Superlatives are attached to compilations with an alarming frequency, but Sanctuary's Ultimate Collection
comes quite close to deserving the adjective in the title. While most Small Faces
wrap-ups ignore either of the band's major phases (their early amphetamine-fueled R&B on Deram and their later acid-soaked British psychedelia for Immediate) or give short shrift to both, Ultimate Collection
compiles 25 tracks from each and makes great selections. Among the highlights: from the first disc, "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" and "Sha-La-La-La-Lee," while the second boasts every one of their best from post-1967, including "My Way of Giving," "Green Circles," "Itchycoo Park," "Tin Soldier," and "Lazy Sunday."