Musicians : The Pretenders – Band . Chrissie Hynde – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar . Martin Chambers – Drums, Backing Vocals . Pete Farndon – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . James Honeyman-Scott – Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Geoff Bryant – Horn . Henry Lowther – Trumpet . Gerry Mackelduff – Drums On (7) . Chris Mercer – Saxophone . Chris Thomas – Keyboards . Jim Wilson – Trumpet
Production : Produced By Chris Thomas, Nick Lowe On (7) . Steve Hoffman – Mastering . Steve Nye – Engineer . Bill Price – Engineer, Mixing . Mike Stavrou – Mixing . Robert Vosgien – Mastering
Package : Chalkie Davies – Photography . Kevin Hughes – Cover Design . Des Letts – Photography . Tom Sheehan – Photography
Recorded In 1979 At Studio Wessex Studios And Air Studios.
Classic Rock Review “Brass in Pocket” is the most popular early track by The Pretenders, driven by the slightly funky riff by Honeyman-Scott, Hynde’s great sense of melody, and Farndon’s rounded eighties bass to introduce the new decade. […]
Ultimate Classic Rock Unlike most of her contemporaries, Hynde wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable on ‘Private Life’ and ‘Kid,’ the latter of which featured a wonderful solo from Honeyman-Scott, whose contributions to the album cannot be overstated. […]
PopMatters Appropriately, Pretenders was released in January 1980, a swan song for the post-punk palace revolution that never quite panned out. This was an album that immediately demanded its own space, allowing a new band the chance to get its licks in before the eventual onslaught of a decade that, musically speaking, would become increasingly icy and arid. […]