Faces ‘You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything’ box set coming August 28th

Rhino Records is set to release You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975), a boxed set with newly remastered versions of all four of the Faces’ studio albums, plus a bonus disc of rarities on August 28th on CD and LP. All of the music has been remastered from the original analog tapes, making the collection the best-sounding version of the band’s music ever released.

A beautiful limited edition vinyl version of the collection will also be released. To deliver superior audiophile quality, each album was cut from the original analog master tapes directly to lacquers and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The records will come packaged in sleeves that accurately recreate the original release. For instance, when you push the sleeve for Ooh La La, the man’s eyes move and his mouth opens, creating a look that’s reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s animation work with Monty Python.

The You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) CD set includes: The First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and features unreleased bonus tracks included with each album. Despite their hard-partying reputation, the band was a formidable powerhouse and could play it all-blues, soul, funk, country and boogie. These albums showcase that incredible range from bar stool anthems like “Had Me A Real Good Time,” “Miss Judy’s Farm,” and “Stay With Me,” to tender ballads that will leave you crying in your beer like “Ooh La La,” “Love Lives Here” and “Glad And Sorry.”

In addition to the studio albums, the collection also features a bonus disc that gathers up nine essential tracks that didn’t appear on proper albums, including the 1973 single “Pool Hall Richard,” a live performance of the Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain” from the 1973 Reading Festival, and “Dishevelment Blues,” a song that came free as a flexi-disc in copies of the British music publication, New Music Express.

Faces squeezed a lifetime’s worth of rock ‘n’ roll into just five years. But despite their relatively short time together, Kenney Jones (drums), Ronnie Lane (bass/vocals), Ian McLagan (keyboard), Rod Stewart (vocals) and Ronnie Wood (guitar/vocals) have earned a spot on the short list of the world’s greatest rock bands.

The Faces came together in 1969 when former Small Faces Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Ronnie Lane hooked up with ex-Jeff Beck Group vocalist Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood. The group’s impact on music has only deepened since its break up in 1975. In recognition of the Faces’ influence, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the group in 2012.

CD

The First Step
1. “Wicked Messenger”
2. “Devotion”
3. “Shake, Shudder, Shiver”
4. “Stone”
5. “Around The Plynth”
6. “Flying”
7. “Pineapple And The Monkey”
8. “Nobody Knows”
9. “Looking Out The Window”
10. “Three Button Hand Me Down”
11. “Behind The Sun” (Outtake) *
12. “Mona – The Blues” (Outtake) *
13. “Shake, Shudder, Shiver” (BBC Session) *
14. “Flying” (Take 3) *
15. “Nobody Knows” (Take 2) *

Long Player
1. “Bad ‘n’ Ruin”
2. “Tell Everyone”
3. “Sweet Lady Mary”
4. “Richmond”
5. “Maybe I’m Amazed”
6. “Had Me A Real Good Time”
7. “On The Beach”
8. “I Feel So Good”
9. “Jerusalem”
10. “Whole Lotta Woman” (Outtake) *
11. “Tell Everyone” (Take 1) *
12. “Sham-Mozzal” (Instrumental – Outtake) *
13. “Too Much Woman” (Live) *
14. “Love In Vain” (Live) *

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse
1. “Miss Judy’s Farm”
2. “You’re So Rude”
3. “Love Lives Here”
4. “Last Orders Please”
5. “Stay With Me”
6. “Debris”
7. “Memphis”
8. “Too Bad”
9. “That’s All You Need”
10. “Miss Judy’s Farm” (BBC Session) *
11. “Stay With Me” (BBC Session) *

Ohh La La
1. “Silicone Grown”
2. “Cindy Incidentally”
3. “Flags And Banners”
4. “My Fault”
5. “Borstal Boys”
6. “Fly In The Ointment”
7. “If I’m On The Late Side”
8. “Glad And Sorry”
9. “Just Another Honky”
10. “Ooh La La”
11. “Cindy Incidentally” (BBC Session) *
12. “Borstal Boys” (Rehearsal) *
13. “Silicone Grown” (Rehearsal) *
14. “Glad And Sorry” (Rehearsal) *
15. “Jealous Guy” (Live) *

Bonus LP
1. “Pool Hall Richard”
2. “I Wish It Would Rain” (With A Trumpet)
3. “Rear Wheel Skid”
4. “Maybe I’m Amazed”
5. “Oh Lord I’m Browned Off”
6. “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold
Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Short Comings)” (UK Single Version)
7. “As Long As You Tell Him”
8. “Skewiff (Mend The Fuse)”
9. “Dishevelment Blues”

* previously unreleased

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