Following the Small Faces' long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012, Charly Records and its distribution partner Snapper Music will be rolling out definitive editions of the band's classic recordings for Immediate Records.
These new Re-Masters editions are issued with the full blessing and co-operation of the surviving members, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, and represent the fruits of five years' work in tracking down and restoring long lost original tapes and presenting them at last in the manner the band deserves, sounding more fresh and dynamic than ever.
“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.”
The Small Faces were at the heart of the Swinging London scene of the late 1960s and encapsulated everything that was fast and fabulous in that great decade. Featuring the extraordinary Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane alongside Jones and McLagan the band in a short sharp career moved from beat to mod, and psychedelia to soul leaving a legacy of great songs and a unique style.
The band's finest hour is arguably OGDENS’ NUT GONE FLAKE from May 1968. This groundbreaking album will be released in a strictly limited numbered deluxe vinyl edition on April 16th in its distinctive round sleeve.
21st May will see the release on a the definitive 3-CD edition of OGDENS' in a round cardboard box featuring both the original mono and stereo versions and an additional disc of unreleased rarities and alternative versions
The band's debut album for Immediate, 'Small Faces' will be available from May 7th in a special 2-CD rigid digibook edition. This includes both the original stereo and mono versions and no less than 17 bonus tracks .
All the above three packages are now available to pre-order for the world excluding the UK from the official Immediate records website immediate-records.com.
Alongside these highly regarded albums, the Small Faces were also known for a string of singles which have stood the test of time . To celebrate the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction limited 7" picture sleeve editions of 'Itchycoo Park' and 'Tin Soldier' will be made available for Record Store Day on April 21st, from top independent record retailers around the world.
These releases are only the beginning of the campaign to present the very best of the Small Faces, sounding and looking better than ever before. Go to thesmallfaces.co.uk or immediate-records.com for latest news including the plans, as they emerge, for a definitive box set crammed full of unreleased material and other goodies.
For more information, visit the Immediate Records website at: immediate-records.com
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