I'm one of the producers of a documentary on the life of Ronnie Lane, founder of both the Small Faces, The Faces, and Slim Chance. Just wanted to let you know that the film is coming out on DVD Oct. 23 in the UK and Oct. 31 in the States, on Eagle Rock. It's called The Passing Show - The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane, and was made by several BBC-affiliated staffers, James Mackie and Rupert Williams, with Darinagh O'Hagan as assistant producer. (and I should note that while the family will get paid for this, I don't, and didn't edit the film, so I think it's cool for me to post this). The film features a huge amount of rare footage, televised performances from around the world, home movie footage, family photos, etc., and the filmmakers shot all the interview footage actually on location (for instance, Ronnie's step-daughter Lana was filmed overlooking the site of Ronnie's old farm, Ian 'Mac' McLagan was filmed in London at the actual Small Faces communal flat in Pimlico, and at his current home in Manor, Texas outside Austin) whenever possible, in London, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, and Trinidad, Colorado. Interviewees include Lane's wives (both his first wife Susan Tacker, and his last wife, Susan Gallegos Lane), girlfriends, caretakers, friends, and dozens of his musical companions, including Pete Townshend (who was really enormously supportive of the whole project, and provided rare Meher Baba films to us), Eric Clapton, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones, Joe Ely, Charlie Hart, Gallegher & Lyle, Henry McCullough, and many more. Faces/Slim Chance road manager Russell Schlagbaum is also a co-producer of the film. We were able to tell a lot of the story in Ronnie's own voice via a local television show I did with him in 1988 in Austin, and via several radio interviews from over the years collected when I did the Live in Austin CD (Burnside Records, and not sold out yet, and the family, not me, gets paid for that, too). It'll have only limited US distribution (Ronnie's not exactly a household name over here), so my advice would be to mail order it if you're interested. It can be pre-ordered, for instance, here (and no, I'm not recommending them over anyone else, but they DO have it listed already): http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_d...ield-keywords=ronnie+lane&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go Three US TV networks have expressed an interest in running the 60-minute version done for the BBC (which aired Jan. 6, 2006, and will be re-broadcast this month on BBC2). The DVD has bonus footage -- live performances of Lane's songs that were shot exclusively for the film (which I haven't gotten thru watching yet, and therefore can't preview for ya). And hopefully, down the road, there'll be authorized Faces (which I can tell ya will come first) and Small Faces DVDs (Mac, Kenney, and the estates very much want this to happen) with lots of leftover footage and new interviews the filmmakers did for this project included. It's one of rock's most colorful and touching stories, and there's great chunks of his career that've barely ever even been told in print, and I think the filmmakers have done a really fantastic job with it. I only wish it were hours llonger, to be honest, but it's probably at the length it needs to be. We debuted it at SXSW in March, and it's had a few theatrical showings in longer, less tight versions. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have.