One of the biggest missing Link in the 60's Rock'n Roll history is uncovered before us. This late 60's "WORLD FIRST" Rock Opera sure gives you a psychedelic smash by its variety of tone, changing rhythm, Phil May's heartful vocal- sometimes ardent, dreaming, desperate etc etc - and its unity as total Rock Opera,
But, why Pretty couldn't be on majour stream? It must be because they are not so easy. Because It's difficult to make catchy copy for them. They started as British R&B band, but have gone through Psychedelic, Colledge Rock, Minimal Rock, Gram style, and all the more as one of pioneers.
If you have not tried Pretty, I fully recommend you this album "SF SORROW" and/or "PARACHUTE"(Rolling Stone's best album of 1970). You sure will find great work of careful composition and Rock & Pop musical experimentalism and 'real emotion', which all good music sure have to have.