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Faces  - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse album
  • Performer Faces
  • Title A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse
  • Country UK
  • Style Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
  • Other formats MMF MP1 WMA VQF MP4 VOC AHX
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1634 mb
  • Size FLAC 1955 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
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A Nod's As Good As a Wink. to a Blind Horse was the third album by British rock group Faces, and their second album of 1971. Bolstered somewhat by lead singer Rod Stewart's recent solo success with "Maggie May", it was their most successful album worldwide, peaking at No. 6 in the US, and reaching No. 2 in the UK. It also contains their biggest US hit, the swaggering "Stay with Me" (No. 6 in the UK, No. 17 in the US), and the album itself would be certified gold by the RIAA in 1972.

When they entered the studio to record their third studio album, the Faces were really gathering momentum. Unfortunately for public perception of the band, their lead singer's solo career was taking off even faster. The group's second effort, Long Player, represented a major commercial leap when it arrived in stores in February 1971. A Top 40 hit on both sides of the Atlantic, it was nevertheless eclipsed by singer Rod Stewart's third solo record, Every Picture Tells a Story, which hit No. 1 in the . While public perception was increasingly focused on Stewart, the new album - titled A Nod Is As Good As a Wink. to a Blind Horse - presented the band at their creatively democratic best. Of the eight originals they lined up for the LP, the majority were co-written, with Lane, McLagan, Stewart and Wood all having a hand in the record's makeup.

A nod, you know, is as good as a wink to a blind horse. It seems intuitive to interpret the longer version as meaning 'neither a nod nor a wink has any purpose, both being equally pointless'. Nevertheless, the context of the early uses has it being used with the same apparent meaning as the short version, that is, 'you may nod or wink - I will take your meaning either way'. During the 19th century the expression began to be shortened and the blind horse was left at home.

Certainly, it didn't change the character of the album itself, which is the tightest record the band ever made. Granted that may be a relative term, since sloppiness is at the heart of the band, but this doesn't feel cobbled together (which the otherwise excellent Long Player did) and it serves up tremendous song after tremendous song, starting with the mean, propulsive "Miss Judy's Farm" and ending with the rampaging good times of "That's All You Need.

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The Faces took a year to truly coalesce into the supreme rock ‘n’ roll band, but their third album features some epic swagger and strut. to a Blind Horse features some classics, including the hit Stay with Me. It’s a shame that Stewart’s solo success would soon derail the group. Of course, Ronnie Wood ends up in the Rolling Stones, Jones joins the Who, and Stewart ends up in Vegas, but at this particular moment in music history, the Faces rival the Stones. The Faces made their bones as a live band, but this album captured the essence of what.

The album became their most successful album, partly because of the solo success of lead singer Rod Stewart. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Contains giant original poster (90 x 66cm). Side B. 1. Debris 2. Memphis 3. Too Bad 4. That's All You Need. to a Blind Horse is the third album by the English rock band Faces. The album became their most successful album, partly because of the solo success of lead singer Rod Stewart. It features their single hit "Stay with Me" and it's a consistent and creative album. The Rod Stewart/Ron Wood compositions are strong and their finest hour is definitely one of a name. The blues-tinged rock music got some honky tonk piano tunes and fine psychedelic edges.

To A Blind Horse was their third album and their second of 1971, following the charming but uneven Long Player, which mixed group originals with some live recordings from New York’s Fillmore East. Those live recordings, though, included one of the best things The Faces ever did, a version of Paul McCartney’s Maybe I’m Amazed, the vocal started off by Ronnie Lane and brilliantly followed through by Rod Stewart. Following the single, A Nod’s As Good As A Win. as The Faces’ most successful album, peaking at in the US, and reaching in the UK. The original issue of the album came with a poster consisting of a picture collage, including images of pills and pharmaceutical capsules, as well as photos apparently taken on tour of band and crew members revelling with naked groupies in hotel rooms.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Miss Judy's Farm
Written-By – Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
3:39
2 You're So Rude
Written-By – Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane
3:42
3 Love Lives Here
Written-By – Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
3:05
4 Last Orders Please
Written-By – Ronnie Lane
2:34
5 Stay With Me
Written-By – Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
4:38
6 Debris
Written-By – Ronnie Lane
4:34
7 Memphis, Tennessee
Written-By – Chuck Berry
5:28
8 Too Bad
Written-By – Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
3:12
9 That's All You Need
Written-By – Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
5:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Music International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Music International Inc.
  • Made By – Digital Audio Technologies Australia

Credits

  • Mastered By – Lee Herschberg
  • Producer – Faces , Glyn Johns

Notes

Silver disc with black lettering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-25929-2
  • Matrix / Runout: 759925929-2 UMC
  • Label Code: LC0392
  • Price Code: WE 835

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
K 56006 Faces A Nod's As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56006 UK 1971
BS 2574, 2574 Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 2574, 2574 US 1971
K 56 006 Faces A Nod's As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56 006 Europe Unknown
K 456006 Faces A Nod's As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 456006 Italy 1972
BS-2574, BS 2574 Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS-2574, BS 2574 Australia 1972