Rage...Before Beauty

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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
The key to the success of the Pretty Things first studio recording in 19 years is that most of it sounds as if it were made during their mid-'60s heyday rather than at the time of their early '80s demise. It's downfall is overwrought, out-of-style songs like "Love Keeps Hanging On," which sounds like something the fictional band, Strange Fruit, would've come up with. Cover songs like "Eve of Destruction" and "Play with Fire" are completely redundant, yet the openers, the jangly guitar workout, "Passion of Love," and the Bo Diddley-beat tribute to an old bandmate, "Vivian Prince," make the disc worthwhile.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
The key to the success of the Pretty Things first studio recording in 19 years is that most of it sounds as if it were made during their mid-'60s heyday rather than at the time of their early '80s demise. It's downfall is overwrought, out-of-style songs like "Love Keeps Hanging On," which sounds like something the fictional band, Strange Fruit, would've come up with. Cover songs like "Eve of Destruction" and "Play with Fire" are completely redundant, yet the openers, the jangly guitar workout, "Passion of Love," and the Bo Diddley-beat tribute to an old bandmate, "Vivian Prince," make the disc worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2007
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910493625
  • Catalog Number: 4936
  • Sales rank: 147,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Passion of Love (3:22)
  2. 2 Vivian Prince (5:15)
  3. 3 Everlasting Flame (3:46)
  4. 4 Love Keeps Hanging On (8:55)
  5. 5 Eve of Destruction (3:02)
  6. 6 Not Givin' In (4:01)
  7. 7 Pure Cold Stone (5:46)
  8. 8 Blue Turns to Red (4:00)
  9. 9 Goodbye, Goodbye (2:45)
  10. 10 Goin' Downhill (4:11)
  11. 11 Play with Fire (4:07)
  12. 12 Fly Away (4:30)
  13. 13 Mony Mony (4:44)
  14. 14 God Give Me the Strength (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pretty Things Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Phil May Harp, Vocals
Dick Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
John Povey Keyboards, Vocals
Wally Allen Waller Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Skip Alan Percussion, Snare Drums
Frank Holland Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil May Composer
Andrew Pearce Mastering
Jess Klein Composer
Dave Garland Producer, Mastering
Frank Holland Mastering
Mark St. John Composer, Producer
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