Product Description & Reviews
The Pretenders, who reinvented the concept of women in rock n roll and became one of the most popular and distinctive acts in the world, now have their artistic legacy chronicled for the first time in PIRATE RADIO. This boxed set features over 5 hours of career-spanning music on 4 CD's, that include many previously unreleased tracks, and a bonus DVD including rarities such as never before released performances from 1979 through 1995. Holding the Pretenders' Pirate Radio box set in your hand, you may be tempted to ask: What took you so long? Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, the Pretenders' impact on popular music goes without saying, and for a quarter century Chrissie Hynde has remained one of the smartest, sassiest, sexiest, and shaggiest women in rock. So this in-depth collection seems, if not overdue, at least a long time in coming. At 81 tracks, Pirate Radio will satisfy die-hard fans with more fully remastered big hits and deep cuts than the earlier Singles and Greatest Hits compilations, as well as some previously unreleased gems--covers of "Angel of the Morning" and Warren Zevon's "Reconsider Me" are both standouts. The career-spanning live DVD is also a treat, with many performances featuring the original lineup. Add in a 60-page booklet jammed with chronological liner notes and reflections from band members, and you've got a powerful package. What's striking is how coherent this set sounds throughout all four discs, largely due to Hynde's unmistakable voice: From the punk swagger of their immortal 1979 debut to the reggae-informed sounds of 2003's Loose Screw, and after more personnel changes than Spinal Tap's percussion section, it all sounds like no one other than the Pretenders. --Ben Heege
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||1.32 pounds|
|Item Size:||6.1 x 0.91 x 0.91 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.3 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.1 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches|
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