The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1968 Ratings: #28 / 82
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
Liked by 2 people
December 1, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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An incredibly underrated psych-rock gem from the late 60s. I'm not a big fan of The Pretty Things, but I can't help but love this record. It's undeniably their best work. 1968 was one hell of a year in music.

Light 8/10
underappreciated psychedelic rock opera, and is easily The Pretty Things best work during from acid rock and even freakbeat to create an engaging psychedelic experience about war and death.

Track Review

S.F. Sorrow Is Born 9/10
Bracelets Of Fingers 8.5/10.
She Says Good Morning 9.5/10
Private Sorrow 10/10
Balloon Burning 9/10
Death 8/10
Baron Saturday 9.5/10
I See You 8/10
Well of Destiny 7/10
Turst 7.5/10
Old Man Going 7,5/10
Loneliest Person 9/10

Average: 8.5/10
One of the most underrated albums and bands of their time. Also just an amazing psychedelic rock album. The only reason this album isn’t as known as Abbey Road and Piper at the Gates of Dawn is that people didn’t like its depressing story. People at that time didn't want to hear the depressing, but oddly realistic music.
This album came before Tommy and was the first rock opera ever. For that reason alone this album is a perfect concept. However, Townshend claims that he ... read more
As much as I’d like to dislike this album for being so derivative, I do actually enjoy the music. Unfortunately, I found myself very tempted to just turn it off and play the Beatles multiple times. This is one of those albums that is really good but I will probably never have a reason to listen to it again. It has some great psychedelic, fuzzy, and even some experimental moments. It also gets points for telling a (somewhat) cohesive story and for having songs that flow into each other. ... read more
s.f. sorrow - the pretty things (1967)
87/100 (A-)
she says good morning, balloon burning, walking through my dreams
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Track List

  1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born
  2. Bracelets
  3. She Says Good Morning
  4. Private Sorrow
  5. Balloon Burning
  6. Death
  7. Baron Saturday
  8. The Journey
  9. I See You
  10. Well Of Destiny
  11. Trust
  12. Old Man Going
  13. Loneliest Person
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Added on: April 23, 2015