The Pretenders Learning to Crawl

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Vigorous determination and solemn reflectiveness pepper hits such as “Back on the Chain Gang,” “2000 Miles,” and “Middle Of The Road. Pre-order now due June 2024

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The Pretenders Learning to Crawl

The Pretenders Learning to Crawl

What is the sound of a fledgling band dealing with multiple tragedies, coming to terms with drastic changes, digging deep into its consciousness, finding resolution in hurt, and overcoming staggering odds to record a bonafide masterwork.

It’s the sound of every note that graces the Pretenders’ Learning to Crawl. Still recognised as one of the most emotionally gripping and musically gutsy performances ever made, the smash 1984 album hasn’t aged a day.

And now, it sounds better than could ever be imagined.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Learning to Crawl finally possesses the combination of whisper-in-your-ear intimacy and nerve-checking toughness that it’s always demanded.

Leader Chrissie Hynde’s voice is made viscerally apparent, wavering between vigorous determination and solemn reflection, while drummer Martin Chamber’s punchy backbeats register with requisite punch.

To say nothing of how fresh the effort’s hit singles (“Middle of the Road,” “Back on the Chain Gang”) and incredible deep cuts sound.

Track List: The Pretenders Learning to Crawl

Side 1
Middle of the Road
Back on the Chain Gang
Time the Avenger
Watching the Clothes
Show Me
Side 2
Thumbelina
My City Was Gone
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
I Hurt You
2000 Miles

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