Small Faces [Immediate]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Somewhat overshadowed by Decca's rush-released From the Beginning, appearing just weeks before this 1967 LP, and often confused with their 1966 debut by virtue of its sharing an identical title, the Small Faces' eponymous debut for Immediate Records is one of the great British pop albums of the '60s. The Small Faces were breaking away from their R&B roots, dabbling with LSD and psychedelia, and tightening up their songwriting, emphasizing pop melodies in a way they never did on their debut. Sonically, The Small Faces doesn't get as far out as the abandoned Decca cuts that surfaced on From the Beginning -- there may be some harpsichords but no outright ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Somewhat overshadowed by Decca's rush-released From the Beginning, appearing just weeks before this 1967 LP, and often confused with their 1966 debut by virtue of its sharing an identical title, the Small Faces' eponymous debut for Immediate Records is one of the great British pop albums of the '60s. The Small Faces were breaking away from their R&B roots, dabbling with LSD and psychedelia, and tightening up their songwriting, emphasizing pop melodies in a way they never did on their debut. Sonically, The Small Faces doesn't get as far out as the abandoned Decca cuts that surfaced on From the Beginning -- there may be some harpsichords but no outright psychedelia -- but it is bright, colorful, and concentrated, its very brevity playing like snappy pop art. No song runs over three minutes and many clock in under two, a direct contrast to the somewhat extended grooves of their 1966 LP, and an aesthetic that lends this an exceptionally modern feel: all the tunes are sharply cut and precisely tailored, with no wasted moments. It's transitional, still grounded in hard-grooving soul and pointing the way toward the richly textured Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, but by touching upon both extremes, The Small Faces may be the group's most representative LP and, in some regards, its best as well. [Charly's double-disc 2012 deluxe edition of the Small Faces' eponymous album for Immediate contains the mono mix of the album on the first disc along with eight bonus tracks: the singles "Here Come the Nice," "Itchycoo Park," "I'm Only Dreaming," "Tin Soldier," and "I Feel Much Better," plus alternate mixes of "Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me," "Eddie's Dreaming," and "Green Circles," the latter an alternate take. The second disc contains the stereo mix of the album along with stereo mixes of "Just Passing," "Itchycoo Park," "Here Come the Nice," "Don't Burst My Bubble," and "Tin Soldier," an alternate version of "Things Are Going to Get Better," a session version of "I Can't Make It," an alternate take of "Green Circles," and the backing track of "If You Think You're Groovy."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 803415764228
  • Catalog Number: 642
  • Sales rank: 61,308

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (2:16)
  2. 2 Something I Want To Tell You (2:07)
  3. 3 Feeling Lonely (1:32)
  4. 4 Happy Boys Happy (1:36)
  5. 5 Things Are Going To Get Better (2:37)
  6. 6 My Way Of Giving (1:55)
  7. 7 Green Circles (2:33)
  8. 8 Become Like You (1:58)
  9. 9 Get Yourself Together (2:19)
  10. 10 All Our Yesterdays (1:49)
  11. 11 Talk To You (2:06)
  12. 12 Show Me The Way (2:06)
  13. 13 Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (2:02)
  14. 14 Eddie's Dreaming - Derek Wadsworth (2:55)
  15. 15 Here Come The Nice (2:57)
  16. 16 Itchycoo Park (2:46)
  17. 17 I'm Only Dreaming (2:23)
  18. 18 Tin Soldier - P.P. Arnold (3:21)
  19. 19 I Feel Much Better (3:57)
  20. 20 (Tell Me) Have YOu Ever Seen Me (2:05)
  21. 21 Eddie's Dreaming - Derek Wadsworth (2:42)
  22. 22 Green Circles (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (2:15)
  2. 2 Something I Want To Tell You (2:10)
  3. 3 Feeling Lonely (1:34)
  4. 4 Happy Boys Happy (1:35)
  5. 5 Things Are Going To Get Better (2:38)
  6. 6 My Way Of Giving (1:58)
  7. 7 Green Circles (2:46)
  8. 8 Become Like You (1:57)
  9. 9 Get Yourself Together (2:16)
  10. 10 All Our Yesterdays (1:52)
  11. 11 Talk To You (2:07)
  12. 12 Show Me The Way (2:08)
  13. 13 Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (2:04)
  14. 14 Eddie's Dreaming - Derek Wadsworth (2:57)
  15. 15 Just Passing (1:15)
  16. 16 Itchycoo Park (2:48)
  17. 17 Here Come The Nice (3:03)
  18. 18 Don't Burst My Bubble (2:25)
  19. 19 Things Are Going To Get Better (2:34)
  20. 20 I Can't Make It (2:10)
  21. 21 Green Circles (2:43)
  22. 22 Tin Soldier - P.P. Arnold (3:22)
  23. 23 (If You Think You're) Groovy - P.P. Arnold (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Small Faces Primary Artist
Steve Marriott Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Ian McLagan Organ, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Neemoi Acquaye Conga
P.P. Arnold Background Vocals
Ronnie Lane Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Eddie "Tan Tan" Thornton Trumpet
Derek Wadsworth Trombone
Kenney Jones Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Steve Marriott Composer, Producer
Ian McLagan Composer
John Pantry Engineer
Stephen Hill Cover Design
George Chkiantz Engineer
Glyn Johns Engineer
Barry Green Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Ronnie Lane Composer, Producer
Nick Robbins Remastering
Mark Paytress Liner Notes
Jean Luc Young Executive Producer
Rachel Gutek Artwork
Phil Smee Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Michael O'Sullivan Composer
Rob Caiger Memorabilia, Tape Research, Photo Courtesy
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