Small Faces - First Step

Small Faces
First Step
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1851, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1851
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria pressing, Gatefold
Country: US
Date of released: 1970
Category: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Wicked Messenger 4:00
A2 Devotion 4:48
A3 Shake Shudder Shiver 3:09
A4 Stone
Banjo – Rod StewartGuitar – Ronnie LaneHarmonica [Harp] – Ron Wood
A5 Around The Plynth 5:45
B1 Flying 4:10
B2 Pineapple And The Monkey 4:23
B3 Nobody Knows 4:04
B4 Looking Out The Window 5:00
B5 Three Button Hand Me Down
Bass – Ron Wood

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria


  • Bass, Vocals [Uncredited] – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenny Jones
  • Engineer, Co-producer [Helping The Production] – Martin Birch
  • Guitar – Ron Wood
  • Organ, Piano – Ian McLagan
  • Producer – The Small Faces*
  • Vocals [The Voice] – Rod Stewart
  • Written-By – Dylan* (tracks: A1), McLagan* (tracks: B4, B5), Jones* (tracks: B4), Stewart* (tracks: A5, B1, B5), Wood* (tracks: A3, A5 to B3), Lane* (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B3)


Difference from First Step
On cover: "small faces" centered on front instead of top.

Cat #s:
Label: WS 1851
Cover (front), Spine: 1851
A3: "Shake, Shudder Shiver" [Label]
A3: "shake, shudder, shiver" [Cover]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): S 1 39662 WS1851A-1B A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): S 1 39663 WS-1851B-1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): S39662
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): S39663

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WS 3000 Faces The First Step ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records WS 3000 UK 1970
K 46053 Faces The First Step ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records K 46053 UK 1971
Y8W 1851 Faces The First Step ‎(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records Y8W 1851 UK 1970
1851, WS 1851 Small Faces* The First Step ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1851, WS 1851 Canada 1970
WBS Z 1851 Faces The First Step ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBS Z 1851 New Zealand 1970