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The Pretty Things – Live at the BBC (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Pretty Things – Live at the BBC (2021)
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In the golden age of the British R&B revival, few groups created as much excitement and controversy as the Pretty Things. They came up alongside the Rolling Stones in the early 1960s, but were deemed by critics and fans as wilder and bluesier than even Mick Jagger & co. When long-haired Phil May sang and shook his maracas with manic intensity, audiences and record buyers knew they were in for a wild ride.

But the Pretty Things took their music seriously and developed into one of the more innovative rock bands of the 70s, much admired by groups and artists from Led Zeppelin to David Bowie. As well as recording hit singles and albums, the Pretties were also heard live in action on BBC radio shows that captured their dynamic performances with remarkable clarity and presence.

We are fortunate that this audio heritage has been carefully preserved and has now been digitally restored for future generations to enjoy. Repertoire is proud to present this comprehensive 6 CD collection that provides over seven hours of non-stop R&B, original songs and new concepts.

Such seminal BBC shows as Saturday Club presented by DJ Brian Matthew and Top Gear by John Peel, who also hosted his own regular Sunday Concert, welcomed the band to their studios where they’d romp into everything from Pretty Thing favourites like ‘Big Boss Man’, ‘Road Runner’ and ‘Buzz The Jerk’ to the experimental ‘Defecting Grey’. Check out 1968’s ‘SF Sorrow Is Born’, an hypnotic and mysterious ri! that might well have infuenced today’s groups like Kula Shaker.

There is more broadcast material from the 1970s and even into the 2000s with BBC shows hosted by Mark Lamarr and Marc Riley that bring the band’s history up to date with vibrant versions of ‘Belfast Cowboys’, ‘Singapore Silk Torpedo’ and even a revival of their first hit single ‘Rosalyn’.

This superb box set has informative liner notes by Richard Morton Jack, progressive rock historian and editor of Flashback magazine, and includes an interview with Phil May discussing the recordings. Repertoire’s Chris Welch also interviews founder member guitarist Dick Taylor, who reminisces about the early days of the Pretty Things and pays tribute to his old friend Phil May who sadly passed away in 2020.

Tracklist:
01. The Pretty Things – Big Boss Man (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, October 1964)
02. Phil May, Dick Taylor – Interview with Phil May & Dick Taylor (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, October 1964)
03. The Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, October 1964)
04. The Pretty Things – Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, October 1964)
05. The Pretty Things – Road Runner (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, October 1964)
06. The Pretty Things – Big City (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, November 1964)
07. The Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down (Beat Room Presented by Pat Campbell, 24 December 1964)
08. The Pretty Things – Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (Beat Room Presented by Pat Campbell, 24 December 1964)
09. The Pretty Things – Johnny B. Goode (Beat Room Presented by Pat Campbell, 24 December 1964)
10. The Pretty Things – We’ll Be Together (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 9 February 1965)
11. Phil May – Interview with Phil May (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 10 October 1965)
12. The Pretty Things – Sitting All Alone (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 10 October 1965)
13. The Pretty Things – Big City (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 10 October 1965)
14. The Pretty Things – Buzz the Jerk (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 10 October 1965)
15. The Pretty Things – Rainin’ in My Heart (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, 10 October 1965)
16. The Pretty Things – L.S.D. (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, May 1966)
17. Phil May – Interview with Phil May (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, May 1966)
18. The Pretty Things – Midnight to Six Man (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, May 1966)
19. The Pretty Things – Buzz the Jerk (Saturday Club Presented by Brian Matthew, May 1966)
20. The Pretty Things – Midnight to Six Man (A Whole Scene Going Presented by Barry Fantoni, 12 January 1966)
21. The Pretty Things – Turn My Head (Top Gear, 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
22. The Pretty Things – Walking Through My Dreams (Top Gear. 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
23. The Pretty Things – Defecting Grey (Unabridged) (Top Gear, 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
24. The Pretty Things – Talking About the Good Times (Top Gear, 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
25. The Pretty Things – Sf Sorrow is Born (Top Gear, 17 November 1968 Presented by Brian Matthew)
26. The Pretty Things – She Says Good Morning (Top Gear, 17 November 1968 Presented by Brian Matthew)
27. The Pretty Things – Balloon Burning (Top Gear, 17 November 1968 Presented by Brian Matthew)
28. The Pretty Things – Old Man Going (Top Gear, 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
29. The Pretty Things – Spring (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
30. The Pretty Things – Send You with (Unabridged) (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
31. The Pretty Things – Loneliest Person (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
32. The Pretty Things – Alexander (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
33. The Pretty Things – Marilyn (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
34. The Pretty Things – Blue Serge Blues (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
35. The Pretty Things – She’s a Lover (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
36. The Pretty Things – In the Square (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
37. The Pretty Things – The Letter (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
38. The Pretty Things – Rain (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
39. The Pretty Things – Sickle Clowns (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
40. The Pretty Things – Old Man Going (John Peel Sunday Concert, 14 June 1970)
41. The Pretty Things – She’s a Lover (Sounds of the 70s, 6 July 1970 Presented by Brian Matthew)
42. The Pretty Things – Sickle Clowns (Sounds of the 70s, 6 July 1970 Presented by Brian Matthew)
43. The Pretty Things – Trailer for Sounds of the 70s (11 August 1970)
44. The Pretty Things – Cries from the Midnight Circus (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Alan Black, 11 September 1970)
45. The Pretty Things – Sickle Clowns (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Alan Black, 11 September 1970)
46. The Pretty Things – Cries from the Midnight Circus (2) (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Alan Black, 11 September 1970)
47. The Pretty Things – Cold Stone (Top Gear, 15 May 1971 Presented by Brian Matthew)
48. The Pretty Things – Stone-Hearted Mama (Top Gear, 15 May 1971 Presented by Brian Matthew)
49. The Pretty Things – Summertime (Sounds of the 70s, 29 June 1971 Presented by Brian Matthew)
50. The Pretty Things – Cries from the Midnight Circus (Sounds of the 70s, 29 June 1971 Presented by Brian Matthew)
51. The Pretty Things – Slow Beginnings (Sounds of the 70s, 29 June 1971 Presented by Brian Matthew)
52. The Pretty Things – Summertime (Radio Flashes Presented by Viv Stanshall, 14 August 1971)
53. The Pretty Things – Slow Beginnings (Radio Flashes Presented by Viv Stanshall, 14 August 1971)
54. The Pretty Things – Stone-Hearted Mama (Radio Flashes Presented by Viv Stanshall, 14 August 1971)
55. The Pretty Things – Cold Stone (Radio Flashes Presented by Viv Stanshall, 14 August 1971)
56. The Pretty Things – Circus Mind (Radio Flashes Presented by Viv Stanshall, 14 August 1971)
57. The Pretty Things – Onion Soup (Top Gear, 25 July 1972)
58. The Pretty Things – Love is Good (Top Gear, 25 July 1972)
59. The Pretty Things – Spider Woman (Top Gear, 15 August 1972 Presented by Brian Matthew)
60. The Pretty Things – Rosalyn (Top Gear, 15 August 1972 Presented by Brian Matthew)
61. The Pretty Things – All Night Sailor (Top Gear, 15 August 1972 Presented by Brian Matthew)
62. The Pretty Things – Havana Bound (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Bob Harris, 30 October 1972)
63. The Pretty Things – Religion’s Dead (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Bob Harris, 30 October 1972)
64. The Pretty Things – Road Runner (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Bob Harris, 30 October 1972)
65. The Pretty Things – Peter / Rip off Train (Sounds of the 70s Presented by Bob Harris, 30 October 1972)
66. The Pretty Things – Sweet Orphan Lady (Radio 1 Session 1972)
67. The Pretty Things – Love is Good (Radio 1 Session 1972)
68. The Pretty Things – Religion’s Dead (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973)
69. The Pretty Things – Havana Bound (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973)
70. The Pretty Things – Love is Good (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973)
71. The Pretty Things – Onion Soup (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973)
72. The Pretty Things – Route 66 (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973)
73. The Pretty Things – Peter / Rip off Train (Sounds of the 70s, 27 August 1973)
74. The Pretty Things – Atlanta (Sounds of the 70s, 27 August 1973)
75. The Pretty Things – Onion Soup / Another Bowl (Sounds of the 70s, 27 August 1973)
76. The Pretty Things – Route 66 (Sounds of the 70s, 27 August 1973)
77. The Pretty Things – Singapore Silk Torpedo (John Peel Show, 17 December 1974 Presented by Brian Matthew)
78. The Pretty Things – Religion’s Dead (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973 alt Edit)
79. The Pretty Things – Havana Bound (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973 alt Edit)
80. The Pretty Things – Love is Good (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973 alt Edit)
81. The Pretty Things – Onion Soup (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973 alt Edit)
82. The Pretty Things – Route 66 (In Concert Presented by Alan Black, 9 August 1973 alt Edit)
83. The Pretty Things – Old Man Going (In Concert, December 1974)
84. The Pretty Things – Living Without You (In Concert, December 1974)
85. The Pretty Things – Joey (In Concert, December 1974)
86. The Pretty Things – Belfast Cowboys / Bruise in the Sky (In Concert, December 1974)
87. The Pretty Things – It’s Been so Long (In Concert, December 1974)
88. The Pretty Things – Bridge of God (In Concert, December 1974)
89. The Pretty Things – Come Home Momma (In Concert, December 1974)
90. The Pretty Things – Singapore Silk Torpedo (In Concert, December 1974)
91. The Pretty Things – Not Only but Also (In Concert, December 1974)
92. The Pretty Things – Big City (John Peel, 24 July 1975 Presented by Brian Matthew)
93. The Pretty Things – Belfast Cowboys / Bruise in the Sky (John Peel, 24 July 1975 Presented by Brian Matthew)
94. The Pretty Things – Dream /Joey (John Peel, 24 July 1975 Presented by Brian Matthew)
95. Phil May, Dick Taylor – Interview with Phil May & Dick Taylor (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
96. The Pretty Things – Come See Me (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
97. The Pretty Things – The Beat Goes On (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
98. The Pretty Things – Rosalyn (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
99. The Pretty Things – Sf Sorrow is Born (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
100. The Pretty Things – L.S.D. / Old Man Going (Mark Lamarr Radio 2, 28 March 2009)
101. The Pretty Things – Can’t Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, 17 July 2018)
102. The Pretty Things – Mr Evasion (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, 17 July 2018)
103. The Pretty Things – Rosalyn (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, 17 July 2018)
104. The Pretty Things – The Same Sun (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, 17 July 2018)
105. The Pretty Things – She Says Good Morning (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, 17 July 2018)
106. The Pretty Things – Defecting Grey (Top Gear, 3 December 1967 Presented by Brian Matthew)
107. The Pretty Things – Send You with Loving (Top Gear, 25 May 1969 Presented by Brian Matthew)
108. The Pretty Things – Cries from the Midnight Circus (Sounds of the 70s, 21 June 1970 Presented by Brian Matthew)
109. The Pretty Things – In the Square (Sounds of the 70s Presented by David Symonds, 6 July 1970)
110. The Pretty Things – The Letter (Sounds of the 70s Presented by David Symonds, 6 July 1970)
111. The Pretty Things – Rain (Sounds of the 70s Presented by David Symonds, 6 July 1970)

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