(2011) Original Album Series

Pretenders

... read moreWhen the Pretenders burst on the scene in 1979 with the singles "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Stop Your Sobbing," they were a breath of fresh air, a band that combined the energy and attitude of punk with top-shelf songwriting courtesy of Chrissie Hynde, and an appreciation of the best of rock's...

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03:48′:44″ 58 Songs

Disk 1

1
Precious
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3:34
2
The Phone Call
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2:27
3
Up The Neck
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4:24
4
Tattooed Love Boys
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2:58
5
Space Invader
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3:26
6
The Wait
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3:34
7
Stop Your Sobbing
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2:38
8
Kid
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3:06
9
Private Life
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6:23
10
Brass In Pocket
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3:06
11
Lovers Of Today
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5:50
12
Mystery Achievement
Pretenders
5:23

Disk 2

1
The Adultress
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3:55
2
Bad Boys Get Spanked
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4:04
3
Message Of Love
Pretenders
3:26
4
I Go To Sleep
Pretenders
2:55
5
Birds Of Paradise
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4:14
6
Talk Of The Town
Pretenders
2:45
7
Pack It Up
Pretenders
3:50
8
Waste Not Want Not
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3:43
9
Day After Day
Pretenders
3:45
10
Jealous Dogs
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5:36
11
The English Roses
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4:28
12
Louie Louie
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3:30

Disk 3

1
Middle Of The Road
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4:12
2
Back On The Chain Gang
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3:53
3
Time The Avenger
Pretenders
4:47
4
Watching The Clothes
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2:46
5
Show Me
Pretenders
4:07
6
Thumbelina
Pretenders
3:12
7
My City Was Gone
Pretenders
5:14
8
Thin Line Between Love And Hate
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3:39
9
I Hurt You
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4:27
10
2000 Miles
Pretenders
3:37

Disk 4

1
My Baby
Pretenders
4:07
2
When I Change My Life
Pretenders
3:39
3
Light Of The Moon
Pretenders
3:56
4
Dance
Pretenders
6:43
5
Tradition Of Love
Pretenders
5:23
6
Don't Get Me Wrong
Pretenders
3:20
7
I Remember You
Pretenders
2:37
8
How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?
Pretenders
3:46
9
Chill Factor
Pretenders
3:26
10
Hymn To Her
Pretenders
4:57
11
Room Full Of Mirrors
Pretenders
4:33

Disk 5

1
Hollywood Perfume
Pretenders
3:55
2
Night In My Veins
Pretenders
3:15
3
Money Talk
Pretenders
3:38
4
977
Pretenders
3:54
5
Revolution
Pretenders
4:32
6
All My Dreams
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3:12
7
I'll Stand By You
Pretenders
4:01
8
I'm A Mother
Pretenders
5:18
9
Tequila
Pretenders
1:13
10
Every Mother's Son
Pretenders
3:41
11
Rebel Rock Me
Pretenders
3:08
12
Love Colours
Pretenders
4:32
13
Forever Young
Pretenders
5:04
Released 04 November 2011, 2011 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Review

When the Pretenders burst on the scene in 1979 with the singles "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Stop Your Sobbing," they were a breath of fresh air, a band that combined the energy and attitude of punk with top-shelf songwriting courtesy of Chrissie Hynde, and an appreciation of the best of rock's past and present. The original lineup of the Pretenders cut two superb albums -- 1980's Pretenders and 1981's Pretenders II -- before the deaths of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon forced Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers to reinvent the group on their third album, 1984's excellent Learning to Crawl. Original Albums Series is a box set that features the Pretenders' first three albums in full, along with two other fine titles from their catalog, 1986's Get Close and 1994's Last of the Independents, providing a well-detailed picture of this group at their best and most influential. ~ Mark Deming