The Face of '69

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
In 1969, Alan Merrill was one of the biggest stars that Japanese rock had ever seen, western or otherwise, and three decades later, Merrill recalls those heady days of hysteria with a song that also reminds us why he was so huge. Because he is a fabulous songwriter, with a dramatic grip on melody and a sense of humor, and a storyteller's gift for drawing the listener into anything he puts his voice to. Twenty songs long and strong, The Face of '69 is a collection of songs that span both his career and his address book. "Always Another Train" presents a virtual supergroup as he hooks up with Steve Winwood and Mick Taylor; "Love Express" draws Rick Derringer into the mix, ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $13.52   
  • New (2) from $13.52   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
In 1969, Alan Merrill was one of the biggest stars that Japanese rock had ever seen, western or otherwise, and three decades later, Merrill recalls those heady days of hysteria with a song that also reminds us why he was so huge. Because he is a fabulous songwriter, with a dramatic grip on melody and a sense of humor, and a storyteller's gift for drawing the listener into anything he puts his voice to. Twenty songs long and strong, The Face of '69 is a collection of songs that span both his career and his address book. "Always Another Train" presents a virtual supergroup as he hooks up with Steve Winwood and Mick Taylor; "Love Express" draws Rick Derringer into the mix, but of course the album is so much more than a sum of its contributors. The pulsating "Hard Road," with a solid riff and wailing guitar solo, is one early highlight; a gentle cover of Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" is another. And so on. "Slow Down" is taken at Mach ten; "Hang on Sloopy" leaves you airborne with delight; and, when he looks back at "Walk Away Renee," you remember just how much you loved the song in the first place. The face of '69 is still looking good.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2010
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 884502349405
  • Catalog Number: 5637592716
  • Sales rank: 194,525

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Face of '69 (2:30)
  2. 2 Hard Road (4:31)
  3. 3 Hang On Sloopy (2:56)
  4. 4 Lesson Learned (3:40)
  5. 5 White Heat (4:00)
  6. 6 Love Express (3:15)
  7. 7 Two Out Of Three (5:18)
  8. 8 Slow Down (2:56)
  9. 9 Walk Away Renne (2:42)
  10. 10 Pretty Ballerina (2:50)
  11. 11 Desiree (2:56)
  12. 12 You (3:26)
  13. 13 Long Shot (3:31)
  14. 14 Miles Away (4:14)
  15. 15 Always Another Train (3:24)
  16. 16 Breathe On Me (5:23)
  17. 17 Every Time She Comes Around (3:07)
  18. 18 Theo (3:48)
  19. 19 Rock On You (2:51)
  20. 20 Only 19 (2:36)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Merrill Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Derringer Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Mick Taylor Guitar, Slide Guitar
Steve Winwood Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sandy Gennaro Percussion, Drums
Dave Glover Bass, Background Vocals
Steve Gould Guitar, Background Vocals
Benjy King Keyboards, Background Vocals
Donnie Kisselbach Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
George Mraz Bass
Peter Phipps Drums, Background Vocals
Terry Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals
Oliver Tobias Background Vocals
Jimmy Wilcox Drums, Background Vocals
Torrie Zito Piano
Darrell Bath Guitar
Tommy Mandel Keyboards
Andy Bigan Drums
Hiroshi Oguchi Drums
Joel Diamond Keyboards
Laura Merrill Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Shinohara Nobuhiko Keyboards
Phil Hendriks Guitar, Background Vocals
Jan Tilley Vocal Harmony
Michelle Hendriks Background Vocals
Mike Driscoll Drums
Antonique Smith Vocals
Kenny Ashby Drums
Jackie Kamm Vocal Harmony
Chris Johnson Keyboards
Kurious Kurt Guitar
Wayne Sheehy Drums
Pascal Kravitz Keyboards
Technical Credits
Alan Merrill Composer, Lyricist, Instrumentation, Duet
Jim Steinman Composer
Jimmy Miller Engineer
Wes Farrell Composer
Frank Garfi Engineer
Dave Still Engineer
T. Taylor Composer
Kirk Yano Engineer
Torrie Zito Arranger, Orchestration
Hatfields Musical Backing
Ed O'Brien Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Joe Johnson Engineer
Larry Lachmann Mastering
Shawn Kimon Engineer
Antonique Smith Duet
Andy Knightly Engineer
The Sloths of Inertia Musical Backing
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously