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The Isle of View

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The Isle of View
Live album by The Pretenders
Released 16 October 1995 (UK)
24 October 1995 (US)
Recorded May 1995
Venue Jacob Street Studios, London[1]
Genre Acoustic
Length 58:05
Label Warner Bros.
WEA Records
Producer Stephen Street
The Pretenders chronology
Last of the Independents
(1994)Last of the Independents1994
The Isle of View
¡Viva el Amor!
(1999)¡Viva el Amor!1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Robert Christgau(neither)[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

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 (oronym) on the phrase I Love You.

Track listing

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)[7]
  15. "the Isle of View" – 0:42

Track 15 (instrumental segment) is not mentioned on the release.[8]



Additional personnel

The Duke Quartet, whose members at the time were:



  1. ^ – Jacob Street Studios
  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ "Isle of view". 27 October 1995.
  4. ^ "Pretenders - Isle of View CD Album".
  5. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: pretenders".
  6. ^ "Pretenders: The Isle Of View : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 6 November 2007. Archived from the original on 6 November 2007.
  7. ^ Discogs – Isle of View CD 1995-10-24th WEA (0630-12059-2 ) Europe
  8. ^ Discogs – the Isle of View CD 1995-October Warner Bros. (9 46085-2) US

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