- Insanely good sound throughout — Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first – we rarely have copies that rock the way this one does
- This is one of engineer Bill Price’s better efforts behind the boards, and Chris Thomas’s production is State of the Art
- Relatively quiet vinyl throughout this early UK pressing – Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
- Five Stars: “Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders’ eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude.”
What really separated this copy from the pack was the lack of edge on the vocals. It’s not duller — it’s bigger and clearer yet less distorted and cut cleaner than the other sides we played.
Add big bass and dynamics and you have yourself some truly Hot Stamper sound!
Forget the dubby domestic vinyl, these Brit pressings are the only way to go. (more…)