Pretenders II (3CD Deluxe Edition)

$65.00
Brand: Pretenders

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.

Following their debut album, Pretenders released two singles in the UK, Talk Of The Town and Message Of Love before Pretenders II arrived, with the former reaching #8 and the latter #11 in the UK singles charts. The appetite in the US maintained too, with Pretenders releasing an EP in the interim named “Extended Play”, containing five tracks that would later be on the Pretenders II album. With a clamouring for more Pretenders material, Pretenders II was released on 15th August 1981 to great fanfare. The album would end up peaking #7 in the UK, and #10 in the US, being certified Silver and Gold respectively in the process. Further highlights of the album include another cover of The Kinks, in the form of I Go To Sleep.

Release date: 5th November, 2021

Tracklist:

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