Flash and the Dynamos), Alan 'Bam' King on Rhythm Guitar (ex The Action, Mighty Baby and B.B. Blunder), Terry 'Tex' Comer on Bass (ex Warm Dust) with Dubliner Fran Byrne on Drums (ex Bees Make Honey). MICHAEL HEATLEY'S liner notes give a potted history of the band and their debut while it doesn't say who did the remaster - but it's superb compared to what I've been used to.
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I picked up Paul Carrack compilation on 'collected' set (get it) and really enjoyed Ace tracks and followed the path. Great album and
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SMc on 26 Nov 2011
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Everyone assumes that Ace were a one-trick pony and a one-hit wonder but, that would be grossly unfair on all the musicians featured on this album. Everyone knows that Paul Carrack, the lead singer and main songwriter would go on to bigger and better things, both as a sessionman, band-mate and solo artist but, Ace was so much more than Carrack - as good as he is.

Everyone of them had paid their dues and deserved far greater success than they had between 1973 and 1977 during the course of their three album shelf life. Everyone of them had learned their craft in other bands, mainly in and around London pubs and clubs.

This is not a bad album and is actually full of promising songs, particularly from a musical point of view. Lyrically, it's weak but, Carrack, as the main songwriter was only just in his very early twenties and still learning his songwriting craft. The musicianship was very good, featuring a really tight rhythm section of Fran Byrne (drums) and Terry 'Tex' Comer (bass), Alan 'Bam' King (rhythm guitar), with Carrack on piano and organ. The finesse was added by Phil Harris (lead guitar). Quite unusually for the time and the musical genre, Harris, played a 'picked' lead guitar (in the style similar to Mark Knopfler) and this enhanced the four-pronged rhythm section.

Of course, "How Long" the hit single dominates the album. Credit is due here to Byrne and particularly Comer - for his simple but unique bass line - for taking this song on to another and higher level. Indeed, it is the standout track and it's fair to say that no other track stands up to the quality of this song but, that doesn't mean to say the others are mediocre or poor. "How Long" was a tough act to follow and indeed, was never to be replicated.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Old fogey on 14 Mar 2012
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I have been trying to buy this album for years and hoping for a re-release. It finally happenned and the result is superb. Not only the original disc but a second one as well. The quality is superb and a hole in my collection is now filled.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JIMMY HALF on 11 July 2011
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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OFF ALL TIME AND FAB SERVICE FROM AMAZON. SHEER MAGIC FROM 1974 WHEN I WENT TO SEE ACE LIVE IN LEICESTER. HAD TO BUY THEIR OTHER TWO ALBUMS ASWELL.
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