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The Pretenders - The Pretenders II (1981)  Music

Posted by mr. magoo at Jan. 8, 2010
The Pretenders - The Pretenders II (1981)

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981)
EAC AccurateRip | FLAC + Log + Cue | Scans | 305 MB | HF + RS | 5% recovery
Label: Sire 3572-2 | Genre: Rock

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.

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 632 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave | Warner/Rhino | # 0825646846160 | 03:50:50

Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Pretenders" (1980); "Pretenders II" (1981); "Learning To Crawl" (1984); "Get Close" (1986) and "Last Of The Independents" (1994).
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1979/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Pretenders - Pretenders (1979/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:09 minutes | 1,82 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

Pretenders is the first studio album by the British-American new wave band The Pretenders. It was released in 1979 and featured the singles "Stop Your Sobbing", "Kid", and "Brass in Pocket". The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart in the week of its release and stayed there for four consecutive weeks. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1982. Pretenders has been declared to be one of the best albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine and VH1.

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL, 2010]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 2, 2011
The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL, 2010]

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL, 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock/New Wave | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2056)

'Pretenders II’ is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut. The band was touring and cementing their popularity, especially the popularity of their lead singer. The album would be the final release from the original lineup of the band, as shortly afterwards the band would be fractured by the drug abuse that would take the life of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, leading to a long recording hiatus. Twenty years after its release, it was certified gold (500,000 sold) in 2001.

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) [DVD 9] Repost  Music

Posted by jclane at Dec. 27, 2011
The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) [DVD 9] Repost

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000)
DVD 9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | Aspect Ratio: 4:3 | Audio: English > LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 2ch (Documentary)
Subtitle: German, French, Italian, Spanish | Menu | Extras | 120 minutes | 5.96 GB
Label: Warner Music | Genre: Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 5% Recovery

The Pretenders Greatest Hits captures the band from their early days on Sire through their last album on Warner Bros. Records, Viva El Amor. It's the band's only career-spanning video collection, featuring such early nuggets as "Brass in Pocket," "Kid," and Stop Your sobbing," through "Don't Get Me Wrong" to a Tin Tin Out remix of "Human" from Viva El Amor. Also included is an excellent 45-minute documentary called…

Pretenders - Alone (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 23, 2016
Pretenders - Alone (2016)

Pretenders - Alone (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Punk Rock | BMG #538243611 / LC19813

2016 release, the first new album in eight years from Chrissie Hynde and Co. Originally intended as s follow-up to Hynde's 2014 solo album Stockholm, Alone evolved into a bonafide Pretenders album although she is the only original band member to appear on the album. Alone was recorded with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville. The album features Hynde on vocals and guitar joined by bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Sturgill Simpson), pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl (Blake Shelton), guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Lana Del Rey), keyboardist Leon Michels, and drummer Richard Swift.

Pretenders - Alone (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 20, 2016
Pretenders - Alone (2016)

Pretenders - Alone
Classic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:17 min | 113 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: BMG Rights Management | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Chrissie Hynde was working on a solo project with the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach in his Nashville studio, organically recording the follow up to her 2014 album, the superb Stockholm. The new record had been tentatively entitled Chrissie Hynde Practices Her Autograph. Then it dawned that those driving guitars, ragged-but-righteous arrangements, the tough yet tender lyrics delivered by the most distinctive voice of a generation sounded fantastically familiar.

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at March 10, 2016
The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981) [MFSL 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:10 minutes | Scans included | 1,49 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 980 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2056
The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:32 minutes | 1,88 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

Pretenders II, first released in 1981, rose to #10 in Billboard, and delivered the hit single "The Adultress." It also featured the band's signature classics: "Message Of Love," "Talk Of The Town" and "Pack It Up"; plus, another sublime cover of The Kinks' "I Go To Sleep" by Ray Davies. Pretenders II was eventually certified gold in 2001.
The Pretenders - Get Close (1986/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

The Pretenders - Get Close (1986/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:03 minutes | 1,74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Get Close is the fourth album by rock group The Pretenders, released in 1986. The album contains the band's two biggest Mainstream Rock Tracks chart hits, "Don't Get Me Wrong" and "My Baby", both of which reached #1.