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Pretenders to release first album in eight years

Published 07/09/2016

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders recorded the new album in Nashville.
Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders recorded the new album in Nashville.

The Pretenders are set to release their first new album for eight years.

Singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde recorded the album - entitled Alone - in Nashville.

She is the only original member of the rock band to feature on their latest offering.

It had been intended to be a follow up to Hynde's 2014 solo album Stockholm, but it was later decided that it would be a Pretenders release.

Their last album was 2008's Break Up The Concrete, which charted at number 35 in the UK.

Hynde, 64, recorded Alone with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys. The band also features Johnny Cash's former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan.

Hynde said: "This record is what I love the most - real people playing real music.

"I sang and recorded every vocal in a 48-hour period - 48 hours to sing them, 40 years of preparation!"

The Pretenders originally consisted of Hynde, Martin Chambers and late musicians James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.

:: Alone will be released on October 21.

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