Cat No: 190296691874

Curated by Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) contains the original album remastered by Chris Thomas, alongside demos, rarities, and many live performances.

Pretenders returns as a striking 12×12 3CD deluxe set, featuring a high-quality book with brand-new liner notes by acclaimed journalist Will Hodgkinson. it also includes a myriad of rare and unseen photos of the band, by turn both beautiful and candid. These include BBC sessions on The Kid Jensen Show, and performances at The Paris Theatre, London and Paradise Theater in Boston. Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) also features a remastered version of the album by Chris Thomas, demos, and alternates alongside two live performances; one from Central Park, New York City in 1980, and an electric show from The Santa Monica Civic in 1981. Pretenders’ first release came almost a year earlier to the album’s release, with their top 40 debut single, a cover of The Kinks’ Stop Your Sobbing produced by Nick Lowe. Next came Kid, another UK top 40 hit and their first originally written single. Following both singles would come one of Pretenders’ biggest tracks to this day, 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, as well as being certified Platinum in USA, and Gold in UK, Netherlands, Belgium, and New Zealand.

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

  1. Cuban Slide
  2. Porcelain
  3. The Wait (Nick Lowe Version)
  4. Nervous But Shy
  5. 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

  1. The Wait (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
  2. Up The Neck (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
  3. Stop Your Sobbing (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
  4. Private Life (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
  5. Cuban Slide (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*

BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979

  1. Mystery Achievement (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
  2. I Need Somebody (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
  3. 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)*

  1. Space Invader (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  2. The Wait (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  3. Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
  4. Kid Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  5. Private Life Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  6. Cuban Slide Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  7. The Phone Call Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)*
  8. Talk Of The Town Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  9. Tattooed Love Boys Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
  10. Up The Neck Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  11. Mystery Achievement Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
  12. Stop Your Sobbing (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**

 

*previously unreleased

**first time on CD

Pretenders (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

£38.99

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Format:3 CD Genre:Rock Record Label:Rhino Release Date:05/11/2021
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