1980 studio album by The Pretenders. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 155 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 1989, ranked it the 20th best album of the 1980s Pretenders was remastered and re-released in 2006 and included a bonus disc of demos, B-sides and live cuts, many previously unreleased . Side two. "Kid" – 3:06. Private Life" – 6:25.
The third Pretenders album, Learning to Crawl (featuring the new lineup with Foster and McIntosh), was released in January 1984. As well as the three recent singles, the album included a cover version of The Persuaders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate", which featured Paul Carrack on keyboards. For the next bout of touring, Rupert Black joined the live band on keyboards. When the Pretenders returned, it would be essentially as a solo act. 1990s. When Last of the Independents was released in 1994, it rated gold in the US. Lead single "Night In My Veins" was a minor success in the US, a mid-chart success in the UK, and a top 10 success in Canada.
The booklet for Disc One of the Pretenders debut album from the 2015 UK Edsel, Rhino Records box set 1979–1999 incorrectly states "Precious" (track 17) is from that Central Park performance. This EP was released in the US but not in the UK. In the UK, the tracks were released as the singles "Message of Love" b/w "Porcelain" and "Talk of the Town" b/w "Cuban Slide".
It's very 80's sounding, yet it what makes the album so good and gives it such a powerful sound. Plus, every instrument is clear and the dynamics are insane. I always test new audio hardware with this album. Name a better first two songs on any Rush album than Force Ten and Time Stand Still. Now go listen to Time Stand Still and improve your day. Every song on this album is great.
If you enjoyed their first album, Pretenders II will not disappoint! There's no sophomore slump here. 2 people found this helpful.
It sort of sticks out on the album it comes from, 'A Farewell to Kings,' because it clocks in at less than three minutes and doesn't push the thematic concept that barely holds the other songs together. The classical guitar, though, fits right in with the rest. From: 'Moving Pictures' (1981). But that awesome sidelong piece is all the album really needs. The first two parts set it up majestically. It's also the song that pretty much got things rolling for Rush. It features Peart's first appearance with the group, and it introduces the trio's stylistic signposts: the rolling drums, the airtight band interplay and Lee's impossibly high vocals. All that's really missing are lyrics about soul-crushing dystopias and the winged freedom fighters coming to the rescue.
Soaking it all in and blending it with her own unique vocal style and musical sensibilities, Hynde along with guitarist James Honeymoon-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon, and drummer Martin Chambers would go into the studio with producers Nick Lowe and Chris Thomas and churn out a big piece of the bridge that would help the past of rock n roll seamlessly meet its. future in what would be one of the highest regarded debut albums ever in all of rock. The Pretenders was an album very much in the right place at the right time in the course of rock n roll history. With punk old news in much of Europe, and American punk still very much a thing of the underground in 1980 and dismissed outright by the mainstream, this album and band gave a rock n roll community something new and bold to embrace without feeling like they had to give up what they once loved.
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