In celebration of the Small Faces' induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, [PIAS]/BMG are proud to present Here Come The Nice
, a deluxe heavyweight box set chronicling the group's career on Andrew Loog Oldham’s pioneering Immediate Records label, curated by surviving band members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. A whopping 75 songs including every hit single, A & B side released worldwide on Immediate Records plus a generous bounty of unreleased material, outtakes, early and alternate versions, live tracks and previously unheard recording sessions from Olympic, Trident and IBC Studios, all sourced and remastered from recently discovered original master and multitrack tapes.
The lavish 72-page hardback book, with a heartfelt foreword by Pete Townshend and introduction by Kenney and Mac, is full of previously unseen photos and rare memorabilia, a career overview by esteemed Mojo magazine scribe Mark Paytress, copious and revealing track-by-track annotation, new testimonials from the likes of Robert Plant, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Nick Mason, Peter Frampton - and much more.
The box is crammed full with exclusive extras, such as replicas of three of the rarest Small Faces EPs in colored vinyl, a rare Olympic Studios acetate, large-size repro posters, fine art prints, 64-page fully illustrated lyric booklet, collectors postcards and more, all paying testament to the enduring musical genius of the Small Faces.
This boxset contains:
Hardbound coffee table book
Foreword by Pete Townshend
Introduction by Kenney & Mac
72-pages lavishly illustrated.
Over 90 classic, rare & previously unpublished photos & memorabilia.
Definitive sleeve notes include new and archive interviews.
Contributions from Robert Plant, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Nick Mason, Peter Frampton, Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Paul Stanley (Kiss) and many more.
Exclusive Gered Mankowitz interview on photographing "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake". Track-by-track illustrated guide to every song on the boxset.
64-page fully illustrated song booklet with rare photos and memorabilia. Complete lyrics transcribed and endorsed by band members for the first time ever.
Red, white and blue coloured vinyl
Three replica 7-inch EPs of the rarest Small Faces vinyl originally released in 1967:
Small Faces album sampler – excerpts from the Small Faces LP
"Here Come The Nice" 4-song French EP in picture sleeve
"Itchycoo Park" 4-song French EP in picture sleeve
Replica studio acetate
Olympic Sound Studios one-off acetate pressing for Andrew Loog-Oldham of "Mystery…"
Two large posters
Reproducing original posters for "Tin Soldier" single featuring photography by Gered Mankowitz and Newcastle City Hall live concert from 1968
Press kit for Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Rare 6-panel Immediate Records Press Kit from 1968
Five collector's edition postcards with rare photos of each Small Faces band member backed with memorabilia from the Immediate Records Archive
Fine art prints
Two beautiful prints provided by Gered Mankowitz from his 1967 "Itchycoo Park" photo sessions
Signed by Kenney and Mac
Newly signed certificates replicating an original Olympic Sound Studios Small Faces tape box