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The Pretenders - Alone (2016)
« on: September 08, 2016, 12:56:34 PM »
New album out on October 21st!

http://www.thepretenders.com/

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The Pretenders release their brand new album, ‘Alone’ on October 21st through BMG. It is the first Pretenders album for eight years and was recorded in Nashville. Originally intended as a solo follow-up to 2014’s ‘Stockholm’, it soon dawned that those driving guitars, ragged but righteous arrangements, tough yet tender lyrics delivered by the most beautifully distinctive voice of a generation, sounded fantastically familiar. The Pretenders were back. 36 years after their remarkable first album, ‘Alone’ could be the older, wiser, badder sister to that exhilarating debut.

Chrissie Hynde recorded the album in Nashville with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who stood as captain, producer and multi-instrumentalist on the record, an album which sees Chrissie at her searingly honest, most incisive best.

The full band joining Chrissie and Dan on the album features Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan on guitar plus sundry members of Dan Auerbach’s side project The Arcs: Richard Swift, drums, Leon Michels, keyboards and Russ Pahl providing sly curlicues of pedal steel. The album was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello). Duane Eddy also features on the punchy ‘Never Be Together’.

Of the new album Chrissie Hynde said the following: “This record is what I love the most - real people playing real music. I sang and recorded every vocal in a 48 hour period - 48 hours to sing them, 40 years of preparation!”.

‘Alone’ is available to pre-order on CD and LP now. - See more at: https://thepretenders.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=30030&lf=4286a3e3873c340c7c3b43aa8ed057f8#sthash.UNdd4wDK.dpuf
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Re: The Pretenders - Alone (2016)
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 01:49:07 PM »
Thanks, reminds me to get the album soon(ish)...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/the-pretenders-omeara-review/

Good to read Martin Chambers is in the live line-up!  8)
(Was kinda worried not to see him listed above for the album...)
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Re: The Pretenders - Alone (2016)
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 10:19:09 AM »
First song I heard hasn't really convinced me. Might wait a bit before buying it.

Short review:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/review-the-pretenders-alone-w446060
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Re: The Pretenders - Alone (2016)
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 01:55:41 PM »
Chrissie Hynde via FB:
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Hi Friends and foes alike!
The UK tour was fab. We loved it. We met some great people and saw some beautiful places.
I do want to apologise for being a bit of a bitch when it came to camera phones and just being myself in general. As you probably know by now, when i’m not on the stage, i like to retain a very ordinary profile and get embarrassed by uninvited attentions. So if I told anyone to ‘get lost’ - it’s just me being the citizen God intended me to be. I know sometimes I’m not the celebrity you want, but believe me, I suffer for it later that night and wish i could have been a nicer person. But I wasn’t, I’m not, and probably not going to change any time soon. .
As far as all the cities we didn’t play - we intend to come back and finish the job next year.
Thanks again and see you then!
xch
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