Hate For Sale, produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), is the latest studio album by The Pretenders due for release on July 03 2020 via BMG. The album features 10 new songs written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and the electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne, in what is the first Hynde/Walbourne song writing collaboration to date. The album prefaces the band accompanying one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, Journey, on an extensive North American tour this summer. The album will release on heavyweight vinyl and CD.
Speaking about writing with James for the first time, Chrissie said: “I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan, and The Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator's dream come true”.
The Pretenders most recent album, 2016’s UK top 40 Alone (produced by Dan Auerbach), was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete. The band supported Fleetwood Mac on their UK stadium tour in June 2019, which included two shows at Wembley Stadium.
02. The Buzz
03. Lightning Man
04. Turf Accountant Daddy
05. You Can’t Hurt a Fool
06. I Didn’t Know When To Stop
07. Maybe Love Is In NYC
08. Junkie Walk
09. Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely
10. Crying In Public
Unlike a lot of recent releases by long established bands, this did not disappoint. Crisp and fresh and delightfully noisy. Excellent songwriting, performing and production - and Chrissie Hynde's singing is as good as ever.