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On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

In January 1984.

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In January 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was released after a hiatus, during which time James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon died of drug overdoses.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing and lead vocals, percussion
  • Billy Bremner– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Tony Butler– bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass guitar, vocals
  • Paul Carrack– piano and vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles