“S.F. Sorrow” by Pretty Things - album review

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TJR says

Released late in 1968, this concept album was based on a short story by singer Phil May, structured as a song cycle, telling the story of the main character, Sebastian F. Sorrow, from birth through love, war, tragedy, madness, and the disillusionment of old age. “Private Sorrow” was chosen as the lead single, released in October ’68. At this stage of the story, Sorrow joins a light infantry and goes off to fight in a war, possibly World War I. He sinks into a daze, living out the entire war in a funk. Soon the sounds of gunfire and artillery become the rhythm to his life in a daydream. There was to be no happy ending for Sorrow who was driven into a dark mental seclusion by his lonely end. They were getting braver with their subject matter by 1968…

The Jukebox Rebel
29-Nov-2015

A1 [03:12] 8.2.png Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow Is Born (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller) Psychedelia
A2 [03:41] 6.4.png Pretty Things - Bracelets Of Fingers (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller) Psychedelia
A3 [03:23] 6.0.png Pretty Things - She Says Good Morning (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, John Alder) Psychedelia
A4 [03:51] 8.7.png Pretty Things - Private Sorrow (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Jon Povey) Psychedelia
A5 [03:51] 7.2.png Pretty Things - Balloon Burning (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Jon Povey) Psychedelia
A6 [03:05] 6.6.png Pretty Things - Death (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Jon Povey, John Alder) Psychedelia
B1 [04:01] 6.0.png Pretty Things - Baron Saturday (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller) Psychedelia
B2 [02:46] 5.6.png Pretty Things - The Journey (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, John Alder) Psychedelia
B3 [03:56] 5.3.png Pretty Things - I See You (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller) Psychedelia
B4 [01:46] 4.1.png Pretty Things - Well Of Destiny (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Jon Povey, John Alder, Norman Smith) Avant-Garde
B5 [02:49] 6.2.png Pretty Things - Trust (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller) Psychedelia
B6 [03:09] 7.1.png Pretty Things - Old Man Going (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Jon Povey, John Alder) Rock
B7 [01:29] 5.1.png Pretty Things - Loneliest Person (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, John Alder) Folk




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