Mick Ronson CD: "Play Don't Worry"

Sleeve and track listing

Snapper Music Label/Dead Quick Music SMMCD 504. (4.5 stars!)

  1. Billy Porter
  2. Angel No. 9
  3. This Is For You
  4. White Light/White Heat
  5. Play Don't Worry
  6. Hazy Days
  7. Girl Can't Help It
  8. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei)
  9. Woman
  10. Seven Days
  11. Stone Love (Soul Love)
  12. I'd Rather Be Me
  13. Life On Mars
  14. Pain In The City
  15. Dogs
  16. Seven Days (alternative take)
  17. 28 Days Jam
  18. Woman (alternative take)

Review

This is Mick's second album, from 1975. I quite like it, although there are many fans who prefer Slaughter On 10th Avenue. It died a death when it was originally released, and for many years was unavailable. It was issued as part of the Only After Dark 2-CD set (now deleted), and has now surfaced as an individual CD, complete with original packaging.

This CD includes all the original bonus tracks from the earlier CD, together with some songs Mick demoed with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder band in 1976. They sound incomplete, but will interest the completist. Note that Life On Mars is a Roscoe West composition (not Ronson as the sleeve notes would have you believe), and not a re-recording of the Bowie track from Hunky Dory.

Packaging is excellent, as is the sound quality.

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