Monday, March 24, 2008

Sorrows - In Italy (1968)

The Sorrows were from Coventry/UK and started out as a pounding R&B band. Their lead singer was a certain Don Maughn who later found success after his name change as Don Fardon. Their first album "Take A Heart" was one of the great R&B/Beat records of that era. After Fardon left they relocated to Italy and released three singles and the album "Old Songs New Songs" that was later re-issued by Eva Records (Eva 12020 / 1984) as "The Sorrows In Italy". The main songwriter was now the new member and lead guitarist Chuck Fryer who also wrote all their self-penned material for their second album that also featured covers of Traffic, Family and Small Faces. The Fryer compositions "Hey Hey", "Io Amo Te Per Lei" and "The Makers" are the highlights on an interesting album. The Eva release has also their first italian single as bonus tracks.

- Mi Si Spezza Il Cuore (Take A Heart) • bonus track
- Same Old Road
- Rolling Over
- Heaven Is In Your Mind
- Hey Hey
- Old Songs New Songs
- Io Amo Te Per Lei
- Vivi (Baby) • bonus track
- Hey Mr. Policeman
- Shark Fishing Blues
- Mr. Fantasy
- Mary J.
- The Makers
- Per Una Donna... No

Don Maughn (Fardon) (vcls) [AB]
Philip Whitcher (lead gtr) [ABCDGH]
Terry Jukes (gtr) [A]
Philip Packham (bs) [AB]
Bruce Finley (drms) [ABCDEFH]
Wez Price (gtr, bs) [BCDEFGH]
Roger Lomas (gtr) [D]
Chuck Fryers (lead gtr, vcls) [EFGH]
Simon Catlin (vcls) [E]
Chris Smith (keyb'ds, vcls) [FGH]
Mick Bradley (drms) [G]

Band origin:
Coventry (West Midlands/UK)

1. (B) Take A Heart (Pye NPL 38023) 1965
2. (F) Old Songs, New Songs (Miura MIU 10011) 1968

 1. I Don't Wanna Be Free/Come With Me
    (Piccadilly 7N 35219) 1965
 2. Baby/Teenage Letter (Piccadilly 7N 35230) 1965
 3. Take A Heart/We Should Go Along Fine
    (Piccadilly 7N 35260) 1965
 4. You've Got What I Want/No, No, No
    (Piccadilly 7N 35277) 1966
 5. Let The Life Live/Don't Sing No Sad Songs For Me
    (Piccadilly 7N 35309) 1966
 6. Let Me In/How Love Use To Be
    (Piccadilly 7N 35336) 1966
 7. Pink, Purple, Yellow And Red/My Gal
    (Piccadilly 7N 35385) 1967
 8. Mi Si Spezza Il Cuore/Vivi (Pye 45 NP 5086) 1968
 9. Verde Rosso Giallo Blu/No, No, No
    (Pye 45 NP 5122) 1968
10. Per Una Donna... No/Amore Limone (Miura MIU 116) 1968

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Io Amo Te Per Lei


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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the sorrow in italy. Very cool in this language. Merci.

Anonymous said...

Hello thank you for this and all the other great albums I downloaded from you, I just discoverd your blog today, and this is such a treat for me,,,,cannot thank you enough!!

Alex :)

Anonymous said...

Been looking for this one. Thanks!