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May 30, 2018

Snakes And Ladders

Vinyl reissue out This Friday

posted by Mike Walton

The Faces Greatest Hits classic album 'Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces' LP is reissued on vinyl this friday 1st June

Tracklisting -

A1. Pool Hall Richard
A2. Cindy Incidentally
A3. Ooh La La
A4. Sweet Lady Mary
A5. Flying
A6. Pineapple and the Monkey
B1. 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 Shortcomings)
B2. Had Me a Real Good Time [45 single edit]
B3. Stay with Me
B4. Miss Judy's Farm
B5. Silicone Grown
B6. Around the Plynth

The album was first released in October 1976 the 7th album and 2nd compilation album by Faces, it was an attempt to collect all of the popular songs from the group that had disbanded the previous year. Featuring photography by Tom Wright and cover art by guitarist Ronnie Wood, it was superseded by the compilation Good Boys... When They're Asleep in 1999. This compilation is unique in that "Pineapple And The Monkey" did not appear on either Good Boys or the four disc box set, Five Guys Walk Into A Bar.... Also, the version of "Had Me A Real Good Time" presented here is from original 1970 single, which is actually an earlier, different recording to the 'Long Player' version rather than a simple edit of it.

Amazingly none of the chosen tracks feature vocals by Ronnie Lane who's songwriting is also under-represented, and Lane is nowhere pictured in the many snapshots featured on the cover. Strangely, Jesse Ed Davis, who was hired on for the group's final tour in fall 1975, does appear in some of the snapshots, despite not playing on any of the tracks recorded by the group.

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