From the Beginning (Small Faces album)

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From the Beginning
Studio 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 Ian Samwell
Kenny Lynch
Don Arden
Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Small Faces chronology
Small Faces (Decca)
(1966)String Module Error: Match not found1966
From the Beginning
Small Faces (Immediate)
(1967)String Module Error: Match not found1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

From the Beginning is the second studio album by the English rock band the Small Faces. It was released by Decca Records of group material after the band had left the record label; it consisted of the band's Decca hit singles combined with various unreleased recordings.[2] The album rose to Number 17 in the UK Album Chart.[3]

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", and other previously unissued songs which were apparently demos.

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"* (different from Immediate remake)
  6. "Hey Girl"
  7. "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me"* (different from Immediate remake)
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" (Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg)*
  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" (Brian Potter, Ian Samwell)

(* previously unissued)


Steve Marriott - lead guitar (all tracks), lead (1-2, 5-9, 11-14) and backing vocals
Ronnie Lane - bass, backing and lead (3, 4) vocals
Kenney Jones - drums, percussion
Ian McLagan - keyboards/backing vocals (1-9, 11-13)
Jimmy Winston - keyboards/backing vocals (14), lead vocals/rhythm guitar (10)

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]


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

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