Small Faces 'Ogdens' 3 CD box

by Modculture 23 March, 2006

Ogdens I’ve lost count how many times the Small Faces’ Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake has been reissued. Let’s just settle for ‘many’. Anyway, it’s back again, this time in a metal tin and over 3 discs on June 5th 2006.

Still seen as the band’s seminal album (though personally I prefer the earlier ‘beat’ stuff), you probably know it was one of the first ‘concept’ albums, it featured British eccentric Stanley Unwin and came in a sleeve that can still turn heads in a rare record shops today.

The 3 disc edition features the stereo mix, a companion mono version (previously unavailable on CD), plus a further CD of BBC Radio 1’s ‘Classic Albums’ documentary on the making of the album, which was originally transmitted in 1989. This final disc features interviews with all four band members – Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones.

It should sell for around £11.99.