2012 has proved to be an incredible year in the history of the Small Faces, Swinging London’s finest and most durable pop heroes. Newly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Steven Van Zandt, the year has seen the band’s legendary catalogue remastered and released to worldwide critical acclaim.

With the full co-operation of surviving Small Faces members Kenney Jones and Ian “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.

“This is the Small Faces as they should be heard,” says Kenney Jones. “The band lived through explosive times – and every bit of that intensity found its way onto these records.”

‘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 connoisseurs’ favourite saw the group expand their sonic playground from pop and R&B to include acid-inspired psychedelia (‘Green Circles’), music hall (‘All Our Yesterdays’), waltz-time folk-rock (‘Become Like You’) to quintessential Small Faces pop at its most taut and swinging (‘Get Yourself Together’) Paul Weller’s all-time favourite Small Faces song.

This limited edition LP 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 album 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.

 

 

Small Faces
UK ONLY:
SMALL FACES
Deluxe Digi-Pac 2CD Remastered Edition

The UK version features an eight-panel digi-pac while the ex-UK edition is housed in a hardback book. Both have a beautifully illustrated 24-page booklet and all music, sleeve notes, album credits, rare photos and memorabilia are the same across each edition. The remastered sound is incredible, giving a greater clarity, depth and detail to the music than ever before. A must-have!


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Small Faces
EX UK COUNTRIES:
SMALL FACES
Deluxe Digi-BOOK 2CD Remastered Edition

Charly / Immediate CHARLY 642 X
Universal / Immediate UMC 278 134-5

2CD digibook edition of the Small Faces' first album on Immediate Records from 1967. This includes the original mono and stereo albums plus 17 bonus tracks including the key singles 'Here Come The Nice', 'Itchycoo Park', 'Tin Soldier' and unreleased alternative versions. The package also includes a 24-page booklet including notes by Mojo journalist Mark Paytress.


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Small Faces
SMALL FACES
180-GRAM VINYL REMASTERED LP

Charly / Immediate CHARLY104L

This limited edition LP 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 album 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.


ORDER VINYL HERE

 

 

 

CREDITS

Steve Marriott – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitars, Vocals
Ronnie Lane - Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones - Drums, Percussion
Ian McLagan – Organ, Piano, Vocals

Ronnie – Lead Vocals on ‘Something I Want To Tell You’, ‘Green Circles’, ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘Show Me The Way’, ‘Eddie’s Dreaming’
Mac - Bass on ‘Show Me The Way’, Lead Vocals & Guitar on ‘Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire’

Produced by Steve Marriott & Ronnie Lane
Recorded at IBC Studios and Olympic Studios
Engineered by Glyn Johns
with George Chkiantz, Eddie Kramer

 
Tracklist (CD)
CD 1 MONO
  1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
  2. Something I Want To Tell You
  3. Feeling Lonely
  4. Happy Boys Happy
  5. Things Are Going To Get Better
  6. My Way Of Giving
  7. Green Circles
  8. Become Like You
  9. Show Me The Way
  10. Get Yourself Together
  11. All Our Yesterdays
  12. Talk To You
  13. Show Me The Way
  14. Eddie's Dreaming
CD 1 BONUS TRACKS MONO
  1. Here Come The Nice
  2. Itchycoo Park
  3. I'm Only Dreaming
  4. Tin Soldier
  5. I Feel Much Better
  6. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (alternate mix)
  7. Eddie's Dreaming (alternate mix)
  8. Green Circles (take 1 alternate mix 3)
CD 2 STEREO
  1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
  2. Something I Want To Tell You
  3. Feeling Lonely
  4. Happy Boys Happy
  5. Things Are Going To Get Better
  6. My Way Of Giving
  7. Green Circles
  8. Become Like You
  9. Get Yourself Together
  10. All Our Yesterdays
  11. Talk To You
  12. Show Me The Way
  13. Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire
  14. Eddie's Dreaming
 
CD 2 BONUS TRACKS MONO/STEREO
  1. Just Passing (stereo)
  2. Itchycoo Park (stereo)
  3. Here Come The Nice (stereo)
  4. Don't Burst My Bubble (stereo)
  5. Things Are Going To Get Better (alternate version) (stereo)
  6. I Can't Make It (session version) (stereo)
  7. Green Circles (alternate take 2) (mono)
  8. Tin Soldier (stereo)
  9. (If You Think You're) Groovy (backing track) (mono)
 
Tracklist (Vinyl)
SIDE A
  1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
  2. Something I Want To Tell You
  3. Feeling Lonely
  4. Happy Boys Happy
  5. Things Are Going To Get Better
  6. My Way Of Giving
  7. Green Circles
SIDE B
  1. Become Like You
  2. Show Me The Way
  3. Get Yourself Together
  4. All Our Yesterdays
  5. Talk To You
  6. Show Me The Way
  7. Eddie's Dreaming

 

 

 

Small Faces
UK-ONLY:
Deluxe 2CD
Remastered Edition
ORDER HERE
Small Faces
EX-UK COUNTRIES: Deluxe Digi-Book 2CD Remastered Edition
ORDER HERE
Small Faces
COUNTRIES: 180-GM Vinyl Remastered LP
ORDER HERE