Pirate Radio (Box Set w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2006)

Artist: Pretenders

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On "Brass in Pocket," one of the Pretenders earliest singles-and their first to chart in the U.S., scoring #14 in Billboard-Chrissie Hynde sings, "I'm special, so special, I gotta have some of your attention, give it to me." Formed in London in '78 with Hynde, James Honeyman Scott, Martin Chambers, and Pete Farndon, the band received massive attention for that hit and other stellar songs from their 1980 self-titled debut album. Via impeccable musicianship and Hynde's charismatic persona-equal parts cool swagger, tough-but vulnerable lyrics and vocals, and idiosyncratic rhythm guitar-the Pretenders reinvented the concept of a woman in rock 'n' roll and became one of the most popular and distinctive acts in the world. Chrissie Hynde's singular presence has never ceased to build on their artistic legacy, chronicled now for the first time in Pirate Radio.

Specifications

Label Rhino / Wea
SKU 202195292
UPC 081227327026
UPC 14 00081227327026
Format CD
Release Date 3/14/2006
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Author Pretenders
Compilation Appearance Living Daylights (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Love Album
Compilation Appearance Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Americas Top 10: 80s New Wave Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Revolutions In Sound:warner Bros. Rec
Compilation Appearance Now Christmas
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Grace
Associated Artist/Work The Pretenders
Technical Info
Engineer David Boucher; David Nicholas; Steve "Syco Steve" Williams; Howard Gray; Julie Gardner; Doug Wynne; Richard Norris; Stephen Street; Steve Churchyard; Steve Nye; Tchad Blake; Bill Price; Brian Kehew; Bruce Lampcov
Producer Chris E. Thomas; Ian Stanley; Jimmy Iovine; Jonathan Quarmby; Kevin Bacon; Mitchell Froom; Nick Lowe; Stephen Hague; Stephen Street; Steve Lillywhite; Bob Clearmountain; Bill Inglot (Compilation)
CatalogID 73270
Lable Name Rhino/Warner Bros. (Label)
Released 03/14/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 5
SPARE Code n/a
Length 312m : 17s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227327026
Album Notes and Credits
Pretenders: Malcolm Foster, Pete Farndon (bass guitar, background vocals); T.M. Stevens, Andy Hobson (bass guitar); James Honeyman-Scott, Robbie McIntosh , Martin Chambers (background vocals); Chrissie Hynde, Adam Seymour.
Personnel: Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Adam Seymour (vocals, guitar, harmonium, background vocals); James Honeyman-Scott (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Billy Bremner (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Robbie McIntosh (vocals, guitar); Paul Carrack (vocals, piano, background vocals); Martin Chambers (vocals, drums); Malcolm Foster, Andrew Bodnar, Pete Farndon (vocals); Tom Kelly (guitar, piano, background vocals); Dominic Miller (guitar, background vocals); Jeff Beck, Johnny Marr , Tchad Blake (guitar); Stuart Gordon (violin, viola); Rick Koster, Shankar (violin); John Metcalfe (viola); Ivan McCready (cello); Duke Quartet (strings); Chris Mercer (tenor saxophone); Jim Wilson , Henry Lowther (trumpet); Geoff Bryant (French horn); Damon Albarn (piano); Bruce Brody (organ); Pat Seymour, Bernie Worrell (keyboards, synthesizer); Lindsay Edwards, Rupert Black, Jonathan Quarmby, Mitchell Froom, Stephen Hague, Chuck Norman (keyboards); Tommy Mandel (synthesizer); Pretty Tony (bass guitar); Blair Cunningham (drums, background vocals); Steve Jordan , Gerry Mackleduff, J.F.T. Hood, James Hood, Simon Phillips , Jim Copley, Mel Gaynor (drums); Colin Elliot, Mark Cooper Smith, Andy Duncan (percussion); John McKenzie , Priscilla Jones, Jules Shear, Mark Hart, Mark Sheridan, Tim Finn, Will MacGregor (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jonathan Quarmby; Kevin Bacon ; Mike Stavrou; Nick Lowe; Bill Price ; Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Recording information: AIR Studios; Axis; Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Innovation, London, England; Jacob Street Studios, London, England; Mayfair Studios, London, England; Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France; Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Power Station, NY; RAK, London, England; Right Track Recording, NY; Sarm Studio West, London, England; Sony Studios; Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA; Town House Recording Studios, London, England; Wessex Studios, London, England; Wool Hall, Bath, Somerset, England.
Authors: Chrissie Hynde; Martin Chambers; Adam Seymour; Nick Lowe.
Photographers: Chalkie Davies; Ebet Roberts; Robert Matheu; Fin Costello; Simon Fowler .
The Pretenders are a band that's easy to take for granted, yet every time one of their excellent singles--and there are lots of them--hits the radio, the response is invariably, "Oh my God, I love this song." When you begin to peel back the layers of the band itself--the alternately jangly and punchy guitars, the hard-as-nails rhythm section, and Chrissie Hynde's impeccable songcraft and unbelievably sensual alto--it's easy to make a case for the Pretenders as one of the best American rock bands of the post-'60s pop landscape.
PIRATE RADIO, the comprehensive, long overdue Pretenders box set, helps support that case. Spread out over four CDs are studio recordings, demos, live material, and alternate versions recorded between 1979 and 2005. In addition to the obvious inclusions ("Brass in Pocket;" "Back on the Chain Gang"), the full range of the Pretenders is represented, from rip-it-up rockers ("Precious") to gorgeous balladry ("2000 Miles"). And, finally, a bonus DVD of television appearances makes the case complete.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.71) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "From a punky 1978 'Precious' demo to adventurous LOOSE SCREW cuts from 2002, Hynde radiates both erotic vigor and uncommon sensitivity."
Uncut (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a surprise that such a vagabond, itinerant existence lead to a group that would prove a model of classic consistency for the best part of three decades."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Chrissie Hynde is the quality control. With her scabrously soulful voice and punchy songwriting, she ensured her band survived several line-up changes and the tragic death of two original members..."
Disc 1
1 Precious - (previously unreleased, Regent Park Demo),Back On The Chain Gang,Sense Of Purpose,Everyday Is Like Sunday
2 Stop Your Sobbing,Thumbelina,Downtown (Akron),Human - (Class mix)
3 Wait, The - (Single Version),Thin Line Between Love And Hate,How Do I Miss You,Popstar
4 Kid,My City Was Gone,Bold As Love,Back Down - (previously unreleased)
5 Tattooed Love Boys,Middle Of The Road,When Will I See You,California - (previously unreleased)
6 Mystery Achievement,Tequila - (previously unreleased),Hollywood Perfume,Needle And The Damage Done, The
7 Brass In Pocket,2000 Miles,Night In My Veins,From the Heart Down - (previously unreleased)
8 Porcelain,When I Change My Life - (previously unreleased, alternate take),977,Who's Who
9 Talk Of The Town,My Baby,All My Dreams,Biker
10 Message Of Love,Worlds Within Worlds - (previously unreleased),Angel of the Morning - (previously unreleased, Original Version),Nails In The Road
11 Cuban Slide,Don't Get Me Wrong,Money Talk,Legalize Me
12 What You Gonna Do About It,Hymn To Her,Rebel Rock Me,Homecoming, The - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Adultress, The,Tradition Of Love,I'll Stand By You,Up the Neck - (previously unreleased, live)
14 Bad Boys Get Spanked,Room Full Of Mirrors,Every Mothers' Son - (previously unreleased, Demo),Fools Must Die - (previously unreleased, live)
15 I Go To Sleep,Reconsider Me - (previously unreleased),Love Colours,Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
16 Day After Day,Hold a Candle to This - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Private Life - (live),Lie To Me
17 Birds Of Paradise,Windows Of The World,Lovers Of Today - (live),Complex Person
18 English Roses, The,Never Do That,Creep - (live),You Know Who Your Friends Are
19 Time The Avenger,No Guarantee,Criminal - (live),I Should Of
20 Watching the Clothes - (previously unreleased, Denmark Street Demo),Not a Second Time,Revolution - (live),Losing, The
21 Show Me
Disc 2
1 Precious - (previously unreleased, Regent Park Demo),Back On The Chain Gang,Sense Of Purpose,Everyday Is Like Sunday
2 Stop Your Sobbing,Thumbelina,Downtown (Akron),Human - (Class mix)
3 Wait, The - (Single Version),Thin Line Between Love And Hate,How Do I Miss You,Popstar
4 Kid,My City Was Gone,Bold As Love,Back Down - (previously unreleased)
5 Tattooed Love Boys,Middle Of The Road,When Will I See You,California - (previously unreleased)
6 Mystery Achievement,Tequila - (previously unreleased),Hollywood Perfume,Needle And The Damage Done, The
7 Brass In Pocket,2000 Miles,Night In My Veins,From the Heart Down - (previously unreleased)
8 Porcelain,When I Change My Life - (previously unreleased, alternate take),977,Who's Who
9 Talk Of The Town,My Baby,All My Dreams,Biker
10 Message Of Love,Worlds Within Worlds - (previously unreleased),Angel of the Morning - (previously unreleased, Original Version),Nails In The Road
11 Cuban Slide,Don't Get Me Wrong,Money Talk,Legalize Me
12 What You Gonna Do About It,Hymn To Her,Rebel Rock Me,Homecoming, The - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Adultress, The,Tradition Of Love,I'll Stand By You,Up the Neck - (previously unreleased, live)
14 Bad Boys Get Spanked,Room Full Of Mirrors,Every Mothers' Son - (previously unreleased, Demo),Fools Must Die - (previously unreleased, live)
15 I Go To Sleep,Reconsider Me - (previously unreleased),Love Colours,Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
16 Day After Day,Hold a Candle to This - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Private Life - (live),Lie To Me
17 Birds Of Paradise,Windows Of The World,Lovers Of Today - (live),Complex Person
18 English Roses, The,Never Do That,Creep - (live),You Know Who Your Friends Are
19 Time The Avenger,No Guarantee,Criminal - (live),I Should Of
20 Watching the Clothes - (previously unreleased, Denmark Street Demo),Not a Second Time,Revolution - (live),Losing, The
21 Show Me
Disc 3
1 Precious - (previously unreleased, Regent Park Demo),Back On The Chain Gang,Sense Of Purpose,Everyday Is Like Sunday
2 Stop Your Sobbing,Thumbelina,Downtown (Akron),Human - (Class mix)
3 Wait, The - (Single Version),Thin Line Between Love And Hate,How Do I Miss You,Popstar
4 Kid,My City Was Gone,Bold As Love,Back Down - (previously unreleased)
5 Tattooed Love Boys,Middle Of The Road,When Will I See You,California - (previously unreleased)
6 Mystery Achievement,Tequila - (previously unreleased),Hollywood Perfume,Needle And The Damage Done, The
7 Brass In Pocket,2000 Miles,Night In My Veins,From the Heart Down - (previously unreleased)
8 Porcelain,When I Change My Life - (previously unreleased, alternate take),977,Who's Who
9 Talk Of The Town,My Baby,All My Dreams,Biker
10 Message Of Love,Worlds Within Worlds - (previously unreleased),Angel of the Morning - (previously unreleased, Original Version),Nails In The Road
11 Cuban Slide,Don't Get Me Wrong,Money Talk,Legalize Me
12 What You Gonna Do About It,Hymn To Her,Rebel Rock Me,Homecoming, The - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Adultress, The,Tradition Of Love,I'll Stand By You,Up the Neck - (previously unreleased, live)
14 Bad Boys Get Spanked,Room Full Of Mirrors,Every Mothers' Son - (previously unreleased, Demo),Fools Must Die - (previously unreleased, live)
15 I Go To Sleep,Reconsider Me - (previously unreleased),Love Colours,Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
16 Day After Day,Hold a Candle to This - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Private Life - (live),Lie To Me
17 Birds Of Paradise,Windows Of The World,Lovers Of Today - (live),Complex Person
18 English Roses, The,Never Do That,Creep - (live),You Know Who Your Friends Are
19 Time The Avenger,No Guarantee,Criminal - (live),I Should Of
20 Watching the Clothes - (previously unreleased, Denmark Street Demo),Not a Second Time,Revolution - (live),Losing, The
21 Show Me
Disc 4
1 Precious - (previously unreleased, Regent Park Demo),Back On The Chain Gang,Sense Of Purpose,Everyday Is Like Sunday
2 Stop Your Sobbing,Thumbelina,Downtown (Akron),Human - (Class mix)
3 Wait, The - (Single Version),Thin Line Between Love And Hate,How Do I Miss You,Popstar
4 Kid,My City Was Gone,Bold As Love,Back Down - (previously unreleased)
5 Tattooed Love Boys,Middle Of The Road,When Will I See You,California - (previously unreleased)
6 Mystery Achievement,Tequila - (previously unreleased),Hollywood Perfume,Needle And The Damage Done, The
7 Brass In Pocket,2000 Miles,Night In My Veins,From the Heart Down - (previously unreleased)
8 Porcelain,When I Change My Life - (previously unreleased, alternate take),977,Who's Who
9 Talk Of The Town,My Baby,All My Dreams,Biker
10 Message Of Love,Worlds Within Worlds - (previously unreleased),Angel of the Morning - (previously unreleased, Original Version),Nails In The Road
11 Cuban Slide,Don't Get Me Wrong,Money Talk,Legalize Me
12 What You Gonna Do About It,Hymn To Her,Rebel Rock Me,Homecoming, The - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Adultress, The,Tradition Of Love,I'll Stand By You,Up the Neck - (previously unreleased, live)
14 Bad Boys Get Spanked,Room Full Of Mirrors,Every Mothers' Son - (previously unreleased, Demo),Fools Must Die - (previously unreleased, live)
15 I Go To Sleep,Reconsider Me - (previously unreleased),Love Colours,Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
16 Day After Day,Hold a Candle to This - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Private Life - (live),Lie To Me
17 Birds Of Paradise,Windows Of The World,Lovers Of Today - (live),Complex Person
18 English Roses, The,Never Do That,Creep - (live),You Know Who Your Friends Are
19 Time The Avenger,No Guarantee,Criminal - (live),I Should Of
20 Watching the Clothes - (previously unreleased, Denmark Street Demo),Not a Second Time,Revolution - (live),Losing, The
21 Show Me
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