Small Faces - Small Faces
2CD digibook edition of the Small Faces‰۪ first album on Immediate Records from 1967, The Small Faces. This includes the original mono and stereo albums plus 17 bonus tracks including the key singles ‰Û÷Here Come The Nice‰۪, ‰Û÷Itchycoo Park‰۪, ‰Û÷Tin Soldier‰۪ and unreleased alternative versions. The package also includes a 24-page booklet including notes by Mojo journalist Mark Paytress.
With the full co-operation of surviving Small Faces members Kenney Jones and Ian ‰Û÷Mac‰۪ McLagan, a massive tape recovery and remastering programme has enabled the original albums to sound better than at any time since the 60‰۪s while also adding a host of previously unreleased material.
Grammy Award winning graphic designer Rachel Gutek has assembled the new Definitive Edition Remaster Series and all feature deluxe packaging, restored original artwork, rare photos and memorabilia alongside comprehensive new sleeve notes by Mojo's Mark Paytress. Each release contains new and revealing interviews with Kenney and Mac while also including archive interview material with Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.
‰ÛÏThis is the Small Faces as they should be heard,‰ says Kenney Jones. ‰ÛÏThe band lived through explosive times ‰ÛÒ and every bit of that intensity found its way onto these records.‰
‰Û÷Small Faces‰۪, originally released in June 1967, was the band‰۪s debut album for Andrew Loog Oldham‰۪s Immediate Records. Recorded at IBC and Olympic Studios in London with Glyn Johns, this connoisseur‰۪s favourite saw the group expand their sonic playground from pop and R&B to include acid-inspired psychedelia (‰Û÷Green Circles‰۪), music hall (‰Û÷All Our Yesterdays‰۪), waltz-time folk-rock (‰Û÷Become Like You‰۪) to quintessential Small Faces pop at its most taut and swinging (‰Û÷Get Yourself Together‰۪ - Paul Weller‰۪s all-time favourite Small Faces song.
The LP edition was cut direct from recently discovered analogue master tapes on a Neumann VMS 80 mastering lathe by Matt Colton at Air Studios during February 2012, under the supervision of Kenney Jones and Small Faces remastering engineer Nick Robbins. The albumn on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, is a lavish recreation of the original Immediate mono LP and adds an exclusive illustrated inner sleeve featuring sleeve notes, photos and full band credits and recording details.