Ace ‎– Five-A-Side -1975 Classic Rock (vinyl)


Ace ‎– Five-A-Side -1975 Classic Rock (vinyl)

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The band was formed in December 1972 in Sheffield as 'Ace Flash and the Dynamos', but this name was quickly abbreviated to just Ace.[2] The members were assembled from various other professional bands. Carrack and Comer had previously played with Warm Dust, and King with Mighty Baby, whose antecedents were the 1960s band The Action.[2] Ace were popular on the pub rock circuit. Their music was pop with a funk influence.

Before the recording of their debut album, Five-A-Side,[3] ex-Bees Make Honey drummer Fran Byrne replaced Steve Witherington.[2] The single "How Long?" (a song about Comer considering to leave the group; he later remained with the band) was taken from this record, and was a significant chart success, achieving a Top 20 place in the UK Singles Chart,[4] and reaching number three in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1975. The Five-A-Side album did well on its own, too, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard200.

The band eventually moved to the United States, and replaced Phil Harris with Jon Woodhead in June 1976,[5] releasing their third and final album No Strings in January 1977. They disbanded in July 1977, when Carrack, Comer and Byrne joined Frankie Miller's band.[5]

In addition to his solo career, Carrack has since played in Eric Clapton's band, Roger Waters' The Bleeding Heart Band, Roxy Music for the Manifesto album and tour, Squeeze in the early 1980s, and Mike + The Mechanics, for which he is most well-known. His solo re-recording of "How Long" became a UK Top 40 hit again in 1996

Label:Anchor Records ‎– ANCL-2001

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 9 light edge wear only / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 -10
side 2 - 10
BIN #58 / 123 (sticker/ slight spline wear)
Bin # 168 - 9 slight wear / vinyl 10


A1 Sniffin' About 4:44
A2 Rock & Roll Runaway 3:08
A3 How Long 3:21
A4 The Real Feeling 2:23
A5 24 Hours 4:00
B1 Why? 3:43
B2 Time Ain't Long 3:53
B3 Know How It Feels 3:27
B4 Satellite 3:00
B5 So Sorry Baby 3:54

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