To commemorate what would have been Ronnie Lane’s 75th birthday (April 1st 1946), UMC has announced the reissue of Lane’s seminal 1974 debut solo album, “Anymore For Anymore“. The album will be available on vinyl for the first time in more than 30 years.
Anymore For Anymore has been newly mastered at Abbey Road Studios, pressed on 180gm vinyl and is housed in a sleeve reproducing the original distinctive artwork. A new inner sleeve features rare photos and the lyrics to Ronnie’s original songs and the package includes a reproduction of the original album promo poster along with a download code.
Many fans know Ronnie Lane for his celebrated songwriter with both his previous bands the Small Faces and The Faces. He’s the genius behind such iconic songs such as “Ooh La La,” “Itchycoo Park,” “All Or Nothing,” “Tin Soldier,” “Annie” and “Debris.” However, after tiring of the rock and roll world that had come to engulf and consume both bands, Lane decided to go solo, leaving behind London’s East End and taking his family and musician friends with him for a new life in the country.
Originally released in July 1974 and recorded at his newly acquired ‘Fishpool’ farm in Wales, “Anymore For Anymore” saw Ronnie’s music embrace country, folk, bluegrass, music hall, soul and rhythm & blues to spellbinding effect. The album reached No.48 on the UK album chart, while single “The Poacher” peaked at No.36. Despite the modest chart position, the album has grown in stature since release.
Widely considered his best solo outing, and championed by the likes of Pete Townshend, Noel & Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, and Jimmy Page, it’s an album now established as a “must-have” for any serious music lover, recognized as one of the great artistic records of the 1970s.