Part Two of Two. UK enhanced CD pressing of the first single taken from the 2007 album Echoes Silence Patience And Grace by Dave Grohl and his Foofies. Features 'The Pretender' plus the non-album 'If Ever', 'Come Alive' (Demo) and the enhanced live video for 'Monkeywrench'. Columbia.
LeBrainHALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 5 2010
Format: Audio CD
Some Foo Fighters singles, "Big Me" for example, have been awesome, loaded with unreleased bonus tracks that were worthy of the album themselves. Not so with "The Pretender" part 2. Nothing special here. I would preferred 4 audio tracks as opposed to 3 audio and 1 video. And there's certainly nothing here on a par with previous Foo b-sides such as "Have A Cigar", or "Down In The Park", or "Colour and the Shape".
For collectors and completists only. People who like this one song would be well advised to pick up the album itself.
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Easily the best rock single of 2007Oct. 18 2007
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Format: Audio CD
"The Pretender" is amazing... it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go for 4 minutes. Easily their hardest rocking single since "Monkey Wrench" which, coincidentally, appears in video form on this single (just put it into the computer). It's a live recording from a few years back, from a show at Hyde Park.
The other two tracks on the single are "Come Alive (Demo)" and "If Ever." "Come Alive" sounds very similar to the studio version that's featured on the album, except it's a bit rougher here. "If Ever" is worth it for the single alone... a really beautiful love song that still rocks.