I try to be careful about repeating speculation here on Psychobabble, but since my source is Steve Marriott biographer/Small Faces convention-stager and fanzine-runner John Hellier, I'm going to throw caution to the wind and repeat something he posted on Facebook today. According to Hellier, that long, long, long awaited Small Faces box set, Here Come the Nice, may be arriving before this years SF convention on September 14. Hellier says of the set, "The package includes 4 CDs worth of rarities, out takes and the whole official Immediate catalogue as you've never heard these recordings before. Re-mastered and mixed beautifully from the original master tapes these also include lots of 'work in progress' tracks complete with the band discussing what they're doing. Also a very large, glossy book covering the bands career and more including lots of rare pics. A re-pressed Olympic acetate 'Mystery', An Immediate Records sampler on red vinyl, 2 replica French EPs on coloured vinyl and signed by Mac and Kenny."
For those who live in the UK, the news isn't all good, because it apparently isn't being released in Small Faces' home country. However, Hellier will be handling a limited collection of import copies and UK residents can reserve their copies now by paying a £21 deposit via Paypal to email@example.com . The full price will be £125.