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Pretenders: Pretenders II [CD/DVD] [U.K.] [Digipak]

Track List

>Adultress, The
>Bad Boys Get Spanked
>Message of Love
>I Go to Sleep
>Birds of Paradise
>Talk of the Town
>Pack It Up
>Waste Not Want Not
>Day After Day
>Jealous Dogs
>English Roses, The
>Louie Louie
>Talk of the Town [Demo]
>I Go to Sleep [Guitar Version]
>Pack It Up [Radio Mix]
>In the Sticks
>What You Gonna Do About It
>Wait, The - (live)
>Adultress, The - (live)
>Message of Love - (live)
>Louie Louie - (live)
>Talk of the Town - (live)
>Birds of Paradise - (live)
>English Roses, The - (live)
>Up the Neck - (live)
>Bad Boys Get Spanked - (live)
>Stop Your Sobbing - (live)
>Private Life - (live)
>Kid - (live)
>Day After Day - (live)
>Brass in Pocket - (live)
>Higher and Higher - (live)
>Talk of the Town [Promo Video]
>Message of Love [Promo Video]
>Day After Day [Promo Video]
>I Go to Sleep [Promo Video]
>Message of Love [Top of the Pops, 12 February 1981] - (live)
>I Go to Sleep [Top of the Pops, 19 November 1981] - (live)

Album Reviews:

Uncut (p.110) - "Hynde's smartness and candour are always in evidence....[The album] overflows with energy and romance..."

Album Notes

The Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar); James Honeyman Scott (guitar, vocals); Pete Farndon (bass, vocals); Martin Chambers (drums,


Additional personnel: Chris Mercer (tenor saxophone); Henry Lowther, Jim Wilson (trumpet); Geoff Bryant (French horn); Chris Thomas.

Recorded at Wessex Studios, London, England and Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France.

Personnel: James Honeyman-Scott (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar); Martin Chambers (vocals, drums); Pete Farndon (vocals); Chris Mercer (tenor saxophone); Jim Wilson , Henry Lowther (trumpet); Geoff Bryant (French horn); Matt Smyth, Dave Reilly (tapes).

Recording information: Free Range Studios, London (09/04/1981); Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris (09/04/1981); Santa Monica Civic (09/04/1981); Wessex Studios, London (09/04/1981); Free Range Studios, London (12/21/1979); Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris (12/21/1979); Santa Monica Civic (12/21/1979); Wessex Studios, London (12/21/1979).

Photographer: Steve Morley.

The band look magnificent on the cover as they pose with make-up or heavily retouched faces. They look confident, knowing that their follow-up is almost as good as the debut. Chrissie and Ray Davies were stepping out at this time, hence the opening track, "The Adultress," as Hynde whispers her confession over a furious wall of sound, to be immediately followed by her reminder that "Bad Boys Get Spanked." If only Chrissie, if only. The album drives and dives, pausing for "I Go To Sleep," another old Ray Davies song. There is not a bad track in sight.


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