Faces – The First Step

Faces - The First Step

was formed in 1969 in a kind of from two bands, Small and Jeff Beck Group (Ron Wood and Rod Steward. This is their debut album, recorded from December 1969 to January 1970 at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

A funny and might be true story; When Wood and Stewart entered the band from Jeff Beck Group, right after singer and guitarist, Steve Marriott, left The Small Faces – the “small” part of the original band name was dropped. The story tells that this happened because the two new members (at 5,9″ and 5,10″ height) were a lot taller than the three former Small Faces.

While writing I am almost done listening the album. Again, this is not a top 10 favorite, but it’s certainly been a pleasure listening. Really well and professional played and composed, but with this line-up of brilliant musicians that would be expected of cause. Recommended album for buying or just listening.

Bass, Guitar – Ronnie Lane
Drums – Kenny Jones
Guitar, Harmonica, Bass – Ron Wood
Organ, Piano – Ian McLagan
Vocals, Banjo – Rod Stewart


Side one:

Wicked Messenger 4:00
Devotion 4:38
Shake Shudder Shiver 3:09
Stone 5:33
Around The Plynth 5:45

Side two:

Flying 4:10
Pineapple And The Monkey 4:23
Nobody Knows 4:04
Looking Out The Window 5:00
Three Button Hand Me Down 5:30


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