Discover The Pretty Things' 13 Studio Albums and Beyond
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The Pretty Things' explosive R&B debut from 1965.
Get The Picture?
The sophomore album reflected the band's new found song writing confidence as well as the soul and mod sounds that were influencing the band at the time.
The 1967 release Emotions bridged the gap between the early era of The Pretty Things and the Psychedelic nature of 1968's S.F. Sorrow.
Recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 and 1968, SF Sorrow was truly groundbreaking. It is heralded as the first 'rock-opera' to be recorded and released.
Following the now legendary S.F. Sorrow, the psychedelic 1968 classic, the band returned to Abbey Road Studios and started work on the classic Parachute. Released in 1970 the album was named Rolling Stone’s album of the year.
With a huge change in personnel and the team of Phil May and Pete Tolson doing most of the writing, the sound featured John Povey's keyboards, while the lush harmonies that had buoyed Parachute became a mainstay of the sound.
One of the Pretty Things milestone albums, as the group signed to Led Zeppelins new Swan Song label in 1974. The Led Zep men regarded Phil May & Co. as pioneers of hard rock, and they were keen to advance the career of their Sixties heroes.
This powerful album coincided with a tour of America, followed by the subsequent launch of Phil Mays solo career.
Who would have thought it? Reunited after splitting in the mid-'70s, the Pretty Things return with a new wave album.
...Rage Before Beauty
Their 10th studio album is a return to the sound of the 60s for the Pretty Things.
This comeback album was released on Zoho Roots in 2007, to critical and fan acclaim.
The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now, of Course...)
The first album by Phil May and Dick Taylor with their touring bassist George Woosey and drummer Jack Greenwood, and also their first without longtime keyboardist Jon Povey and drummer Skip Alan since 1965's Get the Picture?.
Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky - 50th Anniversary Box Set
Produced for their 50th anniversary with the full co-operation of the dirtiest, hairiest, nastiest, loudest, most controversial and influential band the world has ever seen.
Rock St. Trop
It was 1969 when Phil May and Wally Waller were flown to St. Tropez by Philippe Debarge (an eccentric French playboy). DeBarge had serious money and wanted to make a serious album. He knew exactly who he wanted to make that album with; The Pretty Things.
This "Greatest Hits" album has few charted songs, it is a truly meaningful historical document of the greatest band with the fewest hits, but with the best music.
Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood
The acoustic and gritty Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood is the remarkable and unexpected 2020 album by The Pretty Things, who remained the tainted, dark Rock royalty they always were until the very end.
The Final Bow
The Final Bow captures The Pretty Things at their unique, mercurial best across 3 sets representing their remarkable history on 2 concert film DVDs and 2 live recording CDs.