Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sorrows - Take A Heart 2cd (1965 - 67 UK psychedelic pop - Flac + mp3 320K, HQ scans)

One of the most overlooked bands of the British Invasion, the Sorrows offered a tough brand of R&B-infused rock that recalled the Pretty Things (though not as R&B-oriented) and the Kinks (though not as pop-oriented). Their biggest British hit, "Take a Heart," stopped just outside the U.K. Top 20; several other fine mid-'60s singles met with either slim or a total lack of success. With the rich, gritty vocals of Don Fardon, taut raunchy guitars, and good material (both self-penned and from outside writers), they rank as one of the better British bands of their era, and certainly among the very best never to achieve success of any kind in the U.S. After their sole LP (also titled Take a Heart), they issued a couple of singles with psychedelic and Dylanesque overtones, and had somehow relocated to Italy in the late '60s, where they played out their string with material in a much more progressive (and less distinctive) vein. Don Fardon had a Top 20 hit in America with a pre-Raiders version of "Indian Reservation" in 1968. ~ by Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com

UK compilation for one of the foremost beat outfits of the mid-1960s who hit with the cult classic, 'Take A Heart' (included here). This 2 CD set includes all their singles, A's and B's from 1965-67, previously unissued material, foreign only 45s and their 1965 album, 'Take a Heart' plus eight bonustracks, 'Gonna Find A Cave', 'I Take What I Want', 'Baby All The Time' and the previously unissued tracks, 'Hooky', 'You're Still Mine', 'Armchair King', 'Do You Call That Love' and 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'. 2000 release. Double slimline jewel case. ~ amazon.com

Disc One: The Singles

01. I Don't Wanna Be Free
02. Come With Me
03. Baby
04. Teenage Letter
05. Take a Heart
06. We Should Get Along Fine
07. You've Got What I Want
08. No, No, No, No
09. Let the Live Live
10. Don't Sing No Sad Songs for Me
11. Let Me In
12. How Love Used to Be
13. Pink Purple Yellow
14. My Gal
15. Gonna Find a Cave *
16. I Take What I Want *
17. Baby All the Time *
18. Baby ['66 Version]**
19. Nimm Mein Herz (Take a Heart)
20. Sei War Mein Girl (We Should Get Along Fine) 
21. Mi Si Spezza II Cuore (Take a Heart)
22. Vivi (Baby)
23. Verde, Rosso, Giallo, Blu (Pink, Purple, Yellow, Red)
24. No, No, No, No
25. Zabadak
26. La Liberta Costa Cara (How Love Used to Be)
27. Hooky *
28. You're Still Mine *
29. Armchair King *
30. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes *

Disc Two: Take A Heart (The Album)

01. Baby
02. No, No, No, No
03. Take a Heart
04. She's Got the Action
05. How Love Used to Be
06. Teenage Letter
07. I Don't Wanna Be Free
08. Don't Sing No Sad Songs for Me
09. Cara-Lin
10. We Should Get Along Fine
11. Come With Me
12. Let Me In

* (unreleased at the time)
** (previously unissued '66 version)

Philip (Pip) Whitcher - Lead guitar and vocals.
Don Fardon - Vocals
Philip (Phil) Packham - Bass guitar
Wez Price - Rhythm guitar
Bruce Finley - Drums

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