Cat No: 190296691812

Curated by Chrissie Hynde, 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 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

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

Pretenders II (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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