Price: £75.00
Format: boxset
Artist: The Pretty Things
Availability: 27-07-2018
CatNo: SMABX1123
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The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow David Gilmour Box Set
A 50th anniversary box set edition of the Pretty Things’s groundbreaking 1968 concept album (featuring the 1998 'Live At Abbey Road’ recording - with David Gilmour and Arthur Brown - on vinyl for the first time).
 
“A psychedelic masterpiece.” - The Guardian
 
The Pretty Things, iconic 1st wave R&B cult heroes, created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the 1960s and 1970s. Winners of the Hero award at the 2009 Mojo Honours, the band have been a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian and many, many more.
 
In 2018 The Pretty Things celebrate their 55th anniversary as a band with their final live tour and final studio album. 2018 also marks 50 years of the world's first Rock Opera, S.F. Sorrow. The album stands favourable comparison with Sgt Pepper and Piper At The Gates Of Dawn as one of the defining records of the Psychedelic era. Originally recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 and 1968 it was one of the first true concept albums
 
The S.F. Sorrow deluxe vinyl box set features four 12" LPs, four rare European 1960s picture sleeve 7” singles, and handwritten recollections from Phil May, Dick Taylor, Jon Povey and Wally Waller on individually signed inserts. 
 
The first two LPs feature the mono and stereo versions of the album cut from the original Abbey Road master tapes packaged in facsimile versions of the original UK gatefold and USA 'Tombstone' sleeves respectively. The third and fourth LPs comprise a 2LP set of the 1998 Live At Abbey Road anniversary recording with David Gilmour and Arthur Brown on vinyl for the very first time.
 
The deluxe vinyl edition this all-time classic truly deserves.
LP 1
 
A.1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born (mono) [03:15]
A.2. Bracelets Of Fingers (mono) [03:43]
A.3. She Says Good Morning (mono) [03:26]
A.4. Private Sorrow (mono) [03:54]
A.5. Balloon Burning (mono) [03:53]
A.6. Death (mono) [03:08]
 
B.1. Baron Saturday (mono) [04:03]
B.2. The Journey (mono) [02:48]
B.3. I See You (mono) [03:58]
B.4. Well Of Destiny (mono) [01:49]
B.5. Trust (mono) [02:52]
B.6. Old Man Going (mono) [03:12]
B.7. Loneliest Person (mono) [01:32]
 
LP 2
 
A.1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born (stereo) [03:15]
A.2. Bracelets Of Fingers (stereo) [03:43]
A.3. She Says Good Morning (stereo) [03:26]
A.4. Private Sorrow (stereo) [03:54]
A.5. Balloon Burning (stereo) [03:53]
A.6. Death (stereo) [03:08]
 
B.1. Baron Saturday (stereo) [04:03]
B.2. The Journey (stereo) [02:48]
B.3. I See You (stereo) [03:58]
B.4. Well Of Destiny (stereo) [01:49]
B.5. Trust (stereo) [02:52]
B.6. Old Man Going (stereo) [03:12]
B.7. Loneliest Person (stereo) [01:32]
 
LP 3
 
A.1. Introduction By Mark St. John (live at Abbey Road) [01:47]
A.2. Introduction By Arthur Brown (live at Abbey Road) [01:08]
A.3. S.F. Sorrow Is Born (live at Abbey Road) [03:08]
A.4. Narration By Arthur Brown 1 (live at Abbey Road) [00:23]
A.5. Bracelets Of Fingers (live at Abbey Road) [03:48]
A.6. Narration By Arthur Brown 2 (live at Abbey Road) [00:32]
A.7. She Says Good Morning (live at Abbey Road) [04:35]
 
B.1. Narration By Arthur Brown 3 (live at Abbey Road) [00:43]
B.2. Private Sorrow (live at Abbey Road) [03:36]
B.3. Narration By Arthur Brown 4 (live at Abbey Road) [02:10]
B.4. Balloon Burning (live at Abbey Road) [03:51]
B.5. Narration By Arthur Brown 5 (live at Abbey Road) [00:06]
B.6. Death (live at Abbey Road) [02:57]
 
LP 4
 
C.1. Narration By Arthur Brown 6 (live at Abbey Road) [00:30]
C.2. Baron Saturday (live at Abbey Road) [04:20]
C.3. Narration By Arthur Brown 7 (live at Abbey Road) [00:44]
C.4. The Journey (live at Abbey Road) [02:42]
C.5. Narration By Arthur Brown 8 (live at Abbey Road) [02:00]
C.6. I See You (live at Abbey Road) [06:11]
C.7. I See You (outro) (live at Abbey Road) [03:00]
 
D.1. Well Of Destiny (live at Abbey Road) [00:10]
D.2. Trust (live at Abbey Road) [02:46]
D.3. Narration By Arthur Brown 9 (live at Abbey Road) [00:19]
D.4. Old Man Going (live at Abbey Road) [05:21]
D.5. Narration By Arthur Brown 10 (live at Abbey Road) [00:09]
D.6. Loneliest Person (live at Abbey Road) [01:40]
D.7. Thank You & Exit (live at Abbey Road) [00:38]
 
SINGLE 1
A.1. Defecting Grey [04:26]
B.1. Mr. Evasion [03:30]
 
SINGLE 2
A.1. Talkin' About The Good Times [03:42]
B.1. Walking Through My Dreams [03:37]
 
SINGLE 3
A.1. Private Sorrow (single version) [03:55]
B.1. Balloon Burning (single version) [03:49]
 
SINGLE 4
A.1. Baron Saturday (stereo) [04:03]
B.1. Loneliest Person (stereo) [01:32]