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Pretenders reissue first two albums as three-CD deluxe sets

Curated by Chrissie Hynde

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Pretenders was the band’s debut issued in 1979

The Pretenders first two albums will be reissued as three-CD deluxe editions in November, with both “curated by Chrissie Hynde”.

Pretenders was first issued in December 1979 and features the singles ‘Stop Your Sobbing’, ‘Kid’ and UK chart-topper ‘Brass in Pocket’. Less than two years later the follow-up Pretenders II was issued. Hits included ‘Talk of the Town’ (issued much earlier in April 1980), ‘Message of Love’ and ‘I Go To Sleep’. Both albums featured the classic line-up of Chrissie Hynde (vocals and guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (guitar), Pete Farndon (bass) and Martin Chambers (drums).

Both Pretenders and Pretenders II are presented as large format deluxe sets

These new triple-CD deluxe editions come as large-format (12″ x 12″) editions featuring “a high quality book”, with new sleeve notes by Will Hodgkinson and plenty of rare and unseen photos.

Both albums have been remastered by original producer Chris Thomas and these deluxe editions features demos, rarities, BBC Sessions and many live performances. Despite a fare few previous deluxe editions, between them these sets offer 25 previously unreleased tracks along with a further nine that are ‘new to CD’.

Both Pretenders and Pretenders II deluxe editions will be released on 5 November 2021.

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Tracklisting

Pretenders Pretenders / 3CD deluxe edition

    • Original Album & B-sides
      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
    • CD 2: 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, 5 February, 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, 2 July 2, 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)*
      *previously unreleased
    • CD 3: Live
      BBC In Session: Live at The Paris Theatre, London, 2 January, 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, 23 March, 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

Tracklisting

Pretenders II Pretenders / 3CD deluxe edition

    • CD 1: 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
    • CD 2: 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, 30 August, 1980
      1. Precious (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)
      2. Space Invader (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
      3. Cuban Slide (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
      4. Porcelain (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
      5. Tattooed Love Boys (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
      6. Up The Neck (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30th 1980)*
      *previously unreleased
    • CD 3: 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

       

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