Label: Union square
Format: 2 x CD
Time: 110 min.
Style: Mod Hard Rock
SMALL FACES were an british Mod band from London. The group was founded in 1965 by members Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although by 1966 Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan as the band's keyboardist. The band is remembered as one of the most acclaimed and influential Mod groups of the 1960s. With memorable hit songs such as "Itchycoo Park", "Lazy Sunday", "All or Nothing", "Tin Soldier", and their concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, they later evolved into one of the UK's most successful psychedelic acts before disbanding in 1969. After the Small Faces disbanded, with Marriott leaving to form Humble Pie, the remaining three members were joined by Ronnie Wood as guitarist, and Rod Stewart as their lead vocalist, both from The Jeff Beck Group, and the new line-up was renamed Faces. A revived version of the original Small Faces existed from 1975 to 1978. Small Faces are also acknowledged as being one of the biggest original influences on the Britpop movement of the 1990s. Despite the fact the band were together just four years in their original incarnation, the Small Faces' music output from the mid to late sixties remains among the most acclaimed British mod and psychedelic music of that era. I am not an expert in Mod Culture or Sixties Culture at all, and just for this reason I decided to buy this huge compilation with all SMALL FACES hits. Maybe If somebody want to know better this band, the better way is to buy all its discography, but in my personal case with 36 tracks and more than 100 minutes of minutes is enough. Besides, the label remastered all tracks and the general sound is much better than old releases from the 60´s.
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