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• Best known for their 1965 hit, the brooding garage pop masterpiece ‘Take A Heart’, Coventry band The Sorrows cut a clutch of similarly vital 45s and the “Take A Heart” album before frontman Don Fardon left in 1966.

• While Fardon went on to a solo career, The Sorrows regrouped and moved to Italy, where they had a couple of minor hit singles and released the psych-rock album “Old Songs, New Songs” before breaking up at the end of the decade.

• While those two distinct phases of the band have been individually anthologised before, Pink Purple Yellow And Red represents the first time that they have been assembled under one roof, and as such stands as the definitive document of The Sorrows’ fascinating career.

• In addition to those pivotal mid-Sixties singles, the package includes the entire “Take A Heart” album in both mono and stereo, the “Old Songs, New Songs” LP and an earlier acetate-only demo album that was scrapped when two members of the band left.

• The set also features their collaborations with soundtrack maestro Ennio Morricone, their title song to the Italian spy movie Ypotron, a superb acetate-only early 1968 single, spin-off singles by The Eggy and Renegade, a 1980 live show from the reformed band and, in a thrilling new archival find, four previously unissued 1964 recordings with legendary producer Joe Meek.

• Housed in a clamshell box, and including a lavish booklet containing many rare photos and a detailed essay on the band’s activities, the 4-CD set Pink Purple Yellow And Red is an essential purchase for anyone with more than a passing interest in Sixties British pop.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
1. I DON’T WANNA BE FREE
2. COME WITH ME
3. BABY
4. TEENAGE LETTER
5. TAKE A HEART
6. WE SHOULD GET ALONG FINE
7. YOU’VE GOT WHAT I WANT
8. NO, NO, NO, NO
9. 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 AND RED
14. MY GAL
15. SHE’S GOT THE ACTION (album, mono)
16. CARA-LIN (album, mono)
17. COME WITH ME (album, mono)
18. GONNA FIND A CAVE
19. I TAKE WHAT I WANT
20. BABY ALL THE TIME
21. BABY (1966 re-recording)
22. MATCHBOX*
23. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN *
24. DON’T START ME TALKIN’ *
25. GEORGIA ON MY MIND *
26. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES

1-2 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35129, released January 1965
3-4 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35230, released April 1965
5-6 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35260, released August 1965
7-8 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35277, released October 1965
9-10 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35309, released April 1966
11-12 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35336, released August 1966
13-14 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35385, released June 1967
15-17 The album Take A Heart, Piccadilly NPL 38023, mono, released December 1965
18-21 Not originally released, recorded 1965-66
22-25 Previously unreleased Joe Meek production, recorded 1964
26 Not originally released Joe Meek production, recorded 1964

DISC TWO:
1. BABY (album version, stereo)
2. NO, NO, NO, NO (album version, stereo)
3. TAKE A HEART (album version, stereo)
4. SHE’S GOT THE ACTION (album, stereo)
5. HOW LOVE USED TO BE (album version, stereo)
6. TEENAGE LETTER (album version, stereo)
7. I DON’T WANNA BE FREE (album version, stereo)
8. DON’T SING NO SAD SONGS FOR ME
(album version, stereo)
9. CARA-LIN (album, stereo)
10. WE SHOULD GET ALONG FINE (album version, stereo)
11. COME WITH ME (album version, stereo)
12. LET ME IN (album version, stereo)
13. PIOGGIA SUL TUO VISO #1
14. PIOGGIA SUL TUO VISO #2
15. YPOTRON
16. ZABADAK
17. WHICH WAY
18. MY WAY OF THINKING
19. NIMM MEIN HERZ (Take A Heart, German language)
20. SIE WAR MEIN GIRL
(We Should Get Along Fine, German language)
21. MI SI SPEZZA IL CUORE (Take A Heart, Italian language)
22. VIVI (Baby, Italian language)
23. LA LIBERTA COSTA CARA
(How Love Used To Be, Italian language)
24. VERDE, ROSSO, GIALLO, BLU
(Pink Purple Yellow And Red, Italian language)
25. NO, NO, NO, NO (Italian language)

1-12 The album Take A Heart, Piccadilly NSPL 38023, stereo,
released December 1965
13-14 From promo-only soundtrack LP Come Imparai Ad
Amare Le Donne, RCA SP 8020, recorded late 1966,
pressed early 1967
15 Not originally released, theme tune from Ypotron,
recorded late 1966
16 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5137, released November 1967
17-18 Not originally released, recorded early 1968
19-20 Single, German Pye DV 14449 P, released January 1966
21-22 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5086, released May 1966
23 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5137, released November 1967
24-25 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5122, released June 1967

DISC THREE:
1. SAME OLD ROAD
2. HEY MR. POLICEMAN
3. HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND
4. MARY J.
5. HEY HEY
6. THE MAKERS
7. IO AMO TE PER LEI (Which Way, Italian language)
8. DEAR MR. FANTASY
9. ROLLIN’ OVER
10. PER UNA DONNA…NO! (Listen To Me, Italian language)
11. 6 Ft 7 ½ INCH SHARK FISHING BLUES
12. OLD SONGS NEW SONGS
13. PER UNA DONNA…NO!(Listen To Me, Italian language) (single version)
14. AMORE LIMONE (Each And Every Day, Italian language)
15. HEY HEY (single version)
16. 6 Ft. 7 ½ INCH SHARK FISHING BLUES (single version)
17. HOOKEY (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
18. YOU’RE STILL MINE (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
19. ARMCHAIR KING (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
20. YOU’RE STILL MINE (The Eggy)
21. HOOKEY (The Eggy)
22. A LITTLE ROCK’N’ROLL (Renegade)
23. MY REVOLUTION (Renegade)

1-12 The album Old Songs New Songs, Miura MIU LP 10011,
released 1969
13-14 Single, Italian Miura PON NP 40083, released late 1968
15-16 Single, Italian Miura PON NP 40099, released late 1969
17-19 Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo recordings, not released
at the time, recorded early 1968
20-21 The Eggy single, Spark SRL 1024, released March 1969
22-23 Renegade single, Dawn DNS 1067, released March 1974

DISC FOUR:
1. Hey Hey (Alternate Version)
2. NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941
3. ANSWER MY QUESTIONS
4. DEAR MR. FANTASY (alternative version)
5. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
6. THE MAKERS (alternative version)
7. HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND (alternative version)
8. DOGS AND CATS
9. DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD
10. MOVE DA SHOW
11. MATCHBOX/ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC
12. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
13. BYE BYE BIRD
14. LET ME IN
15. WHAT’D I SAY
16. DIZZY MISS LIZZY
17. NO REPLY
18. A LITTLE ROCK’N’ROLL
19. 5-4-3-2-1
20. TAKE A HEART

1-9 Not originally released acetate demo album,
recorded early 1969
10-20 Live, recorded 1980

*Previously unreleased

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DISC ONE:
1. I DON'T WANNA BE FREE
2. COME WITH ME
3. BABY
4. TEENAGE LETTER
5. TAKE A HEART
6. WE SHOULD GET ALONG FINE
7. YOU'VE GOT WHAT I WANT
8. NO, NO, NO, NO
9. 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 AND RED
14. MY GAL
15. SHE'S GOT THE ACTION (album, mono)
16. CARA-LIN (album, mono)
17. COME WITH ME (album, mono)
18. GONNA FIND A CAVE
19. I TAKE WHAT I WANT
20. BABY ALL THE TIME
21. BABY (1966 re-recording)
22. MATCHBOX*
23. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN *
24. DON'T START ME TALKIN' *
25. GEORGIA ON MY MIND *
26. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES

1-2 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35129, released January 1965
3-4 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35230, released April 1965
5-6 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35260, released August 1965
7-8 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35277, released October 1965
9-10 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35309, released April 1966
11-12 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35336, released August 1966
13-14 Single, Piccadilly 7N 35385, released June 1967
15-17 The album Take A Heart, Piccadilly NPL 38023, mono, released December 1965
18-21 Not originally released, recorded 1965-66
22-25 Previously unreleased Joe Meek production, recorded 1964
26 Not originally released Joe Meek production, recorded 1964


DISC TWO:
1. BABY (album version, stereo)
2. NO, NO, NO, NO (album version, stereo)
3. TAKE A HEART (album version, stereo)
4. SHE'S GOT THE ACTION (album, stereo)
5. HOW LOVE USED TO BE (album version, stereo)
6. TEENAGE LETTER (album version, stereo)
7. I DON'T WANNA BE FREE (album version, stereo)
8. DON'T SING NO SAD SONGS FOR ME
(album version, stereo)
9. CARA-LIN (album, stereo)
10. WE SHOULD GET ALONG FINE (album version, stereo)
11. COME WITH ME (album version, stereo)
12. LET ME IN (album version, stereo)
13. PIOGGIA SUL TUO VISO #1
14. PIOGGIA SUL TUO VISO #2
15. YPOTRON
16. ZABADAK
17. WHICH WAY
18. MY WAY OF THINKING
19. NIMM MEIN HERZ (Take A Heart, German language)
20. SIE WAR MEIN GIRL
(We Should Get Along Fine, German language)
21. MI SI SPEZZA IL CUORE (Take A Heart, Italian language)
22. VIVI (Baby, Italian language)
23. LA LIBERTA COSTA CARA
(How Love Used To Be, Italian language)
24. VERDE, ROSSO, GIALLO, BLU
(Pink Purple Yellow And Red, Italian language)
25. NO, NO, NO, NO (Italian language)

1-12 The album Take A Heart, Piccadilly NSPL 38023, stereo,
released December 1965
13-14 From promo-only soundtrack LP Come Imparai Ad
Amare Le Donne, RCA SP 8020, recorded late 1966,
pressed early 1967
15 Not originally released, theme tune from Ypotron,
recorded late 1966
16 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5137, released November 1967
17-18 Not originally released, recorded early 1968
19-20 Single, German Pye DV 14449 P, released January 1966
21-22 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5086, released May 1966
23 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5137, released November 1967
24-25 Single, Italian Pye 45NP 5122, released June 1967

DISC THREE:
1. SAME OLD ROAD
2. HEY MR. POLICEMAN
3. HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND
4. MARY J.
5. HEY HEY
6. THE MAKERS
7. IO AMO TE PER LEI (Which Way, Italian language)
8. DEAR MR. FANTASY
9. ROLLIN' OVER
10. PER UNA DONNA...NO! (Listen To Me, Italian language)
11. 6 Ft 7 ½ INCH SHARK FISHING BLUES
12. OLD SONGS NEW SONGS
13. PER UNA DONNA...NO!(Listen To Me, Italian language) (single version)
14. AMORE LIMONE (Each And Every Day, Italian language)
15. HEY HEY (single version)
16. 6 Ft. 7 ½ INCH SHARK FISHING BLUES (single version)
17. HOOKEY (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
18. YOU'RE STILL MINE (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
19. ARMCHAIR KING (Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo)
20. YOU'RE STILL MINE (The Eggy)
21. HOOKEY (The Eggy)
22. A LITTLE ROCK'N'ROLL (Renegade)
23. MY REVOLUTION (Renegade)

1-12 The album Old Songs New Songs, Miura MIU LP 10011,
released 1969
13-14 Single, Italian Miura PON NP 40083, released late 1968
15-16 Single, Italian Miura PON NP 40099, released late 1969
17-19 Pip Whitcher/Roger Lomas demo recordings, not released
at the time, recorded early 1968
20-21 The Eggy single, Spark SRL 1024, released March 1969
22-23 Renegade single, Dawn DNS 1067, released March 1974

DISC FOUR:
1. HEY HEY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
2. NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941
3. ANSWER MY QUESTIONS
4. DEAR MR. FANTASY (alternative version)
5. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
6. THE MAKERS (alternative version)
7. HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND (alternative version)
8. DOGS AND CATS
9. DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD
10. MOVE DA SHOW
11. MATCHBOX/ROCK'N'ROLL MUSIC
12. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
13. BYE BYE BIRD
14. LET ME IN
15. WHAT'D I SAY
16. DIZZY MISS LIZZY
17. NO REPLY
18. A LITTLE ROCK'N'ROLL
19. 5-4-3-2-1
20. TAKE A HEART

1-9 Not originally released acetate demo album,
recorded early 1969
10-20 Live, recorded 1980

*Previously unreleased