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Small Faces: Tobacco Road Boxed - The Audiophile Man
Title: Ogdens Nut Gone Flake Label: Charly There are classic albums, then there’s classic albums, then there’s this stone cold classic from the little mod lads. A stormer, you might say. One of the best albums to emerge from the late 60s. Full of innovation, imagination, hooks a-plenty (from the likes of the single, Lazy Sunday) and the good professor himself, Stanley Unwin or, as the band had it ‘Stan (The Man) Unwin’. Ogdens, oddly enough, has a personal connection for me because this tobacco factory was situated not too far from my childhood Liverpool home. I used to pass the place on the way to my best friend’s house. Now? The entire site is being converted to apartments but the original, iconic, office building will remain. As will this Small Faces album, of course. Originally issued on the Immediate label, this album is packed with melody but also energy, it can be fierce as well as structurally fascinating. The linking narration by dialect expert, funny man, Stanley Unwin merely adds spice to the project. This new release arrives as a beautiful box set. Remastered by Nick Robbins (Soundmastering Ltd) and vinyl cutting engineer Matt Colton (Alchemy Mastering) with the …