6-CD: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD
1-CD: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD
2-LP: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD
On May 17, UMC will release the much-anticipated Ronnie Lane box set, Just For a Moment: Music, 1973-1997. The 6-CD collection boasts 118 tracks that span three decades and promises to be a comprehensive look at the music and legacy of Ronnie Lane.
Just For a Moment: The Music, 1973-1997 collects four of Ronnie Lane’s solo albums: 1974’s Anymore for Anymore (along with its contemporaneous singles); Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance, also from 1974; One For the Road (1976); and his 1979 effort, See Me. Also featured are tracks from his collaborative albums such as the aforementioned Rough Mix and Mahoney’s Last Stand, a soundtrack album credited to Lane and Ron Wood that was recorded with Townshend in 1972 and finally released four years later. The first four discs are supplemented with bonus tracks, including singles, B-Sides, alternate takes, live recordings, rare studio sessions, and other unreleased goodies. Disc 5, meanwhile, includes live material from the German Rockpalast series from 1980, as well as session takes, demos and live recordings. Disc 6 highlights Lane’s time in the U.S., including radio broadcasts from the late 1980s, along with studio sessions from 1989 and 1992, a demo for “Spiritual Babe,” and live material recorded in Japan in 1990.
Complementing the musical selections, the 6-CD set features extensive liner notes that detail Ronnie’s, life, art, and work with essays by Paolo Hewitt, Kris Needs, and Kent Benjamin, as well as a foreword by Pete Townshend. All the contents are presented in a hardcover book with an outer slipcase. Also included are a book of Lane’s lyrics and a fold-out poster.
In addition to the box set, UMC will also release an 18-track, 1-CD (or 2-LP) distillation of the collection. All the configurations will be released on May 17 through Universal Music Catalogue. While Amazon US links have yet to go live, you can find Amazon UK links below, along with track lists for the 6-CD, 1-CD, and 2-LP editions.