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Pretenders - Break Up The Concrete


Product Info :
Actor / Artist : Pretenders
Format : CD
Barcode : 0825646893348
Language : English
Subtitle :
Genre Type: Pop
Region :
Disc Quantity : 2
Synopsis :
"Track Listings
1. Talk Of The Town (2009 Remastered)
2. Kid (2009 Remastered)
3. Back On The Chain Gang (2009 Remastered)
4. Brass In Pocket (2009 Remastered)
5. Message Of Love (2009 Remastered)
6. Night In My Veins (2009 Remastered)
7. Don't Get Me Wrong (2009 Remastered)
8. Middle Of The Road (2009 Remastered)
9. I'll Stand By You (2009 Remastered)
10.Stop Your Sobbing (2009 Remastered)
11.Hymn To Her (7"" Version 2009 Remastered)
12.Precious (2009 Remastered)
13.Thumbelina (2009 Remastered) 14.Cuban Slide (2009 Remastered)
15.My City Was Gone (7"" Version 2009 Remastered)
16.Day After Day (2009 Remastered)
17.I Go To Sleep (2009 Remastered)
18.Thin Line Between Love And Hate (2009 Remastered)
19.Fools Must Die
20.Up The Neck (2009 Remastered)
21.2000 Miles (2009 Remastered)
22.Tattooed Love Boys (2009 Remastered)
1.Boots of Chinese Plastic
2.The Nothing Maker
3.Don't Lose Faith in Me
4.Don't Cut Your Hair
5.Love's a Mystery
6.The Last Ride
7.Almost Perfect
8.You Didn't Have To
10.Break Up the Concrete
11.One Thing Never Changed
Break Up the Concrete is the first Pretenders album since 1990s Packed! where Chrissie Hynde wrote almost every song on the album on her own, but unlike the generally listless Packed!, Break Up the Concrete is an effective rebirth for Hynde, a reconnection to her roots undoubtedly effected by her return to her native Ohio. This may be a stripped-down record carrying echoes of the Pretenders past, but this is hardly a conscious re-creation of the group's first two records, as it lacks any of the stylish guitar colorings of James Honeyman-Scott, and the group's early hard rock swagger has been swapped out for a frenetic rockabilly bop, as infectious on the barrel-headed boogie "Don't Cut Your Hair" and Bo Diddley romp of the title track as it is on the ingenious Dylan send-up "Boots of Chinese Plastic." Hynde's revived rockabilly roll finds a comfortable pairing in the easy county-rock vibe of her ballads, of which there are far more of than there are rockers here. This emphasis on rockabilly and country-rock gives Break Up the Concrete a bit of an Americana feel — something enhanced by the gently murmuring accordion on "You Didn't Have To," which otherwise is a cousin to the sighing pop of "Kid" — but this doesn't necessarily feel like a departure for Hynde: it just feels like a lively, deeply felt Pretenders album, one that has better songs and better performances than usual.

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  • Model: 2564689334L
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15kgs
  • Manufactured by: Rhino

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 January, 2009.

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