Label: Toshiba EMI - TOCP 70047-48 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll
Most people don't think of Rolling Stones ' guitarist Ronnie Wood as a solo artist. His career in pop music has been a long one and is entering its fifth decade. Like his former Faces ' bandmate Rod StewartWood has always been a supreme collaborator, even on his own projects.
For the most part, the compilers at Virgin have done an excellent job here. Wood fans could argue over track selections forever, but what you get is a single-disc overview of his solo albums, and another single-disc overview of his work with the aforementioned bands. The former cut also features David Bowie on backing vocals, but it's "Cancel Everything" that offers the real magic: just listen to the guitar interplay between Richards and Wood.
But it's the funkiness of "Somebody Else Might" with Bernard Fowler immediately preceding the rowdy rocker "Josephine" that offers a wonderfully and wildly contrasting sonic picture of Wood 's Plynth (Water Down The Drain) - Ronnie Wood* - Anthology The Essential Crossexion . Disc two is fascinating more for the cuts from the Birds and the Creation than for the better-known, later material.
It's raw and yet derivative of a lot of stuff out at the time. Wood admits that "You're on My Mind," the first song he ever wrote, was inspired by the Yardbirds no kidding. In Plynth (Water Down The Drain) - Ronnie Wood* - Anthology The Essential Crossexion liner notes, Wood comments on the more psychedelic Creation material by simply saying: "Hovering on the verge of something good.
But the two Creation cuts here are really a mess, as though nobody knew what to leave out. There are three tracks from Beck-Olaand one from Truth ; they're earthy with wild guitar effects and a woolly savagery in the rhythm tracks that serves to focus on Rod the Mod's singing style and of course, Jeff Beck 's guitartistry. Wood keeps them all from going off the rails while adding some imaginative effects all his own.
There are a whopping eight songs here that represent what must have been a beautiful time in Wood 's life, when he was with the Faces and with Rod Stewart who was always backed by the Faces in the early days, he just emerged as a killer frontman. The slide workout that occurs on "Black Limousine" is a fine set-ender; it's all rowdy and strutting, but it's really "Everything Is Turning to Gold," that takes the day.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Still A Cop (Revised) - James Newton Howard - Falling Down Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. I Disintegrated - Symbiotic - Divide Feel the Fire.
Ron Wood. Cancel Everything. Far East Man. Big Bayou. Fountain of Love. Seven Days. Bob Dylan. Always Wanted More. Breathe on Me. Somebody Else Might. Whadd'ya Think. This Little Heart.
Little Mixed Up. You Strum and I'll Sing. Track Listing - Los Funnys - Este Juego Acabo / Si Quiero Volver 2.
You're on My Mind. You Don't Love Me. No Good Without You Baby. How Can It Be. Midway Down. John Wonderling. The Girls Are Naked. I Ain't Superstitious. All Shook Up. Plynth Water Down the Drain. Jailhouse Rock. Gasoline Alley. Miss Judy's Farm. Too Bad. Maggie May. Stay with Me. Every Picture Tells a Story. Rod Stewart. Ooh La La. Everything Is Turning to Gold. Black Limousine. Seven Days Bob Dylan. Whadd'ya Think Ron Wood. This Little Heart Ron Wood. Little Mixed Up Ron Wood.
Ron Wood feat: The Birds. Midway Down John Wonderling. Ron Wood feat: The Creation. Ron Wood feat: Jeff Beck Group. Ron Wood feat: Faces. Ron Wood feat: Rod Stewart. Ron Wood feat: The Rolling Stones.
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