Fifty-five years ago today, June 23, 1967, Small Faces released their second studio album Small Faces, the band's first for the Immediate record label.
Not to be confused with Small Faces' first studio album Small Faces (1966) released on Decca Records, Small Faces (1967) album is considered to be the artistic breakthrough for the group in terms of songwriting and composition, and marks their transition from a mod-influenced blue-eyed soul/R&B band to a psychedelic studio group, which they were then seen as from this point until their breakup in early 1969.
During the later parts of 1966, their affiliation with Don Arden and Decca Records had strained, due to several aspects, including the fact that the band received barely any royalties from their records, and that "My Mind's Eye" had been released without consent by the band.
From Kenney Jones, "During the Decca period most of the self-penned stuff was 99% Steve. It wasn’t until Immediate that Ronnie became more involved. The first Immediate album is made up of 50% Steve’s songs and 50% of Ronnie’s..."
Read more fine details on Small Faces' Small Faces album released in 1967 and find video and links to listen here:
It's just fabulous!