By John Curley
An excellent performance by The Pretenders from the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England on June 17, 2009 that was broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s In Concert this past Thursday, August 25th, is now available for on-demand listening on the BBC Radio 2 Web site. There are five days left to listen from today (Saturday, August 27th) before it is removed from the Web site.
Fifteen songs are featured in The Pretenders’ set, including “Boots Of Chinese Plastic,” “Talk Of The Town,: “Message Of Love,” “Kid,” “Brass In Pocket,” and “Day After Day.” And Chrissie Hynde sounds great, as always.
The In Concert program is a two-hour show, and The Pretenders’ set takes up the second hour. It starts at 58:08 into the program. The first hour of the program features vintage live tracks from The Kinks and Dolly Parton as well as a live-in-the-studio set from Fitz And The Tantrums.
To hear the program, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013dv93 and click the “Listen Now” audio link.