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Pretty Maids Sin Decade.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJuly–September 1991 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen; Studio 1, Horsens
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerFlemming Rasmussen, Pretty Maids
Pretty Maids chronology
Jump the Gun
Singles from Sin-Decade
  1. "Please Don't Leave Me"
    Released: 1992

Sin-Decade is the fourth studio album by the Danish hard rock/heavy metal band Pretty Maids. It was produced by Flemming Rasmussen and Pretty Maids, and released in 1992 by Columbia Records.

After the relative commercial failure of the band's previous album, Jump the Gun (1990), the bass guitarist Allan Delong, the keyboard player Alan Owen and the drummer Phil More left the group by late 1990, leaving only the singer Ronnie Atkins and the guitarist Ken Hammer.[1] The two remaining members began writing songs for a new album, this time with "full creative control" according to Atkins. Due to the tumultuous situation around the band, Atkins and Hammer wrote "aggressive and heavy" songs. According to Atkins, the band decided to work with the Danish producer Flemming Rasmussen to avoid the "over-produced" sound of Jump the Gun.[2] To complete the band's line-up, Atkins and Hammer recruited drummer Michael Fast and bass guitar player Kenn Jackson.[3]

The album includes the single "Please Don't Leave Me" (a cover version of the Thin Lizzy song) which has become Pretty Maids' signature song. It was later re-recorded in an acoustic version for the band's fifth studio album, Stripped (1993).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer, except "Please Don't Leave Me" written by Phil Lynott and John Sykes.

  1. "Running Out" - 3:59
  2. "Who Said Money" - 3:42
  3. "Nightmare in the Neighbourhood" - 4:56
  4. "Sin-Decade" - 4:32
  5. "Come on Tough, Come on Nasty" - 3:11
  6. "Raise Your Flag" - 3:47
  7. "Credit Card Lover" - 4:04
  8. "Know It Ain't Easy" - 4:03
  9. "Healing Touch" - 4:01
  10. "In the Flesh" - 3:23
  11. "Please Don't Leave Me" - 5:15


  • Ronnie Atkins - lead vocals
  • Ken Hammer - lead guitar
  • Michael Fast - drums
  • Kenn Jackson - bass guitar
  • Alan Owen - keyboards
  • Dominic Gale - keyboards

Additional musician

  • Knud Lindhard - backing vocals


  1. ^ Jungersen, Steffen (18 November 1995). "RED, HOT & Heavy". BT (in Danish). Copenhagen: Berlingske Media.
  2. ^ Kastrup, Mads (3 September 1992). "Gennembruddet der blev væk" [The breakthrough that never happened]. Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). Copenhagen: Berlingske Media.
  3. ^ Jungersen, Steffen (27 February 1992). "HEAVY FREM FOR HÅRSPRAY" [Heavy instead of hair spray]. BT (in Danish). Copenhagen: Berlingske Media.

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