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Good Boys... When They're Asleep

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Released  17 August 1999
Release date  17 August 1999
Genres  Rock music, Boogie rock
Artist  Faces
Label  Rhino Entertainment
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Recorded  August 1969-February 1975
Good Boys... When They're Asleep... (1999)  Five Guys Walk into a Bar... (2004)
Similar  Faces albums, Rock music albums

Good Boys... When They're Asleep... was a 1999 compilation of British rock group Faces. Compiled primarily by keyboardist Ian McLagan, it served to supersede the 1976 effort Snakes And Ladders / The Best of Faces, and to present a CD-length retrospective of the group, lasting nearly eighty minutes.


Rod Stewart performs lead vocals on fifteen of nineteen tracks, the set presents three tracks sung by Ronnie Lane, and the singing debut of Ronnie Wood on "Ooh La La." Included for the first time is one track from the Faces' final session, "Open to Ideas."

With the exception of a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Wicked Messenger," all of these tracks appear on the 2004 box set by the group titled Five Guys Walk into a Bar....

Track listing

  1. "Flying" (Lane, Stewart, Wood)
  2. "Three Button Hand Me Down" (McLagan, Stewart)
  3. "The Wicked Messenger" (Bob Dylan)
  4. "Sweet Lady Mary" (Lane, Stewart, Wood)
  5. "Bad 'n' Ruin" (McLagan, Stewart)
  6. "Had Me a Real Good Time" (Lane, Stewart, Wood)
  7. "Debris" (Lane)
  8. "Miss Judy's Farm" (Stewart, Wood)
  9. "You're So Rude" (Lane, McLagan)
  10. "Too Bad" (Stewart, Wood)
  11. "Love Lives Here" (Lane, Stewart, Wood)
  12. "Stay with Me" (Stewart, Wood)
  13. "Cindy Incidentally" (McLagan, Stewart, Wood)
  14. "Glad and Sorry" (Lane)
  15. "Borstal Boys" (McLagan, Stewart, Wood)
  16. "Ooh La La" (Lane,Wood)
  17. "Pool Hall Richard" (Stewart, Wood)
  18. "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)" (Jones, McLagan, Stewart, Wood, Yamauchi)
  19. "Open to Ideas" (McLagan, Stewart, Wood)


  • Kenney Jones - drums, percussion (1969–75)
  • Ronnie Lane - bass, guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on tracks 7, 9 and 14, percussion (1969–73)
  • Ian McLagan - piano, organ, harmonium, clavinet (1969–75)
  • Rod Stewart - lead and backing vocals (1969–75)
  • Ronnie Wood - guitars, bass on track 17, backing vocals, lead vocal on track 16, harmonica on track 9 (1969–75)
  • Tetsu Yamauchi - bass on tracks 18 and 19 (1973–75)
  • Additional information

  • Tracks 1-3 are from First Step (1970).
  • Tracks 4-6 are from Long Player (1971).
  • Tracks 7-12 are from A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse (1971).
  • Tracks 13-16 are from Ooh La La (1973).
  • Track 17 was from the 1973 single.
  • Track 18 was from the 1975 single.
  • Track 19 was previously unissued.
  • Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 16-18 also appear on Snakes and Ladders / The Best of Faces (1976).
  • Songs

    2Three Button Hand Me Down5:45
    3Wicked Messenger4:08


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