Record Store Day 2017
"New" Small Faces releases for Record Store Day 2017 are Broadcast 66
EP with the live tracks shown on German television, previously available
on DVD. In Session at the BBC 1965-1966 is a 2LP set take from BBC
transcription discs. Different to BBC Sessions CD?
(Added 21 March 2017)
Can You Show me a Dream - The Ronnie Lane Story
Following on from their widely acclaimed Steve Marriott
biography All Too Beautiful Paolo Hewitt & John Hellier
plan to publish the first full scale biography of Ronnie
Lane. Marriott’s “All Too Beautiful” was widely
acclaimed as the last word on the subject and this
Ronnie Lane book will sit very comfortably alongside it.
The book will be published by Griffiths Publishing and
with your support, the aim would be to publish it in May
The book will be signed by Paolo & John.
Every subscriber will have their name printed in the
To accompany the book we not only have some unique
items but are pleased to announce a very rare item – a
never before heard tape which features Ronnie recorded
in 1964 with his band The Outcasts.
“About 20 years ago a guy called George Cambridge
contacted me out of blue and told me that he used to be
in a band with Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones called The
Outcasts. This was in 1964, a whole year before the
Small Faces were formed. I was interested, of course, to
hear what he had to say and went to visit him at his
house near Southend on Sea. We spent a fabulous couple
of hours chatting about the Outcasts and just before I
left he quite casually said “Hey I’ve still got a reel
of tape from one of our rehearsal sessions in my Mums
house in the East End”. WHAT!!!!!! “Yeah, it’s just been
in a drawer for the last 36 years, I can’t even play it
as I haven’t got a reel to reel player anymore”. He very
kindly let me take it away and I took it to a specialist
shop that transferred the contents to CD for me. This
was in 1996. He assured me that nobody outside of his
house would have ever heard it, not even Ronnie and the
other band members. Can you just imagine how I felt
whilst putting the CD into the player for the first
time. My expectations were fulfilled 500 times over!
There was the 17 year old East End Mod taking lead
vocals on a Bo Diddley cover complete with wailing
harmonica and also a couple of self penned songs that
have never seen the light. I played it a few times and
then just left it myself safely in a drawer…… until now.
There is also light hearted banter between songs and
although it’s obviously got a very amateur-ish feel to
it, it also has a charm all of it’s own. For Ronnie
Lane/Small Faces/Faces fans the world over this is
surely THE HOLY GRAIL.
(Added 24 November 2016)
Uncut Magazine August 2016
The new issue of Uncut has a seven page feature on the Small Faces,
celebrating 50 years since the launch of the first album.
Record Store Day 2016
More Small Faces material will be available for Record Store Day on
16 April 2016. Now on 7" vinyl a mono mix of The Autumn Stone
will be backed with Me You and Us Too. Also available is the Mod Classic 45s, a collection of ten 7"
double A-side singles including Tin Soldier and PP Arnold's
(If You Think You're) Groovy.
(Added 8 March 2016)
Here Come the Nice - The Small Faces Songbook
Edited by Paul Weller and John Hellier and with a forward by Ronnie
Wood this book of sheet music and more has been updated for 2016.
(Added 8 February 2016)
Small Faces Convention 2016
London's top night out is earlier than usual this year. The 20th
Small Faces Convention takes place Saturday 11 June 2016.
(Added 3 February 2016)
A new special from Mojo magazine is a great read with a long feature
on how the Small Faces' genius was unlocked. Also, an interview with PP
Arnold who tells of a 2016 tour with the wonderful Small Fakers. Nice!
Rare Steve Marriott Track from 1967 Discovered
Exclusively available through Record Collector (November 2015) a 7"
single called Jimi's Tune is a real rarity.
(Added 19 October 2015)
Steve Marriott - Midnight of My Life
With an impending film starring Martin Freeman, Wapping Wharf has
released a companion CD with rare Steve Marriott tracks from 1973-1990.
(Added 9 July 2015)
The Decca Years
Due in October 2015 is a 5CD boxed set, The Decca Years 1965-1967.
(Added 24 June 2015)
Decca LPs on Vinyl
The Small Faces two Decca albums have been released on vinyl.
(Added 23 June 2015)
More Record Store Day 2015
Also available on 18 April for Record Store Day are a 1/2 speed
remastered Ogden's Not Gone Flake LP and a boxset of the Decca French
EPs on vinyl.
(Added 17 April 2015)
Small Faces Convention 2015
12 September 2015 is the date for your diary.
(Added 13 April 2015)
There Are But Four Small Faces
The US version the the Small Faces Immediate album receives a UK
(Added 24 March 2015)
Record Store Day 18 April 2015
As a tribute to Ian McLagan, Charly is releasing Afterglow (Of Your
Love) / Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire on 7" vinyl for Record Store
Day. This will be available on one day only in record stores.
(Added 13 March 2015)