THE PRETENDERS: Catalog Upgrade on the Way
A box set of all the reissues is also available through the band’s webstore — but not for the U.S. yet.
The first two decades of albums by The Pretenders are getting an upgrade in 2015.
Pretenders, Pretenders II, Learning To Crawl, Get Close, Last of the Independents and Viva El Amor! have been expanded into two-CD and DVD sets, with Packed! and the live album Isle of View as CD and DVD sets.
No U.S. release date has been announced yet for the reissues, but they’ll be out in the U.K. on February 16th and can be pre-ordered through Amazon’s U.K. site. The Pretenders webstore is also selling a 22-disc box set of all the reissues.
The first four Pretenders albums — Pretenders, Pretenders II, Learning To Crawl, Get Close — were reissued in 2006 with bonus tracks.