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Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude. Although Chrissie Hynde establishes herself as a forceful and distinctively feminine songwriter, the record isn't a singer/songwriter's tour de force -- it's a rock & roll album, powered by a unique and aggressive band. Guitarist James Honeyman-Scott never plays conventional riffs or leads, and his phased, treated guitar gives new dimension to the pounding rhythms of "Precious," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Up the Neck," and "The Wait," as well as the more measured pop of "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Mystery Achievement." He provides the perfect backing for Hynde and her tough, sexy swagger. Hynde doesn't fit into any conventional female rock stereotype, and neither do her songs, alternately displaying a steely exterior or a disarming emotional vulnerability. It's a deep, rewarding record, whose primary virtue is its sheer energy. Pretenders moves faster and harder than most rock records, delivering an endless series of melodies, hooks, and infectious rhythms in its 12 songs. Few albums, let alone debuts, are ever this astonishingly addictive.

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1
Precious (2018 Remaster) Explicit
00:03:35

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

2
The Phone Call (2018 Remaster)
00:02:28

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

3
Up the Neck (2018 Remaster)
00:04:26

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, Mixer, Recorded by - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

4
Tattooed Love Boys (2018 Remaster)
00:02:58

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

5
Space Invader (2018 Remaster)
00:03:26

Pete Farndon, Composer, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, Mixer, Recorded by - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

6
The Wait (2018 Remaster)
00:03:37

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

7
Stop Your Sobbing (2018 Remaster)
00:02:39

Nick Lowe, Producer - Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Davies, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Gerry Mackelduff, Drums

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

8
Kid (2018 Remaster)
00:03:06

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

9
Private Life (2018 Remaster)
00:06:24

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

10
Brass in Pocket (2018 Remaster)
00:03:04

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

11
Lovers of Today (2018 Remaster)
00:05:50

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

12
Mystery Achievement (2018 Remaster)
00:05:24

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, Mixer, Recorded by - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer, Additional Keyboards - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Tim Young, Remastering Engineer - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2018 Warner Music UK Limited

13
Cuban Slide (2021 Remaster)
00:04:32

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dan Hersch, Remastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Remastering Engineer - Tim Young, MasteringEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2006, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

14
Porcelain (2021 Remaster)
00:03:52

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dan Hersch, Remastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Remastering Engineer - Tim Young, MasteringEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2006, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

15
The Wait (Single Version) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:08

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dan Hersch, Remastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Remastering Engineer - Tim Young, MasteringEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2006, 2021 Warner Music UK Ltd

16
Nervous But Shy (2021 Remaster)
00:01:44

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Writer - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dan Hersch, Remastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Remastering Engineer - Tim Young, MasteringEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

17
Swinging London (2021 Remaster)
00:01:53

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Writer - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dan Hersch, Remastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Remastering Engineer - Tim Young, MasteringEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1979, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

DISC 2

1
The Phone Call (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:02:21

Pete Farndon, Vocals - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Vocals - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - STEPHEN STREET, Producer - Nigel Pegrum, Drums - Colin Mills, Bass

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1977, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

2
Suicide (Demo)
00:03:31

Pete Farndon, Vocals - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Vocals - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - STEPHEN STREET, Producer - Nigel Pegrum, Drums - Colin Mills, Bass

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

3
Brass in Pocket (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:46

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

4
Precious (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:43

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

5
The Wait (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:06

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

6
I Can't Control Myself (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:22

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer - Reg Presley, Composer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

7
Stop Your Sobbing (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:02:21

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Davies, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

8
Tequila (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:05:19

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

9
Kid (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:03

Pete Farndon, Vocals, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Martin Chambers, Drums, Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Steve Nye, AdditionalEngineer - Mike Stavrou, MixingEngineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1978, 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

10
I Go to Sleep (Demo)
00:02:38

Pete Farndon, Backing Vocals, Bass - Jim Wilson, Trumpet - James Honeyman-Scott, Keyboards, Backing Vocals - Chris Mercer, Tenor Saxophone - Geoff Bryant, French Horn - Jeremy Green, AssistantEngineer - Jon Walls, AssistantEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Backing Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Lead Vocals - Henry Lowther, Trumpet - Ray Davies, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 Warner Music UK Limited

11
Do I Love You (with Sunshine Boys)
00:02:57

Pete Farndon, Backing Vocals, Bass - Jim Wilson, Trumpet - James Honeyman-Scott, Keyboards, Backing Vocals - Vincent Poncia Jr., Writer - Chris Mercer, Tenor Saxophone - Geoff Bryant, French Horn - Jeremy Green, AssistantEngineer - Jon Walls, AssistantEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums, Backing Vocals - Bill Price, RecordingEngineer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Lead Vocals - Henry Lowther, Trumpet - Pretenders, MainArtist - PHIL SPECTOR, Writer - Peter Anders, Writer - Sunshine Boys, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1981 Warner Music UK Ltd

12
The Wait (BBC Live Session)
00:03:28

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

13
Up The Neck (BBC Live Session)
00:03:51

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

14
Stop Your Sobbing (BBC Live Session)
00:02:44

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

15
Private Life (BBC Live Session)
00:06:43

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

16
Cuban Slide (BBC Live Session)
00:03:52

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

17
Mystery Achievement (BBC Live Session)
00:04:53

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

18
I Need Somebody (BBC Live Session)
00:04:03

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

19
Tattooed Love Boys (BBC Live Session)
00:03:12

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Pete Ritzema, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

DISC 3

1
The Wait (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:03:42

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

2
Stop Your Sobbing (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:02:58

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Davies, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

3
Kid (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:03:41

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

4
Cuban Slide (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:04:58

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

5
Brass In Pocket (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:03:13

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

6
Tattooed Love Boys (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:03:24

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

7
Mystery Achievement (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)
00:05:09

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Unknown, Producer, Engineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 2021 BBC

8
Space Invader (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:02:41

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

9
The Wait (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:03:21

Pete Farndon, Writer, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

10
Precious (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:03:23

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Limited

11
Kid (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:03:30

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

12
Private Life (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:06:11

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

13
Cuban Slide (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:04:39

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Guitar, Writer - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

14
The Phone Call (Live in Boston, March 1980)
00:02:33

Pete Farndon, Bass - James Honeyman-Scott, Keyboards - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Martin Chambers, Drums - Chrissie Hynde, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Pretenders, MainArtist - Dave Hill, Producer - RUDY HILL, Engineer - Steve Tose, Engineer - Ted Cohen, Producer - starfleet, Engineer

© 2021 Warner Music UK Limited ℗ 1980 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Album review

Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude. Although Chrissie Hynde establishes herself as a forceful and distinctively feminine songwriter, the record isn't a singer/songwriter's tour de force -- it's a rock & roll album, powered by a unique and aggressive band. Guitarist James Honeyman-Scott never plays conventional riffs or leads, and his phased, treated guitar gives new dimension to the pounding rhythms of "Precious," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Up the Neck," and "The Wait," as well as the more measured pop of "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Mystery Achievement." He provides the perfect backing for Hynde and her tough, sexy swagger. Hynde doesn't fit into any conventional female rock stereotype, and neither do her songs, alternately displaying a steely exterior or a disarming emotional vulnerability. It's a deep, rewarding record, whose primary virtue is its sheer energy. Pretenders moves faster and harder than most rock records, delivering an endless series of melodies, hooks, and infectious rhythms in its 12 songs. Few albums, let alone debuts, are ever this astonishingly addictive.

© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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