The Pretty Things (album)

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The Pretty Things
Pretty things cover.jpg
Studio album by
The Pretty Things
ReleasedMarch 1965
GenreGarage rock, R&B
Length35:29
LabelFontana (original UK & USA release)
Philips (Australia)
Wing (1967 UK reissue)
SPV (1990 & 1997 German CD reissues)
Snapper Music (1998 & 2003 UK CD reissues)
Norton (2000 US vinyl reissue)
Repertoire (2002 German CD reissue)
Sundazed (2007 & 2010 US vinyl reissues)
Victor Entertainment (2007 Japanese CD reissue)
ProducerBobby Graham
The Pretty Things chronology
The Pretty Things
(1965)
Get the Picture?
(1965)
Singles from Pretty Things
  1. "Rosalyn"
    Released: May 1964
  2. "Don't Bring Me Down"
    Released: 1964
  3. "Honey I Need"
    Released: 3 March 1965
  4. "Road Runner"
    Released: March 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Pretty Things is the self-titled 1965 release by the English rock band The Pretty Things, which features mostly R&B and rock and roll cover versions. A re-issue released in 2000 on CD featured every track from both the American and British versions of the album.

The liner notes were written by Jimmy Duncan and Bryan Morrison.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

UK track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Road Runner" (Ellas McDaniel) - 3:14
  2. "Judgement Day" (Bryan Morrison) - 2:49
  3. "13 Chester Street" (Phil May, Dick Taylor, Brian Pendleton, John Stax, Vivian Prince) - 2:22
  4. "Big City" (Jimmy Duncan, Alan Klein) - 2:02
  5. "Unknown Blues" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 3:49
  6. "Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" (McDaniel) - 3:03
Side two
  1. "Honey, I Need" (Dick Taylor, John Warburton, Peter Smith, Ian Stirling) - 2:00
  2. "Oh, Baby Doll" (Chuck Berry) - 3:01
  3. "She's Fine, She's Mine" (McDaniel) - 4:24
  4. "Don't Lie to Me" (Tampa Red) - 3:53
  5. "The Moon Is Rising" (Jimmy Reed) - 2:33
  6. "Pretty Thing" (Willie Dixon) - 1:39

US track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Honey, I Need" (Taylor, Warburton, Smith) – 1:58
  2. "Rosalyn" (Duncan, Bill Farley) – 2:20
  3. "13 Chester Street" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:20
  4. "I Can Never Say" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 3:00
  5. "Unknown Blues" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:35
  6. "The Moon Is Rising" (Reed) - 2:30
Side two
  1. "Don't Bring Me Down" (Johnnie Dee) - 2:09
  2. "Road Runner"(McDaniel) - 3:13
  3. "We'll Be Together" (May, Taylor, Stax) - 2:09
  4. "Judgement Day" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:45
  5. "Big City" (Duncan, Klein) - 2:30
  6. "Pretty Thing" (Dixon) - 1:39

2000 CD remastered track listing[edit]

  1. "Road Runner" (McDaniel) - 3:14
  2. "Judgement Day" (Morrison) - 2:49
  3. "13 Chester Street" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:22
  4. "Big City" (Duncan, Klein) - 2:02
  5. "Unknown Blues" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 3:49
  6. "Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut" (McDaniel) - 3:03
  7. "Honey, I Need" (Taylor, Warburton, Smith) - 2:00
  8. "Oh, Baby Doll" (Berry) - 3:01
  9. "She's Fine, She's Mine" (McDaniel) - 4:24
  10. "Don't Lie to Me" (Berry) - 3:53
  11. "The Moon Is Rising" (Reed) - 2:33
  12. "Pretty Thing" (Dixon) - 1:39
  13. "Rosalyn" (Duncan, Farley) – 2:20
  14. "Big Boss Man" (Luther Dixon, Al Smith) - 2:39
  15. "Don't Bring Me Down" (Dee) - 2:09
  16. "We'll Be Together" (May, Taylor, Stax) - 2:09
  17. "I Can Never Say" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:37
  18. "Get Yourself Home" (May, Taylor, Pendleton, Stax, Prince) - 2:14

2011 release[edit]

The album was released as part of a two CD package with the follow-up album Get the Picture? as the pretty things get the picture? Both CDs include bonus cuts.[2]

Charts[edit]

The Pretty Things reached number six and spent 10 weeks on the UK Albums Chart in 1965.[3]

Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1964 "Rosalyn" / "Big Boss Man" UK 41
1964 "Don't Bring Me Down" / "We'll Be Together" UK 10
1965 "Honey I Need" / "I Can Never Say" UK 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Pretty Things, the Pretty Things Get the Picture? CD, Madfish, Snapper Music, 2011
  3. ^ "Pretty Things – Pretty Things". Official Charts. Retrieved June 10, 2016.