Slim Chance - The show goes on

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The Show Goes On

To complement the Island Records release, Slim Chance are delighted to announce the re-launch of their 2013 album, complete with a fine bonus track, a newly recorded version 'Ooh La La'. The new bonus track version of The Show Goes On is available on Itunes. The original album is available here or at the band's gigs.

“Its beautifully played and delivered with much love” (Uncut)
“the whole endeavour captures the indomitable spirit and sheer joie de vivre of Lane himself” (Classic Rock)

  1. Kushty Rye 4:22
  2. Flags and Banners 3:39
  3. Don't You Cry for Me 4:06
  4. One for the Road 3:44
  5. Lads Got Money 4:30
  6. Anymore for Anymore 4:00
  7. Rat's Tails (Catmelody) 3:27
  8. Silly Little Man 3:35
  9. Lost (From the Late to the Early) 3:40
  10. You're So Rude 4:01


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Slim Chance - The Show Goes On | Leicester Bangs Blog

“The tunes still sound delightful of course, and the playing is appropriately lush, with a bank of fiddles, mandolins and accordions weaving gently in and out of a hazy-lazy folk-rock fog.”
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Warmly rollicking romp down memory Lane

The Show goes on: Songs of Ronnie Lane (Fishpool)****
Kris Needs, Record collector June 2012

By the time Rod Stewart the high road to LA wealth and fame, his old Faces buddy Ronnie Lane had already followed his own hear to explore more rustic traditions. Releasing solo albums, collaborating with Pete Townsend or working with his band Slim Chance, Lane presaged the folkier elements that would increasingly pepper popular music in ensuing decades.

For his last 20 years, Lane battled with multiple sclerosis which claimed his life in June 1997 but, like the travelling lifestyle he celebrated, his songs remain timeless. Recently, former bandmates Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson reunited Lane's 70's musical associates (including bassist Steve Bingham, drummer Colin Davey and guitarist Alun Davies) as a new Slim Chance to play those songs around the UK, basing this summer's activities on this warmly affectionate set of career highlights.

The album straddles songs from The Faces (You're too rude, Flags and Banners), 1977's Rough Mix collaboration with Townsend, solo albums (Anymore for Anymore, One for the road) and Slim Chance outings including Kuschty Rye, Lads got money and heart tugging ballad Don't you cry for me. Displaying uncanny empathy with the original Honest Ron's rare joie de vivre spirit and humility, Slim Chance are still deserving of their place in the modern world – perhaps more so.