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19/09/2017

PRETENDERS ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL EDITION VERSION OF THEIR ALBUM ‘ALONE’ RELEASED ON 27th OCTOBER

THE SPECIAL EDITION ALBUM WILL INCLUDE A LIVE BONUS DISC

PRETENDERS WILL EMBARK ON A HEADLINE UK TOUR THIS AUTUMN, OPENING ON SEPTEMBER 30 AT NEWCASTLE’S CITY HALL

Chrissie Hynde still answers to no one and it’s a glorious sound”  4* Q Magazine 

 

“Hynde is magnificent here – unapologetic and deferring to no one” – 4* The

Guardian

 

“A resounding affirmation of a still sharply tuned powerhouse” – 4* The Mirror

 

 

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!

 

 

Full track listing below:

 

CD 1:

1. Alone

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)

 

Bonus CD:

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)

 

Pretenders will embark on a UK headline tour this autumn. Opening in Newcastle on September 30 at City Hall, the band will be performing at concert halls across the UK including London’s Eventim Apollo and Manchester’s O2 Apollo before closing in Oxford on October 18 at the New Theatre.

 

Tickets: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-pretenders

 

Full tour dates below:

 

30 Sep                       Newcastle                             City Hall

01 Oct                        Glasgow                                Royal Concert Hall

03 Oct                        Edinburgh                             Usher Hall

04 Oct                        Nottingham                           Royal Concert Hall

06 Oct                        Cardiff                                                St David’s Hall

07 Oct                        Cambridge                            Corn Exchange

08 Oct                        London                                  Eventim Apollo

10 Oct                        Brighton                                 Dome

11 Oct                        Bristol                                     Colston Hall

13 Oct                        Manchester                           O2 Apollo

14 Oct                        Portsmouth                           Guildhall

15 Oct                        Birmingham                          Symphony Hall

17 Oct                        Liverpool                               Philharmonic Hall

18 Oct                        Oxford                                    New Theatre

 

For further information, please contact Murray Chalmers PR:

 

www.murraychalmers.com

 

020 7361 0730

 

claire@murraychalmers.com

sarah@murraychalmers.com

murray@murraychalmers.com

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