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Gold; Limited Edition - Steve Hoffman version
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CategoryRock/Pop Albums, New Wave CDs, Rock

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Pretenders album for sale by Pretenders was released Sep 01, 2009 on the Audio Fidelity label. Former rock critic Chrissie Hynde launched the Pretenders with an engaging, yet passive, version of the Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing." She unveiled her own persona fully on The Pretenders, which contains a series of excellent compositions marked by her sensual vocals and brilliant sense of dynamics. An understanding of pop's structures allowed Hynde to exploit them to her own ends while sympathetic support, particularly that of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, used the excitement of rock without reference to its cliches. Pretenders CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs.   ...See Full Description

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1Precious See All 12 Pretenders PRECIOUS Lyrics3:42 $0.99(Available)
2Phone Call See All 9 Pretenders PHONE CALL Lyrics2:29(Available)
3Up the Neck See All 11 Pretenders UP THE NECK Lyrics4:22 $1.29(Available)
4Tattooed Love Boys See All 11 Pretenders TATTOOED LOVE BOYS Lyrics3:00 $0.99(Available)
5Space Invader See All 63:27(Available)
6Wait See All 11 Pretenders WAIT Lyrics3:08 $0.99(Available)
7Stop Your Sobbing See All 16 Pretenders STOP YOUR SOBBING Lyrics2:37 $1.29(Available)
8Kid See All 20 Pretenders KID Lyrics3:05 $1.29(Available)
9Private Life See All 12 Pretenders PRIVATE LIFE Lyrics4:55 $0.99(Available)
10Brass in Pocket See All 20 Pretenders BRASS IN POCKET Lyrics3:04 $1.29(Available)
11Lovers Of Today See All 11 Pretenders LOVERS OF TODAY Lyrics5:26 $0.99(Available)
12Mystery Achievement See All 11 Pretenders MYSTERY ACHIEVEMENT Lyrics5:22 $0.99(Available)
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Average Rating:3 stars
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1 star
(29) (3)
Hoffman ruins another
"Superstar" mastering engineer Steve Hoffman once again ruins another album. This version of the Pretenders' debut is damaged in two ways. One, unlike the false disclaimer on the bottom left front of the slipcover states, this disc IS compressed and maximized. It is the LOUDEST version released. So much for "dynamic range", it doesn't exisit on this version. Two, Hoffman left off the sound effects at the beginning of tract two "The Phone Call". Was it sloppy work, or does Hoffy think that he knows better how this should sound than the band, and Chris Thomas, the producer. For someone who has hung his hat on "audiophile" mastering, this is a disgrace. Avoid this version and buy the Rhino. It sounds good, is complete, and has a great bonus disc, for the same or less money.
By Richard (Cleveland, OH, USA)
1 star
(5) (2)
Proof of Hypocrisy
One of mastering engineer Steve Hoffman's alleged strengths is his (supposed) refusal to use compression when mastering a recording. This Pretenders' recording is an abomination, compressed out the wazoo. It thus lays waste to his claim of "never using compression."
By m0271 (Los Angeles, CA)
1 star
(5) (2)
Now Known To Be a Botch Job
Hoffman has now admitted that this remaster is a botch. It is missing original sound effects and is compressed. Virtually a certainty that it is not from the original masters, and another engineer was brought in to add the effects digitally to a digital master. Hoffman has pretty much disavowed responsibility for this latest mess and suggests people send their discs back to Audio Fidelity. Shame.
By ashra1957 (Canada)
1 star
(4) (2)
CONSUMER ALERT: This disc is defective
Steve Hoffman, on his website, has admitted to it. The disc is compressed, sounds terrible and some discs have manufacturing defects. Head over to his site to learn more.
By subhertz (Sacramento, CA)
1 star
(3) (3)
Many deep mastering faults with this trainwreck
It's missing sound effects. One song is not at the correct speed. It's got a fair bit of compression. Hoffman has disavowed it and admits it's a mess. Avoid it, AF and Hoffman are the gang that can't shoot stright.
By ashra1957 (Toronto, Canada)
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Pretenders songs Product Details

CD Universe Part number7987182
LabelAudio Fidelity
Orig Year1980
Catalog number52
Release DateSep 01, 2009
ProducerChris Thomas
EngineerSteve Nye; Bill Price
Recording Time46 minutes
Additional InfoGold; Limited Edition - Steve Hoffman version
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