Pretenders (Remastered Deluxe Edition) Pretenders
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- 1Precious (2018 Remaster)03:35
- 2The Phone Call (2018 Remaster)02:28
- 3Up the Neck (2018 Remaster)04:26
- 4Tattooed Love Boys (2018 Remaster)02:58
- 5Space Invader (2018 Remaster)03:26
- 6The Wait (2018 Remaster)03:37
- 7Stop Your Sobbing (2018 Remaster)02:39
- 8Kid (2018 Remaster)03:06
- 9Private Life (2018 Remaster)06:24
- 10Brass in Pocket (2018 Remaster)03:04
- 11Lovers of Today (2018 Remaster)05:50
- 12Mystery Achievement (2018 Remaster)05:24
- 13Cuban Slide (2021 Remaster)04:32
- 14Porcelain (2021 Remaster)03:52
- 15The Wait (Single Version) (2021 Remaster)03:08
- 16Nervous But Shy (2021 Remaster)01:44
- 17Swinging London (2021 Remaster)01:53
- 18The Phone Call (Demo) (2021 Remaster)02:21
- 19Suicide (Demo)03:31
- 20Brass in Pocket (Demo) (2021 Remaster)03:46
- 21Precious (Demo) (2021 Remaster)03:43
- 22The Wait (Demo) (2021 Remaster)03:06
- 23I Can't Control Myself (Demo) (2021 Remaster)04:22
- 24Stop Your Sobbing (Demo) (2021 Remaster)02:21
- 25Tequila (Demo) (2021 Remaster)05:19
- 26Kid (Demo) (2021 Remaster)04:03
- 27I Go to Sleep (Demo)02:38
- 28Do I Love You (with Sunshine Boys)02:57
- BBC Live Session:
- 29The Wait (BBC Live Session)03:28
- 30Up The Neck (BBC Live Session)03:51
- 31Stop Your Sobbing (BBC Live Session)02:44
- 32Private Life (BBC Live Session)06:43
- 33Cuban Slide (BBC Live Session)03:52
- 34Mystery Achievement (BBC Live Session)04:53
- 35I Need Somebody (BBC Live Session)04:03
- 36Tattooed Love Boys (BBC Live Session)03:12
- BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979:
- 37The Wait (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)03:42
- 38Stop Your Sobbing (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)02:58
- 39Kid (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)03:41
- 40Cuban Slide (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)04:58
- 41Brass In Pocket (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)03:13
- 42Tattooed Love Boys (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)03:24
- 43Mystery Achievement (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)05:09
- Live in Boston, March 1980:
- 44Space Invader (Live in Boston, March 1980)02:41
- 45The Wait (Live in Boston, March 1980)03:21
- 46Precious (Live in Boston, March 1980)03:23
- 47Kid (Live in Boston, March 1980)03:30
- 48Private Life (Live in Boston, March 1980)06:11
- 49Cuban Slide (Live in Boston, March 1980)04:39
- 50The Phone Call (Live in Boston, March 1980)02:33
- 51Talk of the Town (Live in Boston, March 1980)03:24
- 52Tattooed Love Boys (Live in Boston, March 1980)03:44
- 53Up the Neck (Live in Boston, March 1980)05:54
- 54Mystery Achievement (Live in Boston, March 1980)06:13
- 55Stop Your Sobbing (Live in Boston, March 1980)06:12
Info for Pretenders (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Pretenders is widely regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of all-time. Featuring Chrissie Hynde’s incredible vocals and guitar, James Honeyman-Scott’s glistening guitar, Pete Farndon’s driving bass and Martin Chambers’ drums, the album is quintessential new wave, and a defining album of the 80s.
Curated by Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) features the original album remastered by Chris Thomas, alongside demos, rarities, and many live performances. These include BBC sessions on The Kid Jensen Show, and performances at The Paris Theatre, London and Paradise Theater in Boston. The package contains a high-quality book, featuring several rare, unseen photos as well as brand-new liner notes from acclaimed music journalist Will Hodgkinson.
It started with the release of their first single, a cover of The Kinks’ Stop Your Sobbing, produced by Nick Lowe. It would end up a top 40 hit in the UK, with their follow up single Kid also reaching the top 40. They then released one of Pretenders’ most famous tracks, Brass In Pocket. Leading with a glorious guitar rhythm embodied by luscious chorus, Brass In Pocket launched Pretenders onto a different level, with the track finishing reaching #1 in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and South Africa, as well as top 5s in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, New Zealand and more. It was also a success in the US, reaching #14 and becoming the 7th music video aired on MTV. The album continues to be highly acclaimed to this day, regularly featuring amongst best of the 1980s lists.
"Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude. Although Chrissie Hynde establishes herself as a forceful and distinctively feminine songwriter, the record isn't a singer/songwriter's tour de force -- it's a rock & roll album, powered by a unique and aggressive band. Guitarist James Honeyman-Scott never plays conventional riffs or leads, and his phased, treated guitar gives new dimension to the pounding rhythms of "Precious," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Up the Neck," and "The Wait," as well as the more measured pop of "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Mystery Achievement." He provides the perfect backing for Hynde and her tough, sexy swagger. Hynde doesn't fit into any conventional female rock stereotype, and neither do her songs, alternately displaying a steely exterior or a disarming emotional vulnerability. It's a deep, rewarding record, whose primary virtue is its sheer energy. Pretenders moves faster and harder than most rock records, delivering an endless series of melodies, hooks, and infectious rhythms in its 12 songs. Few albums, let alone debuts, are ever this astonishingly addictive." (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, ANG)
Please Note: We offer this album in its native sampling rate of 48kHz, 24-bit. The provided 96kHz version was up-sampled and offers no audible value!
were formed in 1978 with singer Chrissie Hynde on vocals, Pete Farndon on bass, James Honeyman-Scott on guitar and Martin Chambers on drums.
They released two LP’s, Pretenders – which charted at #1 in the UK and #9 in the States - and Pretenders II, and one EP, Extended Play. The band enjoyed worldwide chart success with singles including Stop Your Sobbing, Kid, Brass In Pocket, Talk of The Town and I Go To Sleep. The band was constantly on the road and enjoyed heavy MTV rotation.
In 1982 they were dealt a difficult year: a parting of ways with Pete Farndon being swiftly followed by the death of James Honeyman-Scott. Pete’s death came a year later.
Subsequently the band’s line-up remained fluid and the band went on to release the albums Learning to Crawl, Get Close and Packed! between 1984 and 1990.
After a 4-year hiatus came the band’s next release Last of the Independents, followed in 1995 by Isle of View, a live acoustic album recorded over two nights in London with the Duke String Quartet.
1999 saw the release of Viva El Amor, the last album to be released on longtime label Warner Records, and their next album Loose Screw was released on Artemis Records in 2002.
Neil Young inducted the Pretenders into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, and their next release, Break Up The Concrete, came in 2008.
The band have toured the world and performed in front of over 4 million people. Pretenders continue to play together.
This album contains no booklet.