Small Faces - Colour Collection
Label: Universal Music - 060075302250 • Series: Colour Collection • Format: CD Compilation Digipak • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop •
Small Faces were an English rock band from Londonfounded in The band was one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the s,   recording hit songs such as " Itchycoo Park ", " Lazy Sunday ", " All or Nothing ", and " Tin Soldier ", as well as their concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake. They later evolved into one of the UK's most successful psychedelic bands until Small Faces didn't disband when Marriott left to form Humble Pie.
The remaining three members collaborated with Ronnie WoodRonnie's older brother Art WoodRod Stewart and Kim Gardner releasing four tracks under the name of Quiet Melon, after which Art Wood and Kim Gardner departed the situation and the remaining five members became Faces  except in North America, where this group's first album was credited to Small Faces. This practice has continued on all subsequent North American reissues of the album. A revived version of the original Small Faces existed from to Small Faces were one of the biggest musical influences on the Britpop movement of the s.
Marriott succumbed to a house fire on 20 April The group chose the name, Small Faces, because of the members' small physical stature  and "A 'Face' was somebody special, more than just a snappy dresser, he was someone in Mod circles as a leader, someone to look up to.
A Face had the sharpest clothes, the best records and always was seen with the prettiest girl on Small Faces - Colour Collection arm. King 's " Stand by Me ". On US compilation albums the track is titled "Running Wild". Singer Elkie Brooks was struck by Marriott's vocal prowess and stage presence, and recommended them to a local Small Faces - Colour Collection owner, Maurice King.
Impressed, King began finding them work in London and beyond. The band signed a management contract with management Small Faces - Colour Collection Don Ardenand they were in turn signed to Decca Records for recording.
Shortly thereafter, Jimmy Winston left the band for an acting and A) Shape - Fjord - Lives Lives solo career. He went on to succeed as an actor in TV, film and became a successful business man. Winston has since given an "interview". Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan, whose keyboard talents and diminutive stature fit with the groove of the band perfectly. The song was a big hit in Britain, peaking at number three in the UK singles chart.
Their popularity peaked Small Faces - Colour Collection Augustwhen " All or Nothing ", their fifth single, hit the top of the UK charts.
Bydespite being one of the highest-grossing live acts in the country and scoring many successful singles, including four UK Top 10 chart hits, financially the band had nothing to show for their efforts.
After a messy confrontation with the notorious Arden who tried to face down the boys' parents by claiming that the whole band were using drugs, they broke with both Arden and Decca. They were almost straight away offered a deal with the newly established Immediate label, formed by ex- Rolling Stones manager Andrew Aneme Perze - Spaccanapoli - Lost Souls [Aneme Perze] Oldham.
Three weeks before, their Small Faces - Colour Collection label, Decca, released the album From The Beginningcombining old hits with a number of previously unreleased recordings.
The band's following single " Itchycoo Park ", released on 11 Augustwas the first of the band's two charting singles in the United States, reaching No. The single was a bigger hit Small Faces - Colour Collection Britain, peaking at No. Arnold on backing vocals. Hot chart. The next single "Lazy Sunday"released inwas an East End music-hall style song released by Immediate against the band's wishes. The song was recorded by adding studio overdubs to a basic track that Marriott had cut live in his back garden in Essex with an acoustic guitar.
At home in England, their career reached an all-time high after the release of their classic psychedelia-influenced album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake on 24 May Feeling Sorry (Original) - Born In The 70s - Euphoric EP It stayed at No.
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" and his need to find out where the moon went when it waned.
It was narrated by Stanley Unwinafter original plans to have Spike Milligan narrate the album went awry when he turned them down. Critics were enthusiastic, and the album sold well, but the band were confronted by the practical problem that they had created a studio masterpiece which was virtually impossible to recreate on the road.
Ogdens' was performed as a whole just once, and memorably, live in the studio on the BBC television programme Colour Me Pop. Marriott officially quit the band at the end ofwalking off stage during a live New Year's Eve gig yelling "I quit". I wish we had been a little bit more grown up at the time.
I reckon we were on the verge of crossing the great divide and Small Faces - Colour Collection a heavier band. A posthumous album, The Autumn Stonewas released later inand included the major Immediate recordings, a rare live concert performance, and Small Faces - Colour Collection number of previously unreleased tracks recorded for their intended fourth LP,including the classic Swinging Sixties instrumental Small Faces - Colour Collection Eyed Girl on the Wall" and "Donkey Rides, A Penny, A Glass", co-written by Ian McLagan.
Four singles were recorded before the lineup minus Art and Kim, became Faces. The band objected, arguing the personnel changes resulted in a group altogether different from Small Faces. Accordingly, all subsequent albums by this incarnation of the band appeared under the new name Faces, on both sides of All I Do - Four Tops - When She Was My Girl Atlantic.
Jones and Pedro Ximenex - Il Nostro Disco Che Suona stayed with the 'sequel' group Faces until their breakup in Following the breakup of Faces inthe original Small Faces line-up reformed briefly to film videos miming to the reissued "Itchycoo Park" which hit the charts again. He recorded only one album, 78 in the Shade in with the band.
The reunion albums were both critical and commercial failures. Small Faces broke up again in Kenney Jones became the drummer of The Who after Keith Moon 's death in and continued to work with The Who through the late s.
Steve Marriott recorded with a revived line-up of Humble Pie from to On Saturday, 20 AprilSteve Marriott died in his sleep when a fire, caused by a cigarette, swept through his home in Essex, England. Ronnie Lane's recording career Kili-Watch - Peter Loland Orchester - Hammond In Super Stereo curtailed by the effects of multiple sclerosisthough he issued collaborative albums with Pete Townshend and Ronnie Wood in the late s.
Subsequently, Wills was a member of Bad Company from to and again, briefly in Jimmy McCulloch's stint with Small Faces only lasted for a few months in late From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article Small Faces - Colour Collection about the music group. For the film, see Small Faces film.
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