From the Beginning (Small Faces album)

From the Beginning is the first compilation album by the English rock band Small Faces. It was released by Decca Records of group material after the band had left the record label; it consisted of the band's Decca hit singles combined with various unreleased recordings.[3] The album rose to Number 17 in the UK Album Chart.[4]

From the Beginning
Compilation album by
Released2 June 1967
StudioIBC, London
ProducerIan Samwell
Kenny Lynch
Don Arden
Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
Small Faces chronology
Small Faces (Decca)
From the Beginning
Small Faces (Immediate)
Professional ratings
Review scores

Album profile


The album was released by Don Arden on Decca after the group had made a switch to the Immediate label headed by Andrew Loog Oldham. The album contains their hit records on Decca including their number one song "All or Nothing". The album also includes a cover of Del Shannon's classic hit song "Runaway", and other previously unissued songs which were apparently demos. It features earlier versions of songs they re-recorded for Immediate, including "My Way Of Giving", which they had demoed for Chris Farlowe, and "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me?", which they had given to Apostolic Intervention. The album also featured their stage favourite "Baby Don't You Do It", featuring Jimmy Winston on lead vocals and guitar. The group's manager Don Arden sings the 'operatic prologue' to their cover of "Runaway".

Track listing


All tracks written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, unless otherwise noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Runaway" (+)Steve Marriott2:47
2."My Mind's Eye" Marriott2:02
3."Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (+) Ronnie Lane1:52
4."That Man" (+) Lane2:14
5."My Way of Giving" (+) Marriott1:58
6."Hey Girl" Marriott2:16
7."(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me?" (+) Marriott2:17
Total length:15:26
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
8."Come Back and Take This Hurt Off Me" (+)Marriott2:16
9."All or Nothing" Marriott3:02
10."Baby Don't You Do It" (+)Holland-Dozier-HollandJimmy Winston2:00
11."Plum Nellie" (+)Instrumental2:30
13."You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (+)William "Smokey" Robinson Jr.Marriott3:16
14."Whatcha Gonna Do About It"Marriott1:57
Total length:17:55

(+ indicates that it was previously unissued)



Additional releases

  • 1967 Format LP Label/Deram – Catalog # 4633
  • 1967 Format LP Label/Decca – Catalog # 4879
  • 1990 Format CD Label/Polygram – Catalog # 820766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/Deram – Catalog # 844633
  • 1997 Format CD Label/PolyGram – Catalog # 820766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/London Records – Catalog #820 766
  • 1997 Format CD Label/Polygram Intl. – Catalog # 844633
  • 2006 Format CD Label/Universal/Polygram – Catalog #9069
  • 2012 Format 2 CD Deluxe Edition Label/Universal/Sanctuary Records

See also



  1. ^ "BBC – Music – Review of Small Faces – from the Beginning – Deluxe Edition".
  2. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Review: From The Beginning – Small Faces". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  3. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Small Faces From the Beginning".
  4. ^ Hewitt, Paulo; Hellier, John (2004). Steve Marriott – All Too Beautiful... Helter Skelter. p. 149. ISBN 1-900924-44-7.

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