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28 March 2024

Pretenders Announce ‘Learning To Crawl’ 40th Anniversary Vinyl

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA, August 9, 1984.
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Pretenders‘ 1984 album Learning To Crawl is to be reissued on crystal clear and standard black vinyl on 7 June 2024 and is available to pre-order now.

pre-order pretenders ‘learning to crawl (40th anniversary vinyl) here

Celebrating the album’s 40th anniversary, this reissue is true to the original 1984 release with the artwork and tracklisting remaining the same. This pressing of Learning To Crawl features the 2018 remastered audio by the album’s original producer, Chris Thomas, on vinyl for the first time.

Learning To Crawl is Pretenders’ third studio album, released after a band hiatus which saw in this time the sad passing of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon before recording started. It sees an assortment of guitar and bass players on the record before Robbie McIntosh and Malcolm Foster joined Chrissie Hynde and Martin Chambers making the band a four piece.

The 1984 album is certified Gold and Platinum in the UK and US respectively and reached No 11 on the UK albums chart and No 5 on the US Billboard 200. It features some of the band’s most loved songs including 2000 Miles, Back On The Chain Gang, both UK Top 20 singles.

Learning to Crawl, at the very least, achieves a professional rebirth that seemed uncertain as recently as a few months ago,” Kurt Loder wrote of the album in Rolling Stone at the time of release. “Hynde, as ever, is peerless, probing at truths that most songwriters never get around to wondering about.”

Pretenders – Learning To Crawl 40th Anniversary vinyl tracklisting

Side 1
Middle of the Road (2018 Remaster)
Back on the Chain Gang (2018 Remaster)
Time the Avenger (2018 Remaster)
Watching the Clothes (2018 Remaster)
Show Me (2018 Remaster)

Side 2
Thumbelina (2018 Remaster)
My City Was Gone (2018 Remaster)
Thin Line Between Love and Hate (2018 Remaster)
I Hurt You (2018 Remaster)
2000 Miles (2018 Remaster)

pre-order pretenders ‘learning to crawl (40th anniversary vinyl) here

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