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The Small Faces Collection [ The Collectors Series ]
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Most Small Faces CD compilations I've heard of this age seem to have been flung together with little regard for the quality of the source material or track relevance, the end result often having more in common with a homemade mix tape than a professional CD release.
But this compilation is quite different. The overall sound quality is excellent, like straight transfers were made from the original tapes without any further fiddling about, and the track selection flows nicely. I would go so far as to say that overall this is one of the best Small Faces compilations I've come across.
However nothing in life is perfect and this release does suffer a couple of minor flaws. Firstly, the original vinyl issue featured two live tracks, thankfully only one of which is included here, All or Nothing. It's a horribly sluggish performance (almost sounding like the tape is running too slow) marred by a murky mix which renders the guitar mostly inaudible, with the song being accompanied throughout by some quite intrusive and suspiciously fake sounding "Beatlemania" type screaming. Why they chose to included this track is beyond me, it really would have been better left off.
The second issue is the cover artwork which lists track fifteen as being Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me when actually it's Something I Want To Tell You. Also, the CD booklet mentions that "as a special treat" the version of Tin Soldier featured on the compilation is an "early mix" made before the chorus vocals were recorded. However, the chorus does have its vocals and to my ears the track sounds no different to the regular completed release.
So how's the music? The track selection is largely taken from the second half of the band's career, their time spent on Immediate records. This presents a distinctly Psych-Pop view of the Small Faces. There are a couple of tracks from their earlier Mod era, but these are the most commercial examples from that period, so although not representative of the bands' raucous Mod R&B sound they do sit nicely with the later Pop-tinged material and don't sound out of place in the running order, and you do get all of the band's big hits.
To sum up, I'd say that whether you're someone looking to dabble in the Small Faces for the first time, or you're already a fan after a decent compilation of the band, you can't go wrong with this CD. It's a great sounding disc with a great tracklist. I have to knock one star off for that abysmal live track, it being so completely out place in the worst possible way.......but that's why God invented the "skip" button.
My rating for this CD? Four out of five.
Itchycoo Park (stereo)
Sha La La La Lee (stereo)
Watcha Gonna Do About It (mono)
Here Comes The Nice (stero)
I Feel Much Better (stereo)
Autumn Stone (stereo)
Don't Burst My Bubble (mono)
The Universal (stereo)
Rollin' Over (mono)
Every Little Bit Hurts (mono)
All Or Nothing (Live - stereo)
Tin Soldier (mono)
Hey Girl (stereo)
Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me (mono - and actually Something I've Got To Tell You)
I Can't Make It (stereo)
Lazy Sunday (stereo)
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