Jackson Browne ‎– The Pretender

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Album Sales: 2,000,000+
First Release Date: November 1976

Jackson Browne's fourth album. It is one of his best selling albums; it was certified as a gold record in 1976 and platinum in 1977 by the RIAA. It has now gone 3x multi-platinum.

"The Pretender" reached Number 5 in the Billboard Pop Albums and produced two of Browne's biggest hits:
"Here Come Those Tears Again"
"The Pretender"

Some US represses of The Pretender include a shorter version of the title track, with the the second verse edited out for a shorter running time of approximately 5:09. The label incorrectly states the running time as 5:50 (original length). This shorter version was issued on late 70s and early 80s repressings, including the Mobile Fidelity pressing (which also includes an alternate version of the first track, The Fuse).

Versions (82)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
ET-81079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(8-Trk, Album) Asylum Records ET-81079 US 1976 Sell This Version
TC-5107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album) Elektra, Asylum Records, Nonesuch TC-5107 US 1976 Sell This Version
W 453048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album) Asylum Records W 453048 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
CAS-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album) Asylum Records CAS-1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
CAS-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album) Asylum Records CAS-1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
TC5 107, TC-5107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album, Club) Asylum Records, Asylum Records TC5 107, TC-5107 US 1976 Sell This Version
M5E7E 1079, M5E 7E 1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album, Dol) Asylum Records, Asylum Records M5E7E 1079, M5E 7E 1079 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
AS 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records AS 53048 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079, 32. 009 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1079, 32. 009 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
K 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records K 53048 UK 1976 Sell This Version
AUC 4519 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records AUC 4519 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
7ES 1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES 1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
AS 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records AS 53048 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
P-10246Y Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records P-10246Y Japan 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES-1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 53048 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
W 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records W 53048 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
K53048, K 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records K53048, K 53048 UK 1976 Sell This Version
HYS 651-22 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Hispavox HYS 651-22 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
454 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 454 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
53 048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 53 048 France 1976 Sell This Version
7E 1079, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E 1079, 7E-1079 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
7ES 1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES 1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
K 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records K 53048 UK 1976 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, AR ) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1976 Sell This Version
K 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records K 53048 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1079 Philippines 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, PRC) Asylum Records 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
P-10246Y Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records P-10246Y Japan 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
K 53 048, AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records, Asylum Records K 53 048, AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, SP,) Asylum Records 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-107, 6E 107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E-107, 6E 107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107, 6E 107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E-107, 6E 107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E 107, 6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E 107, 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107, 6E 107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E-107, 6E 107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, AR) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, PRC) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, PRC) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, PRC) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, SP,) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-6369Y Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records P-6369Y Japan 1980 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-055 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Asylum Records MFSL 1-055 US 1982 Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records 6E-107 US 1984 Sell This Version
LB 53048, 53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records LB 53048, 53048 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
6E 107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album) Elektra 6E 107-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
6E-107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 6E-107-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-555 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Elektra/Asylum Records 32XD-555 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
20P2-2081 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 20P2-2081 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2081 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 20P2-2081 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
E2-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records E2-107 US 1990 Sell This Version
20P2-2081 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE, RP) Asylum Records 20P2-2081 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GZS-1047 Jackson Browne The Pretender (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) DCC Compact Classics GZS-1047 US 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-664 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records WPCR-664 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
8122-78912-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 8122-78912-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
WPCR-75082 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RM, RP) Asylum Records WPCR-75082 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR-80299 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records WPCR-80299 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
6E-107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, Club, BMG) Asylum Records 6E-107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E 107-2, 6E-107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E 107-2, 6E-107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8122789122 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 8122789122 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60513-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 7559-60513-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
253048-2, 2530482 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 253048-2, 2530482 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
6E-107-2, 6E 107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E-107-2, 6E 107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E 107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 6E 107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
253 048, 6E-107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 253 048, 6E-107-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6E 107-2 Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 6E 107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
TC-5107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album) Asylum Records TC-5107 US Unknown Sell This Version
TC-5107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album, Club) Asylum Records TC-5107 US Unknown Sell This Version
K4 53048, K4.53048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records K4 53048, K4.53048 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61034-4 Jackson Browne The Pretender(Cass, Album, RE) Asylum Records 61034-4 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6E 107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, MP) Asylum Records 6E 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
AS 53 048, K 53 048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, K 53 048 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 53 048, 7E-1079 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
AS 53 048 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records AS 53 048 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6E-107 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, RE, SP) Asylum Records 6E-107 US Unknown Sell This Version
TD-1896 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album, Unofficial) Union TD-1896 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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cycyan

cycyan

February 3, 2019
referencing The Pretender, CD, Album, RE, 6E-107-2
This issue contains "The Fuse" with the cold ending (the same version issued on the MFSL LP).
Matrix = "2 107-2 SRC-06" || "ARC *M10 S8"
tottrhys

tottrhys

December 3, 2018
referencing The Pretender, CD, Album, RE, 7559-60513-2
Love this if only because they forgot to apply the fade out to ‘The Fuse’ on this CD pressing. Don’t know if they ever corrected that. Japanese pressing on vinyl is superb.
Chemguy

Chemguy

October 30, 2018
referencing The Pretender, LP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL 1-055
Remember all...if you buy this one, you’ll be missing verse 2 in the title song! Big ouch, there.
deadboots

deadboots

February 9, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Pretender, LP, Album, CSM, 7E-1079

One of JB's best. Standout tracks (in my humble opinion) include "Linda Paloma", "The Only Child", and "The Pretender".
gabstill

gabstill

December 22, 2011
referencing The Pretender, CD, Album, RE, 6E-107-2
Released In Germany under 253048, 6E 107-2