Small Faces [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Just when the first-generation British Invasion bands galloped ahead into pop art in 1966, the Small Faces worked a heavy R&B groove on their 1966 debut. That's not to say that this group of four sharp-suited Mods was unaware of the times. If anything, no other British band of the mid-'60s were so keenly tuned into fashion, the four Small Faces capturing the style and sound of dancing, pilled-up Mods better even than the Who, possibly because the group could carry a groove better than the Who as this tightly propulsive debut amply illustrates. Like many '60s debuts, The Small Faces is split between covers, songs the label pushed on the band, and originals, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Just when the first-generation British Invasion bands galloped ahead into pop art in 1966, the Small Faces worked a heavy R&B groove on their 1966 debut. That's not to say that this group of four sharp-suited Mods was unaware of the times. If anything, no other British band of the mid-'60s were so keenly tuned into fashion, the four Small Faces capturing the style and sound of dancing, pilled-up Mods better even than the Who, possibly because the group could carry a groove better than the Who as this tightly propulsive debut amply illustrates. Like many '60s debuts, The Small Faces is split between covers, songs the label pushed on the band, and originals, some clearly interpolations of songs they'd been covering in clubs. "Come On Children" echoes James Brown's "Think" and "You Need Loving" is based on Willie Dixon's "You Need Love." Later, Led Zeppelin would rework the Small Faces' "You Need Loving" into "Whole Lotta Love" and while it's easy to hear how Steve Marriott's raw-throated howl influenced Robert Plant as much as Marriott's heavy shards of guitar influenced Jimmy Page, what's striking about The Small Faces is that there is very little blues or rock & roll here: it's all hard-charging, driving R&B and soul, the emphasis all on the groove. By stressing the beat, the Small Faces carry themselves over some slight songwriting -- the band's energetic interplay gets them through the rough spots between "It's Too Late," "What'Cha Gonna Do About It," and "Sha La La La Lee" -- and that concentration even pushes them into trailblazing territory, as on the lean, ominous pulse of "E Too D." Such moments keep The Small Faces sounding fearless and fresh even when in other respects it is very much a record of its time. [Universal's 2012 deluxe edition contains the mono mix of the debut album and four bonus tracks -- non-LP A- and B-sides "I've Got Mine," "What's a Matter Baby," "Grow Your Own," and "Patterns" -- on the first disc, and a 14-track second disc that contains alternate versions and electronically processed stereo mixes of songs from the debut.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2012
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602527652801
  • Catalog Number: 2765280
  • Sales rank: 33,574

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake (2:53)
  2. 2 Come On Children (4:17)
  3. 3 You Better Believe It (2:20)
  4. 4 It's Too Late (2:36)
  5. 5 One Night Stand (1:49)
  6. 6 What'Cha Gonna Do About It (1:57)
  7. 7 Sorry She's Mine (2:47)
  8. 8 Own Up Time (1:46)
  9. 9 You Need Loving (3:57)
  10. 10 Don't Stop What You're Doing (1:54)
  11. 11 E Too D (3:00)
  12. 12 Sha La La La Lee (2:57)
  13. 13 I've Got Mine (2:52)
  14. 14 What's a Matter Baby (2:55)
  15. 15 Grow Your Own (2:18)
  16. 16 Patterns (2:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Come on Children (3:29)
  2. 2 Shake (2:54)
  3. 3 You Better Believe It (2:50)
  4. 4 It's Too Late (2:36)
  5. 5 Sorry She's Mine (2:46)
  6. 6 Own Up Time (2:28)
  7. 7 E Too D (3:16)
  8. 8 I've Got Mine (2:52)
  9. 9 Grow Your Own (2:17)
  10. 10 Sha La La La Lee (2:53)
  11. 11 Don't Stop What You're Doing (2:03)
  12. 12 Patterns (2:04)
  13. 13 What's a Matter Baby (2:54)
  14. 14 What'Cha Gonna Do About It (2:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Small Faces Primary Artist
Steve Marriott Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Ian McLagan Organ, Piano, Background Vocals, Group Member
Ronnie Lane Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Kenny Lynch Background Vocals
Jimmy Winston Organ, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kenney Jones Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Small Faces Arranger, Producer
Mort Shuman Composer
Steve Marriott Composer
Ian McLagan Composer, Executive Producer
John Pantry Engineer
Glyn Johns Engineer
Ronnie Lane Composer
Kenny Lynch Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Brian Potter Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Nick Robbins Remastering
Jimmy Winston Composer
Kenney Jones Composer, Executive Producer
Mark Paytress Liner Notes
Phil Smee Artwork
Joy Byers Composer
Rob Caiger Tape Research
Ian Ralph Samwell Composer, Producer
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