Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Pretty Things "Resurrection" 1998
(Reunion, ''S.F. Sorrow'' Live)

On September 6, 1998, the Pretty Things gathered at Abbey Road Studios to perform--for the first time ever--their 1960s rock opera S.F. Sorrow live in its entirety. The performance, by the Pretties' actual 1966-67 lineup (with the addition of Frankie Holland on guitar), was simulcast on the Internet and recorded for release on this CD. Since the 1968 album of S.F. Sorrow remains available on CD (on the same label, in fact), one could justifiably wonder why exactly anyone, even a Pretty Things fan, would want a 1998 live version of it. Well, there are some small extras that make this of more interest than such remakes usually are. One is the presence of Dave Gilmour on guitar on five tracks. Another is the narration of Arthur Brown, whose richly recited between-song links give the story more cohesion than it did first time around. No, this could not be said to be better or as good as the original S.F. Sorrow, but the band do play and sing it quite well here, without any of the ghastly modernizing technology that usually clouds such recreations. As a souvenir, it's a pretty good one. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well,i think you have great music on your blog!thanks.pat

25 June, 2006 18:51  
Anonymous Martin said...

Definitely one for true fans only this one but i agree it has some fascinating little extras for the true fan to relish. Thanks, and you have a great looking blog.

25 June, 2006 19:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The links is not available :-(

13 December, 2006 02:41  
Blogger whadefu said...

WoW 4 me this is a fantastic post, thanks a mill !!!

24 April, 2008 03:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the pretty things - thnaks for this

12 July, 2008 18:52  

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