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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Small Faces, 21 Nov 2009
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Most of the Small Faces best known recordings are repackaged time after time on different compilation and greatest hits cds.

One of the attractions in buying this album therefore is hearing the band playing tracks specially recorded for the radio. These performances are not available on any other cd but are unique to this album.

My only criticisms about this cd are 1) Most of the tracks are from the band's earlier days and in fact the only track from the 1967-68 period is "Lazy Sunday" 2) As stereo radio did not exist at the time all tracks are in mono 3) Although there are several interviews with Steve Marriott and one with Kenney Jones there are none with the other band members.

Now on to the good points. This is the nearest thing to a "live" album available by this band. The recordings are raw unpolished brilliance and Marriott's vocals sound even better here than they do on the studio albums/singles. There are also some tracks which do not appear on other Small Faces cds.

The interviews appear to be from the band's early days and one interesting fact revealed was that they preferred playing in ballrooms to appearing in theatres as the audiences were so much closer to the stage.

Overall this is a very good CD and is recommended for all Small Faces and Steve Marriott fans.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All or Nothing, 20 May 2011
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Fletch-a-sketch "Fletch" (Wiltshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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3 minute pop songs don't get better than this recorded in session for the BBC this is almost a live album, and probably the closest you will get to a live small faces album. To me its inexplicable that the small faces were not as big as The Who or The Stones. The sound quality is generally good given the notoriously bad management of the BBC archives over the years this makes a great compilation with some nice alternative versions of Small faces favourites, `E to D', `All or Nothing' and `Lazy Sunday' (with PP Arnold on backing). A great little set leaving me wanting more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing All or Nothing What'cha Gonna Do?, 27 Dec 2013
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Glenn Cook (South Cave, near Hull UK) - See all my reviews
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This single CD set does not have the track listed by Amazon.
So here it is.

This is not by any means a review just some information

1. Watch'a Gonna Do About It?
2. Jump Back
3. Baby Don't You Do It
4. Shake
5. Sha-la-la-la-Lee
6. You Need Loving
7. Hey Girl
8. E Too D
9. One Night Stand
10. You'd Better Believe It
11. Understanding
12. All or Nothing
13. If I Were a Carpenter
14. Lazy Sunday
15. Every Little Bit Hurts
16. Rare Interview With Steve Marriott (Part 1)
17. Rare Interview With Steve Marriott (Part 2)
18. Rare Interview With Steve Marriott (Part 3)
19. Rare Interview With Steve Marriott (Part 4)
20. Rare Interview With Kenney Jones
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5.0 out of 5 stars SMALL FACES on fire !!!!!, 11 Jun 2014
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Fredrik Søegaard "zoegaard" (denmark) - See all my reviews
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If you - like me - hold SMALL FACES debut LP as one of the greatest R&B soul LPs ever; in fact, I think it is THE BEST.....then you must get this one. It is like hearing the band 'live' on top-of-their-game, Steve's voice more raw soul than on any of the studio recordings and Kenny and Plonk just moves the van.......all packed in Mac's fat organsound. The unique shuffle version of 'Shake' is worth the price alone - and then there are superb soulful versions of 'If I were a Carpenter' and 'Every little bit hurts' (in a real slow tempo)........this is TRULY GREAT UK soul.....don't miss it.....
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Fans, 12 Aug 2013
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I purchased this for my husband - he was very impressed. Song links and interviews are a nice touch. Musically, it sounds very raw - as it was back in the day...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories, 15 April 2013
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I played in a band in the 60's emulating these Guys, hearing them live is evoking all those treasured moments. Alot of live stuff from this era is very poor but the Beeb knew how to get it down. This is a gem. Anyone who has the slightest interest in this music get it, you won't be sorry.
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