OK, so I might be a bit biased as The Pretty Things are quite simply my favourite band - ever - and it's so good to have them back on FdM.
I've being telling their manager Mark St. John for the last year or so that 'The Same Sun' from their latest album should have been released as a single; I guess it could be argued that singles are a thing of the past but sod it, 'Same Sun' is going to appear on 7 inches of vinyl...I love this song, it really is classic Pretty Things, with Phil and Dick in great form (in fact, Dick co-wrote it with Mark) and it's just one of four tracks on this EP - two songs from their last LP and two live tracks from the 60s that have never appeared on vinyl before (at least, not as far as I know!)
There's a sort of synergy about 'Renaissance Fair' being the other studio track, as a live version from the 60s was on an earlier FdM release, while the two live tracks on side b are taken from the band's remarkable box-set 'Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky'; we think they're from the late-60s Hyde Park gig, but no-one's absolutely certain!
'She Says Good Morning' is, of course, from S.F. Sorrow, while 'Alexander' was originally from their Electric Banana sessions and is another of my favourite songs by the band - so I'm happy, I hope you will be too. More news soon