Ronnie Lane ‎– Lucky Seven

NMC Music ‎– Pilot 115
CD, Compilation


Sticker on Front Reads:

The Legendary
"Lucky Seven"
Ronnie Lane
Eric Clapton
Plus 9 Bonus Tracks

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April 29, 2014

LUCKY SEVEN compiles an EP than was originally released as part of the PLONK boxset, and adds 4 bonus tracks recorded in 1977. The British NMC label has been delving into Ronnie Lane's recorded archives to assemble a series of posthumous albums, and this one is a miscellany. The main portion of it is the last seven tracks (tracks ten through 16), which are drawn from sessions recorded in July 1977 intended for an album that emerged eventually as Lane's final solo album, See Me (1980). Lane was accompanied by his friend Eric Clapton on the sessions, and the two eventually aborted the recordings and went on tour instead. The four tracks before those (Tracks six through nine) are performances by a late Lane ensemble from May 1981 called Ronnie Lane's Big Dipper and include re-recordings of songs from Lane's Faces days, "Debris" and "Stone." The first five tracks are demos, live versions, and alternate takes of Small Faces ("All or Nothing"), Faces ("Ooh La La"), and Lane solo ("The Poacher," "How Come," "Anymore for Anymore") songs. So, while some of Lane's better compositions are featured, this is really a collection of outtakes and rehearsals (no great lost Clapton guitar solos), making it an album for Lane completists. ~ William Ruhlmann The 'legendary lost album' from the Ronnie Lane cannon of works was originally released as an EP on the now long deleted 'Plonk' box-set. Includes eight bonus tracks, four recorded in London in 1981 as Ronnie Lane's Big Dipper, 'Kuschty Rye', 'Debris', 'Stone', 'Annie Had A Baby 2', a previously unreleased Slim Chance version of 'Ooh La La', 'How Come' (alternate version), 'Anymore For Anymore' (1974 original) & 'All Or Nothing' (live). 2002. Personnel includes: Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton, Charlie Hart, John Porter.