I’m very proud that Chrissie Hynde recorded my song ‘Death Is Not Enough’ on the latest Pretenders album ‘Alone’. Here she is performing the song at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey!


John Lewis reviewed the album in ‘Uncut’: “Best of all might be the album’s closing ballad, “Death Is Not Enough”.  It’s the one song not written by Hynde herself: it was initially written by her friend Marek Rymaszewski as a string-drenched miniature.  But, in the same way that she transformed Ray Davies’ “I Go To Sleep”, Hynde completely owns this song, re-creating it as a heart-stopping power ballad that could provide the sensational climax to a funeral.  ALONE starts with a celebration of loneliness and ends with a celebration of death.  It’s a wonderfully bloody-minded riposte to the clichés of rock’n’roll from one of the genre’s undersung greats.”

Check out the original version in Sounds below!


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