Lavish new Pretty Things box set drops in February
Listen up if you’re proudly “collector scum”, a completist or just an appreciator of one of the greatest rock and roll bands to have walked the planet.
For more than 50 fifty years, The Pretty Things have proudly, unapologetically and righteously scorched their own, unique trail through contemporary music. A half-century (plus) of the raunchiest white-boy rhythm and blues, of punch-ups, dazzling highs and epic struggles, of innovation and exultation, lauded by their peers, vilified by authority, a crucial influence on successive generations of acts, The Pretty Things make it to the mid-20-teens with mojo intact and edge unblunted.
This epochal British rock 'n' roll band is justly being celebrated by way of “Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky”, a lavish multi-media box set due out in February in a limited edition of 2000.
Here’s the contents:
Eleven studio albums on CD, housed in gatefold digi-sleeves, including 42 bonus tracks
Two bonus CDs with 45 previously unreleased demos, alternate versions, live recordings and outtakes
Two DVDs with new documentary “Midnight to Six 1965-1970”by acclaimed producers REELIN' IN THE YEARS, plus “SF Sorrow Live At Abbey Road”, “The Pretty Things On Film” plus promo videos and interviews
A 10-inch vinyl replica acetate featuring “Defecting Grey” (full length demo) and “Turn My Head” (studio version), plus two previously unreleased tracks
A lavish 100-page hardback book featuring a comprehensive band history penned by Mike Stax (editor of Ugly Things magazine), with rare photos and memorabilia
A family tree and posters tracing the band from Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys and The Rolling Stones to the present day, and featuring hand-written messages from Pretty Things past and present
A court case history with excerpts from confidential legal files from the band's ground-breaking battles to retrieve their rights and songs
A brand new art print by Phil May, the original of which will be randomly placed in one lucky set!
“Boquets From a Cloudy Sky” will be released on Monday, February 23rd 2015 on the Madfish label (www.madfishmusic.com) and is available to pre-order now at www.theprettythings.com or www.theprettythings.net