Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the third studio album, and first concept album by the English rock band Small Faces. Released on 24 May 1968, the LP peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts on 29 June, where it remained for a total of six weeks. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden.
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The fourth studio album by the Small Faces released on May 24, 1968. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake hit on the UK Album Charts in June remaining there for a total of six weeks. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden’s Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden. A concept album, side one of the vinyl album opens with the instrumental title track (an alternate take on their second single I’ve Got Mine, which flopped in 1965), followed by the soul ballad Afterglow (titled Afterglow (Of Your Love).
Ogdens. as the album The Small Faces had been wanting to make ever since the 1960s had turned psychedelic a couple of years earlier. Drummer Kenny (now Kenney) Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagan, along with guitarist and lead singer Steve Marriott and bassist Ronnie Lane, had shot to the forefront of the Swinging London scene, sharp-dressed mods with a sound to match. Their knowledge of soul, Tamla Motown and R&B was unrivalled – and it showed. Nevertheless, when the band hit a creative block while they were recording songs for what would become the Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake album, it was Oldham who despatched them off on a boating weekend on the River Thames. He booked us some boats and told us to go away and clear our heads and come up with an idea and some songs to go with it,’ Jones said.
Manor Park’s Small Faces began life as puppets to an industry still riddled by svangali-like figures keen to exploit the production line model for pop music production. Yet following two years of mod-friendly, peerless power pop/soul for Decca and scary manager, Don Arden (father of Sharon Osbourne), Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane et al finally escaped to a label that at least understood how to nurture a band’s creativity. Dispirited by an inability to build on its success (six weeks at number one in 1968), and annoyance that the one hit from the album was the unauthorised release of Lazy Sunday the group finally caved in. In the same way as their contemporaries, the Zombies (with Odessey and Oracle), their masterpiece was their swansong and like that album it remains a pinnacle of British 60s pop. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is an acknowledged masterpiece among critics and hardcore '60s-music fans, while remaining relatively unknown compared to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or The Who's Tommy, two concept LPs that represent the era more famously.
Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ was originally released in the May of 1968, quickly reaching number one chart position in the UK and staying there for six weeks. An ambitious LP of two distinct sides, packaged in its unmistakable replica tobacco tin, the album was the fourth to be released by Small Faces, following 'From The Beginning' and their two eponymous records, and is largely regarded as the highpoint in Small Faces' career both critically and commercially.