For fans of The Pretty Things, of classic vinyl, and of the musically innovative, and under-appreciated in the mainstream 1968 rock opera concept album S.F Sorrow, a new compilation record is on its way from Fruits De Mer Records – Sorrow’s Children, a title submitted by the Pretty Things themselves.
Here’s a sample of a track which appears on the new record; Sidewalk Society, playing “She Says Good Morning”.
A roster of indie talent perform all of the tracks from the original album in turn, along with a recent recording by the Pretties themselves; “The Loneliest Person”, recorded live in 2010 at London’s famous 100 club, and now exclusive to this release.
Also included in the package is an exclusive interview with founding members Phil May and Dick Taylor, talking about the making of their celebrated S.F Sorrow album. Appropriately, this new compilation record features classic gatefold packaging.
The release is something of a tribute to bands carrying on the tradition of psychedelia in the 21st Century, and the aesthetics of sumptuously presented rock music that the Pretty Things helped to create in the 1960s. Here’s the tracklisting, with the bands each taking on a classic track off of the original LP:
SF Sorrow is Born – The Luck of Eden Hall
Bracelets of Fingers – Sky Picnic
She Says Good Morning – Sidewalk Society
Private Sorrow – Hi-Fiction Science
Balloon Burning – Langor
Death – The Seventh Ring Of Saturn
Baron Saturday – Senrab Mendips
The Journey – Extra
I See You – Earthling Society
Well of Destiny – Jay Tausig
Trust – The Gathering Grey
Old Man Going – King Penguin
Loneliest Person – The Loons
For more information about the release, contact Keith (at)fruitsdemerrecords dot com. The record is out on limited release color-vinyl in Mid-April!