The Pretty Things

Rosalyn / Big Boss Man¹
Duncan-Farley (2:21) / Dixon-Smith (2:39)
Fontana 1916, 7/64

Don't Bring Me Down / We'll Be Together
Dee (2:09) / May-Stax-Taylor (2:09)
Fontana 1941, 11/64

Honey, I Need / I Can Never Say
Button-Smithling-Taylor (1:58) / Pretty Things (2:35)
Fontana 1508, 3/65


The Pretty Things
Fontana SRF-67544
UK Cover

UK Back Cover

Side One
Honey, I Need Button-Smithling-Taylor 1:58
Rosalyn Duncan-Farley 2:20
13 Chester Street Pretty Things 2:20
I Can Never Say Pretty Things 3:00
Unknown Blues Pretty Things 2:35
The Moon Is Rising Reed 2:30
Side Two
Don't Bring Me Down Dee 2:09
Road Runner McDaniel 3:13
We'll Be Together May-Stax-Taylor 2:09
Judgement Day Pretty Things 2:45
Big City Duncan-Klein 2:30
Pretty Thing McDaniel 1:39
Phil May-vocals, harp
Dick Taylor-guitar
Brian Pendleton-guitar
John Stax-bass, harp
Viv Prince-drums
Produced by:


Cry To Me¹ / I Can Never Say
Bert-Russell (2:51) / Adap by Pretty Things (2:45)
Fontana 1518, 7/65

Midnight To Six Man / Can't Stand The Pain
May-Sterling-Taylor (2:19) / Graham-May-Taylor (2:40)
Fontana 1540, 12/65


Get The Picture?
Fontana SRF-5280
UK Cover

UK Back Cover

Side One
You Don't Believe Me Graham-May-Morrell-Page 2:24
Buzz The Jerk May-Taylor 1:55
Get The Picture May-Taylor 1:56
Can't Stand The Pain Graham-May-Taylor 2:42
Rainin' In My Heart Moore-West 2:33
We'll Play House Aldo-Gandy-May-Taylor 2:34
Side Two
You'll Never Do It Baby Fox-Smith 2:29
I Had A Dream - 2:59
I Want Your Love Dee-Tarr 2:18
London Town Russell 2:28
Cry To Me Russell 2:53
I'm Gonna Find A Substitute Turner 2:59
Phil May-vocals, harp
Dick Taylor-guitar
Brian Pendleton-guitar
John Stax-bass, harp
Viv Prince-drums
Produced by:


Come See Me / . s. d.
Barnes-Jackson-Tubbs (2:45) / May-Taylor (2:26)
Fontana TF-688 [UK], 4/66

UK 45 to show B-side
Come See Me / Judgement Day
Barnes-Jackson-Tubbs (2:45) / arr The Pretty Things (2:45)
Fontana 1550, 6/66


Note: The third album, Emotions, was not released in the US.
Plus, the band hated the string & horn overdubbed pop-oriented album!

Talkin' About The Good Times / Walking Through My Dreams
May-Taylor-Waller (3:42) / May-Povey-Taylor-Waller (3:36)
Laurie 3458, 7/68

Private Sorrow / Balloon Burning
May-Povey-Taylor-Waller (3:51) / May-Povey-Taylor-Waller (3:46)
Rare Earth 5005, 7/69


S F Sorrow
Rare Earth RS-506
Back Cover

Inside Cover

UK Cover

Released in England in 12/68, this was the first "rock opera" on record.
It inspired Townshend's Tommy. Because of the delay in the US release,
many thought that SF Sorrow was a copy of Tommy.
UK Back Cover

UK Inside Cover

Side One
S F Sorrow Is Born May-Taylor-Waller 3:08
Bracelets May-Taylor-Waller 3:37
She Says Good Morning Alder-May-Taylor-Waller 3:20
Private Sorrow/Balloon Burning May-Povey-Taylor-Waller 7:34
Death Alder-May-Taylor-Waller 3:07
Side Two
Baron Saturday May-Taylor-Waller 3:57
The Journey Alder-May-Taylor-Waller  
I See You May-Taylor-Waller 8:26
Well Of Destiny Alder-May-Povey-Smith-Taylor-Waller  
Trust May-Taylor-Waller 2:46
Old Man Going Alder-May-Povey-Taylor-Waller 3:05
Loneliest Person Alder-May-Taylor-Waller 1:26
Phil May-vocals
Dick Taylor-guitar, vocals
John Povey-organ, sitar, percussion, vocals
Wally Allen (aka Waller)-bass, guitar, vocals, wind instruments, piano
Skip Alan-drums
Produced by: Norman Smith

Note: Released in the UK in December, 1968—well before that album 'bout the deaf, dumb and blind kid

Rare Earth RS-515
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Scene One
   The Good Mr Square
   She Was Tall, She Was High
In The Square May-Waller 1:54
The Letter/Rain May-Waller 4:07
Miss Fay Regrets May-Waller 3:24
Cries From The Midnight Circus May-Waller 6:25
Side Two
Grass May-Waller 4:18
Sickle Clowns May-Waller 6:32
She's A Lover May-Waller 3:28
What's The Use May-Waller 1:42
Parachute Smith-Waller 3:48
Phil May-vocals
Victor Unitt-guitar
John Povey-keyboards, sitar, vocals
Wally Allen (aka Waller)-bass, guitar, vocals
Skip Alan-drums
Produced by: Norman Smith



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