Pretenders (3CD Deluxe Edition)

$65.00
Brand: Pretenders

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.

Release date: 5th November, 2021

Tracklist:

CD1 – Original Album & B-Sides
Original Album
1. Precious
2. The Phone Call
3. Up The Neck
4. Tattooed Love Boys
5. Space Invader
6. The Wait
7. Stop Your Sobbing
8. Kid
9. Private Life
10. Brass In Pocket
11. Lovers Of Today
12. Mystery Achievement
B-Sides
13. Cuban Slide
14. Porcelain
15. The Wait (Nick Lowe Version)
16. Nervous But Shy
17. Swinging London

CD2 – Demos & BBC In Studio
Demos
1. The Phone Call
2. Suicide*
3. Brass In Pocket
4. Precious
5. The Wait
6. I Can’t Control Myself
7. Stop Your Sobning
8. Tequila
9. Kid
10. I Go To Sleep*
11. Do I Love You*
BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979
12. The Wait (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
13. Up The Neck (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
14. Stop Your Sobbing (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
15. Private Life (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
16. Cuban Slide (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979
17. Mystery Achievement (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
18. I Need Somebody (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
19. Tattooed Love Boys (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)*

CD3 – Live
BBC In Session: Live at The Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979
1. The Wait (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
2. Stop Your Sobbing (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
3. Kid (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
4. Cuban Slide (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
5. Brass In Pocket (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
6. Tattooed Love Boys (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
7. Mystery Achievement (Live at Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 1979)*
Warner Bros. Music Show: Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)*
8. Space Invader (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
9. The Wait (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
10. Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
11. Kid Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
12. Private Life Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
13. Cuban Slide Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
14. The Phone Call Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)*
15. Talk Of The Town Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
16. Tattooed Love Boys Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
17. Up The Neck Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
18. Mystery Achievement Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
19. Stop Your Sobbing (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**

*previously unreleased
**first time on CD