Pretenders I & II Vinyl Bundle
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Pretenders I & II Vinyl Bundle

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Bundle includes:

• Pretenders II - Limited-Edition White Vinyl

• Pretenders Limited-Edition Red Vinyl (Out of stock)

Bundle includes:

· Pretenders (2018 Remaster) [1LP Red]

· Pretenders II (2018 Remaster) [1LP White]


Pretenders is widely regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of all-time. Featuring Chrissie Hynde’s incredible vocals and guitar, James Honeyman-Scott’s glistening guitar, Pete Farndon’s driving bass and Martin Chambers’ drums, the album is quintessential new wave, and a defining album of the 80s. They then followed that up in 1981 with Pretenders II, the last album with Pretenders’ original line-up who continued the tremendous form of their debut album.

On limited-edition color vinyl, Pretenders (red) and Pretenders II (white) both feature 2018 remastered audio by the album’s original producer, Chris Thomas, on vinyl for the first time.

Pretenders first single came in the form of a cover of The Kinks’ Stop Your Sobbing, produced by Nick Lowe. It would end up a top 40 hit in the UK, with their follow up single Kid also reaching the top 40. They then released one of Pretenders’ most famous tracks, 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.

Following their debut album, Pretenders released two singles in the UK, Talk Of The Town and Message Of Love before Pretenders II arrived, with the former reaching #8 and the latter #11 in the UK singles charts. The appetite in the US maintained too, with Pretenders releasing an EP in the interim named “Extended Play”, containing five tracks that would later be on the Pretenders II album. With a clamouring for more Pretenders material, Pretenders II was released on 15th August 1981 to great fanfare. The album would end up peaking #7 in the UK, and #10 in the US, being certified Silver and Gold respectively in the process. Further highlights of the album include another cover of The Kinks, in the form of I Go To Sleep.

Side A
1. Precious
2. The Phone Call
3. Up The Neck
4. Tattooed Love Boys
5. Space Invader
6. The Wait
7. Stop Your Sobbing

Side B
1. Kid
2. Private Life
3. Brass In Pocket
4. Lovers Of Today
5. Mystery Achievement

Side A
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

Side B
1. Pack It Up
2. Waste Not Want Not
3. Day After Day
4. Jealous Dogs
5. The English Roses
6. Louie Louie