Pretty Things* ‎– Parachute

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Harvest ‎– SHVL 774, Harvest ‎– 1E 062-04406
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Tracklist

Scene One
A1.1 The Good Mr. Square
A1.2 She Was Tall She Was High
A2.1 In The Square
A2.2 The Letter
A2.3 Rain
A3 Miss Fay Regrets
A4 Cries From The Midnight Circus
B1 Grass
B2 Sickle Clowns
B3 She's A Lover
B4 What's The Use
B5 Parachute

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Notes

Released in a gatefold cover.
First pressings do not have the boxed EMI logo anywhere on the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A side - Variant 1): SHVL 774 A-2 G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B side - Variant 1): SHVL 774 B-2 GO 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A side - Variant 2): SHVL 774 A-2 H 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B side - Variant 2): SHVL 774 B-2 P 1

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 515, R 515 The Pretty Things Parachute(LP, Album) Rare Earth, Rare Earth RS 515, R 515 US 1970 Sell This Version
SMMCD 566, GAS 0000566SMM The Pretty Things Parachute(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Masters, Snapper Music SMMCD 566, GAS 0000566SMM UK 1999 Sell This Version
REP 4931 Pretty Things* Parachute(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Repertoire Records REP 4931 2002 Sell This Version
SDPCD110 The Pretty Things Parachute(CD, Album, RE, RM) Snapper Classics SDPCD110 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RS 515 The Pretty Things Parachute(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Rare Earth, Scorpio Music RS 515 US 2003 Sell This Version

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lizardnyc

lizardnyc

February 24, 2019
Personally, I think this is one of the finest records every made. Stunningly underappreciated.
hans_gruber

hans_gruber

August 30, 2018

This LP for me is better than SF Sorrow. I play it a lot
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

June 22, 2018
Almost as good as their previous masterpiece, S.F. Sorrow that was released in 1968, years before this one. For me, this one takes some getting used to. It's not as catchy as S.F., as I immediately fell in love with it when I first heard it but this record takes some getting used to it for me.
gsheputis

gsheputis

February 5, 2017
Certainly one of the most criminally underrated psych-pop masterpieces of all time.................
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 25, 2010

This lp is so good it's annoying. I'm annoyed at all of the legal squabbling over the Pretty Things' drug use. This lp is inspired pop rock on the level of the Beatles, and yet the Pretty Things were forever stuck in Britain due to drug arrests. That's the story I've heard anyway.
There's a "Lennonesque" feel to "Sickle Clowns" and "Grass" in the music and in Phil May's vocal. The first side of the album moves in musical themes very quickly, a la side two of "Abbey Road".
"Cries From the Midnight Circus" is as rude a riff as the Stones ever came up with, and Pete Tolson's lead guitar is amazing.
The whole album is fun to listen to and dare I say....commercial? Which makes me think the Pretty Things could have been pretty big here in the states had it not been for drug busts. One of the best albums of the year.