SF SORROW is done and dusted. PARACHUTE is yet to come…
THE PRETTY THINGS are at their creative peak… with no outlet in sight.
Enter PHILIPPE DEBARGE: Frenchman, playboy, and Pretty Things superfan.
He commissions the band to write and produce an album for him. Debarge and the five Pretty Things duly enter Nova Studios, one of London’s first eight-track facilities. With access to this new technology they experiment with multi-tracking and an array of psychedelic effects. Debarge sings lead, and the Pretty Things play and sing everything else on a stunning set of 12 May/Waller originals in the classic late ‘60s Pretty Things style, many of them never recorded by the band before or since. Acoustic, fuzz and backwards guitars abound, along with Mellotron, harpsichord and the unmistakable heavenly three-part harmonies of Phil May, Wally Waller and Jon Povey.
The album is completed, but never released. Until now.
Fully re-mastered in magnificent full stereo hi-fidelity sound with the close collaboration of original co-producer Wally Waller.
Cover art by Phil Smee. Liner notes by Mike Stax. Fully sanctioned and approved by the Pretty Things. Also includes a brand new bonus track, “Monsieur Rock,” recorded by the original 1967 lineup.
More info: www.ugly-things.com