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From the Beginning (Remastered)


Download links and information about From the Beginning (Remastered) by The Small Faces. This album was released in 1967 and it belongs to Rock, Psychedelic genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 43:49 minutes.

Artist: The Small Faces
Release date: 1967
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Tracks: 19
Duration: 43:49
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No. Title Length
1. Runaway (Mono Version) 2:47
2. My Mind's Eye 2:01
3. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Mono Version) 1:53
4. That Man 2:14
5. My Way of Giving (First Mono Version) 1:58
6. Hey Girl 2:15
7. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (First Mono Version) 2:17
8. Take This Hurt Off Me 2:17
9. All or Nothing 3:03
10. Baby Don't You Do It 2:01
11. Plum Nellie 2:31
12. Sha la la la Lee (Mono Version) 2:54
13. You've Really Got a Hold On Me 3:16
14. What'Cha Gonna Do About It 1:57
15. My Mind's Eye (French EP Version) 1:51
16. Hey Girl (French EP Version) 2:13
17. Take This Hurt Off Me (Different Version / Vocals) 2:13
18. Baby Don't You Do It (Different Version) 1:58
19. What'Cha Gonna Do About It (BBC "Saturday Club" Session Recording) 2:10



The Small Faces split from manager Don Arden to sign with Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and, in retaliation, Decca and Arden rounded up the remaining recordings the group made for the label and released them as From the Beginning. Appearing just months before their Immediate debut — entitled The Small Faces, just like their first album for Decca — From the Beginning includes early version of "My Way of Giving" and "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me," and it reprises songs that were on the 1966 Decca LP ("Sha La La La Lee," "What'cha Gonna Do About It"), moves that muddy an already confusing situation. And From the Beginning really doesn't play as a cohesive album by any stretch of the imagination, as it opens with a burst of burgeoning psychedelia then doubles back to the group's early R&B, flaws that matter less as years pass by because, on a track by track basis, there is a lot of wondrous material here. Like many of their peers, the Small Faces began to dabble in LSD in 1967, and their sonic horizons broadened considerably, something that is evident on "My Mind's Eye," "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," and "That Man," swirling songs that hint at the band's developing pop inclinations without abandoning their hard R&B underpinning. Other songs — "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me," "All or Nothing,"" "My Way of Giving" — arrive at the midway point between the psych-pop and Mod R&B, just as the Immediate Small Faces LP would just a few weeks later, and these are nervy, energetic gems that find a nice counterpart with the pure soul songs bunched at the end. It's an odds-and-ends record to be sure, but From the Beginning offers too much top-notch material to be dismissed; in fact, in many ways, it's a flawed gem from the swinging '60s. [Universal's double-disc 2012 deluxe edition of From the Beginning contains the mono mix of From the Beginning and adds the B-sides "Almost Grown," "Understanding," and "I Can't Dance with You," plus the "I Can't Make It"/"Just Passing" single to the first disc, while the second disc rounds up 16 alternate takes, stereo mixes (including some electronically processed stereo mixes), and backing tracks.]