The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

The Pretenders - Pretenders (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Guitar, Vocals – Chrissie Hynde

Drums, Vocals – Martin Chambers

Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards – James Honeyman-Scott

Bass, Vocals – Pete Farndon

Written by Chrissie Hynde (A1 To A4, A6. B1 To B5), James Honeyman-Scott (A5, B3), Peter Farndon (A5), Ray Davies (A7)

 

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Real Records

Recorded in 1979 at Wessex Sound Studios

Engineered by Bill Price

Produced by Nick Lowe

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1980

Reissued in 2016

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Precious
  2. The Phone Call
  3. Up the Neck
  4. Tattooed Love Boys
  5. Space Invader
  6. The Wait

Side B :

  1. Stop Your Sobbing
  2. Kid
  3. Private Life
  4. Brass In Pocket
  5. Lovers of today
  6. Mystery Achievement

 

 

Awards:

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 155/500!

 

Reviews :

"Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude. Although Chrissie Hynde establishes herself as a forceful and distinctively feminine songwriter, the record isn't a singer/songwriter's tour de force -- it's a rock & roll album, powered by a unique and aggressive band. Guitarist James Honeyman-Scott never plays conventional riffs or leads, and his phased, treated guitar gives new dimension to the pounding rhythms of "Precious," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Up the Neck," and "The Wait," as well as the more measured pop of "Kid," "Brass in Pocket," and "Mystery Achievement." He provides the perfect backing for Hynde and her tough, sexy swagger. Hynde doesn't fit into any conventional female rock stereotype, and neither do her songs, alternately displaying a steely exterior or a disarming emotional vulnerability. It's a deep, rewarding record, whose primary virtue is its sheer energy. Pretenders moves faster and harder than most rock records, delivering an endless series of melodies, hooks, and infectious rhythms in its 12 songs. Few albums, let alone debuts, are ever this astonishingly addictive." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,17 / 5

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