Small Faces "Autumn Stone" Box Set Coming (Soon?)

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  1. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

  3. Linto

    Linto Mayor of Simpleton

    exciting stuff, can't get enough Small Faces
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  4. Bubbly Waves

    Bubbly Waves Person

    Very cool. I hope it's not just a bunch of alternate mixes.
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  5. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    Is there actually going to be any fresh, unreleased material here? I love 'em, but The Small Faces' rather slim discography has been rehashed endlessly.
  6. jdlaw

    jdlaw Forum Resident


    I would have been happy with an all analogue reissue of the original 2 LP. Looks like it is going to go beyond that.
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  7. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Forum Resident

    And it should go without saying there will be none of the awful fake stereo and "stoned" panning the early mono tracks were treated to on the original LPs. Right?
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  8. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

    I guess it's will be another package with "Greatest Hits" on it, Main Album and a bunch of useless alternate mixes in fancy overblown package like previous box sets..
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  9. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    I loved this album ever since my older brother lent me his original Immediate import a hundred or so years ago. (My current go-to is the '80s Porky cut on Castle Classics.)

    In all the times I've listened to it, I never once thought to myself that it needed to be changed or improved. I think it would be great if the album was reissued, as is, for people who missed getting into it before. It would be a shame if this opportunity were squandered on a bloated, overpriced edition that nobody but collecteurs would be interested in.
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  10. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

    There was rumours that since Here Come The Nice box they uncovered tons of new sessions tapes that can fill several more boxes like this. Let's see in the end...
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  11. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    The original release is still available. Who else, apart from devoted "collecteurs", is going to buy an archival release from the Small Faces in 2017?

    Becoming a fan of the band in the 90s, I never quite knew what to make of Autumn Stone, an odd mixture of greatest hits and rarities encompassing both the Immediate and Decca periods. I knew most of the previously unreleased material from The Darlings of Whapping Wharf Lauderette compilation, so I never had much interest. The Small Faces camp have rehashed this kind of a formula so frequently by now--how many times do I have to pay for "Here Comes The Nice" and "Tin Soldier", great as they are? We'll see if they're able to come up with a compelling new mixture here, but I'm skeptical. . .
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  12. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    I didn't appreciate the original lp (too many reruns) but I might pay $$ just to have copy of that mighty majestic title song.
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  13. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Playing cricket in the thunder and the rain...

    It's Small Faces...both the Immediate and Decca remasters sound beautiful.

    Darn it, they got me. Hope it's out by Christmas.
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  14. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    What could conceivably fill 3-4 CDs?
  15. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    Oh god another box to buy.
  16. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Playing cricket in the thunder and the rain...

    Possibly the unreleased mono mix of the album? and all the session material discovered after Here Come The Nice?
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  17. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Expat in Helsinki
    I'm in (he says with exasperation in his voice because he buys all SF stuff)
  18. Jet Age Eric

    Jet Age Eric Forum Resident

    SIlver Spring, MD
    Any chance of a hi-res release? -E
  19. jdlaw

    jdlaw Forum Resident

    Yeah, The Autumn Stone (and Afterglow of Your Love) are my favorite Small Faces' songs. Sad that Autumn Stone was one of the last things they recorded before Steve left the band. Went out on a high note, I guess.

    Anyway, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in that they found enough new interesting material to warrant an extra disc of two. We'll see once the track list is released.
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  20. e.s.

    e.s. Forum Resident

    United States
    Ideally, they'd do this is as a straight reissue of the original album, plus a deluxe edition with whatever extra material they've unearthed...
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  21. Surferghost

    Surferghost Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Let's hope they don't make it unavailable in the UK and then let Amazon charge nearly £200 for it this time.

    Let's see:

    Disc 1: Autumn Stone as originally released plus a few stray instrumentals like 'Take My Time' that haven't been part of the reissue programme so far.

    Disc 2: I heard they found a good-sounding complete concert from 1966 recently (bear in mind that even complete concerts were short in those days, though). That might account for some of the extra material unless they're saving it for next milking day. And fingers crossed for that last BBC session from 1968, complete with their version of 'Get Ready'.

    Discs 3 and/or 4: More session tapes? I don't mind alternate/work-in-progress versions one bit - I'm a freak, I want whatever they've got. I'm also more than happy with the 'reduction mixes' that appeared on the Immediate box, so maybe some more of those. Maybe some of the stuff they did with Peter Frampton (their actual final recordings from Dec 68/Jan 69) for that Johnny Halliday LP?

    Considering everyone thought the barrell had been scraped, there's still plenty of stuff that possibly exists, so long as they've actually found it or have access to it. Realistically though, I predict there will be many, many instrumentals on this set.

    Dammit though. I'm excited for this now, despite myself.
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  22. Surferghost

    Surferghost Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Reading Rob Caiger's tweet again and noticed the discrepancy there - 3LPs vs 3-4 CDs would suggest that there's extra material projected for the CDs. But let's not forget that Caiger also originally suggested the Immediate Years box would be 5 CDs of 'newly-discovered' session material, and it actually ended up being 1 CD of Greatest Hits (albeit the rarer mono mixes) and 3 rarities CDs.
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  23. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    I don't really get this at all. It was a retrospective hits/rarities record when released that isn't really relevant now, it's not a 'proper' album just a compilation. Is that where we are now, that even compilation albums get 'super deluxe editions'? If there is additional material to be released just release it in a cheaper form on it's own, otherwise it's just fleecing the fans imo.
  24. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

    Unlikely 1966 concert will be released here - John Hellier told that it's not easy to release it.
  25. HoundsOBurkittsville

    HoundsOBurkittsville Deep Wine List Sonic Equivalency

    Columbus, Ohio
    Based on Steve's and Ronnie's songwriting chops on their later material, I'd much prefer that the unreleased concert recording in question come from the band's 1967-1969 peak period.
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