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The Pretenders - Live In Amsterdam 1980

I remember Chrissie Hynde from her days writing for the NME (New Musical Express - UK weekly publication) back in the mid 1970's. It was only a matter of time before her musical ambitions came to fruition, and after a couple of false starts, she eventually surfaced in late 1978 with a very up and ready band called The Pretenders . Their debut album remains a firm favorite of mine, it has that timeless feel that great songs and albums have, no logical reason and maybe just a state of mind. To come across a live concert boot (31st May 1980 to be precise) from that era obviously made my day. Source: Stereo radio broadcast (off air recording). Sound Quality : Extremely good MP3 @320kbps. Genre: Post Punk, New Wave, Indie Pop/Rock. Set: Radio edit, most likely majority of the gig, (total playing time 51:39). Set List: 1. The Wait. 2. Precious. 3. Talk of the town. 4. Cuban slide. 5. Private life. 6. Space invader. 7. I go to sleep. 8. Brass in pocket. 9. Ki