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Free - Tons Of Sobs MP3

  • Performer: Free
  • Title: Tons Of Sobs
  • Genre: Rock / Blues
  • Country: UK
  • Record source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
  • Released: 14 Mar 1969
  • Style: Blues Rock, Electric Blues, Classic Rock
  • Label: Island Records
  • Cat#: ILPS 9089
  • MP3 album: 2719 mb
  • FLAC album: 1446 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 148
Free - Tons Of Sobs MP3


1The Hunter
Written-By – Jackson, Jones, Wells, Dunn, Cropper
2Wild Indian Woman
Written-By – Fraser, Rodgers
Written-By – Rodgers
4Goin' Down Slow
Written-By – Oden
5I'm A Mover
Written-By – Fraser, Rodgers
6Over The Green Hills Pt. II
Written-By – Rodgers
7Sweet Tooth
Written-By – Rodgers
8Over The Green Hills Pt. I
Written-By – Rodgers
Written-By – Kossoff, Rodgers
10Walk In My Shadow
Written-By – Rodgers


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ILPS 9089, ILPS-9089Free Tons Of Sobs ‎(LP, Album, 1st)Island Records, Island RecordsILPS 9089, ILPS-9089UK1969
STL 243Free Tons Of Sobs ‎(LP, Album)FontanaSTL 243South Africa1969
842 784-2, IMCD 62Free Tons Of Sobs ‎(CD, Album, RE)Island Records, Island Records842 784-2, IMCD 62FranceUnknown
UICY-9130Free Tons Of Sobs ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)Island RecordsUICY-9130Japan2001
ICL-19Free Tons Of Sobs ‎(LP, Album)Island RecordsICL-19Japan1972


  • Bass GuitarAndy Fraser
  • DrumsSimon Kirk
  • Lead GuitarPaul Kossoff
  • Photography [Front Cover] – Mike Sida
  • Photography [Inside Cover] – Richard Bennett Zeff
  • PianoSteve Miller
  • ProducerGuy Stevens
  • Recorded By, EngineerAndrew Johns
  • VocalsPaul Rodgers
  • Bass GuitarAndy Fraser
  • DrumsSimon Kirke
  • Engineer [Recording]Andrew Johns
  • Lead GuitarPaul Kossoff
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Mike Sida
  • Photography By [Inside Cover]Richard Bennett Zeff
  • PianoSteve Miller
  • ProducerGuy Stevens
  • VocalsPaul Rodgers


Issue with new 'Block' logo on pink background label.
Issued (during Free's support on the "Blind Faith" USA summer tour in 1969) to arouse fresh interest in the band & their 2nd forthcoming album.

(2nd Category on label)
Sleeve: Gatefold, wrap-around image, unlaminated inside & outside. Full color outside, sepia inner.
"Island Records Limited 155-157 Oxford Street London W1 England"
"Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd., London, W11"Mid to late 1969 re-pressing with No date, and the Large 'Made In England' label text.

The Large 'Made In England' text was first introduced on Spooky Two (ILPS 9098) and the lack of a date also shows that this LP is close to the Block logos - as they also did not feature a date.

Gatefold sleeve, unlaminated inside & out.
Cover image (of Mickey Mouse in glass coffin with leopard stalking a rabbit in a graveyard) wraps to back.

Inside cover credits show "Simon Kirk"- his correct name is "Simon Kirke". (Corrected in credits above).

Alternative release: This is a later 1969 'Black/Orange on Pink Label' re-pressing of the UK release.
See images at "Alternate Label" (Black on Pink, 180g vinyl).
See images at "Alternate Label" (Black on Orange/Blue motif).


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Stamped)): ILPS+9089+A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Stamped)): ILPS+9089+B2
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, stamped): ILPS+9089+A2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side run-out, stamped): ILPS+9089+B2


  • Pressed By – Orlake Records
  • Printed By – Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music
  • Published By – Lupus Music
  • Published By – Leeds Music
  • Published By – Tee Pee Music
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd


Reviews of the Free - Tons Of Sobs (2):
My copy: Pink Island label , no "bullseye", has a big "i" printed, below the song listing. Bought it 1969. RP??
This information is highly unsatisfactory: no matrix numbers, inadequate description of label. No mention of the eye on the label. Kirk's name is misspelled on ALL of them, so why is that relevant here? Whoever submitted this should be hauled over the coals.

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