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S.F. Sorrow


Download links and information about S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 56:31 minutes.

Artist: The Pretty Things
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic
Tracks: 17
Duration: 56:31
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No. Title Length
1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born 3:12
2. Bracelets of Fingers 3:41
3. She Says Good Morning 3:23
4. Private Sorrow 3:51
5. Balloon Burning 3:51
6. Death 3:05
7. Baron Saturday 4:01
8. The Journey 2:46
9. I See You 3:56
10. Well of Destiny 1:46
11. Trust 2:49
12. Old Man Going 3:09
13. Loneliest Person 1:29
14. Defecting Grey 4:30
15. Mr Evasion 3:31
16. Talkin' About the Good Times 3:45
17. Walking Through My Dreams 3:46



While Sgt. Pepper's is often regarded as the benchmark for British psychedelic guitar pop, there are those who believe The Pretty Things’ SF Sorrow is more worthy of such praise. Recorded at Abbey Road and released in 1968, SF Sorrow is one of rock's first concept albums. Frontman Phil May's idea was to create a song cycle that mirrored the tragic lifespan of protagonist Sebastian F. Sorrow. From the bright and brazen baroque-pop opener (“SF Sorrow Is Born”) to the heartbroken closing ballad (“Loneliest Person”), The Pretty Things utilized every inkling of studio magic available in 1967 to chronicle Sorrow’s timeline from his birth in a shabby apartment to love, loss, war, insanity, and the stark reality of dying alone. “Bracelets of Fingers” is more psychedelic than Pink Floyd and headier than The Kinks as it wittingly lampoons Sorrow’s awkward teenage libido with lysergic effects, otherworldly harmonies, and fluttering sonic strobes. “I See You” brilliantly portrays Sorrow’s madness with a collage of orchestrations and proto acid-rock. The bonus track “Defecting Grey” might be the best example of freakbeat yet.