Tin Soldier – Small Faces (1967)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Tin Soldier by Small Faces. The record was released in 1967, on the Immediate record label and has been reworked into a tin soldier wearing a buzby hat and carrying a rifle.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the Small Faces, Tin Soldiers or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Tin Soldier
Media Artist/s: Small Faces
Record Label: Immediate
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Rock / Mod

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Additional information about this Small Faces vinyl art.

Small Faces – The Artist/s

Small Faces were an English rock band from London, founded in 1965. The group originally consisted of Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, with Ian McLagan replacing Winston as the band’s keyboardist in 1966. The band was one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s, recording hit songs such as “Itchycoo Park”, “Lazy Sunday”, “All or Nothing”, and “Tin Soldier”, as well as their concept album Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake. They later evolved into one of the UK’s most successful psychedelic bands until 1969. Small Faces were one of the biggest musical influences on the Britpop movement of the 1990s. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. McCulloch died of an overdose on 27 September 1979. Marriott succumbed to a house fire on 20 April 1991. Lane died of multiple sclerosis on 4 June 1997. McLagan died due to a stroke on 3 December 2014. Wills, Winston and Jones all remain musically active as of 2019.

Tin Soldier – The Song

“Tin Solider” is a song released by the English rock band Small Faces on 2 December 1967, written by Steve Marriott (credited to Marriott/Lane). The song peaked at number nine in the UK singles chart. It has since been covered by many other notable rock artists. Tin Soldier was originally written by Steve Marriott for singer P.P. Arnold, but Marriott liked it so much he kept it himself. It was a song that he wrote to his first wife, Jenny Rylance.Talking about the song, and the influence of his wife Jenny, Marriott stated: The meaning of the song is about getting into somebody’s mind—not their body. It refers to a girl I used to talk to all the time and she really gave me a buzz. The single was to give her a buzz in return and maybe other people as well. I dig it. There’s no great message really and no physical scenes. The song seems to have been influenced by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Steadfast Tin Soldier, the story of an imperfect tin soldier’s desire for a paper ballerina. 

The Tin Soldier – The Shape

This record is modelled into a tin soldier in a buzby hat and carryin a rifle. Tin soldiers are miniature figures of toy soldiers that are very popular in the world of collecting. They can be bought finished or in a raw state to be hand-painted. They are generally made of pewter, tin, lead, other metals or plastic. Often very elaborate scale models of battle scenes, known as dioramas, are created for their display. Tin soldiers were originally almost two-dimensional figures, often called “little Eilerts” or “flats”. They were the first toy soldiers to be mass-produced. Though largely superseded in popularity from the late 19th century by fully rounded three-dimensional lead figures, these flat tin soldiers continue to be produced.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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