Billy Fury

The Sound of Fury

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The Sound of Fury was the best rock & roll album to come out of England's original beat boom of the late '50s, and it was a singular achievement for its artist, Billy Fury, who wrote every song on the 10" LP. A singer of extraordinary power and sensitivity, the Liverpool-born Fury was the closest thing to Elvis Presley that England produced. The record was a miraculous piece of rock & roll, ten hard-rocking songs that could've passed for Memphis originals. "My Advice," "Turn My Back On You," "Don't Say It's Over," "Since You've Been Gone," and "It's You I Need" could stand next to the best work that Elvis cut between 1955 and 1957, running that gamut from hot rockabilly blow-outs to hard white blues.