Chrissie Hynde ‘Alone’ Doc Coming to DVD

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Previously broadcast as part of the BBC-TV Arena series, the documentary Alone With Chrissie Hynde will be released on DVD and digital formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment on May 25. The film follows the Pretenders’ lead singer, according to a press release, “as she shares an insight into her life. On a journey taking place in Paris, London, New York, Nashville and her hometown of Akron, Ohio, Chrissie takes the lead, avoiding the talking heads typically associated with documentaries to speak frankly about her passion for music, painting and the issues that matter to her most.”

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From the press release: “People that are careful about looking like they don’t care have another level of caring,” says Hynde [in the documentary], as she stocks up on some men’s tailoring in a Parisian store and relaxes in her Paris apartment, sporting a tourist style t-shirt (“I never pack what I need”). While in her London home, overflowing with her paintings, she picks through some of the records that influenced her most. At George Harrison’s Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple she milks a cow, before rocking up on stage for a guest spot at a tiny West London pub.”

Also coming from Eagle Rock: Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story. The film, due May 18, covers the Jeff Beck Group’s 1968 Truth album featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood right through to his 1989 Guitar Shop album, with extensive interviews with Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Jan Hammer, Joe Perry and many more.

Watch the Pretenders perform “Alone” on Conan

Of touring and playing shows Hynde says, “It’s about feeling like you actually know what you’re doing for an hour; the rest of the time you’re bumbling around trying to make sense of your life.”

Related: The Pretenders are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

There’s coverage of the band in Nashville during the recording sessions for the Alone album and live performance clips tracks from the album, as well as archive footage of classic tracks such as “Brass In Pocket” and “Back On The Chain Gang.” Complementing the film is a bonus full-length concert performance by the original line-up of the Pretenders from the Sartory-Säle in Cologne, Germany, from July 1981, which was filmed for the Rockpalast music TV series.

Bonus Features
Live show from July 1981: 1) The Wait 2) The Adultress 3) Message Of Love 4) Louie Louie 5) Talk Of The Town 6) The English Roses 7) Birds Of Paradise 8) Kid 9) Stop Your Sobbing 10) Private Life 11) Jealous Dogs 12) Day After Day 13) Up The Neck 14) Tattooed Love Boys 15) Bad Boys Get Spanked 16) Precious 17) Brass In Pocket 18) Mystery Achievement

Pretenders Line-up for 1981 Concert
Chrissie Hynde (vocals, guitar); Martin Chambers (drums, vocals); Pete Farndon (bass, vocals); James Honeyman-Scott (guitar, vocals)

Watch the Pretenders at their Rock Hall induction ceremony, performing “Message of Love”


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