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The Decca Years is a new 5CD box set (click to enlarge)

Here’s a closer look at the forthcoming Decca Years Small Faces five CD box set which is scheduled for release in October.

As mentioned previously, this promises to collect “every recording” the group made for Decca. A close look at the image above reveals how this set is structured, with the first CD a Greatest Hits; the second, their debut Small FacesFrom The Beginning follows next with Rarities & Outtakes and BBC Sessions completes the five disc box.

Clearly much of this has been issued before, but these are newly remastered (from analogue sources) and we know that the BBC sessions (at least) will include several previously unavailable recordings.

Pictured with the discs are some postcards and the 72-page booklet which features a Mark Paytress essay.

The Decca Years will be released on 9 October 2015.

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Disc: 1 / GREATEST HITS: Worldwide singles As, Bs & EPs
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

Disc: 2 / SMALL FACES
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

Disc: 3 / FROM THE BEGINNING

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

 

Disc: 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)

Disc: 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
5. Sha La La La Lee (BBC Session version)
6. What’cha Gonna Do About It (BBC Session version)
7. Comin’ Home Baby (BBC Session version)
8. You Need Loving (BBC Session version)

9. Steve Marriot Pop Profile Interview

BBC Studios – Saturday Club – 14-Mar-66
10. Shake (BBC Session version
11. Interview with Steve Marriott
12. Sha La La La Lee (BBC Session version)
13. You Need Loving (BBC Session version)

BBC Studios – Saturday Club – 3-May-66
14. Interview with Steve Marriott
15. Hey Girl (BBC Session version)
16. E to D (BBC Session version)
17. One Night Stand (BBC Session version)

BBC Studios – Saturday Club 3-Aug-66
18. You’d Better Believe It (BBC Session version)
19. Understanding (BBC Session version)
20. Interview with Steve Marriott
21. All Or Nothing (BBC Session version)

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18 responses to Picture / Small Faces: Decca Years

  1. Charles Hodgson says:

    It never ends for Small Faces (and Kinks and T. Rex) fans. Maybe I should set up a direct debit for their ‘new’ remasters, ‘upgrades’ and ‘inc. previously unreleased’ sets that seem to appear every 6 months or so.

    Nah, on second thoughts, I’m out.

  2. Geoff says:

    I notice the price has gone up by £6 since it was announced although it’s still available for under £40 elsewhere.

  3. lee says:

    when my Dad sees this i am going to have an empty wallet…..

  4. Phil Cohen says:

    Initial reports tend to suggest, that, excepting a few previously unreleased BBC tracks, that this is otherwise just a packaging trip, and a rehash of already released tracks. If it were anything more substantial than that, then Universal Music wouldn’t be so reluctant to reveal a track listing.

  5. Nigel Croft says:

    Oh, a new pic – who knew?

  6. Sal says:

    Does anyone know if the unreleased BBC tracks are BBC masters or recently discovered off-air recordings?

  7. Brian says:

    the pre-order link says it’s ‘currently unavailable’ anyone know what the price will be?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      it was £43 and before that £37. Not quite sure why it’s ‘currently unavailable’?

  8. Philip Cohen says:

    Maybe that means that Universal Music is taking this project back to the drawing board for a re-think. Maybe to go with an upgraded 1-CD BBC sessions disc, and not have people buy an (increasingly) pricey 5-CD set just for 3 previously unreleased BBC tracks?

    Maybe to finally relent and license the 5 Decca tracks to Charly, so that Charly can finally release their expanded edition of “The Autumn Stone”. This long-term stalemate over those 5 songs has delayed Charly’s plan to upgrade the albums of other “Immediate Records” artists. Those promised “50th Anniversary” 2015 releases never happened, though the blame resides largely with skilled, but inefficient compiler Rob Caiger.

  9. Philip Cohen says:

    Indeed, amazon.co.uk has stopped accepting preorders for Universal Music boxed sets by “Small Faces”, “Taste” & Georgie Fame. Whether these boxed sets will eventually be released is anyone’s guess.

  10. Brian says:

    I actually just checked a couple of other pre-orders i have, Taste and Steve Hackett, and they both now say ‘Currently Unavailable’ even though my order is still in queue….strange

  11. Phil Cohen says:

    The tracklisting has been revealed on the IMWAN website. There are a few new things on the BBC disc, but they are simply more versions of the same songs(I.E. The group performed some of these songs on more than one occasion on the BBC). On Discs 1 through 4, the collection of Decca recordings is thorough and complete, but I don’t see anything previously unreleased.
    There is some problem within amazon.co.uk’s system that caused the company to stop accepting preorders for forthcoming Universal Music boxed sets. The boxed sets by Small Faces, Taste & Georgie Fame have NOT been cancelled. They ARE going to be released. Obviously, if you didn’t act soon enough to order them through amazon.co.uk, you could order them elsewhere. I would think that, as the release date gets closer, amazon.co.uk will resume accepting preorders. If they don’t, it’s their loss.

  12. Phil Cohen says:

    And, by the way, the 3 “Immediate” era BBC tracks(“If I Were a Carpenter”, “Lazy Sunday” & “Every Little Bit Hurts”) are not included, so hold onto “Small Faces-The BBC Sessions” on the “Strange Fruit” label.

  13. Phil Cohen says:

    We may have to face this reality: For “Small Faces” vault material, the well has run dry.

  14. Sal says:

    Looks like the extra BBC material on the box set is a Joe Loss Show Session. I’m assuming it wasn’t on the BBC Sessions CD so not to repeat the songs twice.

    DISC 1 SINGLES A’S AND B’S AND EP’S.

    What’Cha Gonna Do About It
    What’s A Matter Baby
    I’ve Got Mine
    It’s Too Late
    Sha La La La Lee (Mono Version)
    Grow Your
    Hey Girl
    Almost Grown (Instrumental)
    All Or Nothing
    Understanding
    My Mind’s Eye
    I Can’t Dance With You
    I Can’t Make It (Session Version / Mono)
    Just Passing (Mono Version)
    Patterns
    E Too D
    Don’t Stop What You’re Doing (Alternate Version)
    Come On Children (French EP Version)

    DISC 2 “Small Faces”.

    Shake
    One Night Stand
    You Need Loving
    Shake
    Come On Children
    You Better Believe It
    It’s Too Late
    One Night Stand
    What’Cha Gonna Do About It
    Sorry She’s Mine
    Own Up Time
    You Need Loving
    Don’t Stop What You’re Doing
    E Too D
    Sha La La La Lee (Mono Version)

    Disc 3 From The Beginning

    Runaway (Mono Version)
    My Mind’s Eye
    Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Mono Version)
    That man
    My Way Of Giving (First Mono Version)
    Hey Girl
    (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (First Mono Version)
    Take This Hurt Off Me
    All Or Nothing
    Baby Don’t You Do It
    Plum Nellie
    Sha La La La Lee (Mono Version)
    You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
    What’Cha Gonna Do About It

    DISC 4 RARITIES

    Come On Children (Alternate Version)
    Shake (Alternate Version)
    You Better Believe It (Alternate Version)
    Own Up Time (Alternate Version)
    E Too D (Alternate Version)
    Don’t Stop What You’re Doing (Alternate Version)
    What’s A Matter Baby (Alternate Mix)
    What’Cha Gonna Do About It (Alternate Version)
    Sha La La La Lee (Stereo Version)
    Runaway (Alternate Mix)
    That Man (Alternate Mix)
    Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Alternate Mix / Mono)
    Picanniny (Backing Track)
    Hey Girl (Alternate Version)
    Take This Hurt Off Me (Different Version)
    Baby Don’t You Do It (Different Version)
    My Mind’s Eye (Early Version)
    Talk To You (Take 5 Backing Track
    All Our Yesterdays (Take 7 Backing Track / Mono Version)
    (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (Alternate Take 2)
    Show Me The Way (Take 3 Backing Track)
    I Can’t Make It (Take 11 Backing Track)
    Things Are Going to Get Better (Take 14 Session Version)

    DISC 5 BBC SESSIONS

    Interview With Steve Marriott (BBC Saturday Club Session / August / 1965)
    What’Cha Gonna Do About It (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    Jump Back (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    Baby Don’t You Do It (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    *23/8/65 on BBC Sessions CD

    Sha La La La Lee (Joe Loss Pop Show Session)
    What’cha Gonna Do About It (Joe Loss Pop Show Session)
    Comin’ Home Baby (Joe Loss Pop Show Session)
    You Need Lovin’ (Joe Loss Pop Show Session)
    Steve Marriot Pop Profile Interview (Joe Loss Pop Show Session)

    Shake (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    Interview With Steve Marriott (BBC Saturday Club Session / March / 1966)
    Sha La La La Lee (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    You Need Loving (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    *14/3/66 on BBC Sessions CD

    Interview With Steve Marriott (BBC Saturday Club Session)
    Hey Girl (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    E To D (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    One Night Stand (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    *3/5/66 on BBC Sessions CD

    You’d Better Believe It (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    Understanding (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    Interview With Steve Marriott (BBC Saturday Club Session)
    All Or Nothing (BBC Saturday Club Session)*
    *30/6/66 on BBC Sessions CD

  15. Phil Cohen says:

    Only 3 previously unreleased tracks. In the end, I decided to pass.

  16. steg says:

    Given the extensive comments of Phil Cohen, thank you, I will pass too at the moment. Considering that I am not sure to have heard in its entirety once (once) the Immediate SF box set (the one with 7″ replicas included) it’s time to be serious: are we buying “records” or the rest of the contents of these sets?

    Steg AT http://steg-speakerscorner.blogspot.com/

  17. Paul says:

    I actually decided to get this in the end, after much prevarication. I bought it from the Universal site as it has a free poster for the first Small Faces album with your order.

    What Universal don’t tell you is that the poster (or a number of the posters?) are signed by Kenney Jones! I was a very happy bunny indeed.

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