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  • Audio CD (7 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Box set
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B006Z476J8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
  2. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
  3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart
  4. Rene
  5. Song Of A Baker
  6. Lazy Sunday
  7. Happiness Stan
  8. Rollin' Over
  9. The Hungry Intruder
  10. The Journey
  11. Mad John - Extended Version
  12. HappyDaysToyTown

Disc: 2

  1. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Early Session Version
  2. Afterglow (Of Your Love) - Alternate USA Mix
  3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart - Alternate USA Mix
  4. Rene - Early Session Mix
  5. Song Of A Baker - Alternate USA Mix
  6. Lazy Sunday - Alternate USA Mix
  7. Happiness Stan - Backing Track
  8. Bun In The Oven - Early Session Mix
  9. The Fly - Take 4 Instrumental Version
  10. Mad John - Take 7 Early Session Version
  11. HappyDaysToyTown - Alternate USA Mix
  12. Kamikhazi - Take 7 Backing Track Version
  13. Every Little Bit Hurts - Early Session Mix
  14. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Alternate Take Phased Mix

Disc: 3

  1. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
  2. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
  3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart
  4. Rene
  5. Song Of A Baker
  6. Lazy Sunday
  7. Happiness Stan
  8. Rollin' Over
  9. The Hungry Intruder
  10. The Journey
  11. Mad John
  12. Happy Days Toy Town - Extended Version

Product Description

The two-act concept album consisted of six original songs on side one and a whimsical psychedelic fairy tale on side two relating the adventures of Happiness Stan. It is a seminal album and has appeared in All Time Greatest album polls by the likes of Q and NME and appeared in Mojo s Hall of Fame . The Guardian described it as a groundbreaker, but not just because of its circular sleeve or its psychedelic concept - it was more far-out than that: by unleashing such a split-personality array of songs, such as Lazy Sunday, Rollin' Over, Afterglow, Rene and Happydaystoytown, the Small Faces left listeners at the very crossroads of rock and pop .

The surviving members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan have overseen the remastering of this double disc album. The second disc features rare outtakes, versions and mixes and the new booklet features sleevenotes by respected music writer Mark Paytress

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Format: Audio CD
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 3CD 'DELUXE EDITION' REISSUE ***

"Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake". Even now - the name makes me weak at the knees. For SMALL FACES fans - the British mod band’s 1968 masterpiece (a Number 1 album in the UK) will be the jewel in a very tasty set of 4 DELUXE EDITION crowns released by Universal in May of 2012. The others are "Small Faces" (1966 Decca Records debut), "From The Beginning" (1967 Decca Records 2nd LP) and "Small Faces" (their 3rd album on Immediate Records also from 1967). Which brings us to studio album number four...

Here are the comftybold details for the 3CD "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake: Deluxe Edition" by SMALL FACES on Universal/Sanctuary 276 523-5 (Barcode 00602527652351) released May 2012 in the UK:

Disc 1 (38:30 minutes):
1. Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
2. Afterglow
3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart
4. Rene
5. Song Of A Baker
6. Lazy Sunday
7. Happiness Stan
8. Rollin’ Over
9. The Hungry Intruder
10. The Journey
11. Mad John
12. Happy Days Toy Town
Tracks 1 to 12 are the MONO version of "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" - their fourth studio album released 24 May 1968 in the UK on Immediate Records IMLP 012

Disc 2 (41:17 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 14 are all PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED (Track 8 Previously Unreleased on CD)
1. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (Early Session Version - Mono)
2. Afterglow (Alternate USA Mix - Stereo)
3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (Alternate USA Mix - Stereo)
4. Rene, The Dockers Delight (Early Session Mix - Stereo)
5. Song Of A Baker (Alternate USA Mix - Stereo)
6. Lazy Sunday (Alternate USA Mix - Stereo)
7. Happiness Stan (Backing Track - Mono)
8.
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I wasn't going to bother with these new remasters - they never sound any different do they? Until I saw this one in a store and couldn't resist the new packaging. Having only ever heard this album in stereo, the mono version on here is mind-blowing. It sounds so much getter and has much more impact. The stereo version included here is also an improvement on the previous stereo version I had as part of the Immediate Albums box set.

The second disc of bonus material is great to listen to, the sound quality is excellent considering the age of the material that hasn't seen the light of day for 44 years: really shows how the songs developed from early sessions. The USA stereo mixes are also interesting to listen to; they don't sound anywhere near as good as the standard UK stereo versions; Marriott's vocals don't seem to be timed quite right in both channels, they kind of echo. Still good to listen tho as the strength of the songs themselves makes up for this.

The packaging is great; 3 discs cased in a slipcase with the standard Deluxe Edition sticked round the bottom with a perforated edge where the gatefold is. This case folds out into 4 squares, with the booklet in the first (which is interesting to read and has some rare photos of the band and their various 45s sleeves. The middle 2 sections are where discs 1 and 2 sit in plastic 'holders'. The third disc is then slotted into the 4th square with no plastic to hold it. That lets it down a bit in my opinion, would have been nice to have another plastic holder for the final disc, but I suppose then it wouldn't fold closed the way it does and would mean redesigning the whole case.

Definitely worth buying for the mono version of the album and bonus tracks. Will check out the other remasters later on when the prices go down a bit!
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Released in 1968 on the ill fated Immediate Record Label, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake was The Small Faces developing from their RnB routes, merging it with their new found Psychedelic side (as seen with songs like Itchycoo Park and That Man), entering the world of the concept album and producing their finest collection of songs to date, which left the band number one in the UK Charts for six continuous weeks yet ultimately cast an undeniable shadow over the band's future.

Side 1 of Ogdens Nut Gone Flake contains songs which would later become the measure for what defies a Small Faces song. Songs like Rene; a song about a London Docklands prostitute, and Lazy Sunday Afternoon; about feuding neighbours, were classic Marriott/Lane cockney cheeky chappy, bringing through influences for old London Music Halls from Marriott's childhood and merging it with the modern RnB Psychedelic influences they'd both picked up along the way to create what many people would term to be the unmistakable Small Faces sound.

There is also the other side of the Small Faces and in particular Marriott's soulful voice, this can be heard in all its glory on Track 2, Afterglow (of Your Love) is nothing short of brilliant, a love song with powerful soulful vocals from Marriott, matched as always by Ian McLagan's irresistible organ, underpinned by pounding rhythm from Ronnie Lane's Bass and Kenny Jones' Drums, classic Small Faces. Not only that but Side 1 begins with the title track, an instrumental, which it has to be said sounds remarkably fresh even for today's standards, so back then it must have been quite the tune with allsorts going on with it. Side 1 to summarise has everything you want from noise and in itself would make for a quality album, but what of side 2 and the concept behind that.
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