Parachute (Pretty Things album)


Parachute (Pretty Things album)

Infobox Album | Name = Parachute
Type = Album
Artist = The Pretty Things


Released = June 1970
Recorded = Abbey Road Studios
1970
Genre = Rock
Length = 40:52 (Original); 62:50 (CD reissue)
Label = Motown Rare Earth (US)
EMI Harvest (UK)
Producer = Norman Smith
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:8fl67uy0h0jj link]
Last album = "S.F. Sorrow"
(1968)
This album = "Parachute"
(1970)
Next album = "Freeway Madness"
(1972)

"Parachute", released in 1970 is the Pretty Things' fifth studio album, following "S.F. Sorrow" and preceding "Freeway Madness".

The reviews at time of release were very positive, with "Rolling Stone" naming it the best album of 1970, over "Let it Be" by the Beatles, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" by Derek and the Dominoes, "Morrison Hotel" by the Doors, "Pearl" by Janis Joplin, "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young, "Moondance" by Van Morrison, and "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.

Musicians involved are Phil May, Wally Waller, John Povey, Vic Unitt.

The record was later packaged together with "S.F. Sorrow" as a double LP. In Canada, this album was on Motown Records.

Track listing

#Scene One (May, Waller)
#The Good Mr. Square (May, Waller)
#She Was Tall, She Was High (May, Waller)
#In the Square (May, Waller)
#The Letter (May, Waller)
#Rain (May, Waller)
#Miss Fay Regrets (May, Waller)
#Cries From the Midnight Circus (May, Waller)
#Grass (May, Waller)
#Sickle Clowns (May, Waller)
#She's a Lover (May, Waller)
#What's the Use (May, Waller)
#Parachute (N. Smith, May)

Bonus tracks on 2000 reissue

#Blue Serge Blues (Povey, May, Waller)
#October 26 (Waller, May)
#Cold Stone (Waller, May, Tolson)
#Stone-Hearted Mama (Waller, May)
#Summer Time (Waller, May, Tolson)
#Circus Mind (May, Tolson)


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