Pretenders I & II 3CD Bundle

$120.00
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.

In 1981, Pretenders followed up their massive eponymous debut album with Pretenders II. The last album with Pretenders’ original line-up, the band continued the tremendous form of their debut album.

Curated by Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) features the original album remastered by Chris Thomas, alongside demos, rarities, and two live performances. One is from a performance in Central Park, New York City, and the other from an electric performance at The Santa Monica Civic. 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.

Release date: 5th November, 2021

Tracklist:

Pretenders (3CD Deluxe Edition)

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

Pretenders II (3CD Deluxe Edition)

CD1 – Original Album
1. The Adultress
2. Bad Boys Get Spanked
3. Message Of Love
4. I Go To Sleep
5. Birds Of Paradise
6. Talk Of The Town
7. Pack It Up
8. Waste Not Want Not
9. Day After Day
10. Jealous Dogs
11. The English Roses
12. Louie Louie

CD2 – Studio Demos, Singles & Alternates
1. Talk Of The Town (Demo)
2. What You Gonna Do About It
3. I Go To Sleep (Guitar Version – Outtake)
4. Pack It Up (Radio Mix – Outtake)
5. Day After Day (Single Mix)
6. In The Sticks
7. Louie Louie (Monitor Mix)*
Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980
8. Precious (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)
9. Space Invader (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
10. Cuban Slide (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
11. Porcelain (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
12. Tattooed Love Boys (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
13. Up The Neck (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*

CD3 – Live At The Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981
1. The Wait (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
2. The Adultress (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
3. Message Of Love (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
4. Louie Louie (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
5. Talk Of The Town (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
6. Birds Of Paradise (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
7. The English Roses (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
8. Stop Your Sobbing (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
9. Private Life (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
10. Kid (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
11. Day After Day (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
12. Up The Neck (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
13. Bad Boys Get Spanked (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
14. Tattooed Love Boys (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)*
15. Precious (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)*
16. Brass In Pocket (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)
17. Mystery Achievement (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)*
18. Higher And Higher (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4th 1981)

*previously unreleased
**first time on CD