The Sound of Fury (album)

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The Sound of Fury
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1960
RecordedDecca Studio 2, West Hampstead, London, on April 14, 1960
GenreRock and roll, rockabilly
ProducerJack Good
Billy Fury chronology
The Sound of Fury
Billy Fury

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] 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, later to notably appear on 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" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  3. "Phone Call" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  4. "You Don't Know" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  5. "Turn My Back On You" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  6. "Don't Say It's Over" (Fury)
  7. "Since You've Been Gone" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  8. "It's You I Need" (Fury)
  9. "Alright, Goodbye" (Wilber Wilberforce)
  10. "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Fury)


  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris & Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 442. ISBN 978-0-87930-653-3.
  2. ^ a b "Billy Fury - The Man". Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "On The Track - The Sound of Fury". Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Westman, Nalle; Eley, Chris. "The Sound of Fury". Billy Fury Record Data. Retrieved 19 September 2017.

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