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

Disk 2

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

Disk 3

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

Disk 4

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

Disk 5

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