From the Beginning (Small Faces album)

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From the Beginning
Compilation album by Small Faces
Released 2 June 1967
Recorded 1965-1967
IBC Studios, Portland Place, London
Genre Rock, rhythm and blues, psychedelic pop, beat
Length 43:47
Language English
Label Decca
Producer Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Small Faces chronology
Small Faces (Decca)
(1966)
From the Beginning
(1967)
Small Faces (Immediate)
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

From the Beginning was the (unofficial) retrospective album released by English mod, rhythm and blues band Small Faces in June 1967 on Decca Records. The album rose to Number 17 in the UK Album Chart.[2]

Album profile[edit]

The album was released by Don Arden on Decca after the group had made a switch to the Immediate label headed by Andrew Loog Oldham. The album contains their hit records on Decca including their number one song "All or Nothing". The album also includes a cover of Del Shannon's classic hit song "Runaway".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, unless otherwise noted.

Decca Records (vinyl) (mono) - Catalogue No. LK 4879
Side one
  1. "Runaway" (Max Crook, Del Shannon)
  2. "My Mind's Eye"
  3. "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"
  4. "That Man"
  5. "My Way of Giving"
  6. "Hey Girl"
  7. "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me"
Side two
  1. "Come Back And Take This Hurt Off Me" (Don Covay, Ron Miller)
  2. "All or Nothing"
  3. "Baby Don't You Do It" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "Plum Nellie"
  5. "Sha-La-La-La-Lee" (Kenny Lynch, Mort Shuman)
  6. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Smokey Robinson)
  7. "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" (Potter, Ian Samwell)

Personnel[edit]

Steve Marriott - vocals, guitar
Ronnie Lane - backing vocals, bass guitar
Kenney Jones - drums
Ian McLagan - keyboards
Jimmy Winston - vocals, keyboards

Additional releases[edit]

  • 1967 Format LP Label/Deram - Catalog # 4633
  • 1967 Format LP Label/Decca - Catalog # 4879
  • 1990 Format CD Label/Polygram - Catalog # 820766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/Deram - Catalog # 844633
  • 1997 Format CD Label/PolyGram - Catalog # 820766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/London Records - Catalog #820 766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/Polygram Intl. - Catalog # 844633
  • 2006 Format CD Label/Universal/Polygram - Catalog #9069
  • 2012 Format 2 CD Deluxe Edition Label/Universal/Sanctuary Records

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Review: From The Beginning - Small Faces". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Hewitt, Paulo; Hellier, John. Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... Helter Skelter. p. 149. ISBN 1-900924-44-7. 

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