Remastered Vinyl Reissue of Only 3000 Copies!
2012 is a momentous year in the history of the Small Faces. On April 14th the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The year also sees the results of the first ever complete upgrade of the band’s catalog.
With the full co-operation of both surviving members, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, the last five years have seen a massive program of tape recovery and upgrading. Masters have been pulled in from all over the world, including Immediate label multi-tracks from the Kenney Jones and Charly Records archives. Using these, it is now possible to represent all of the Small Faces’ original albums sounding better than at any time since the '60s and to add a whole host of newly discovered tracks and alternative versions. The new editions will also feature original artwork and contemporary photos and publicity material alongside comprehensive new notes by band experts.
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, recorded in late 1967 and early 1968, and released in the summer of that year, is by far and away the Small Faces’ best-known and most successful album. Alongside classic tracks like "Lazy Sunday," "Afterglow" and "Rollin’ Over," it even added a conceptual twist with the story of "Happiness Stan" and the narrations of Stanley Unwin. Loved also for its crazy round packaging, the record represents the band’s finest hour, though soon after its release the Small Faces were no more, having morphed into the Faces and Humble Pie.
This collectors’ vinyl edition was cut from an original analogue master tape on a Neumann VMS 80 mastering lathe by Matt Colton at Air Studios during February of 2012, under the supervision of Kenney Jones. The album comes on heavyweight 180g vinyl, a lavish recreation of the original Immediate mono LP albeit with some additional elements. The disc is thus housed in the distinctive award-winning round 5-panel sleeve.
New features include a 4 page 12” round booklet with notes by Mark Paytress, a heavyweight plastic sleeve and an individually-numbered certificate for this strictly limited edition of just 3000 units!