Ron Wood

Always Wanted More

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While the 2003 Ron Wood compilation, Always Wanted More, is advertised as a "specially priced introductory collection," it's not a true comprehensive compilation. In fact, none of the best-known tracks that Wood has appeared on over the years -- including his stints with the Faces and the Rolling Stones -- are included. What you get are solid yet not exactly riveting live renditions of the Faces' "Stay with Me" and the Stones' "It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It)" -- but these are not versions performed by the aforementioned bands. There are a few highlights, such as the acoustic "Rooster Funeral," but there's not enough substance here for it to be recommended as a first purchase for the new Ron Wood admirer. Spend the few extra clams and invest in the much more smartly assembled Ronnie Wood Anthology: The Essential Crossexion double disc from 2006.

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