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The Pretenders - Greatest Hits


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1. Brass In Pocket

2. Message Of Love

3. Don't Get Me Wrong

4. Kid

5. Human

6. I Go To Sleep

7. Forever Young

8. I Got You Babe (Ub40 And Chrissie Hynde)

9. Night In My Veins

10. Spiritual High (State Of Indpendence)

11. Talk Of The Town

12. Stop Your Sobing

13. Hymn To Her

14. 2000 Miles

15. Breakfast In Bed (Ub40 And Chrissie Hynde)

16. Popstar

17. Middle Of The Road

18. Thin Line Between Love And Hate

19. Back On The Chain Gang

20. I'll Stand By You

Performer Notes
  • Chrissie Hynde crafted some classic rock tunes with her band the Pretenders, and this hits compilation includes many of her finest songs, such as "Brass in Pocket" and "Stop Your Sobbing."
  • The Pretenders' 1987 collection, The Singles, did a fine job of assembling most of the group's finest tracks up to that point in their career, so after another decade passed, their record company felt it was necessary to compile a more "updated" collection, 2000's Euro-only release Greatest Hits. Although it contains a total of 20 tracks, Greatest Hits ultimately fails to improve over its predecessor, for the simple fact that the early '80s was the Pretenders' artistic and commercial peak, and Greatest Hits contains too much latter-day material. Whereas it would have been a wise move to showcase such oft-overlooked classics as "Tattooed Love Boys," "Mystery Achievement," "Precious," "My City Was Gone," or "Birds of Paradise" (all of which weren't included on The Singles), Greatest Hits includes such not-as-strong selections as "Night in My Veins," "Breakfast in Bed," and "Human" instead. Although there are quite a few gems included ("Brass in Pocket," "Message of Love," "Talk of the Town," "Kid," "Back on the Chain Gang," etc.), Greatest Hits leaves out far too many prime selections to be considered truly definitive. Also issued at the same time of Greatest Hits was a DVD by the same name that included most of the group's promo video clips. ~ Greg Prato
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