January 10, 2020 – 5:57 am


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with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Hollywood 2019 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA; July 6, 2019. Very good audience recording. Crowd chatter a bit distracting.

Chrissie Hynde makes her Hollywood Bowl debut in a world premiere event performing with a full orchestra, showcasing tracks from her extraordinary new, jazz-dub album, Valve Bone Woe (released in September 2019).  The album was recorded by acclaimed producers Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta, it features songs by The Beach Boys, Nick Drake, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Ray Davies, among others. The show will feature songs from Valve Bone Woe and a selection of Pretenders favorites.

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Dan Macintosh,

[Chrissie] Hynde may not be a natural jazz vocalist, but she certainly didn’t embarrass herself when stretching out vocally with these pre-rock selections. It took guts to sing Absent Minded Me, a song primarily associated with Barbra Streisand. “She sings it better than me,” Hynde remarked, sheepishly introducing her performance before singing it with true bravado and passion. Earlier in the evening, she dedicated the Cali-inspired Beach Boys song, Caroline, No, to this SoCal audience.

All throughout the early parts, the orchestra backed Hynde with lush strings, while her accompanying band added slightly noisier rock elements - including a little reggae dub - in places. Although uncredited in the program, trombonist Reggie Pace was the clear instrumental star - Hynde even introduced him as such - during this concert’s jazzier moments.

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Thanks to ijwthstd for sharing the show at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Star Spangled Banner 2:14
Track 102. Three Black Kings (Balthazar Movement) 7:06
Track 103. Three Black Kings (Martin Luther King Movement) 7:40
Track 104. Naima 5:25
Track 105. I’m A Fool To Want You * 6:14
Track 106. Caroline, No * 5:25
Track 107. Once I Loved * 4:52
Track 108. I Get Along Without You Very Well *3:15
Track 109. Brass In Pocket 3:51
Track 110. How Glad I Am * 5:27
52 mins

Tracks 101 - 104 features only the Orchestra.

Disc 2
Track 201. Wild Is The Wind * 6:20
Track 202. Absent Minded Me * 6:45
Track 203. Hymn To Her 3:24
Track 204. You Don’t Know What Love Is 4:56
Track 205. Talk Of The Town 3:22
Track 206. My City Was Gone 5:24
Track 207. Message Of Love 4:07
Track 208. Kid 3:48
Track 209. Back On The Chain Gang 4:14
Track 210. Don’t Get Me Wrong 4:11
Track 211. I’ll Stand By You 6:24
53 mins

* Tracks from Valve Bone Woe.

Click here to order Valve Bone Woe.

  1. 18 Responses to “CHRISSIE HYNDE - HOLLYWOOD 2019”

  2. CHRISSIE HYNDE gots a big un and loves big uns

    By U L E on Jan 10, 2020

  3. Golly Gosh U L E there’s an original thought. . . . . .is your boyfriend seriously under endowed or are you just not getting any at all?

    By swappers on Jan 10, 2020

  4. Derrick, great early sabbath. their best albums were the first 3

    Black Sabbath.Fillmore West.27.11.70..San Francisco..

    1.Nib 2.War pigs 3.Black sabbath 4.Iron man 5.Behind the wall of sleep 6.Hand of doom 7.Rat salad 8.Fairies wear boots 9.Wicked world 10.Paranoid . (Paranoid Tour)

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  5. I saw them in 71 at Gaelic Park in the Bronx. This was pretty much the set. Dont recall them doing rat salad. Show opened with Black Oak Arkansas, Alice Cooper, Sabbath. 5 fukin bucks man.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  6. “Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid” were recorded in standerd E tuning, Iommi did not tune down til “Master of Reality” But when he did…. boy he did, it was C# (three half steps down)…..unheard of at the time and since, as far as I know. I read that Tonty Iommi lost 2 fingertips which required him to play slower and to slacken the strings by tuning his guitar down. I think thats what created Sabbaths signature style

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  7. Thanks for the Chrissie Hynde, BigO. Happy New Year

    By DanC on Jan 10, 2020

  8. Twernt me above , nuther fake

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2020

  9. It’s true though . Rumor has it Chrissie prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2020

  10. Rumor also has it Chrissie gots a Big Un too

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2020

  11. This is some of Chrissie Hynde’s best work in years. Thanks for this…What a great job they with John Coltrane’s “Naima.” I hope she tours more with this…

    By harmon on Jan 11, 2020

  12. Tony Iommi was fuckin great ‘ underrated as shit

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  13. That slow plodding heavy style was innovative. Ward and Geezer was also underated. Went to a show in 72,. The fuckin chairs and floors was shaking from the heavy bass and drums

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  14. RIP Neil Peart, 67 Drummer for Rush.

    By ScarRad on Jan 11, 2020

  15. Saw the original Alice Cooper band with Glen Buxom on guitar a month later . Schools Out was on the radio. Later went and saw the stones in Charlotte NC during the 72 exile on main st tour . Think Stevie Wonder opened for them

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  16. Anti , how bout fuckin Mick Taylor with the stones ? Him and Keith had chemistry man

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  17. the mick taylor years were great

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 11, 2020

  18. I liked Mick Taylor better than Ronnie Wood with the Stones . Ronnie was better in the faces .

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  19. Great! Thanks for Chrissie, BigO!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jan 11, 2020

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