There was no shortage of good psychedelic albums emerging from England in 1967-1968, but Ogden's Nut Gone Flake is special even within their ranks. The Small Faces had already shown a surprising adaptability to psychedelia with the single "Itchycoo Park" and much of their other 1967 output, but Ogden's Nut Gone Flake pretty much ripped the envelope. British bands had an unusual approach to psychedelia from the get-go, often preferring to assume different musical "personae" on their albums, either feigning actual "roles" in the context of a variety show (as on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album), or simply as storytellers in the manner of the Pretty Things on S.F. Sorrow, or actor/performers as on the Who's Tommy. The Small Faces tried a little bit of all of these approaches on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, but they never softened their sound…
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Small Faces' debut release, this 5 CD boxed set includes all recordings the band made for Decca, alongside rarities, alternative versions, previously unavailable recordings and a disc of BBC sessions. All audio has been remastered from the original analog sources under the supervision of drummer Kenney Jones. This lift off lid box also includes a 72-page booklet with a wealth of rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus four post cards.
The Small Faces were One of the Greatest English Bands of the '60s. Starting as a Tough Mod R&B Group, They Evolved Into an Inventive, Psychedelic-tinged Rock Band Before Splitting Up in 1968 When Singer Steve Marriott Left to Form Humble Pie. "The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette", the First Collection Authorised by the Surviving Members of the Group, is a Long Overdue, Definitive 50-track Anthology of the Small Faces' 1966-1968 Stint with the Legendary Immediate Records Label.
The Small Faces was the band that personified the Mod lifestyle during the sixties. The 86 tracks in this box set cover every Immediate recording by The Small Faces, that was released in the U.K., Germany and the U.S.A. Many tracks included here make their first appearance on CD.