Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

by Modculture 6 September, 2018

Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

Quite a lengthy title, but it gets the point across. Details of the Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets have been announced.

I know, there have been a good few reissues of this 1968 classic in the past, but for the 50th anniversary, BMG and Charly have really gone to town with both the CD and vinyl releases, including a deluxe triple 180-gram red, white & blue coloured vinyl LP box-set and a comprehensive 3CD + DVD earbook set) on 28th September 2018.

The 180-gram vinyl LP formats have been newly mastered at half-speed for optimum sound quality using restored original Immediate Records tape sources. Originally recorded during 1967 and 1968 by Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios, Trident and Pye Studios, the expanded editions of ‘Ogdens’’ also feature rare material from the archive of surviving Small Faces member Kenney Jones.

Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

All editions have been prepared under the watchful eye of Small Faces reissue producer and Immediate Records label manager Rob Caiger with remastering engineer Nick Robbins (Soundmastering Ltd) and vinyl cutting engineer Matt Colton (Alchemy Mastering), with everything approved by Kenney Jones at the end of the process.

Talking about the mastering process for this 50th Anniversary, reissue producer Rob Caiger says: ‘Listening back to the original first pressing of Ogdens’ on both mono and stereo, we’ve captured a lot more purely because we can do so much more with the technology we have now, cutting more information to the vinyl than was able to be done back in the day because of the limitations of technology then.’

Matt Colton explains the half-speed cutting process to produce a 33 1/3 rpm LP: ‘Cutting at half-speed offers a better transient and dynamic response, more defined and accurate sound, extended low frequency and smooth high frequencies. Basically, the band really kicks arse on the half-speed cut in a way that it doesn’t cutting at normal speed. The sound fills the room, Kenney’s kick drum is punching you in the chest, the guitars are pushing the amps to the edge of distortion with a beautiful blues tone and it just delivers a more musical experience. There’s more power there than cutting at normal speed and that is really satisfying.’

Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 50th anniversary vinyl and CD sets

A red, white & blue coloured vinyl 180-gram half-speed mastered 3LP box-set has a new softback 12” x 12” 72-page book full of Gered Mankowitz photos, original artwork, rare memorabilia, in-depth sleeve notes and interviews conducted with band members over many years by journalist & writer Mark Paytress, plus an introduction by Kenney Jones.

LP1 consists of the original mono mix of ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’, LP2 features the album’s original stereo mix, with LP3 packing a plethora of rare tracks released for the very first time on vinyl.

The 3CD + DVD earbook set is made up of both original mono and stereo versions of the album together with a third CD with an expanded version of the vinyl box-set’s bonus LP disc, additionally featuring gems such as the rare American single versions of ‘Mad John’ and ‘The Journey’ plus the much sought after mono ‘Afterglow Of Your Love’ (Alternate Single Mix), previously only released as a long sold-out 7” vinyl single for Record Store Day 2015 and made available here on CD for the first time.

The contents of the vinyl book are also reproduced while this edition’s DVD boasts a real gem. Although ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ was never attempted live, the band did perform seven of the album’s twelve tracks on one occasion – the 21st June 1968 edition of BBC TV’s Late Line-Up Colour Me Pop show. This BBC TV studio performance is included on the new box-set’s DVD. Previously only available in grainy quality on a long-deleted VHS video release and as part of a hard-to-find DVD compilation, this new box-set’s audio & visual DVD content has been cleaned-up and is presented here in the best quality possible.

The Art Of The Album 180-gram half-speed mastered black vinyl LP version features the original stereo version of the album and includes both a 6-page booklet plus 12” x 12” art card.

The Art Of The Album deluxe-edition CD again features the album’s original stereo mix and comes complete with 24-page booklet in a mediabook hardback sleeve.

The Art Of The Album formats include author Jon Savage’s newly-written and extensively-researched sleeve notes which tell the story of the players, the craft, the impact and the legacy of the album, plus many rare photos from the archive of photographer Gered Mankowitz.

All are available from the new release date of 19th October 2018. The vinyl box set retails for £46.16 and the CD/DVD box for £37.65.

Find out more about the vinyl box set at the Amazon website

Find out more about the CD box set at the Amazon website

Update:

Some new developments in regard to this Small Faces release. First off, we should have an interview with Kenney Jones on the site about the album ahead of release.

Secondly, we will have a test pressing of the new version of the album to give away too. Not sure how that will work as yet, but it will either be via the newsletter or on the site. Either way, you probably need to be on the newsletter or on one of the social media channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to be in the mix to win it.

180-Gram Half-Speed Mastered Coloured Vinyl 3LP Box-Set with 12” x 12” Softback Book (Immediate IMBX012)

LP1 (red vinyl)
SIDE ONE
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (mono)
02. Afterglow (mono)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (mono)
04. Rene (mono)
05. Song Of A Baker (mono)
06. Lazy Sunday (mono)

SIDE TWO
01. Happiness Stan (mono)
02. Rollin’ Over (mono)
03. The Hungry Intruder (mono)
04. The Journey (mono)
05. Mad John (mono)
06. Happydaystoytown (mono)

LP2 (white vinyl)
SIDE THREE
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (stereo)
02. Afterglow (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (stereo)
04. Rene (stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (stereo)

SIDE FOUR
01. Happiness Stan (stereo)
02. Rollin’ Over (stereo)
03. The Hungry Intruder (stereo)
04. The Journey (stereo)
05. Mad John (stereo)
06. Happydaystoytown (stereo)

LP3 (blue vinyl)
SIDE FIVE
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (early session version) (mono)
02. Afterglow (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
04. Rene, The Dockers’ Delight (Early Session Mix) ((stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
07. Every Little Bit Hurts (Early Session Mix) (mono)

SIDE SIX
01. Happiness Stan (Backing Track) (mono)
02. Bun In The Oven (Early Session Mix) (mono))
03. The Fly (Take 4 – Instrumental Version) (stereo)
04. Mad John (Take 7 – Early Session Version) (stereo)
05. (If You Think You’re) Groovy (backing track)
06. HappyDaysToyTown (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
07. Kamikhazi (Take 7 – Backing Track) (mono)
08. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (Alternate Take – Phased Mix) (stereo)

3CD+1DVD Box-Set – Newly Remastered with 24-page Booklet in Earbook (Immediate IMEB012)

CD1
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (mono)
02. Afterglow (mono)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (mono)
04. Rene (mono)
05. Song Of A Baker (mono)
06. Lazy Sunday (mono)
07. Happiness Stan (mono)
08. Rollin’ Over (mono)
09. The Hungry Intruder (mono)
10. The Journey (mono)
11. Mad John (mono)
12. Happydaystoytown (mono)

CD2
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (stereo)
02. Afterglow (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (stereo)
04. Rene (stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (stereo)
07. Happiness Stan (stereo)
08. Rollin’ Over (stereo)
09. The Hungry Intruder (stereo)
10. The Journey (stereo)
11. Mad John (stereo)
12. Happydaystoytown (stereo)

CD3
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (early session version) (mono)
02. Afterglow (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
04. Rene, The Dockers’ Delight (Early Session Mix) ((stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
07. Happiness Stan (Backing Track) (mono)
08. Bun In The Oven (Early Session Mix) (mono))
09. The Fly (Take 4 – Instrumental Version) (stereo)
10. The Journey (Single Version) (mono)
11. Mad John (Take 7 – Early Session Version) (stereo)
12. Mad John (Single Version) (mono)
13. HappyDaysToyTown (Alternate USA Mix) (stereo)
14. Kamikhazi (Take 7 – Backing Track) (mono)
15. Every Little Bit Hurts (Early Session Mix) (mono)
16. (If You Think You’re) Groovy (backing track) (mono)
17. Afterglow Of Your Love (Alternate Single Mix) (mono)
18. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (Alternate Take – Phased Mix) (stereo)

DVD
BBC Late Line-Up Presents Colour Me Pop: Small Faces (original transmission date 21 June 1968)
Presented by Michael Dean: Small Faces with Stanley Unwin
01. Song Of A Baker
02. Lazy Sunday (Immediate Records original promo, filmed by Peter Whitehead)
03. Happiness Stan
04. Rollin’ Over
05. The Fly
06. The Journey
07. Mad John
08. HappyDaysToyTown

Art Of The Album LP – 180-Gram Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl LP with 6-page Booklet & 12” x 12” Art Card (BMGAA07LP)

SIDE ONE
01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (stereo)
02. Afterglow (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (stereo)
04. Rene (stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (stereo)

SIDE TWO
01. Happiness Stan (stereo)
02. Rollin’ Over (stereo)
03. The Hungry Intruder (stereo)
04. The Journey (stereo)
05. Mad John (stereo)
06. Happydaystoytown (stereo)

Art Of The Album CD – in Hardback Mediabook with 24-page Booklet (BMGAA07CD)

01. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake (stereo)
02. Afterglow (stereo)
03. Long Agos And Worlds Apart (stereo)
04. Rene (stereo)
05. Song Of A Baker (stereo)
06. Lazy Sunday (stereo)
07. Happiness Stan (stereo)
08. Rollin’ Over (stereo)
09. The Hungry Intruder (stereo)
10. The Journey (stereo)
11. Mad John (stereo)
12. Happydaystoytown (stereo)





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