March 23, 2010

Small Faces set to reinvade the US

Just got a heads up that the British Invasion DVDs are coming to America. The series will kick off here in the states later this month with the release of the Small Faces documentary. It looks great, including lots of interviews and concert footage. Future titles in the series will include Gerry & The Pacemakers: It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963 – 1965, Herman’s Hermits: Listen People 1964 – 1969 and Dusty Springfield: Once Upon A Time 1964 – 1969. It's done by the Reelin' in the Years folks, so you know it's gonna be good. They've done some great stuff on soul and jazz in the past.

Small Faces - British Invasion 'All Or Nothing 1965-1968'

From the website:
At long last, the definitive official DVD for one of the greatest groups of the sixties (or any other decade for that matter.). Small Faces: All Or Nothing 1965 – 1968 features 23 complete performances filmed from 1965 to 1968 when the band was challenging the Who, Kinks, Stones and Beatles for domination of the charts. The DVD captures every aspect of their short but brilliant career including early Mod/R&B classics such as “What’cha Gonna Do About It”, “Sha La La La Lee” and “All Or Nothing”, timeless rockers like “Tin Soldier” and later psychedelic masterpieces including “Itchycoo Park”, and “Green Circles.” Best of all is the inclusion of eight songs from the band’s LP masterpiece Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake including “Lazy Sunday”, “Song Of A Baker” and the six song Happiness Stan suite. In between the performances original members Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Jimmy Winston talk about the songs and tell the band’s history in new interviews filmed exclusively for the DVD. Also interwoven into the story are archival interviews with Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.