Ace Five-A-Side

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: June 28, 2011

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Sniffin' About
  • 2.Rock 'n' Roll Runaway
  • 3.How Long
  • 4.The Real Feeling
  • 5.24 Hours
  • 6.Why
  • 7.Time Ain't Long
  • 8.Know How It Feels
  • 9.Satellite
  • 10.So Sorry Baby

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Tastes Like A Fish
  • 2.24 Hours - Peel Session 12/11/1974
  • 3.I Ain't Gonna Stand For This No More - Peel Session 12/11/1974
  • 4.Rock & Roll Runaway - Peel Session 12/11/1974
  • 5.I Know How It Feels - Peel Session 12/11/1974
  • 6.Why - Bob Harris Session 02/12/1974
  • 7.How Long - Bob Harris Session 02/12/1974
  • 8.I Know How It Feels - Bob Harris Session 02/12/1974
  • 9.Satellite - Bob Harris Session 02/12/1974

Product Description:

Personnel: Phil Harris , Alan "Bam" King (vocals, guitar); Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboards); Chris Hughes , Mick Eve, Bud Beadle (horns); Fran Byrne (drums, percussion).
Five-A-Side, Ace's debut album, is notable for introducing the world to the soulful singing talent of Paul Carrack, especially on the hit "How Long," which went to number one on some charts in 1975. The band has a low-key style, frequently dominated by Carrack's piano and organ work, that is sometimes suggestive of Traffic and of the Tulsa country-rock sound of J.J. Cale, Delaney & Bonnie, and Leon Russell, although they never work up quite as much of a sweat as the last two. Already road-weary when they made this album, Ace, especially in Carrack's lyrics, comments extensively on the travails of being in a struggling rock & roll band. Even "How Long," which sounds like the lament of a lover betrayed, is really about somebody quitting the group. All of which makes the irony of the songs being their sole hit all the more acute. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • UPC: 5013929149328
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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