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on 30 January 2015
Very good collection of the superb mods band. CD1 starts with the Decca catalogue when they played raw rythm & blues-like music with hits like ''Watcha Gonna Do About It?'', ''Sha-la-la-la-lee'' and "All Or Nothing". This song is points forward to the psychedelic r&b/soul-music of their Immediate recordings on CD2. From 1967 'till 1969 they released a series of mind blowing singles like "Lazy Sunday", "Itchycoo Park" and "Tin Soldier" and three great albums, "Small Faces", "Ogdens' Nu Gone Flake" and "The Autumn Stone". This set is completed with a selection of great album cuts (some of those were B-sides). To quote one of my favorite songs of all times: "It's all too beautiful".
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on 13 June 2014
If you are as old as I am (born 1948), you will remember some of their singles even if you don't remember the Small Faces name.
This is a very representative collection of a top group of the top 60's. With 50 tracks for less than £10 it is a bargain.

My experience is that collection issues are usually unrepresentative of the the work of the artists involved. That is not the case here, probably because the Small Faces was a relatively short-lived group issuing 4 albums and about 15 singles in the period 1966 to 1968 (excluding the "reformed" group's 2 albums in 1977 and 1978). Steve Marriott as lead singer and guitarist was the mainstay of the group.

They were best known for their singles and their most well-known album is (probably) Ogdens Nut Gone Flake. When this was originally issued it came in an oversize tobacco tin (large enough for the 12" vinyl). I never owned this at the time, but in the last few years was put this on my wish list for Christmas and received a CD as a present - see my separate review of that.

The compiler's of the Ultimate Collection for the Small Faces did not have a huge collection of tracks from which to make their selection, so it was probably more a case of choosing what NOT to include. The result is very good. The singles (which were repeated on albums anyway) are included, together with album tracks including the best parts of Ogdens Nut Gone Flake (without Mr. Unwin, and with good equalisation).
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on 24 April 2018
Well, it ain't ultimate... there's some classics on there, but more than a few fillers, sadly. I love this band... they were the first live band I ever saw... probably 50 years ago, at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley. They were electric: but sadly this cd doesn't reflect that.
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on 23 February 2018
Brilliant. It should be twice the price at least! I do think the band were inappropriately named. Their faces look about normal size to me.
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on 14 April 2017
Totally brilliant really love this CD a must have for Small Faces fans, such a great band totally talented highly recommend!
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on 9 November 2017
Great tracks, forgot how talented they were. If you like the music you must see the stage play All or Nothing. You will love it !
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on 5 June 2017
Great for reminiscing
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on 4 September 2017
The best small faces compilation album available. A must for all sf's fans who want their best on one album.
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on 19 April 2018
Small faces one of those most important bands ever ! Great choice of their back catalogue. Good value too.
"I've got mine" "wam bam thank you mam" !!
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on 7 October 2017
I liked the faces and it is good to have them back into my collectioon
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