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Thursday 26 July 2018

Small Faces Go Big For New 50th Anniversary Editions Of Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Small Faces' Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, this autumn will see the release of a variety of new and special deluxe editions of their much loved third album. 
(c) Gered Mankowitz 1968

All forthcoming editions - which include deluxe triple 180-gram red, white & blue coloured vinyl LP box-set and a comprehensive 3CD+1DVD earbook set - have been prepared under the watchful eye of Small Faces reissue producer and Immediate Records label manager Rob Caiger.

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."
 
Remastering engineer Nick Robbins stresses how important it was for the new editions to stay true to the original LP: 

"I'm not concerned with how it might sound in the context of a modern recording. I think that's a mistake. 

"I think it's much more important to bear in mind the context of its period rather than think 'Most records these days are really whizzy so I should make this the same'. 

"No, you don't do that - that would be a mistake. The records have their time and sound has its time. And it"s important to remain true to that." 


Mastering Engineer Of The Year Award winner 2018, 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." 


The Small Faces' third studio album, Ogdens Nut Gone Flake, was released by Immediate on 26th May 1968, soon sitting pretty atop the UK Album Chart where it enjoyed a six week reign at No.1 that summer.  

"They were the most complete pop group for me. They had everything - they were amazing players that all had the same influences. The image, the haircuts, blimey they were even all the same height.   A kinda dream band that everyone would want to be in" - Paul Weller.

The LP was housed on its original release in a round circular sleeve featuring a replica of the Thomas Ogden metal tobacco tin that inspired the album"s title. 

"On 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' you can still hear it"s a real band firing on all cylinders, great dynamics and everyone equal in their musicianship. The story within concerned an amazing journey and it was exactly the same for us too - a fantastic journey"Kenney Jones,

The album's whole was something truly psychedelic and new – at times almost childlike in its innocence, but at the same time infused with the band members'complex emotions and already slightly world-weary experiences. 

Small Faces "Ogdens" Nut Gone Flake" 50th Anniversary Deluxe-Editions released on 28th September 2018. Pre-Order Here.

by: Mike Cobley




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