6/5/14 – Faces – Maybe I’m Amazed Live – 1972 / Faces Anthology – 2012

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Faces PicThe Faces are the reason why Rock & Roll as raw material succeeds so readily. Here they are performing a live version of Maybe I’m Amazed, one of Paul McCartney’s many high points as a songwriter. It begins with Ian McLagan’s keys and despite having an incredible lead singer in Rod Stewart, it’s Ronnie Lane that sings the opening verse, contributing a magical meaningful layer to the band. Stewart explodes into the song with Lane’s bass and Kenney Jones’ drums. Throughout the song they have a lazy comforting warmth, falling apart and losing a little tuning, missing the odd beat but this has absolutely no bearing on their magic. The sound of  McLagan’s whirling Hammond, Jones’ driving drums, Lane’s bright and vibrant bass and last but not least Ronnie Wood’s special touch on the fretboard and the feel that made him the first choice for the Stones vacancy after Mick Taylor left.  Listen to the anthology and buy vinyl copies of all their albums immediately.



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4 Responses to “6/5/14 – Faces – Maybe I’m Amazed Live – 1972 / Faces Anthology – 2012”

  1. gwesterbeck May 6, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    This is a fantastic video, a lot of people forget how truly great Rod Stewart was. The Faces albums and 1st 3 or 4 Solo albums are classics. Still waiting for the Rod Stewart revival, Would like to see him team up with a producer like Rick Rueben. The American recordings he did for Johnny Cash were great.

  2. siouxcee May 7, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    I don’t blame them for covering this fantastic song. I’d love to see Paul do this with rockin’ Rod.

    And happy birthday Martino! Hope you’re having a wonderful time today/tonight! Much love from us here Xxx

    • Marty Willson-Piper May 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks Sioux, lovely night with friends. Straight back at ya! X

  3. gorjan May 10, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Thanks for this one. The opening line sung by one of the most underrated musician, songwriter and singer ever. Love it. And could’nt agree more, get all their albums on vinyl! And a late congrat från en annan vædur

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