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Ooh La La: An Island Harvest
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 7 April 2015
This 2 CD set is simply fantastic, every track is great, why ? because Ronnie Lane was one of the finest songwriters around. He was the heart of The Small Faces and The Faces, the songwriter and musician. In fact listen to some of Ronnie's solostuff and you soon see where the Rod Stewart sound came from. Over the two albums here, including a live set for the BBC on disc 2, you just get that absolute feel good factor throughout. The band even the jokes at the start of one song where Ronnie says to the band, 'Come on guys we're supposed to be professionals ain't we' or during the loive set where he says they are a new band, so he's just going to turn round and hum the tune to the band. again that's pure Ronnie Lane.
The music scene still misses his music, his humour, his musicianship and most of all his wonderful songs. He's not quite rock or pop or folk or blues, he's a little bit of them all and more.
As one well known song here is entitled 'OH LA LA', just about sums up this wonderfully enjoyable set, they don't make 'em like Ronnie anymore!
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on 10 May 2018
Good remaster and many good songs! Its better buy this than solo albums to get the best but I wouldnt have mind these albums represented here from album but it will hardly dissapoint any "plonk" Lane fan and for newies its a bit of pub songs, folk style, pop and some he did with Faces.. very English indeed and English music at best. Many beautiful songs here.. and some fun ones aswell.
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on 21 August 2014
I never got the privilege to see Ronnie & Slim Chance live, and how much I do regret that. Their music now would be so much acclaimed.

What I have done though is visited the area of Fishpool farm on the Shropshire/Powys border, where many of the songs were inspired to be written. Ronnie must have been so happy there with the fresh air and nature all around, well worth a visit and then pop along to the Miners Arms for a pint and soak up the atmosphere where many of Ronnie and his mates went.
God bless Ronnie.
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on 8 May 2018
Great collection of Ronnie Lane/Slim Chance songs.Worth every penny and some more.
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on 5 May 2014
I'm no music bufty, but I just can't say how much I've enjoyed listening to this album.
How ironic that it arrived more or less 40 years to the day of the recording of the eight live tracks (BBC In Concert - April 1974).
My albums are largely rocky, but the gentleness of these tracks is what I find so refreshing.
I do like a bit of saxophone, and there is plenty of it, as well as other bits of (I think) brass; perhaps woodwind. Tinkling piano, great lyrics - every track is sheer chill out.
Order it now; bet you're not disappointed!!
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on 13 October 2017
Happy with disc and delivery
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VINE VOICEon 21 February 2016
A box of true treasures. Great musicianship. Great songs. Great heart. Just great. What a man.
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on 4 May 2014
This is a great selection of tracks showing Ronnie really enjoying himself towards the end of his career, producing great tracks and all with what is often called a Modern Folk Rock sound. Its a "must buy" for your collection!
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on 21 December 2015
Very good Best Of with very good live at the BBC
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on 27 March 2016
Ronnie Lane fantastic cd.
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