Essential Listening: The Pretty Things – Live At The BBC (4CD)

Live At The BBC (4CD)

The Most Comprehensive collection of The Pretty things Live Recordings to date  Includes over 60 tracks, over 4 and a half hours of music from the BBC Archives The most comprehensive collection of the Pretty Things’ BBC ‘live’ recordings on the market, with several previously unreleased tracks, now all together for the first time on this newly re-mastered 4CD set, assembled with the assistance of the BBC. Sourced from the BBC archives, this newly updated 60-track set covers numerous songs from the 1960s & 1970s period - including smash hits such as ‘Rosalyn’, Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘Midnight To Six Man’, R&B standards ‘Road Runner’ and ‘Route 66’, and later classic album tracks ‘Defecting Grey’, ‘S.F. Sorrow Is Born’, ‘Singapore Silk Torpedo’ and ‘Dream / Joey’.

These sessions were recorded by the world renowned broadcasting organisation for radio and TV. Our CDs explore all the Pretty Things’ BBC Radio One output, including 1960s ‘Top Gear’, ‘Saturday Club’, the later ‘Peel Sessions’ and ‘Sounds Of The 70s’, the ‘BBC In Concert’ series and legendary TV shows such as the ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’, amongst others. The collection has been expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings of The Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others). Detailed data in the booklets, that also include authoritative liner notes by Richard Morton Jack, editor of ‘Flashback’ magazine, and features new quotes from the Pretty Things Phil May and Dick Taylor.

CD1 1. Big Boss Man 2. Don't Bring Me Down 3. Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut 4. Road Runner 5. Big City 6. Sitting All Alone 7. L.s.d. 8. Midnight To Six Man 9. Buzz The Jerk 10. Midnight To Six Man 11. Turn My Head 12. Defecting Grey 13. Walking Through My Dreams 14. S.f. Sorrow is born 15. She Says Good Morning 16. Balloon Burning 17. Send You With Loving 18. Spring 19. She's A Lover 20. Sickle Clowns 21. Cries From The Midnight Circus 22. Cold Stone 23. Stone Hearted Mama 24. Summertime 25. Sweet Orphan Lady

CD2 1. Peter / Rip Off Train 2. Love Is Good 3. Summertime 4. Slow Beginnings 5. Stone Hearted Mama 6. Cold Stone 7. Circus Mind 8. Onion Soup 9. Love Is Good 10. Rosalyn 11. All Night Sailor 12. Onion Soup / Another Bowl 13. Route 66 14. Peter / Rip Off Train 15. Atlanta

CD3 1. Religion's Dead 2. Havana Bound 3. Love Is Good 4. Onion Soup 5. Route 66 6. Religion's Dead 7. Havana Bound 8. Love Is Good 9. Onion Soup 10. Route 66

CD4 1. Bridge Of God 2. Singapore Silk Torpedo 3. Come Home Momma 4. Dream / Joey 5. Not Only But Also 6. Big City 7. Belfast Cowboys / Bruise In The Sky 8. Dream / Joey 9. Singapore Silk Torpedo 10. Dream / Joey