April 22, 2003
Universal International
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

Album Review

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.
Greg Prato, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Show Me
  2. Flying
  3. Always Wanted More
  4. Stay with Me
  5. I Know I'm Losing You
  6. Its Only Rock 'N' Roll
  7. Mona the Blues
  8. Woody's Thing
  9. Rooster Funeral
  10. Tonight's Number
  11. I Can Feel the Fire [Live]