Release Date: 27/10/2017
Pretenders have announced a special edition release of their album ‘Alone’, available digitally on September 29th. The CD will be available as an early exclusive from the Pretenders’ store and at all Pretenders shows from 29th September, the CD will be available elsewhere from 27th October.
The special edition album will include a bonus live CD of fifteen live versions of classic Pretenders tracks as well as material from ‘Alone’. The bonus disc includes ‘I’ll Stand By You’, live from this year’s Isle of Wight festival and ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ live from Glastonbury earlier this year.
Chrissie Hynde originally recorded ‘Alone’ in Nashville with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who worked as producer and multi-instrumentalist on the record. The record was originally released on October 21st 2016 to critical acclaim with Uncut saying, “It’s a wonderfully bloody-minded riposte to the clichés of rock’n’roll from one of the genre’s undersung greats”. The record also received 4* reviews from Q, MOJO, The Evening Standard and The Guardian.
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 on drums, Leon Michels playing keys and Russ Pahl on pedal steel guitar. The album was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello). Duane Eddy also features on the punchy ‘Never Be Together’.
Of ‘Alone’, 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!”
2. Roadie Man
3. Gotta Wait
4. Never Be Together
5. Let's Get Lost
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 (BONUS TRACK)
1. Alone (Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
2. Gotta Wait (Live at Bospop Festival, The Netherlands, 8 July 2017)
3. Message of Love (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
4. Private Life (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
5. Down the Wrong Way (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
6. Don't Get Me Wrong (Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
7. Night in My Veins (Live at Glastonbury Festival, UK, 23 June 2017)
8. Let's Get Lost (Live at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, 26 June 2017)
9. I Hate Myself (Live at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, 26 June 2017)
10. I'll Stand by You (Live at The Isle Of Wight Festival, UK, 9 June 2017)
11. Boots of Chinese Plastic (Live at EDP Jazz Festival, Portugal, 19 July 2017)
12. Thumbelina (Live at EDP Jazz Festival, Portugal, 19 July 2017)
13. Up the Neck (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
14. Mystery Achievement (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)
15. Middle of the Road (Live at Austin City Limits, Texas, 13 March 2017)