Pretenders

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

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Used - LP - SRK 3572
Clean 1981 US Original Allied Pressing. "The Pretenders' Debut Album Was Such A Powerful, Monumental Record That Its Sequel Was Bound To Be A Bit Of A Disappointment, And Pretenders Ii Is. Essentially, This Album Is An Unabashed Sequel, Offering More Of The Same Sound, Attitude, And Swagger, Including Titles That Seem Like Rips On Their Predecessors And Another Ray Davies Cover. This Gives The Record A Bit Too Much Of A Pat Feeling, Especially Since The Band Seems To Have A Lost A Bit Of Momentum -- They Don't Rock As Hard, Chrissie Hynde's Songwriting Isn't As Consistent, James Honeyman-scott Isn't As Inventive Or Clever. These All Are Disappointments, Yet This First Incarnation Of The Pretenders Was A Tremendous Band, And Even If They Offer Diminished Returns, It's Still Diminished Returns On Good Material, And Much Of Pretenders Ii Is Quite Enjoyable. Yes, It's A Little Slicker And More Stylized Than Its Predecessor, And, Yes, There's A Little Bit Of Filler, Yet Any Album Where Rockers As Tough As "Message Of Love" And "The Adultress" Are Balanced By A Pop Tune As Lovely As "Talk Of The Town" Is Hard To Resist. And When You Realize That This Fantastic Band Only Recorded Two Albums, You Take That Second Album, Warts And All, Because The Teaming Of Hynde And Honeyman-scott Was One Of The Great Pairs, And It's Utterly Thrilling To Hear Them Together, Even When The Material Isn't Quite Up To The High Standards They Set The First Time Around." AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
1981 Concert Program
Accessory - 0000
PRETENDERS 1981 Concert tour program In NM condition. more
Alone
New Import - 538243601
Sealed 2016 Original. Recorded With The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach At His Easy Eye Studio In Nashville And Mixed By Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson). Nearly Four Decades On From The Pretenders' Epochal 1980 Debut Album, Chrissie Hynde's Instantly Identifiable Voice Is More Emotional, More Aggressive Than Any Other Time In Her Career. 'Alone' Bears The Trademarks Of The Pretenders Legendary Canon - Raw And Rollicking Riffs, Poignant Balladry, Taut Hooks, And Indelible Melodies, All In Service Of Hynde's Heart Worn, Ever-Unsentimental Song Craft. more
Alone
New Import - 538243601
Sealed 2016 Original. Recorded With The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach At His Easy Eye Studio In Nashville And Mixed By Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson). Nearly Four Decades On From The Pretenders' Epochal 1980 Debut Album, Chrissie Hynde's Instantly Identifiable Voice Is More Emotional, More Aggressive Than Any Other Time In Her Career. 'Alone' Bears The Trademarks Of The Pretenders Legendary Canon - Raw And Rollicking Riffs, Poignant Balladry, Taut Hooks, And Indelible Melodies, All In Service Of Hynde's Heart Worn, Ever-Unsentimental Song Craft. more
Back On The Chain Gang
Used Import - ARE 19T
Rare 1982 UK 12 Inch Single Housed In A Picture Sleeve. B/W "My City Was Gone" Long Version. Cover Is VG+ With Light Creasing And Blemishes. more
Back On The Chain Gang
New - 12 - ARE 19T
Sealed, Rare 1980 UK 12 Inch Single Housed In A Picture Sleeve. B/W "My City Was Gone" Long Version. more
Break Up The Concrete
New - LP - 101011
Sealed 2008 Double 10" Vinyl Plus CD In Custom And Killer Die-Cut Concrete Brick Jacket. "Nearly A Quarter-Century After She Sang About It, Chrissie Hynde Has Gone Back To Ohio — Literally And Figuratively. Rock's Most Famous Akronite-Turned-Londoner Has Been Spending More Time In Her Rust Belt Hometown, Where She Has Opened A Vegan Restaurant. And On Break Up The Concrete, She Has Returned To The American Musical Heartland, Injecting Her Songs With The Hopped-Up Sound Of Early Rock & Roll. The Result Is The Best Pretenders Record In Years, A Mix Of Galloping Rockabilly And Country & Western Songs, Delivered In Hynde's Trademark Snarl — The Voice Of The Toughest Chick In The Biker Gang. There Are Bo Diddley-Style Rave-Ups ("Break Up The Concrete"), Pedal Steel Weepers ("One Thing Never Changed") And Boogie Blues ("Rosalee"), Played With Crackling Efficiency And Anchored By Virtuoso Drummer Jim Keltner. The Sound Is Raucous, But Hynde's Songs Are Grown-Up: Sad And Wise Reflections On Politics And Relationships, With A Romanticism That's Hard-Edged And Hard-Won. "Every Drop That Runs Through The Vein," She Sings In "Boots Of Chinese Plastic," "Always Makes Its Way Back To The Heart Again." – Jody Rosen, Rolling Stone more
Don't Get Me Wrong
Used - 12 - PRO A 2651
1986 Promo Label 33 1/3 12 Inch Picture Sleeve. more
Don't Get Me Wrong
Used Import - YZ85T
1986 Original 45 RPM, 12" Single. Vinyl Is Glossy, Virtually Unplayed. more
Extended Play
New - LP - MINI 3563
Sealed 1981 Five-Track EP Rarity With Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. Small COH. Includes "Message Of Love," "Talk Of The Town," "Porcelain," "Cuban Slide" Plus "Precious" Which Was Recorded Live At Central Park, August 30th, 1980. more
Extended Play
Used - LP - MINI 3563
1981 Five-Track EP Rarity With Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap Plus The Original Store Price Tag. Includes "Message Of Love," "Talk Of The Town," "Porcelain," "Cuban Slide" Plus "Precious" Which Was Recorded Live At Central Park, August 30th, 1980. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Extended Play
Used - LP - MINI 3563
1981 Five-Track EP. more
Extended Play
Used - LP - MINI 3563
1981 US Original Los Angeles Pressing With Original Poly Inner. Jacket Close To NM. "The Five-track Ep Approriately Named Extended Play Was A Marketing Tool Released Because Of The Differences Between The U.s. And British Approaches To Record-making. The Pretenders Scored On Both Sides Of The Atlantic With Their Debut Album In January 1980, Then Released Two Successful Singles In Britain, "Talk Of The Town" (March 1980), Which Made The U.k. Top Ten, And "Message Of Love" (January 1981), Which Also Was A Substantial Hit. But One-off Singles Are A Rarity In The U.s., And Since The Band Did Not Have A Full-length Album Ready Yet, Sire Record Put The Singles On This Ep To Forestall Imports. They Then Appeared Again On Pretenders Ii Five Months Later. But The Other Three Tracks, "Porcelain," "Cuban Slide," And A Live Version Of "Precious" From The First Album, Did Not, Making This A Necessary Purchase For Completists. (And They're Not Bad Songs, Either.)" AMG - William Ruhlmann. more
Get Close
Used - LP - 9 25488-1
1986 Original In Shrink. Hard To Find Without Promo Or Deletion Marks. “Get Close Marked The Debut Of The Pretenders' Mark Three, And On This Album Listeners Are Introduced To Chrissie Hynde, Mature Professional Musician With A Band To Match. Get Close Is Never Less Than Solid As A Work Of Craft, And Guitarist Robbie Mcintosh, Drummer Blair Cunningham, And Bassist T.M. Stevens Deliver Tight And Emphatic Performances Throughout, But They Also Sound Like What They Are -- Journeymen Musicians Who Bring Their Chops To Their Projects While Leaving Their Personalities At The Door. While Hynde Always Dominated The Pretenders, By This Time It Was Obvious That This Was Fully Her Show, And If She Felt Less Like Rocking And More Like Exploring Her Emotions And Thoughts About Parenthood On Midtempo Pop Tunes, No One In The Group Was Going To Prod Her Into Doing Otherwise; The Presence Of A Large Number Of Additional Session Players Further Buffs Away Any Of Get Close's Potential Sharp Edges. Despite All This, Hynde's Voice Is In Great Form Throughout, And When She Gets Her Dander Up, She Still Has Plenty To Say And Good Ways To Say It; "How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?" Is A Gleefully Venomous Attack On The Musically Unscrupulous; "Don't Get Me Wrong" Is A Superb Pop Tune And A Deserved Hit Single; And The Motown-Flavored "I Remember You" And The Moody "Chill Factor" Suggest She'd Been Learning A Lot From Her Old Soul Singles.” Mark Deming, AMG. more
Get Close
New - LP - 25488
Sealed 1986 Original, Small Saw Cut. more
Get Close
New - LP - 25488
Sealed 1986 Original With Custom Song Hype Sticker And Saw Cut. Features The Hit Single "Don't Get Me Wrong." more
Get Close
New - LP - 25488
Sealed 1986 Original. Hard To Find Without Promo Or Deletion Marks. “Get Close Marked The Debut Of The Pretenders' Mark Three, And On This Album Listeners Are Introduced To Chrissie Hynde, Mature Professional Musician With A Band To Match. Get Close Is Never Less Than Solid As A Work Of Craft, And Guitarist Robbie Mcintosh, Drummer Blair Cunningham, And Bassist T.M. Stevens Deliver Tight And Emphatic Performances Throughout, But They Also Sound Like What They Are -- Journeymen Musicians Who Bring Their Chops To Their Projects While Leaving Their Personalities At The Door. While Hynde Always Dominated The Pretenders, By This Time It Was Obvious That This Was Fully Her Show, And If She Felt Less Like Rocking And More Like Exploring Her Emotions And Thoughts About Parenthood On Midtempo Pop Tunes, No One In The Group Was Going To Prod Her Into Doing Otherwise; The Presence Of A Large Number Of Additional Session Players Further Buffs Away Any Of Get Close's Potential Sharp Edges. Despite All This, Hynde's Voice Is In Great Form Throughout, And When She Gets Her Dander Up, She Still Has Plenty To Say And Good Ways To Say It; "How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?" Is A Gleefully Venomous Attack On The Musically Unscrupulous; "Don't Get Me Wrong" Is A Superb Pop Tune And A Deserved Hit Single; And The Motown-Flavored "I Remember You" And The Moody "Chill Factor" Suggest She'd Been Learning A Lot From Her Old Soul Singles.” Mark Deming, AMG. more
Get Close
Used - LP - 25488
1986 Original, Allied Pressing, Still In Shrink With Custom Hype Sticker. Has An "Image Records" Sticker Affixed To The Front Cover Under Shrink. Glossy Vinyl, Two Tiny Corner Dings & Very Small Saw Cut. “Get Close Marked The Debut Of The Pretenders' Mark Three, And On This Album Listeners Are Introduced To Chrissie Hynde, Mature Professional Musician With A Band To Match. Get Close Is Never Less Than Solid As A Work Of Craft, And Guitarist Robbie Mcintosh, Drummer Blair Cunningham, And Bassist T.M. Stevens Deliver Tight And Emphatic Performances Throughout, But They Also Sound Like What They Are -- Journeymen Musicians Who Bring Their Chops To Their Projects While Leaving Their Personalities At The Door. While Hynde Always Dominated The Pretenders, By This Time It Was Obvious That This Was Fully Her Show, And If She Felt Less Like Rocking And More Like Exploring Her Emotions And Thoughts About Parenthood On Midtempo Pop Tunes, No One In The Group Was Going To Prod Her Into Doing Otherwise; The Presence Of A Large Number Of Additional Session Players Further Buffs Away Any Of Get Close's Potential Sharp Edges. Despite All This, Hynde's Voice Is In Great Form Throughout, And When She Gets Her Dander Up, She Still Has Plenty To Say And Good Ways To Say It; "How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?" Is A Gleefully Venomous Attack On The Musically Unscrupulous; "Don't Get Me Wrong" Is A Superb Pop Tune And A Deserved Hit Single; And The Motown-Flavored "I Remember You" And The Moody "Chill Factor" Suggest She'd Been Learning A Lot From Her Old Soul Singles.” Mark Deming, AMG. more
I'll Stand By You
New - 7 - 95966
New, Unplayed 1994 UK 7" Single Housed In A Picture Sleeve. Title Track B/W "Rebel Rock Me." more
II
Used - LP - 25PP 23
Japanese Pressing With Inserts, No Obi. LP Is New, Unplayed. more
II
New - LP - SRK 3572
Sealed 1981 Original. Saw-Cut, Top Left Corner Crease. more
II
New - LP - SRK 3572
Sealed 1981 Original, Small COH. Custom Album Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. more
Interview With Chrissie Hynde
Used - LP - WBMS 142
Promotional Only 1 Hour Warner Brothers Music Show With Music From "Get Close." more
Last Of The Independents
Used Import - 4509-95822-1
First Copy We Have Seen Of This 1994 German Only Original. more
Learning To Crawl
Audiophile - LP - 23980
Mint 1983 Limited Edition Quiex II Vinyl Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. Gold Promo Stamp And Quiex II Sticker On Cover. First Copy We Have Had In Stock In Five Years. more
Learning To Crawl
Audiophile - Used - MFSL 1-339
Sealed 2012 Numbered, Limited Edition 180gm Gatefold. Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System And Pressed At RTI. more
Learning To Crawl
Used - LP - 9 23980-1
1984 RCA Club Pressing. Crisp Corners, No Cut Out Holes. more
Learning To Crawl
Used - LP - 25PP-111
Beautiful 1984 Japanese Pressing With Obi And 4 Page Insert. Just As The Critics Were Loosing Faith In Chrissie Hynde This Album Punched The Airwaves With Four Hits And Showed She Still Had It. Produced By Chris Thomas. Looks Unplayed. more
Learning To Crawl
Used - LP - 9 23980-1
1984 Still In Shrink With Song Hype Sticker. An Impressive 3rd Album That Had Six Hits. Produced By Chris Thomas. more
Learning To Crawl
Used - LP - 9 23980-1
1984 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. An Impressive 3rd Album That Had Six Hits. Produced By Chris Thomas. more
Learning To Crawl
Used Import - 25PP-111
Beautiful 1984 Japanese Pressing With Obi And 4 Page Insert. Just As The Critics Were Loosing Faith In Chrissie Hynde This Album Punched The Airwaves With Four Hits And Showed She Still Had It. Produced By Chris Thomas. more
Learning To Crawl
Audiophile - Used - MFSL 1-339
2012 Limited Edition, #000804, 180gm In Gatefold. Bottom Seam Split. Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System And Pressed At RTI. more
Learning To Crawl
Audiophile - Used - 1-23980
1983 Limited Edition Quiex II Vinyl Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. Gold Promo Stamp And Quiex II Sticker On Cover. It was the band's third studio album and the first released after the deaths of two band members, Pete Farndon and James Honeyman-Scott. Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer and the only surviving original member of the band, decided to continue with the recording despite the losses. The album features hit songs such as "Back on the Chain Gang," "Middle of the Road," and "2000 Miles." "Back on the Chain Gang" was a tribute to Honeyman-Scott, while "2000 Miles" was a dedication to Farndon. "Learning to Crawl" was a critical and commercial success, reaching number five on the US Billboard 200 chart and number nine on the UK Albums Chart. It received positive reviews from music critics and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Overall, "Learning to Crawl" is regarded as one of The Pretenders' best albums and an essential part of the 1980s rock music scene. more
Learning To Crawl
Used - LP - 9 23980-1
1984 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. It was the band's third studio album and the first released after the deaths of two band members, Pete Farndon and James Honeyman-Scott. Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer and the only surviving original member of the band, decided to continue with the recording despite the losses. The album features hit songs such as "Back on the Chain Gang," "Middle of the Road," and "2000 Miles." "Back on the Chain Gang" was a tribute to Honeyman-Scott, while "2000 Miles" was a dedication to Farndon. "Learning to Crawl" was a critical and commercial success, reaching number five on the US Billboard 200 chart and number nine on the UK Albums Chart. It received positive reviews from music critics and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Overall, "Learning to Crawl" is regarded as one of The Pretenders' best albums and an essential part of the 1980s rock music scene. more
Learning To Crawl
Audiophile - Used - MFSL 1-339
2012 Limited Edition, Un-Numbered Promo Copy. Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System And Pressed At RTI. more
Live At The Santa Monica Civic
Used - LP - WBMS 121
First Copy We Have Ever Seen. Promo Only 1982 Gatefold Original. LP Appears Unplayed. Featured Songs: "The Wait," "The Adulteress," "Message Of Love," "Louie, Louie," "Talk Of The Town," "Birds Of Paradise," "Up The Neck," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Kid," "Day After Day" And "Higher And Higher." more
Middle Of The Road / 2000 Miles
Used - 12 - PRO A 2106
1983 Promo Only Label 12 Inch. more
One Night Stand
New - LP - 12CENT-17
Sealed 1980 2LP "Live" Album. Recorded 12th April 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. more
Pretenders
Audiophile - LP - NR 38
Near Mint 1980 Half-Speed Mastered LP With Insert And Gold Teldec Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - RJ 7649
Beautiful Japanese Pressing With Torn Obi. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 6083
1980 Original Promo With Custom, Glossy Inner Sleeve Plus The Rare Hype Sticker On The Sleeve. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. S2/S1 Stampers. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 Columbia House Edition With Custom Inner Sleeve. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Pretenders
Audiophile - Used - NR 38
Beautiful 1982 Half-Speed Master With Insert. This Highly Acclaimed Debut Rocks With Many Hits That Tattooed The 80's Radio Airwaves. Very Minor Cover Crease & Promo Sticker To The Front. more
Pretenders
New - LP - SRK 6083
Sealed 1980 Original With Hype Sticker. Hole Punch. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 6083
1980 Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. Vinyl Appears Glossy. Minor Staining On Cover. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 6083
1980 Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. Vinyl Appears Glossy. Slight Edge Wear And Tiny Corner Ding. Minor Staining On Cover. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
Audiophile - New - MFSL 1-372
Sealed 2016 180gm Limited Edition #000276 Remastered Reissue, From Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Jacket. Very Light Accidental Cut Through The Baggy & Across The Middle Of The Cover. Hence Price. more
Pretenders
Audiophile - Used - NR 38
Beautiful 1982 Half-Speed Master With Insert. The Pretenders' self-titled debut album is a defiant blast of rock 'n' roll energy that arrived in 1980 like a breath of fresh air. Chrissie Hynde's unmistakable vocals are at the forefront, delivering a perfect blend of vulnerability and attitude. From the instant classic 'Brass in Pocket' to the poignant 'Kid,' this album is a rollercoaster of emotions. It's a soundtrack for those who don't fit into neat categories, capturing the essence of post-punk and new wave with a rock edge. 'Pretenders' is not just an album; it's a timeless anthem for the outsiders, a statement of individuality, and a promise of rock's enduring rebellion. It's a debut that continues to resonate with those who value authenticity and the thrill of rock 'n' roll. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 6083
1980 Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. “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.” AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine more
Pretenders
Used Import - RAL 3 NP
1980 Portugal Pressing In Shrink With Custom Inner Sleeve. Vinyl Appears Glossy. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
Audiophile - New - MFSL 1-372
Sealed 2016 180gm Limited Edition Numbered Remastered Reissue, From Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Jacket. more
Pretenders
Used - LP - SRK 6083
1980 With Custom Inner Sleeve. Vinyl VG++. “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, AMG. more
Pretenders
New - LP - SRK 6083
Sealed 1980 Original With Hype Sticker. Saw Cut. “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.” AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine more
Pretenders
New - LP - SRK 6083
Sealed 2022 40th Anniversary 180gm Remastered Reissue. Cut By Tim Young/Chris Thomas. “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.” AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine more
Pretenders - Promo
Used - LP - SAM 117
Beautiful 1980 UK White Label Promo LP With Press Kit. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - P 8635
1981 Japanese Pressing With Obi And Six-Page Insert. Appears Unplayed. more
Pretenders II
New - LP - P 8635
Sealed 1981 Japanese Pressing With Obi And Six-Page Insert. There Appears To Be A Fold Out Poster Shrink Wrapped To The Back. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 US Original, Allied Press. Still In Shrink With Original Custom Print Inner Sleeve And Hype Sticker On Shrink, Which Has Some Wear. Vinyl Shows Light Sleeve Scuff. "The Pretenders' Debut Album Was Such A Powerful, Monumental Record That Its Sequel Was Bound To Be A Bit Of A Disappointment, And Pretenders Ii Is. Essentially, This Album Is An Unabashed Sequel, Offering More Of The Same Sound, Attitude, And Swagger, Including Titles That Seem Like Rips On Their Predecessors And Another Ray Davies Cover. This Gives The Record A Bit Too Much Of A Pat Feeling, Especially Since The Band Seems To Have A Lost A Bit Of Momentum -- They Don't Rock As Hard, Chrissie Hynde's Songwriting Isn't As Consistent, James Honeyman-Scott Isn't As Inventive Or Clever. These All Are Disappointments, Yet This First Incarnation Of The Pretenders Was A Tremendous Band, And Even If They Offer Diminished Returns, It's Still Diminished Returns On Good Material, And Much Of Pretenders Ii Is Quite Enjoyable. Yes, It's A Little Slicker And More Stylized Than Its Predecessor, And, Yes, There's A Little Bit Of Filler, Yet Any Album Where Rockers As Tough As "Message Of Love" And "The Adultress" Are Balanced By A Pop Tune As Lovely As "Talk Of The Town" Is Hard To Resist. And When You Realize That This Fantastic Band Only Recorded Two Albums, You Take That Second Album, Warts And All, Because The Teaming Of Hynde And Honeyman-Scott Was One Of The Great Pairs, And It's Utterly Thrilling To Hear Them Together, Even When The Material Isn't Quite Up To The High Standards They Set The First Time Around." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 Columbia House Edition, Pressed At The Columbia Owned Terre Haute Plant. Still In Shrink Wrap With Custom Inner Sleeve. Light Crease Line Across The Top Edge. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 Original With Pretenders II Hype Sticker. Custom Inner Sleeve. LP Appears Glossy. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 US Original SRC Pressing, Still In Shrink. Vinyl Glossy VG++/EX. Label Variant, No Rim Text. "The Pretenders' Debut Album Was Such A Powerful, Monumental Record That Its Sequel Was Bound To Be A Bit Of A Disappointment, And Pretenders Ii Is. Essentially, This Album Is An Unabashed Sequel, Offering More Of The Same Sound, Attitude, And Swagger, Including Titles That Seem Like Rips On Their Predecessors And Another Ray Davies Cover. This Gives The Record A Bit Too Much Of A Pat Feeling, Especially Since The Band Seems To Have A Lost A Bit Of Momentum -- They Don't Rock As Hard, Chrissie Hynde's Songwriting Isn't As Consistent, James Honeyman-Scott Isn't As Inventive Or Clever. These All Are Disappointments, Yet This First Incarnation Of The Pretenders Was A Tremendous Band, And Even If They Offer Diminished Returns, It's Still Diminished Returns On Good Material, And Much Of Pretenders Ii Is Quite Enjoyable. Yes, It's A Little Slicker And More Stylized Than Its Predecessor, And, Yes, There's A Little Bit Of Filler, Yet Any Album Where Rockers As Tough As "Message Of Love" And "The Adultress" Are Balanced By A Pop Tune As Lovely As "Talk Of The Town" Is Hard To Resist. And When You Realize That This Fantastic Band Only Recorded Two Albums, You Take That Second Album, Warts And All, Because The Teaming Of Hynde And Honeyman-Scott Was One Of The Great Pairs, And It's Utterly Thrilling To Hear Them Together, Even When The Material Isn't Quite Up To The High Standards They Set The First Time Around." AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Pretenders II
Used - LP - SRK 3572
1981 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. This Album Is A Nice Continuation From Their Debut, High Energy, Rocking Music. more
Room Full Of Mirrors
Used - 12 - PRO A 2627
1986 Promo Label 33 1/3 12 Inch. more
Talk Of The Town
New - LP - 006
Sealed 1980 Denmark Only "Promo" Release. Tracks 1-6 Live 1980 And 7-11 U.K. 45s. more
Talk Of The Town
Used - LP - 006
1980 Denmark "Promo" Release. Tracks 1-6 Live 1980 And 7-11 U.K. 45s. LP Appears Unplayed. Small Seam Crack. more
The Get Close Interview With Chrissie Hynde
Used - 12 - WBMS 142
1987 Promo Only Radio Show Interview And Music With Press Insert. Housed In A Custom Die-Cut Warner Brothers Music Show Company Outer Sleeve. more
The Singles
Used - LP - 25664
Hard To Find 1987 Vinyl. Gold Promo Stamp On Jacket. Custom Inner Sleeve. Unplayed Condition. more
The Singles
Used - LP - 25664
Hard To Find 1987 Vinyl Still In Shrink Wrap, Saw Cut. Custom Inner Sleeve. Unplayed Condition. more
The Singles
Used - LP - 25664
1987 Original Vinyl Still In Shrink Wrap, Saw Cut. Custom Inner Sleeve. more
The Wait
New - LP - 12CENT 01
Sealed 1979 2LP Unofficial 45rpm Original Recorded In BBC Studio Five, London, July 1979. more
Thin Line Between Love And Hate / Thumbelina
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2154
1984 Promo Label 12 Inch Picture Sleeve. more
Tradition Of Love
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2677
1986 Promo Label 12 Inch. more
Where Has Every Body Gone
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2799
1987 Promo Only 12 Inch Single From The Album "The Living Daylights" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. more

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