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The Isle Of View

Pretenders

The Isle Of View

Pretenders

The Isle Of View

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, DVD & Blu-ray • Date: 16/02/2015 Cat#: EDSX3023 • Barcode: 740155302337 • Genre: Pop, Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk

Track Listing

  1. Sense Of Purpose
  2. Chill Factor
  3. Private Life
  4. Back On The Chain Gang
  5. Kid
  6. I Hurt You
  7. Criminal
  8. Brass In Pocket
  9. 2000 Miles
  10. Hymn To Her
  11. Lovers Of Today
  12. The Phone Call
  13. I Go To Sleep
  14. Revolution
  15. The Isle Of View
  16. Creep
  17. Happy Christmas
  18. Night In My Veins
  19. Tequila
  1. Sense Of Purpose
  2. Chill Factor
  3. I Hurt You
  4. Back On The Chain Gang
  5. Thumbelina
  6. Kid
  7. Private Life
  8. Creep
  9. Criminal
  10. Brass In Pocket
  11. 2000 Miles
  12. Hymn To Her
  13. Blue Sun
  14. Lovers Of Today
  15. The Phone Call
  16. I Go To Sleep
  17. Revolution
  18. Night In My Veins
  19. Kid [TOTP, September 1995]
  20. Criminal [Pebble Mill, November 1995]
  21. 2000 Miles [Pebble Mill, November 1995]
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About this release

In May 1995, Chrissie Hynde and then-current Pretenders line-up convened with the Duke Quartet at Jacob Street Studios in London to record and film a whole concert of acoustic versions of favourite Pretenders songs, rearranged to feature the string quartet. Special guest Damon Albarn played piano on a special version of “I Go To Sleep”.

The four b-sides feature songs from the same concert recording not on the original CD, including a version of Radiohead’s “Creep”. The DVD features the full eighteen-song tracklisting only previously issued on the US laserdisc edition. The song “Blue Sun” does not appear on any other Pretenders release. The BBC appearances are different performances with the strings on Top Of The Pops and Pebble Mill.

CD1 – The Isle Of View (tracks 1-15), B-Sides (tracks 16-19)
DVD –  Promos (tracks 1-18), BBC TV Appearances (tracks 19-21)

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