Original Album Series

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 825646846160
  • Catalog Number: 537638
  • Sales rank: 24,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Precious
  2. 2 Precious (3:37)
  3. 3 Phone Call
  4. 4 The Phone Call (2:29)
  5. 5 Up the Neck (4:28)
  6. 6 Up the Neck
  7. 7 Tattooed Love Boys
  8. 8 Tattooed Love Boys (2:59)
  9. 9 Space Invader (3:27)
  10. 10 Space Invader
  11. 11 Wait
  12. 12 The Wait (3:37)
  13. 13 Stop Your Sobbering
  14. 14 Stop Your Sobbing (2:38)
  15. 15 Kid
  16. 16 Kid (3:07)
  17. 17 Private Life (6:26)
  18. 18 Private Life
  19. 19 Brass In Pocket
  20. 20 Brass In Pocket (3:05)
  21. 21 Lovers of Today (5:51)
  22. 22 Lovers of Today
  23. 23 Mystery Achievement
  24. 24 Mystery Achievement (5:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Adultress (3:58)
  2. 2 Bad Boys Get Spanked (4:07)
  3. 3 Message of Love (3:28)
  4. 4 I Go To Sleep (2:57)
  5. 5 Birds of Paradise (4:16)
  6. 6 Talk of the Town (2:45)
  7. 7 Pack It Up (3:52)
  8. 8 Waste Not Want Not (3:46)
  9. 9 Day After Day (3:47)
  10. 10 Jealous Dogs (5:38)
  11. 11 The English Roses (4:31)
  12. 12 Louie Louie (3:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Middle of the Road (4:15)
  2. 2 Back On the Chain Gang (3:51)
  3. 3 Time the Avenger (4:55)
  4. 4 Watching the Clothes (2:53)
  5. 5 Show Me (4:08)
  6. 6 Thumbelina (3:17)
  7. 7 My City Was Gone (5:24)
  8. 8 Thin Line Between Love and Hate (3:44)
  9. 9 I Hurt You (4:39)
  10. 10 2000 Miles (3:38)
Disc 4
  1. 1 My Baby (4:08)
  2. 2 When I Change My Life (3:37)
  3. 3 Light of the Moon (3:57)
  4. 4 Dance! (6:41)
  5. 5 Tradition of Love (5:19)
  6. 6 Don't Get Me Wrong (3:47)
  7. 7 I Remember You (2:37)
  8. 8 How Much Did You Get For Your Soul? (3:47)
  9. 9 Chill Factor (3:26)
  10. 10 Hymn To Her (4:54)
  11. 11 Room Full of Mirrors (4:35)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Hollywood Perfume (3:55)
  2. 2 Night In My Veins (3:16)
  3. 3 Money Talk (3:39)
  4. 4 977 (3:53)
  5. 5 Revolution (4:32)
  6. 6 All My Dreams (3:14)
  7. 7 I'll Stand By You (3:58)
  8. 8 I'm a Mother (5:17)
  9. 9 Tequila (1:04)
  10. 10 Every Mothers' Son (3:36)
  11. 11 Rebel Rock Me (3:07)
  12. 12 Love Colours (4:32)
  13. 13 Forever Young (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pretenders Primary Artist
Martin Chambers Drums, Vocals
Pete Farndon Bass, Vocals
James Honeyman-Scott Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Chrissie Hynde Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Clearmountain Producer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Nick Lowe Producer
Ian Stanley Producer
Chris Thomas Producer
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