The Pretenders - Learning To Crawl



EtiquetaMobile Fidelity Records
GramagemVinil 180 g

The Pretenders Learning to Crawl on Numbered-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity

1984 Smash the Sound of a Band Overcoming Tragedies and Staggering Odds With Gutsy Performances

Vigorous Determination and Solemn Reflectiveness Pepper Hits Such as “Back on the Chain Gang,” “2000 Miles,” “My City Was Gone”

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Punchy, Immediate, Deep Sound

What is the sound of a fledgling band dealing with multiple tragedies, coming to terms with drastic changes, digging deep into its consciousness, finding resolution in hurt, and overcoming staggering odds to record a bonafide masterwork? It’s the sound of every note that graces the Pretenders’ Learning to Crawl. Still recognized as one of the most emotionally gripping and musically gutsy performances ever made, the smash 1984 album hasn’t aged a day. And now, it sounds better than could ever be imagined.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Learning to Crawl finally possesses the combination of whisper-in-your-ear intimacy and nerve-checking toughness that it’s always demanded on Mobile Fidelity’s super-quiet analog LP. Leader Chrissie Hynde’s voice is made viscerally apparent, wavering between vigorous determination and solemn reflection, while drummer Martin Chamber’s punchy backbeats register with requisite punch. To say nothing of how fresh the effort’s hit singles (“Middle of the Road,” “Back on the Chain Gang”) and incredible deep cuts sound.


1Middle of the Road
2Back on the Chain Gang
3Time the Avenger
4Watching the Clothes
5Show Me
7My City Was Gone
8Thin Line Between Love and Hate
9I Hurt You
102000 Miles