Label: ADA Sound Ltd. - ADASD 07248 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Emotions is the third album by the English rock group Pretty Thingsreleased in The sessions for Emotions were spread across a few months during which there were major changes in the band's line up. The band were not pleased by this intervention and were keen to leave Fontana, so they simply went along with Fontana's demands to fulfil the contract which included a third album.
Sessions for Emotions began towards the end of The first result, "Progress" was released as a single in December This featured the band with a brass section, and, though commercial, it failed to sell.
A month later, bassist John Stax, similarly unhappy, also quit the band. Frontman Weekend - Various - Deep Heat III May called upon a childhood friend Wally Wallerwhose band, the Fenmen, had recently split, to Out In The Night - The Pretty Things - Emotions record the rest of the album.
In the event, Waller took over the bass duties and brought in the Fenmen's drummer, Jon Povey, who was also a keyboardist. Waller and Povey were huge Beach Boys fans and between them had developed their own distinctive harmonies which when paired with May's vocals gave the Pretty Things a new dimension. Steve Rowland decided the new songs sounded rather empty so he enlisted arranger Reg Tilsley to write and conduct orchestral arrangements for most of the tracks.
Again, the band were not pleased by this but to appease Fontana and be able to break free, they went along with the idea. Tilsley was given tapes of demos and work in progress of the songs and wrote the arrangements. Some were fairly simple, requiring a brass section, whilst others were more elaborate, bringing in strings.
Whilst some of these arrangements were overdubbed on what had already been recorded, Dick Taylor has recalled there were a couple of sessions where the band and Tilsley's ensemble were together in Winter - J.
Reuben Silverbird - The World In Our Eyes (A Native American Vision Of Creation) studio. Because the songs had mostly already been written, the new members Waller and Povey weren't able to contribute much to the writing nor add their harmonies to most of the album. The new harmonies did make an Out In The Night - The Pretty Things - Emotions on "Children" which was chosen to be the single released in May on Fontana TF The harmonies also appeared on "Out in the Night", "Bright Lights of the City" and "My Time" where they were used in a more spareful ethereal manner.
Outside the studio, the band's live sound had changed drastically as they became involved in the burgeoning psychedelic scene. By the time Emotions was released, the contrast between the band on the record and on stage was enormous.
The band were not happy with the Out In The Night - The Pretty Things - Emotions result and did nothing to promote it. Once released, their obligations to Fontana had been fulfilled and they were free to seek a new record contract.
None of the songs from Emotions were played live preceding or following its release by the band. They simply ignored the album, but around the time of the single release of "Children" they did play the song live onstage in Paris which was broadcast live on French TV. It would not be until the mid to late s that the Pretty Things resurrected "Growing In My Mind" for occasional airings in live shows since that was the one song Phil May admitted liking and didn't feel embarrassed by.
These were presented as bonus tracks on the remastered CD. To fill in the CD, under the name of the Bexley Brothers, they recorded 8 new songs with a couple of guest appearances from Dick Taylor. Amongst them was a brand new recording of "The Sun" with Povey taking the lead vocal. Note — Brian Pendleton and John Stax were present when sessions began for the album, but it is still unknown precisely which tracks on which they played.
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