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Sorrow is the fourth album by the English rock group Pretty Things. Released init is one of the first rock concept albums. Based on a short story by singer Phil Maythe album is structured as a song cycle, telling the story of the main character, Sebastian F. Sorrow, from birth through love, war, tragedy, madness, and the disillusionment of old age.
Although the album is a rock operait has been stated by members of the Who that the record had no major influence on Pete Townshend and his writing of Tommy The Pretty Things, however, have suggested Album,  as have some critics. These explanatory notes were read aloud between song performances by Arthur Brown during the Pretty Things' first of LP) known live performances of the opera.
Like TommyS. Sorrow opens with the birth of the story's protagonist at the turn of the 20th century. Sebastian F. Sorrow is born in a small nameless town to ordinary parents in a house called "Number Three. Sorrow Is Born" Sorrow, an imaginative boy, has a Album normal childhood until it ends abruptly when he needs to get a job.
He goes to work with his father at the Misery Factory, from which many men have been laid off. This might make S. Sorrow's life is not Trust - Pretty Things* - S. F. Sorrow (Vinyl over, though. Joy still exists for him in the form of a pretty girl across the street. She says 'Good morning' to him every day, and he thinks about her constantly. This is the factor that keeps him going despite his childhood's abrupt ending.
The two fall in love and become engaged, but their marriage plans are cut short when Sorrow is drafted "She Says Good Morning". Sorrow sinks into a daze, living out the entire Trust - Pretty Things* - S. F. Sorrow (Vinyl in a funk. Soon the sounds of gunfire and artillery become the rhythm to his life in a daydream. He survives the war and settles down in a land called "Amerik" obviously referring to the country Americabecause the first words of the song "Balloon Burning" are "New York".
Sorrow drifts into a state of depression that leads him on an epic journey to the center of his subconscious. When wandering the streets, he encounters the mysterious Baron Saturday a character intended to represent Baron Samedia deity in Haitian Voodoo religion. The black-cloaked Saturday invites Sorrow to take a journey and then, without waiting for a response, "borrows his eyes" and initiates a trip through the Underworld "Baron Saturday".
The trippish quest begins by taking flight into the air, where Sorrow is driven by a whip-cracking Baron Saturday. Sorrow thinks he is flying toward the LP), which would have been lovely as he always had a fascination with it, but instead he sees that it is his own face.
The Baron pushes him through the mouth of the face and then down the throat, where they find a set of oak doors. Saturday throws them open and prompts S. Sorrow inside, where he finds a room full of mirrors "The Journey". Pumped Up - Ruff Side Playaz - Still Hungry mirror shows a memory from his childhood, which Baron Saturday suggests that he studies well.
After the hall of mirrors comes a long winding staircase which brings him to two opaque mirrors that show him the horrible truths and revelations from his life "I See You". Sorrow is destroyed by his journey; it leads him to understand that no one can be trusted any longer, and that society will only do away with you when you become old and serve it no longer "Trust". He is driven into a dark mental seclusion where he suffers from eternal loneliness.
Much like The Wall, S. Sorrow is the tale of a man who has endured hardships which he uses to build into a mental wall that cuts him off from the rest of the waking world, and leaves them without light "Old Man Going".
At the end of the album he identifies himself as "the loneliest person in the world" "Loneliest Person". Their first release on their new label was the single "Defecting Grey" in November, a psychedelic experiment which served as the maquette for S. Recording of S. In Marchdrummer Skip Alan suddenly quit the band to marry his French girlfriend, and Twink born John Charles Alderwhose band Tomorrow had recently split up, took his place.
Working with noted EMI LP) producer Norman "Hurricane" Smith who had engineered LP) earlier Beatles recordings and produced Pink Floyd 's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and house engineer Peter Mewthe group experimented with the latest sound technology, including the Mellotron and early electronic tone generators, often employing gadgets and techniques devised on the spot by Abbey Road's technicians.
Phil May has emphatically stated that Smith was the only person at EMI who was fully supportive of the project, and that his technical expertise was invaluable to the ambitious, experimental sound of the album; May once even Trust - Pretty Things* - S.
F. Sorrow (Vinyl to Smith as a "sixth member" of the band. This attitude was in marked contrast to Pink Floyd's unhappiness with Smith.
Work on the album concluded in September with the recording of what would be its closing track, "Loneliest Person". Due to budget constraints, the band members had to take care of the sleeve design themselves: the cover art featured a drawing by Phil May, while Dick Taylor took the photograph for the back sleeve.
Over six months later, Motown picked up the album as one of the first releases for their newly created Rare Earth label, Days Of Silence - Various - Chilled Zen Chillout for rock music.
By that time, however, Tommy had already been out for months, and S. Sorrow was considered as an inferior copy. In Rolling StoneLester Bangs called it "an ultra-pretentious concept album, complete with strained 'story' A Man's Life from rural birth to Prodigal's Oliver Twist freakoutlike some grossly puerile cross between the Bee Gees, Tommy, and the Moody Blues, who should be shot for what they've done to English rock lyrics.
The redesigned album sleeve also hurt sales: the artwork was entirely different, and on early copies the jacket had a rounded top like the label's other initial releasesTrust - Pretty Things* - S. F. Sorrow (Vinyl meant that potential buyers browsing through the album racks could miss it. Sorrow was released in mono and stereo; both have been re-released on CD by Snapper Records. The band's members have expressed a strong preference for the mono mix. Shortly after the album's release inthe band attempted to perform the album onstage at Middle Earth Club in London.
It was by all accounts a strange show which featured the band miming to the EMI backing tracks. Each member also played various characters and in the role of Sorrow was Twink, wearing a leotard, white face make up and indulging in his penchant for mime. On 6 Septemberthe line up who recorded the Trust - Pretty Things* - S.
F. Sorrow (Vinyl album — excepting Twink — returned to Abbey Road Studio 2 to perform a fully live version of the album for one of the first netcasts.
Joining them were Arthur Brown who provided the narration, David Gilmour who added lead guitar parts on a handful of songs, Skip Alan's son Dov on percussion, Frank Holland on guitar and vocals and manager Mark St. John on percussion. The ensemble performed to a specially invited audience of friends and family. The netcast server was quickly overloaded so barely anyone got to see it live as intended. The show was recorded on tape and video.
Trust - Pretty Things* - S. F. Sorrow (Vinyl was released months later featuring the soundtrack, and a DVD of the show was finally released in The same ensemble performed the show again this time to a paying public at The Royal Festival Hall in London on 19 October Plans to perform the show in Paris and America never came to fruition and neither did a short 40th anniversary tour slated for venues in the UK in January Trust - Pretty Things* - S.
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