Contenders will release Deluxe editions of the first two albums

The Pretenders’ first two albums will be released in deluxe editions, with tracks personally selected by conductor Chrissie Hynde. The sets will arrive on November 5.

Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) and Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) will be available as sets of three records, as well as on limited edition color vinyl. The booklets will include rare photos of the band, newly written cover notes and an exclusive hand-numbered Pretenders print.

Pretenders (Deluxe Edition) features the original album remastered by original co-producer Chris Thomas, as well as demos, rarities and live performances from the era recorded at the Paris Theater in London and the Paradise Theater in Boston.

Pretenders II (Deluxe Edition) Also features a remastered version of Chris Thomas’ album, demos and other live performances – one from Central Park in 1980 and another from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1981.

Each set will also include studio clips, single mixes, and B sides from the respective period. You can see the track listings for the ensembles below.

The Pretenders, ‘Pretenders’ and ‘Pretenders II’ Deluxe Edition track listings

“Pretenders” (Deluxe Edition)
CD1 – Original album and B sides
Original album
1. “Precious”
2. “The phone call”
3. “In the neck”
4. “The tattooed love boys”
5. “Space invader”
6. “The wait”
7. “Stop sobbing”
8. “Child”
9. “Privacy”
10. “Brass in the pocket”
11. “Today’s lovers”
12. “Mystery realization”
Faces B
13. “The Cuban Slide”
14. “Porcelain”
15. “The wait” (Nick Lowe version)
16. “Nervous but shy”
17. “Swinging London”

CD2 – Demos & BBC In Studio
Demos
1. “The phone call”
2. “Suicide” *
3. “Brass in the pocket”
4. “Precious”
5. “The wait”
6. “I can’t control myself”
7. “Stop sobbing”
8. “Tequila”
9. “Child”
10. “I’m going to sleep” *
11. “Do I love you” *
BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979
12. “The Wait” (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979) *
13. “Up The Neck” (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979) *
14. “Stop Your Sobs” (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979) *
15. “Private Life” (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979) *
16. “Cuban Slide” (The Kid Jensen Show, February 5, 1979) *
BBC In Session: The Kid Jensen Show, July 2, 1979
17. “Mystery Achievement” (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2, 1979)
18. “I need someone” (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2, 1979)
19. “Tattooed Love Boys” (The Kid Jensen Show, July 2, 1979) *

CD3 – Live
BBC In Session: Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979
1. “The Wait” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
2. “Stop Your Sobbing” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
3. “Kid” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
4. “Cuban Slide” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
5. “Brass In Pocket” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
6. “Tattooed Love Boys” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
7. “Mystery Achievement” (Live at the Théâtre de Paris, London, January 2, 1979) *
Warner Bros. Music Show: Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) *
8. “Space Invader” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
9. “The Wait” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
10. “Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980)
11. “Kid Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
12. “Private Life Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
13. “Cuban Slide Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
14. “The Phone Call Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) *
15. “Talk Of The Town Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
16. “Tattooed Love Boys Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980)
17. “Up The Neck Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
18. “Mystery Achievement Precious” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **
19. “Stop Your Sobbing” (Live at Paradise Theater, Boston, March 23, 1980) **

‘Pretenders II’ (deluxe edition)
CD1 – Original album
1. “Adultery”
2. “Bad boys get spanked”
3. “Message of love”
4. “I’m going to sleep”
5. “Birds of Paradise”
6. “Talk about the city”
7. “Pack it up”
8. “Waste does not want”
9. “Day after day”
10. “Jealous dogs”
11. “English roses”
12. “Louie Louie”

CD2 – Studio Demos, Singles & Alternatives
1. “Talk Of The Town” (Demo)
2. “What are you going to do about it”
3. “I’m going to sleep” (Guitar Version – Released)
4. “Pack It Up” (Radio Mix – Outtake)
5. “Day after day” (Unique blend)
6. “In the sticks”
7. “Louie Louie” (Monitor Mix) *
Living in Central Park, New York, August 30, 1980
8. “Precious” (Live in Central Park, New York, August 30, 1980)
9. “Space Invader” (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30, 1980) *
10. “Cuban Slide” (Live in Central Park, New York, August 30, 1980) *
11. “Porcelain” (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30, 1980) *
12. “Tattooed Love Boys” (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30, 1980) *
13. “Up The Neck” (Live in Central Park, NYC, August 30, 1980) *

CD3 – Live At The Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981
1. “The Wait” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
2. “Adultery” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
3. “Message Of Love” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
4. “Louie Louie” (live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
5. “Talk Of The Town” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
6. “Birds Of Paradise” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
7. “The English Roses” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
8. “Stop Your Sobbing” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
9. “Private Life” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
10. “Kid” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
11. “Day After Day” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
12. “Up The Neck” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
13. “Bad Boys Get Spanked” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
14. “Tattooed Love Boys” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981) *
15. “Precious” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981) *
16. “Brass In Pocket” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)
17. “Mystery Achievement” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981) *
18. “Higher And Higher” (Live at the Santa Monica Civic, September 4, 1981)

* previously unpublished
** first time on CD

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