Small Faces From the Beginning [Deluxe Edition] (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: May 29, 2012
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: Hip-O Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Runaway
- $1.29 on iTunes2.My Mind's Eye
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- $1.29 on iTunes4.That Man
- $1.29 on iTunes5.My Way of Giving
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Hey Girl
- $1.29 on iTunes7.(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Take This Hurt Off Me
- $1.29 on iTunes9.All or Nothing
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Baby Don't You Do It
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Plum Nellie
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Sha-La-La-La-Lee
- $1.29 on iTunes13.You've Really Got a Hold On Me
- $1.29 on iTunes14.What'cha Gonna Do About It
- $1.29 on iTunes15.Almost Grown
- $1.29 on iTunes16.Understanding
- $1.29 on iTunes17.I Can't Dance with You
- $1.29 on iTunes18.I Can't Make It
- $1.29 on iTunes19.Just Passing
Tracks on Disc 2:
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Runaway [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes2.That Man [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes4.My Mind's Eye [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Picanniny [Backing Track Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Hey Girl [Alternate Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Take This Hurt Off Me [Different Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Baby Don't You Do It [Different Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes9.All or Nothing [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Understanding [Alternate Mix]
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Talk to You [Take 5] [Backing Track Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes12.All Our Yesterdays [Take 7] [Backing Track Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes13.(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me [Alternate Take 2]
- $1.29 on iTunes14.Show Me the Way [Take 3] [Backing Track Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes15.I Can't Make It [Take 11] [Backing Track Version]
- $1.29 on iTunes16.Things Are Going to Get Better [Take 14] [Session Version]
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
The 1997 release of FROM THE BEGINNING contains 5 additional tracks that were not contained on the original release.
The Small Faces: Steve Marriott (vocals, guitar); Ian McLagen (vocals, guitar, organ); Ronnie Lane (vocals, bass); Jimmy Winston (organ); Kenney Jones (drums).
Includes liner notes by John Reed.
Digitally remastered by John Astley and Simon Heyworth.
Personnel: Steve Marriott (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Ian McLagan (piano, organ, background vocals); Ronnie Lane (bass guitar, background vocals); Kenney Jones (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Nick Robbins.
Liner Note Authors: Derek Johnson ; Mark Paytress.
Recording information: Decca Studios; I.B.C. Studios; Olympic Studios.
Photographers: Rob Caiger; Barry Green .
Arranger: Small Faces.
Another remastering of a classic piece of mid-'60s British rock & soul, and as important and enjoyable a record as, say, the Beatles' Rubber Soul or the Stones' Aftermath, even if the album itself was slapped together by Decca in an effort to undercut the band's first new release for rival Immediate Records in 1967. Steve Marriott's honest, agonized cover of the Del Shannon classic "Runaway" almost makes up for the fact that neither Otis Redding nor Marvin Gaye ever got around to applying their respective talents to this jewel of a song. That's just the opening number, and there's some stuff even better than that here. There are some songs that overlap with the Immediate stuff, including some really spaced-out psychedelia ("Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"), cool dance numbers ("Have You Ever Seen Me"), some repeated tracks ("What'cha Gonna Do About It," "Sha-La-La-La-Lee") from the Decca Small Faces album), killer Motown paeans ("You've Really Got a Hold on Me" -- picture the early Who on a really, really good day covering this), and one original ("All or Nothing") that should be required listening for anyone who thinks they know the best music of the British invasion. And then there are the five bonus tracks, four from French-issued EPs that are completely different (and better) takes of "Baby Don't You Do It" et al, and a live BBC-recorded version of "What'cha Gonna Do About It." Marriott's playing on the latter is so loud and powerful, it could have melted the instruments of any American garage band this side of the Litter. At $11.99 list, this disc and its companion Small Faces reissue are the biggest British Invasion bargains going. ~ Bruce Eder
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