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Small Faces Decca Years Box Set Released

The Small Faces: The Decca YearsThe Small Faces, the 1960s band that evolved from mod to psychedelic in four short years before retooling its lineup and transforming into The Faces, has received the box set treatment for its 1965-67 tenure with Decca Records.

Led by bassist/co-songwriter Ronnie Lane and guitarist/co-songwriter Steve Marriott, the British band, in its Decca days, was firmly mod. The five CD set called The Decca Years features remastered music, rarities, and BBC performances. The only surviving member of the band, drummer Kenney Jones (who later played with The Who) oversaw the set’s creation.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve listened to this hugely influential band, check out this 1966 television performance of “What’Cha Gonna Do About It”:

Small Faces: The Decca Years is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Small Faces: The Decca Years Track List:

CD 1 – Greatest Hits: Worldwide singles A’s, B’s & EP’s

  1. What’Cha Gonna Do About It
  2. What’s A Matter Baby
  3. I’ve Got Mine
  4. It’s Too Late
  5. Sha La La La Lee
  6. Grow Your Own
  7. Hey Girl
  8. Almost Grown
  9. All Or Nothing
  10. Understanding
  11. My Mind’s Eye
  12. I Can’t Dance With You
  13. I Can’t Make It
  14. Just Passing
  15. Patterns
  16. E Too D
  17. Don’t Stop What You’re Doing
  18. Come On Children
  19. Shake
  20. One Night Stand
  21. You Need Loving

CD 2 – Small Faces
Original UK LP Decca LK 4790. Released 6 May 1966. UK chart position: #3

  1. Shake
  2. Come On Children
  3. You Better Believe It
  4. It’s Too Late
  5. One Night Stand
  6. What’Cha Gonna Do About It
  7. Sorry She’s Mine
  8. Own Up Time
  9. You Need Loving
  10. Don’t Stop What You’re Doing
  11. E Too D
  12. Sha La La La Lee

CD 3: From the Beginning
Original UK LP Decca LK 4879. Released 2 June 1967. UK chart position: #17

  1. Runaway
  2. My Mind’s Eye
  3. Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
  4. That Man
  5. My Way Of Giving
  6. Hey Girl
  7. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
  8. Take This Hurt Off Me
  9. All Or Nothing
  10. Baby Don’t You Do It
  11. Plum Nellie
  12. Sha La La La Lee
  13. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
  14. What’Cha Gonna Do About It

CD 4: Rarities & Outtakes

  1. Come On Children (alternate version)
  2. Shake (alternate version)
  3. You Better Believe It (alternate version)
  4. Own Up Time (alternate version)
  5. E Too D (alternate version)
  6. Don’t Stop What You’re Doing (alternate version)
  7. What’s A Matter Baby (alternate mix)
  8. What’Cha Gonna Do About It (alternate version)
  9. Sha La La La Lee (stereo version)
  10. Runaway (alternate mix) (stereo)
  11. That Man (alternate mix)
  12. Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (alternate mix)
  13. Picanniny (backing track)
  14. Hey Girl (alternate version)
  15. Take This Hurt Off Me (different version)
  16. Baby Don’t You Do It (different version)
  17. My Mind’s Eye (early version) (mono)
  18. Talk To You (take 5 backing track)
  19. All Our Yesterdays (take 7 backing track)
  20. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (alternate take 2)
  21. Show Me The Way (take 3 backing track)
  22. I Can’t Make It (take 11 backing track)
  23. Things Are Going To Get Better (take 14 session version)

CD 5: BBC Sessions
BBC Studios – Saturday Club – 23-Aug-65:

  1. Interview with Steve Marriott
  2. What’cha Gonna Do About It (BBC Session version)
  3. Jump Back (BBC Session version)
  4. Baby Don’t You Do It (BBC Session version)

BBC Studios – Joe Loss Pop Show – 14-Jan-66:

  1. Sha La La La Lee (BBC Session version)
  2. What’cha Gonna Do About It (BBC Session version)
  3. Comin’ Home Baby (BBC Session version)
  4. You Need Loving (BBC Session version)
  5. Steve Marriot Pop Profile Interview

BBC Studios – Saturday Club – 14-Mar-66:

  1. Shake (BBC Session version
  2. Interview with Steve Marriott
  3. Sha La La La Lee (BBC Session version)
  4. You Need Loving (BBC Session version)

BBC Studios – Saturday Club – 3-May-66:

  1. Interview with Steve Marriott
  2. Hey Girl (BBC Session version)
  3. E to D (BBC Session version)
  4. One Night Stand (BBC Session version)

BBC Studios – Saturday Club 3-Aug-66:

  1. You’d Better Believe It (BBC Session version)
  2. Understanding (BBC Session version)
  3. Interview with Steve Marriott
  4. All Or Nothing (BBC Session version)

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mojobass

And can you believe the modern dance of the day that you see in the background ….Those kids were doing what was called “The Jerk”….Just a little 60’s music history for the younger bass crowd out there😎