6. June 2012 20:43
The Small Faces have influenced everyone from Paul Weller to Noel Gallagher to Ocean Colour Scene. The group may have only been together for 4 years but in that time they released some classic albums that have now been re-issued as deluxe editions. The tracks are mono as well as stereo. Surprisingly the tracks on the albums have aged very well, their first album Small Faces contains quite a few American R ‘n’ B covers, though the standout track is Sha La La La Lee.
Their second album – From the Beginning was issued by their previous record label after they signed to Immediate Records but it still contains some good songs that Ronnie Laine and Steve Marriott wrote namely All or Nothing and Hey Girl.
On their third album Small Faces they begin to develop their sound. Itchycoo Park being one of the standout tracks.
1968’s Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake is considered the bands finest album. Lazy Sunday still sounds fresh and relevant. They do have a few psychedelic moments though on the album especially on Happiness Sam.
All in all the albums are worth checking out and you will discover where a lot of today’s UK rock acts got their inspiration from.