The Pretenders The Pretenders II on 180g Import LP
In correlation with the release of The Pretenders' Vinyl Collection 1979-1999, Demon Records is offering eight individual vinyl issues of the band's albums from the same period including Pretenders (1980), Pretenders II (1981), Learning to Crawl (1984), Get Close (1986), Packed! (1990), Last of the Independents (1994), The Isle of View (2LP) (1995) and Viva El Amor! (1999).
The Isle Of View and Viva El Amor! are appearing on the vinyl format for the first time. All of the albums were cut from the latest digital remasters and are pressed on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.
The band's sophomore album Pretenders II was originally released in August 1981 and immediately shot straight to the Top Ten. It was preceded by the Chrissie Hynde-penned hit singles "Talk Of The Town" and "Message Of Love" and also contained "Day After Day" and another hit version of a Ray Davies song, "I Go To Sleep." Sadly Pretenders II featured the last notes recorded by James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon who both died from drug overdoses in 1982.