THE SMALL FACES - "My Mind's Eye" / "I Can't Dance With You" (Decca F.12500) November 1966
The Faces should have no trouble following up their number one hit "All Or Nothing" with this lyrical, beaty and seasonal Steve Marriott - Plonk Lane composition. The story line is a deep well thought out comment - far more philosophical than "Sha-La-La-La-Lee" ever was and Marriott handles it gently with the rest of the group zinging behind him.
A nice hymn based chant rides the song out finally on a Christmas-like note. The Faces are definately aiming for a wider audience with this disc and full marks for their courage.
Flip "I Can't Dance With You" is a groovy hang up in the Billy Preston bag which should satisfy wilder fans.
UK Chart Position: 4