Small Faces

Ultimate Collection [Sanctuary]

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Superlatives are attached to compilations with an alarming frequency, but Sanctuary's Ultimate Collection comes quite close to deserving the adjective in the title. While most Small Faces wrap-ups ignore either of the band's major phases (their early amphetamine-fueled R&B on Deram and their later acid-soaked British psychedelia for Immediate) or give short shrift to both, Ultimate Collection compiles 25 tracks from each and makes great selections. Among the highlights: from the first disc, "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" and "Sha-La-La-La-Lee," while the second boasts every one of their best from post-1967, including "My Way of Giving," "Green Circles," "Itchycoo Park," "Tin Soldier," and "Lazy Sunday."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:58
2 2:53
3 2:38
4 2:56
5 2:19
6 2:17
7 2:54
8 4:20
9 2:20
10 1:50
11 2:48
12 1:48
13 3:59
14 1:55
15 3:02
16 3:05
17 2:49
18 2:03
19 3:12
20 2:11
21 1:13
22 2:05
23 1:55
24 2:16
25 2:03

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:03
2 2:08
3 2:16
4 2:40
5 1:59
6 2:45
7 2:16
8 2:04
9 2:41
10 2:53
11 2:26
12 3:24
13 3:58
14 2:27
15 3:32
16 3:16
17 3:07
18 1:53
19 1:53
20 2:04
21 2:44
22 2:52
23 3:20
24 2:26
25 4:02
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