The Very Best of the Small Faces, Vol. 1
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||What'cha Gonna Do About It||Small Faces||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hey Girl||Small Faces||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All or Nothing||Small Faces||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Mind's Eye||Small Faces||2:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Make It (Stereo Remix)||Small Faces||2:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Here Comes the Nice||Small Faces||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Talk to You (Mono)||Small Faces||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Itchycoo Park (Mono)||Small Faces||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Only Dreaming (Mono)||Small Faces||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tin Soldier (Mono)||Small Faces||3:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Feel Much Better||Small Faces||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Universal (Mono)||Small Faces||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Donkey Rides, a Penny, a Glass (Mono)||Small Faces||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wham Bam, Thank You Ma'am (Mono)||Small Faces||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me||Small Faces||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Things Are Going to Get Better||Small Faces||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Way of Giving (Alternate Version #2)||Small Faces||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Get Yourself Together||Small Faces||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All Our Yesterdays||Small Faces||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The Small Faces were popular in England during Swinging London’s ‘60s mod explosion, competing with the Who and the Rolling Stones — but for some reason the band’s rich blend of British Invasion rock and American Rhythm & Blues just never hit in the States. This 19-song- deep collection covers a lot of early ground, starting with the instantly infectious “What’cha Gonna Do About It,” a 1965 hit (inspired by Solomon Burke’s “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”) that became just as much of an anthem to the mod subculture as The Who’s “I Can’t Explain.” The powerful “Tin Soldier” is another standout as singer Steve Marriott croons soulfully alongside guest vocalist P.P. Arnold. The band’s first foray into psychedelia yielded “Itchycoo Park,” a swirling number that made no apologies about getting high — which made for a temporary ban on the BBC — before it hit at number three on the UK Singles Chart. The heavier “Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am” leaned hard on Ian McLagan’s grinding Hammond organ and hinted at the sound that Marriott would later find in the band Humble Pie with Peter Frampton.
Doesn't contain Lazy Sunday
Despite what the AMG review says, this iTunes collection doesn't contain Lazy Sunday. That's unfortunate because that is, IMHO, far and away their best song. Still there are several other worthy tracks included here. Just make sure you go by the actual iTunes track listing and not by any reviews if you're looking for a particular favourite.
It's only Volume 1
You have no business being a rock music fan and not being intimately acquainted with these guys (or their subsequent Faces incarnation where singer guitarist Steve Marriot is replaced by Rod Stewart- yes that one- and Ron Wood-yes that one). This was a fantastic band and at times better than many of their better known contemporaries (the Who, Pink Floyd, Stones, et al). The band could swing and Marriot was a prodigy guitarist and vocalist- they just don't come like this anymore.
That said this is a fine place to start. But yr gonna need Volume 2 as well. Or just cut to the chase and get the expanded "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake".
yay I am the first
I just wanted to say hi and that I am the first to right a review! yay!
Formed: 1965 in London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s