The Autumn Stone
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The Autumn Stone
The Autumn Stone
Compilation album by
Released14 November 1969
Recorded1965-1968, London, England England
Small Faces chronology
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Professional ratings
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Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
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The Autumn Stone is a posthumous retrospective double album, and the second compilation album released in the UK by Small Faces in 1969 on the Immediate label.

Album profile

The double album contains most of the Small Faces' Immediate and Decca original 7" single releases, together with live recordings from a concert at Newcastle City Hall and previously unreleased material, some of which was possibly intended for the band's projected but unrealised fourth LP, 1862.

Alongside the title track, the album contained an alternate version of "Afterglow Of Your Love" (which had been released as the Small Faces' final single earlier in the year), covers of two Tim Hardin songs ("If I Were A Carpenter" and "Red Balloon") and the instrumentals "Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall" and "Collibosher" (both of which are claimed to be unfinished backing tracks by the compilers of the Here Comes The Nice box set).

The title track "The Autumn Stone" and "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am" (its correct title, according to composer Steve Marriott - 'Wham Bam Thank You Man', as it was titled on the Afterglow single where the song first found release in March 1969, was apparently a label misprint) had originally been recorded on September the 11th 1968 as the a and b sides of a projected but ultimately unreleased single. This recording session proved to be the band's final studio work together aside from some session work in Paris with Peter Frampton for a Johnny Hallyday album in December.

The Autumn Stone album was released by Immediate Records founder Andrew Loog Oldham in November 1969, more than six months after the band had officially announced their break up, and three months after Steve Marriott's new band Humble Pie had released their own debut LP. In Germany, a single LP version with only the 'new' material was released under the title In Memoriam.

A 3LP/2CD 'definitive expanded deluxe edition' of the album, remastered from original sources and including extra material, is scheduled for release at a (so far unspecified) future date.

Track listing

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

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Here Come The Nice" Steve Marriott with Ronnie Lane2:57
2."The Autumn Stone" (+)Steve MarriottMarriott4:00
3."Collibosher" (+) Instrumental3:12
4."All Or Nothing (Live)" (+) Marriott3:41
5."Red Balloon" (+)Timothy HardinMarriott4:12
6."Lazy Sunday" Marriott3:06
Total length:21:08
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
7."Call It Something Nice" (+) Marriott and Lane2:05
8."I Can't Make It" Marriott3:06
9."Afterglow (Of Your Love)" Marriott3:24
11."The Universal" Marriott2:42
Total length:14:13
Side Three
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
12."Rollin' Over (Live)" (+) Marriott2:31
13."If I Were A Carpenter (Live)" (+)HardinMarriott2:32
14."Every Little Bit Hurts (Live)" (+)Edward CobbMarriott6:20
15."My Mind's Eye" Marriott2:04
16."Tin Soldier (Live)" (+) Marriott3:21
17."Just Passing" Lane1:13
Total length:18:01
Side Four
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
18."Itchycoo Park" Marriott2:50
19."Hey Girl" Marriott2:18
20."Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall" (+) Instrumental2:47
21."Whatcha Gonna Do About It"Marriott1:57
22."Wham Bam, Thank You Mam" Marriott3:18
Total length:13:10
* Note: on some editions the live version of All Or Nothing is replaced with the studio version
* + indicates unreleased material, some of which was possibly intended for inclusion on their projected fourth LP 1862.


Steve Marriott - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Ronnie Lane - vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Kenney Jones - drums
Ian McLagan - keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Jimmy Winston - vocals, keyboards



  1. ^ Allmusic Rating link
  2. ^ Frith, Simon (7 March 1970). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (53): 46. Retrieved 2017.


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