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The Pretenders - Live in London [Blu-ray]

The Pretenders , Chrissie Hynde , Pierre Lamoureux , Francois Lamoureux  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, James Walbourne, Nick Wilkinson
  • Directors: Pierre Lamoureux, Francois Lamoureux
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: E1 Music
  • DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030IOCLM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,043 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

With Millions of albums sold and their place in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame solidified, the Pretenders are a special band with a special place in history. Pretenders: Live in London captures their many electrifying performances from their 2009 world tour.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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I'm not only owner of this Blu-Ray but the CD/normal DVD combo and its a great show , played with passion and filmed in a very artistic and dramatic has edge and power and Chrissie is still rockin as hard as ever and sounding fabulous!!! What more could a fan want? Chrissie is all attitude and her vocals are as formidable as ever and her new band is crackin.
For any band with as long a track record there will of course be songs left off and a few newer ones obliged to toss in to keep things current but those would be picky complaints. I don't want to get into comparing this to the Loose in LA show which is also a HD filmed event featuring the wonderful Adam Seymour you really should own both!
25 songs plus a funny extra bit of footage...and a sort of retro feel to the film..I just love it!

I was asked for the set list...
here goes
Boots of Chinese Plastic
Don't cut your hair
Talk of the Town
Message of Love
The Nothing Maker
Don't lose your faith in me
Back on the Chain Gang
Love's A Mystery
I Go To Sleep
Don't Get Me wrong
Stop Your Sobbing
Day After Day
Cuban Slide
Break up the Concrete
Middle of the Road
The Wait
Tattooed Love Boys
I'll Stand By You
Brass In Pocket
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretenders Still Rockin' August 20, 2010
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I definitely recommend this DVD recorded live in London, 2009. It is one of the best concert videos I have ever watched, and since Chrissie Hynde is only 2 months older than I am, I'd tell anyone, SHE'S STILL GOT IT. Her voice is as good as it was back in the early 80's, and her stage presence is right on the money. She has the original drummer with her, but sadly I believe I heard the other two original members are now deceased. But Chrissie, the drummer, and the three newer members (added a steel guitar player) play some kick--- songs. Middle of the Road sounds as good now as it did back in 1984-85. The DVD is Blue-Ray, and when I played it through my Bose Home Theatre System, the quality made you feel like you were right there in London watching the show!! You will not be it!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Gimmicks! September 18, 2010
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This is how I like to see concerts shot. Straight foreword with no annoying gimmicks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu Ray Concert April 8, 2010
By Duane
Just got a blu ray player and I was looking for some recent titles to look at and came across this one.Sure glad I did.I have the LA concert and it is very good but there are a few big pluses to this concert.For starters Chrissie is energized and in great form here.The main reason, I believe, is the injection of youth in this band.Both Chrissie and Martin look stoked,like proud parents observing and admiring their prodigy children.In particular, new guitarist James Walbourne just tears it up.What a find.Great set from start to finish with stellar picture and sound.Felt like I was watching them for the first time.Highly recommended!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Blu Ray of the Pretenders live! April 17, 2010
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Superb sound, immaculate picture quality - Chrissie & co. storm through their recent live repertoire in a soulful and direct manner, well captured on this Blu Ray release. The band sounds great. Only snag is Chrissie's runny makeup which is a little distracting. And no need to separate the extra tracks out from the main concert. Otherwise, perfect release.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chrissie, you can put away the makeup! February 19, 2010
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This is a great recording of the new Pretenders line-up I got to see in KC last year. The sound is awesome, and the young guys add a lot of energy. This will make me seem shallow, but I wish to goodness someone would have handed Chrissie a towel. Three songs in to the set her eyeliner starts to run, by the 6th song its hard to tell if she looks more like Alice Cooper or Bob Dylan. Its kind of distracting to me. She has always been a sex symbol to me, I guess I just wanted to see her face. See, I'm shallow. Other wise this a perfect concert amazingly recorded at a great price. Enjoy!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Review of the Blu-Ray version: This is a really excellent show, from the "Break Up the Concrete" tour. Like Paul McCartney, the Pretenders seem to be staying quite vital by injecting some new/younger blood into the lineup, and it's keeping them sharp. The standout of this Pretenders lineup (on this DVD) seems to be the young guitarist, James Walbourne, who plays very well (everything from the fast-countryesque picking on "Thumbelina" to the classic Honeyman-Scott cuts). Martin Chambers is rock-steady as usual, and Chrissie's voice is in fine form (though, visually, the runny mascara gets a bit distracting, esp in hi-def). Nice pedal steel playing here too. Song selection has quite a few older classics along with new material (show runs approx. 2 hours), though everyone will find something missing that they wanted to hear (i'd have liked "Birds Of Paradise", but they do "Tattooed Love Boys" here). Picture and sound (I listened to DTS 5.1) are quite crisp, and there's not a lot of MTV style too-rapid edits, which is refreshing. Definitely one worth having, and it's nearly as good as the stellar Wiltern DVD that was out a few years ago (link below)

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5.0 out of 5 stars the pretenders live May 24, 2014
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a awesome video of a Pretenders concert very glad this is in my collection very pleased its in my collection a wonderful dvd
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love the Pretenders sound and this DVD does not disappoint. It is well mixed and the video work is great because while it provides sufficient movement, it isn't full of video... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Thomas E. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars what a blast
like wow now this l would highly recommend to any pretender fans this is just the best blast from the past and what great songs or should l say hits and still are till this day... Read more
Published 4 months ago by barry borserio
3.0 out of 5 stars Can't match Loose in L.A.
It's just okay...try Loose in L.A. it's much better. On the other hand, if you are a Pertenders or Chrissie Hynde fan you must add this to your collection.
Published 5 months ago by Rayman
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant
This is a MUST for all Pretenders fans ! Chrissie and the band "Rock Out" on this disk !! This is now, one of my favorites DVD / Blue-ray concerts !!!
Published 5 months ago by Brad Hauserman
5.0 out of 5 stars pretnders
great concert. chrissie hynde is great, the band was really tight and I liked the steel guitar, I'm from iowa ha ha.
Published 6 months ago by Les McShannon
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pretenders At Their Best
Live In London is the best Blu-ray concert that I own. The sound, the picture, and the songs are first rate. Chrissie Hynde is at the top of her game and the band..whoa... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Donald Clagett
5.0 out of 5 stars What Took Me So Long?
As a "casual" fan of the Pretenders, it took me a while in emassing my concert DVD collection to get around to buying anything by Chrissie & Co. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Music Monger
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better yet.
Bought a Blu-ray copy of "Loose in LA" and was amazed at the picture and sound quality. Because "Live in London" was filmed in High Def, the picture quality was even better as well... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Unclewatts
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pretenders never sounded better!
Ms. Hynde sounds better than ever... and looks great too! Probably my favorite concert DVD of all time! A must have.
Published 15 months ago by Scott Braden
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretenders fan.
I have always been a fan and it is amazing to see and hear Chrissie belt out these tunes with authority as only she can.
Published 16 months ago by walker stolp
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