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On July 17, 2020.

On July 17, 2020, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Hate for Sale”, the eleventh Pretenders (The) album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – vocals, guitar,
  • James Walbourne – guitar
  • Nick Wilkinson – bass guitar
  • Martin Chambers – drums
  • Duke Quartet
  • Stephen Street – keyboards, mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Stuart Crouch Creative – design, artwork
  • Matt Holyoak – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne.

  1. Hate for Sale
  2. The Buzz
  3. Lightning Man
  4. Turf Accountant Daddy
  5. You Can’t Hurt a Fool
  6. I Didn’t Know When to Stop
  7. Maybe Love Is in NYC
  8. Junkie Walk
  9. Didn’t Want to Be This Lonely
  10. Crying in Public

On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On November 12, 2002.

On November 12, 2002, “Artemis” label released “Loose Screw”, the eighth  Pretenders studio album. It was recorded June 2001 – April 2002, and was produced by Jonathan Quarmby and Kevin Bacon.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Adam Seymour– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Hobson – bass
  • Martin Chambers– drums
  • Kevin Bacon– bass
  • Jonathan Quarmby– keyboards
  • Colin Elliot, Mark “Wiff” Smith– percussion
  • Priscilla Jones, Tom Kelly, Mark Sheridan – backing vocals
  • The Duke Quartet – strings, brass
  • Kick Horns – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Adam Seymour and Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Lie to Me
  2. Time
  3. You Know Who Your Friends Are
  4. Complex Person
  5. Fools Must Die
  6. Kinda Nice, I Like It
  7. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart – Chrissie Hynde, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
  8. I Should Of
  9. Clean Up Woman
  10. The Losing
  11. Saving Grace – Chrissie Hynde, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
  12. Walk like a Panther – Richard Barratt, Jason Buckle, Jarvis Cocker, Dean Honer

 

On October 21, 2016.

On October 21, 2016, “BMG Rights Management” released “Alone”, the tenth Pretenders studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Easy Eye Sound” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Dan Auerbach.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde- vocals
  • Dan Auerbach- guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Duane Eddy, Kenny Vaughan- guitar
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel
  • Dave Roe – upright bass
  • Leon Michels – keyboards
  • Richard Swift- drums, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tchad Blake– mixing
  • Collin Dupuis – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Alone – Chrissie Hynde, Dan Auerbach, Richard Swift
  2. Roadie Man
  3. Gotta Wait
  4. Never Be Together – Chrissie Hynde, Björn Yttling, Fyfe Dangerfield
  5. Let’s Get Lost – Chrissie Hynde, Dave McCracken
  6. Chord Lord
  7. Blue Eyed Sky
  8. The Man You Are
  9. One More Day
  10. I Hate Myself
  11. Death Is Not Enough
  12. Holy Commotion

In January 1984.

learning_to_crawl

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

 

On January 19, 1980.

Pretenders first album

On January 19, 1980, “Real Records” label released the debut self titled Pretenders album.  It was recorded in 1979 at “Wessex Studios” and “Air Studios” and was produced by Chris Thomas, except “Stop Your Sobbing” produced by Nick Lowe. In 1982 the album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”. In 1989 magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album at number 20 on its list at “Best Albums of the 1980s” and in 2003 at number 155 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. In 2012, magazine “Slant” ranked the album at number 64 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Farndon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James Honeyman-Scott– lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chrissie Hynde– rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Geoff Bryant– horn
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Chris Mercer –saxophone
  • Chris Thomas– keyboards, sound effects
  • Jim Wilson – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Precious
  2. The Phone Call
  3. Up the Neck
  4. Tattooed Love Boys
  5. Space Invader – Pete Farndon and James Honeyman-Scott
  6. The Wait – Chrissie Hynde and Pete Farndon
  7. Stop Your Sobbing – Ray Davies
  8. Kid
  9. Private Life
  10. Brass in Pocket – James Honeyman-Scott and Chrissie Hynde
  11. Lovers of Today
  12. Mystery Achievement

On August 15, 1981.

Pretenders_II

On August 15, 1981, label “Sire” released “Pretenders II”, second studio album by The Pretenders. It was recorded 1980–1981, at
“Wessex Studios”, London and “Pathe Marconi Studios”, Paris and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde– rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Pete Farndon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing vocals
  • James Honeyman-Scott– lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Mercer– tenor saxophone
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Jim Wilson– trumpet
  • Geoff Bryant– French horn
  • Chris Thomas– sound effects

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde except where noted.

  1. The Adultress
  2. Bad Boys Get Spanked
  3. Message of Love
  4. I Go to Sleep – Ray Davies
  5. Birds of Paradise
  6. Talk of the Town
  7. Pack It Up – Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott
  8. Waste Not Want Not
  9. Day After Day – Chrissie Hynde, Honeyman-Scott
  10. Jealous dogs
  11. The English Roses
  12. Louie Louie