When the Small Faces moved from Don
Arden's management and Decca Records to Immediate in 1967, Arden
looked to capitalise on his investment and issued unreleased Small
Faces tracks as From the Beginning. At the same time he
released a single on Decca. Patterns was previously
unreleased although E Too D had appeared on the first Small
Faces album. Although Patterns was little more than a demo it
was actually finished.
The Small Faces were about to release
Here Comes The Nice / Talk To You on Immediate Records and were
faced with having two new singles available at the same time. Their
answer was to refuse to promote the single. They knew they
would not receive payment for it and it was yeas before they
received any royalties from this period.
This has now become one of the rarest
Small Faces singles according to the UK magazine Record Collector
with an estimated value of £70. A UK export picture sleeve was
produced for the Scandinavian market and this is even rarer and
could be worth up to £150!