The Sound of Fury (album)

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For the 1950 film, see The Sound of Fury (film).
The Sound Of Fury
Studio album by Billy Fury
Released May 1960
Recorded Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, on April 14, 1960
Genre Rock and roll, Rockabilly
Label Decca LF1329
Producer Jack Good
Billy Fury chronology
The Sound Of Fury
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The Sound Of Fury was the first album released by Billy Fury in 1960. Described as "the best rock & roll album to come out of England's original beat boom of the late 1950s",[1] every one of the ten songs was written by Fury, whereas the debut albums of most rock and roll artists (e.g. Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley) commonly contained covers of already-popular songs.[citation needed] Fury was arguably the first British rock 'n roll artist to write his own songs, sometimes under the pseudonym Wilbur Wilberforce.[2]

The album was recorded in Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, on 14 April 1960.[3] It featured Joe Brown on guitar, Reg Guest on piano, and bassists Bill Stark or Alan Weighell.[4] Andy White, known for his performance in The Beatles' first single "Love Me Do", is the drummer on the album.[2] Providing backing vocals were the Four Jays.[citation needed]

The album made the top twenty, reaching position 18 on the UK Albums Chart for a week.[3] It was not well appreciated at the time of its release, but is now regarded as one of the most important early British rock 'n roll albums.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That's Love" (Fury)
  2. "My Advice" (Wilberforce)
  3. "Phone Call" (Wilberforce)
  4. "You Don't Know" (Wilberforce)
  5. "Turn My Back On You" (Wilberforce)
  6. "Don't Say It's Over" (Fury)
  7. "Since You've Been Gone" (Wilberforce)
  8. "It's You I Need" (Fury)
  9. "Alright, Goodbye" (Wilberforce)
  10. "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Fury)

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