Pretenders I & II Deluxe 3CD Bundle

Pretenders I & II Deluxe 3CD Bundle

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Bundle includes:

• Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition 3CD)

• Pretenders (Deluxe Edition)

Bundle includes:
• Pretenders (Deluxe Edition)
• Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition)


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.

Curated by Chrissie Hynde, both Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) and Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) are presented in two 12x12 3CD deluxe editions, with a high-quality book featuring a myriad of rare, unseen photos plus brand-new liner notes from acclaimed music journalist Will Hodgkinson. Both sets include the original album fully remastered by Chris Thomas, alongside demos, rarities and many live performances. Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) features BBC sessions on The Kid Jensen Show, as well as performances at The Paris Theatre, London and Paradise Theater, Boston. Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) showcases the band’s high-octane live performances from Central Park, New York City and their performance at The Santa Monica Civic.

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.

CD1 – Original Album & B-Sides
Original Album
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
13. Cuban Slide
14. Porcelain
15. The Wait (Nick Lowe Version)
16. Nervous But Shy
17. Swinging London

CD2 – 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, February 5th, 1979
12. The Wait (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
13. Up The Neck (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
14. Stop Your Sobbing (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
15. Private Life (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
16. Cuban Slide (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5th, 1979)*
BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979
17. Mystery Achievement (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
18. I Need Somebody (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)
19. Tattooed Love Boys (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2nd, 1979)*

CD3 – Live
BBC In Session: Live at The Paris Theatre, London, January 2nd, 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, March 23rd 1980)*
8. Space Invader (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
9. The Wait (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
10. Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
11. Kid Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
12. Private Life Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
13. Cuban Slide Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
14. The Phone Call Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)*
15. Talk Of The Town Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
16. Tattooed Love Boys Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)
17. Up The Neck Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
18. Mystery Achievement Precious (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**
19. Stop Your Sobbing (Live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23rd 1980)**

*previously unreleased
**first time on CD


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