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Product details

  • Audio CD (18 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B00006ALRL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dream/ Joey
  2. Maybe You Tried
  3. Atlanta
  4. L.A.N.T.A.
  5. Is It Only Love
  6. Come Home Momma
  7. Bridge Of God
  8. Singapore Silk Torpedo
  9. Belfast Cowboys
  10. Bruise In The Sky
  11. Singapore Silk Torpedo (Bonus Track)
  12. Dream/ Joey (Bonus Track)

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Format: Audio CD
Although very different in sound and style to their early records of the mid '60s, this, the Pretty Things 7th lp released in 1974, is probably their best album. Whilst it was not as ground-breaking as SF Sorrow, or as lauded as Parachute, and features a more, for the time, mainstream sound, there is not a bad track on it, and Dream/Joey, Belfast Cowboys, and Singapore Silk Torpedo are absolute stand out performances.It features their usual top notch harmony singing, brilliant ensemble playing, excellent piano and guitar work, and a stunning sound and production.
If you have never heard the 'Pretties' or this album before, try to imagine a cross between classic early '70s Who and early/mid '70s Supertramp and you sort of come close(ish)!
At this time they did have a sound very much their own though, which to my mind hasn't dated one jot, so this is definitely the best place to start investigating their post psychedelic mid period work.
If you are a fan of early to mid '60s Brit R 'n' B, you should also get some of their early stuff,(the excellent double CD compilation, 'The R'n'B Years', for instance), and fans of psychedelia will love 'SF Sorrow'. Unlike 'Silk Torpedo,' it sounds rather dated to these ears now, though.
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This superb album was featured on John Peel's radio show in autumn 1974, where I first heard it. It's a terrific rock record, full of great songs and driving rhythms. Rock anthems such as Bridge Of God contrast with aching ballads - Is it Only Love is a stand-out track.
Pretty Things' follow-up Savage Eye is not quite as good, but Cross Talk, which they recorded in 1980, showed they could fully absorb the lessons of punk and dish it out in the meanest slice of rock and roll ever cut on vinyl.
But for glorious technicolour rock before giganticism ruined the genre, this is as good as it gets.
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Who would have thought that a washed-up 60s band could produce an album that could so completely sum up the 1970s? Well, Plant and Page from Led Zep thought so, and signed the Pretty Things to Swan Song. Silk Torpedo is 70s rock at its best, with songs that showed off the many talents of the band; Tolson's guitar, May's vocals, Povey's harmonies, and Edwards's outrageous keyboards. Put this CD on, and drift into Joey, swoon to Is It Only Love, and rock to Come Home Mama. Then enjoy the live bonus tracks. Will rock ever be this good again?
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If you enjoy rock music in the lines of thin lizzy nazzereth and other great 70s rock bands you will enjoy this album it realy rocks. Its a must have in your music collection. Its a gem of an album buy with confidence.
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I totally agree with trevor bass. .this Silk torpedo is the best Pretty things album by far.Gone are the lysergic hooks and drug fuelled craziness but in their place beautiful melodies and sumptuous pomp!Beatles meets Zepp anyone??even lite flashes of Silverhead and Jobriath..Bowie. .well I love this album so much it just makes me soul quake!Phil mays an earth GOD X
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