Cleaner scans added, with acknowledgement to Peter Sundae; though even these have been through the wars. A cha-cha version of 'Knees Up Mother Brown', with vocals. 'My Bonnie' suffers the same fate on the reverse. They actually grow on you, after a listen or two... Cha-cha-cha.
Interesting debate here about what might had been a better single!
I sadly think no matter what they chose and released it would had died on it's arse partly because this album was conceived and constructed as an album. I think they opted for "Private Sorrow" since Vietnam was major news so it doubled as a political statement against that futile war. I just listened to it again just now... it really is a magnificent song in every way, but a commercial hit single? No way.
As it was, EMI didn't understand or get behind the album anyway so did practically nothing to promote it much to the band and Norman Smith's dismay. It completely passed most people by, becoming a cult in the process. Now of course it's rightly recognised as a classic - kinda similar to the ignoble fate that "Odessey and Oracle" suffered - died a death on release, but all these years later, that and "Sorrow" are revered for the gems they are. And "Odessey" of course had that fascinating "Butcher's Tale" which also was about the first World War and just as potent and creepy with The Zombies opting for a minimalist approach whereas the Pretties go all out with a true production magnum opus.