Saturday, October 13, 2018
SMALL FACES 'Ogdens` Nutgone Flake' 50th Anniversary Editions
THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC 1968 ALBUM CELEBRATED WITH DELUXE REMASTERED TRIPLE VINYL BOX SET & DELUXE TRIPLE CD + DVD HARDBACK BOOK
What happens when Swinging London’s foremost mod quartet grow their hair, change their clothes, and go psychedelic?
They write an era-defining smash-hit concept album! Ogdens Nut Gone Flake was originally released by Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records on 24th May 1968 and soon hit the #1 spot where it stayed for six weeks.
Critically acclaimed and still featuring in albums-you-must-own-polls, it is by far and away the Small Faces’ best-known and most successful album. Alongside classic single tracks like ‘Lazy Sunday’ and ‘Afterglow’ plus ‘Song Of A Baker’ and live favourite ‘Rollin’ Over’, the LP even added a conceptual twist with the story of "Happiness Stan" and the narrations of Stanley Unwin on Side 2. Loved also for its award-winning crazy round packaging, the record represents the band’s finest hour, though soon after its release the Small Faces were no more, having morphed into The Faces and Humble Pie.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the album has been newly remastered by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering with the full cooperation of surviving Small Faces member Kenney Jones. This is the best Ogdens’ has ever sounded!
For the first time ever, both mono and stereo versions of the album, plus an LP of rare bonus material, will be released together in one deluxe, limited edition box set, pressed on 180-gram audiophile red, white and blue vinyl. It will also feature a deluxe booklet loaded with material, including in-depth sleeve notes by Small Faces authority and Mojo contributor Mark Paytress, interviews, rare photos and memorabilia.
A 60-page hardback book edition will contain 3 CDs for mono and stereo versions of the album plus a disc of rare bonus material, together with a DVD containing Small Faces' legendary feature on an episode of the BBC's TV show Colour Me Pop in June 1968, with the highlights being their performance of “Happiness Stan” and Peter Whitehead’s promotional film for ‘Lazy Sunday’. It will also feature a deluxe booklet loaded with material, including indepth sleeve notes by Small Faces authority and Mojo contributor Mark Paytress, interviews, rare photos and memorabilia.
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