The Small Faces incendiary live performances have been lovingly transferred from newly discovered BBC transcription discs and reveal a fuller, more dynamic sound than heard previously. Steve Marriott’s wonderful and insightful interview with Brian Matthew came from such a disc, only recently found in America. We also had the privilege of restoring a reel-to-reel tape that a young fan had used to record one of his favourite bands as they performed on the radio so that he could play it back and teach himself Steve’s guitar parts. It’s rough and ready and certainly not what you would expect to find on audiophile quality vinyl but it’s the only tape recording in existence of the Small Faces’ session for the Joe Loss Pop Show – so thank you Harry Spooner for recording it and keeping it safe for existing and future generations of fans to share.
Both Harry’s recordings and the Steve’s interview were issued for the first time in 2015 as part of ‘The Decca Years’ 5CD box set and are now making their vinyl debut.