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Pretty Things
Pretty Things
Pretty Things
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Digitally Remastered Reissue of their 1965 Album, Augmented with Six Bonus Tracks Not on the Original Edition.


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All Artists: Pretty Things
Title: Pretty Things
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Original Masters UK
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 636551554824


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Digitally Remastered Reissue of their 1965 Album, Augmented with Six Bonus Tracks Not on the Original Edition.

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-Start the Band off Rockin' -
Chris G. | IL USA | 05/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, It's the start to a Bright Sun shinin' Morn. Time to get ready for work, start Breakfast. You know Get ready for the Day!
What to listen to..To give you that extra Morning Kick!(?)
Well, I know it's different for everybody, but for me it is this album by The Pretty Things.

Now, this is an absolute treat to listen to. I don't know a whole lot about the history of The Pretty Things, since I just started listening to them about a couple months ago, an Amazon friend of mine mentioned them to me.
I do know that The Pretty Things were more under-rated than the 'Big' names in the '60s - The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys & The Beatles, even The Animals seem to be heard of more. Although it's kind of sad, since to me, this Band is honestly a lot better! They just sound More Wild and exciting especially with this Ecstatic, R&B, Bluesy type of Sound.
This s/t album was first released in 1965, and it was The Pretty Things first release.
This is my third Pretty Things album, and although I do love "Parachute" and "S.F. Sorrow" - I have been playing this one a lot more recently, actually every morning for the last three weeks or so. Yes, this is My Morning Wake-Up Call!
I never have had more fun with a Blues - Rock type of album before!
I have heard the song "Roadrunner" before, I never knew it was by The Pretty Things though- until I got this album that is.
Other Favorites of mine are, "Big City" - "Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" -"She's Fine She's Mine" - "Don't Lie to Me" - "Pretty Thing"- "Rosalyn" (hit)- "Big Boss Man" & "Don't Bring Me Down"
-Of course for me every song is a Winner!
It is too bad, they aren't mentioned as frequently as all those other Bands that helped shape what Rock Music sounds like for future generations.
- A pure & fresh sounding Passion that seems to be missed in the Rock world these days.

It's a start...
Judd Collins | Carleton, Michigan United States | 10/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I got into The Pretties at about mid-stream: the wonderful "Parachute". I have gotten both this CD & "Get the Picture?" in the past few months, hearing both for the first time 40 years late.

The liner notes for the Snapper edition make clear that this was a pretty thrown-together affair & almost didn't happen at all due to the boys', ahem, "lack of seriousness". These conditions definitely show in the performances, but it actually serves to make the album endearing. With all the attention given in recent years to sounding like a garage band, this is an early template.

Actually, what I like best so far is how it compares with "Get the Picture?", showing a great leap forward on the second release in terms of arrangements & tightness. This album is valuable for its full-on attack & the sense that it all could have burst apart at the seams. It is raw & it is raucous, but it also takes aim at a much brighter future, which, though they certainly deserved better, never panned out for them. Maybe not essential, but Pretty doggone important!"