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The Small Faces confirm tracklisting and release date for deluxe collector's box set

The Small Faces confirm tracklisting and release date for deluxe collector's box set

The Small Faces have confirmed details for their Here Comes The Nice The Immediate Years Boxset 1967-1969 deluxe collector's box set.

The set contains 75 songs spread over 4 CDs remastered from original analogue master tapes and studio multitracks.

Rare and previously unreleased material, unheard recording sessions from Olympic, IBC & Trident Studios, outtakes, early mixes, alternate versions and live material across 3CDs.

The set, which is due to be released in February 2014, has been curated and supervised by Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. It will contain a 72-page handbound coffee table book, with a forward by Pete Townshend and an introduction by Jones and McLagen and over 90 classic, rare and previously unpublished photos alongside newly written contributions from Robert Plant, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Nick Mason, Peter Frampton, Chris Robinson, Glen Matlock, Chad Smith and Paul Stanley.

The set also contains a 64-page lyric booklet, two posters, replica press kit for Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, postcards and a fine art print.

It will also include three replica coloured 7-inch EPs of the rarest Small Faces vinyl originally released in 1967: Small Faces album sampler – excerpts from the LP, "Here Come The Nice" 4-song French EP in picture sleeve and "Itchycoo Park" 4-song French EP in picture sleeve. There will also be a replica studio acetate pressing for Andrew Loog-Oldham of "Mystery…"

The full tracklisting for Here Come The Nice is:

CD1 – Small Faces Singles Worldwide As, Bs and EPs

1 Here Come The Nice (mono) 2:55
2 Talk To You (mono) 2:05
3 (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (mono) 2:15
4 Something I Want To Tell You (mono) 2:07
5 Get Yourself Together (mono) 2:16
6 Become Like You (mono) 1:56
7 Green Circles (mono) 2:32
8 Eddie’s Dreaming (b-side edit) (mono) 2:41
9 Itchycoo Park (mono) 2:44
10 I’m Only Dreaming (mono) 2:22
11 Tin Soldier (mono) 3:19
12 I Feel Much Better (mono) 3:55
13 Lazy Sunday (mono) 3:02
14 Rollin’ Over (Part II of Happiness Stan) (mono) 2:12
15 Mad John (single version) (mono) 2:07
16 The Journey (single version) (mono) 2:51
17 The Universal (mono) 2:42
18 Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (mono) 2:47
19 Afterglow Of Your Love (single version) (mono) 3:22
20 Wham Bam Thank You Mam (mono) 3:18

Original Immediate single versions.
Taken from original mono master tapes.

CD2 – Small Faces In The Studio, Olympic. IBC and Trident Sessions part one

1 Shades Of Green (mono) 0:38
2 Green Circles (take 1) (mono) 1:04
3 Green Circles (take 1 alt mix 1) (mono) 2:45
4 Anything (tracking session) (stereo) 3:46
5 Anything (backing track) (stereo) 3:06
6 Show Me The Way (stripped down mix) (stereo) 2:09
7 Wit Art Yer (tracking session) (mono) 2:50
8 Wit Art Yer (backing track) (stereo) 2:27
9 I Can’t Make It (alt mix) (stereo) 2:26
10 Doolally (tracking session) (mono) 4:06
11 What’s It Called? (overdub session) (mono) 0:36
12 Call It Something Nice (take 9) (stereo) 2:04
13 Wide Eyed Girl (take 2) (stereo) 1:43
14 Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall (alt mix) (stereo) 3:28
15 Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (stripped down mix) (stereo) 3:21
16 Red Balloon With A Blue Surprise (take 5) (stereo) 0:46
17 Red Balloon (alt mix) (stereo) 4:29
18 Saieide Mamoon (tracking session) (stereo) 9:36

All tracks previously unreleased versions.
Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes

CD3 – Small Faces In The Studio, Olympic, IBC and Trident Sessions part two

1 Wham Bam Thank You Mam (alt mix) (stereo) 3:22
2 I Can’t Make It (stripped down mix) (stereo) 2:33
3 This Feeling Of Spring (take 1) (stereo) 1:43
4 All Our Yesterdays (backing track) (mono) 2:09
5 Talk To You (alt mix) (stereo) 2:22
6 Mind The Doors Please (mono) 5:01
7 Things Are Going To Get Better (stripped down mix) (stereo) 2:43
8 Mad John (tracking session) (stereo) 3:58
9 A Collibosher (take 4) (stereo) 3:31
10 Lazy Sunday Afternoon (early mix) (mono) 3:00
11 Jack (backing track) (stereo) 3:35
12 Fred (backing track) (stereo) 3:06
13 Red Balloon (stripped down mix) (stereo) 1:33
14 Kolomodelomo (take 1) (stereo) 2:45
15 Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (alt mix) (stereo) 3:34
16 Jenny’s Song (take 2) (stereo) 4:04

All tracks previously unreleased versions.
Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes

CD4 – Alternate Small Faces Out-Takes and In Concert

1 Itchycoo Park (take 1 stereo mix) (stereo) 2:50
2 Here Come The Nice (take 1 stereo mix) (stereo) 3:01
3 I’m Only Dreaming (take 1 stereo mix) (stereo) 2:23
4 Don’t Burst My Bubble (mono) 2:24
5 I Feel Much Better (stereo) 3:56
6 Green Circles (take 1 Italian version) (mono) 2:44*
7 Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (alt mix) (stereo) 1:50*
8 Piccanniny (alt mix) (stereo) 3:02
9 Get Yourself Together (alt mix) (stereo) 2:18*
10 Eddie’s Dreaming (take 2 alt mix) (stereo) 2:44*
11 (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (take 2 alt mix) (stereo) 2:08*
12 Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (US alt mix) (mono) 2:00*
13 Afterglow Of Your Love (alt single version) (mono) 3:36*
14 (If You Think You’re) Groovy (mono) 2:55
(The Lot – P.P. Arnold & Small Faces)
15 Me You And Us Too (mono) 3:32
16 The Universal (take 1 stereo mix) (stereo) 2:39
17 Rollin’ Over (live) (stereo) 2:29
18 If I Were A Carpenter (live) (stereo) 2:29
19 Every Little Bit Hurts (live) (stereo) 6:12
20 All Or Nothing (live) (stereo) 4:05
21 Tin Soldier (live) (stereo) 3:19

All tracks rare or * previously unreleased versions.
Taken from original studio and session master tapes.

Live tracks recorded at Newcastle City Hall 18 November 1968.
Taken from Pye Studios master tape, pitch and speed corrected.

Small Faces Box Set Vinyl/

Small Faces Album Sampler
One Sided Single Promo
Excerpts from the Small Faces L.P. (mono)

The original 7-inch vinyl was issued as a promotional single for the debut Immediate album. Featuring excepts from ‘Get Yourself Together’, ‘Green Circles’, ‘Talk To You’, ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire’ with DJ Tommy Vance announcements, the original vinyl has gone on to become the rarest Small Faces single amongst collectors.

Here Come The Nice French EP
This is the same performance as the regular ‘Here Come The Nice’ mixed to mono but similar to other releases at the time, was subjected to varispeed so plays slightly faster.
Here Come The Nice (mono)
Talk To You (mono)
Become Like You (mono)
Get Yourself Together (mono)

Itchycoo Park French EP
Itchycoo Park (mono)
I’m Only Dream (mono)
Green Circles (mono)
Eddie’s Dreaming (mono)

‘Mystery…’
Replica Acetate
As this was intended to be a single, a handful of acetates were produced for the band and Andrew Loog Oldham to check the mix. For whatever reason, the single never happened and Ronnie went back into Olympic to record a new vocal during April 1967 for the newly entitled ‘Something I Want To Tell You’. This is a replica of the acetate delivered to Andrew Loog Oldham back in 1967.

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