The Isle of View

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The Isle of View [1]
Live album by The Pretenders
Released 24 October 1995
Recorded May 1995; live at
Jacob Street Studios,
London [2]
Genre Acoustic
Length 58:05
Label Warner Bros.
WEA Records
Producer Stephen Street
The Pretenders chronology
Last of the Independents
(1994)
The Isle of View
(1995)
¡Viva el Amor!
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A link
NME (8/10) link
Robert Christgau (neither) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

The Isle of View is a live acoustic album by rock band The Pretenders, released in 1995. It was recorded in May during a live, televised performance at London's Jacob Street Studios. The Duke Quartet accompanied Chrissie Hynde for much of the performance. The title is a pun on the phrase I Love You.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chrissie Hynde, except (where noted).

  1. "Sense of Purpose" – 3:50
  2. "Chill Factor" – 4:01
  3. "Private Life" – 4:42
  4. "Back on the Chain Gang" – 4:17
  5. "Kid" – 3:56
  6. "I Hurt You" – 4:29
  7. "Criminal" – 4:18
  8. "Brass in Pocket" (James Honeyman-Scott, Hynde) – 3:23
  9. "2000 Miles" – 3:40
  10. "Hymn to Her" (Meg Keene) – 3:52
  11. "Lovers of Today" – 5:19
  12. "The Phone Call" – 2:55
  13. "I Go to Sleep" (Ray Davies) – 2:57
  14. "Revolution" – 6:28 = (6:01) + (0:27 silent pre-gap)[3]
  15. "the Isle of View" – 0:42

Track 15 (instrumental segment) is not mentioned on the release.[4]

Personnel[edit]


Additional personnel[edit]

THE DUKE QUARTET, whose members at the time were:

OTHERS

References[edit]