March 30, 2009 – 4:02 pm

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London 1971 [no label, 1CD]

John Peel’s Sunday Concert, live at the Paris Cinema, London, May 13, 1971. Very good stereo radio broadcast.

One can only imagine the number of youngsters who, all those years ago, faithfully tuned in to their radio to follow John Peel’s concert series. Growing up in the ’70s in these parts of the woods, to follow new trends and new bands, one had to have access to the New Musical Express, or more likely Fanfare - the local equivalent - so Peel’s show either led to a discovery of new bands or allowed one to enjoy one’s favourite band (of the moment).

With bassist Ronnie Lane, guitarist Ronnie Wood and vocalist Rod Stewart, not to mention keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones, The Faces would have been considered a supergroup of its time though no one probably saw them as that.

By today’s standards, the Sunday Concert was a short set but the band gave it their all. If Stewart was the frontman with the charismatic vocals, Wood was the one who embellished the bluesy set with solid guitarwork while the rest of the band provided a safe anchor. [Listening to Wood, it’s not difficult to see how he would easily fit in with the Stones, which he, of course, later joined.] Promoting the group’s second album, Long Player, which was released in March 1971, The Faces played Bad ‘n’ Ruin and the album’s hit single, Had Me A Real Good Time.

Not surprisingly, a good time was to be had by all.

Thanks to Pawel for sharing the tracks at Dime.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Track 01. You’re My Girl
2. Cut Across Shorty (removed)*
Track 03. Love In Vain
Track 04. Bad ‘n’ Ruin
Track 05. It’s All Over Now
Track 06. Had Me A Real Good Time
Track 07. I’m Losing You

*Cut Across Shorty can be found on the Five Guys Walk Into A Bar compilation.

Click on the link to order Five Guys Walk Into A Bar.

  1. 12 Responses to “THE FACES - LONDON 1971”

  2. I have an old cassete copy of this show - thanks for the clean digital download. The Faces were, quite simply, the most fun you could have at a rock show. I was fortunate to see them live over a dozen times and they never put on a bad show! The “Five Guys Walk Into A Bar …” box set is an essential set for any serious fan of rock ‘n’ roll! This is most appreciated, bigO! Any chance you can Restart the “In Concert 1973″ set from the BBC as the perfect companion? Either way, keep up the fantastic archive work - I really love it!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Mar 30, 2009

  3. Ronnie always thrills me with his guitar….

    Ditto on almost everything Johnny Kinkdom said. I only had the pleasure of seeing the Faces 3 times….Once in Kansas City, St Louis and Tampa.

    They don’t make em like that anymore.

    By Diane on Mar 30, 2009

  4. ooooh la la !

    By sluggo on Mar 31, 2009

  5. Great concert!
    Any chance to post Traffic-Live at Winterland 26-1-1973.
    I listened this show in live streaming,and it is one of best roios in world!

    By Rochacrimson on Apr 1, 2009

  6. Best live band I ever saw - and I’ve seen them all.

    By Young66 on Apr 2, 2009

  7. Is there a version out there with the full John Peel intro and the guitar that precedes Youre My Girl? i have another copy but not as crisp as this one.

    By Ross Warner on Apr 3, 2009

  8. any chance getting more classic faces shows or unreleased stuff???

    By mkane on Apr 3, 2009

  9. Thanks.You ROCK!

    By ted on Apr 5, 2009

  10. Repeating Johnny’s request above, can you please, please, please repost the BBC Live in London Cd from 1973 - Faces and Rod at their best!

    By Geordiekeith on Apr 11, 2009

  11. The Faces - London 1971

    Visit the Dime site at to download the pre-FM version of this show, which is available for the first time.

    By bigozine2 on May 4, 2009

  12. hey, i just noticed that the German announcement says that the date is June 13, 1971. what’s the actual date, anyone?

    By Nedi on Apr 10, 2011

  13. Hey, BigO —

    I have meant to say this a LONG time ago, but there’s no time like the present, right?

    I gotta thank you for the commentary/history you provide on each of your ROIOs, whether it is your summary of what it is or a link to some “expert’s” commentary. You see, I am a musician and fan, as well as a graphic designer (with all the necessary programs), and as “well informed” as I like to be (along with anyone with whom I share these downloads), I save the cover art along with the “editorial” content, and usually make my own covers which include all of the above.

    I am just barely old enough to have lived through the vinyl LP days, and I always appreciated their liner notes. Your combination of graphics and text has allowed me to create covers for my own (and shared) discs that harken back to those “older days.”

    Thanks again for all you do!

    By Jerry Dunaway on May 21, 2012

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