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02-26-2003, 07:57 AM
March 2003 will bring a 3rd 2 CD "deluxe edition" release to the Who catalog. An even further expanded WHO'S NEXT is being released. The last remastered WHO'S NEXT was mixed with 2nd generation "safety copies" of the master tapes. The new deluxe edition will benefit from the use of the recently relocated original master tapes. CD 1 will have the same track list as the 1995 version. CD 2 is said to contain outtakes from the aborted New York sessions, as well as live tracks from the Young Vic Theater.
Now if only we could get a STEREO version of the QUICK ONE album on a remastered CD.
02-26-2003, 03:11 PM
I am certainly waiting for this one with much anticipation. Who's Next is the Who at the best in the studio and I think it is well worthy of a Deluxe release. Hopefully, the liner notes will shed even more information on the Lifehouse project as this album is the Lifehouse Pheonix Rising out of the ashes so to speak.
Just this week I received my Encore Sewries Editions of the 2002 Hershey, PA show and the Dallas, TX show. If any of you folks saw them in 2002 then these copies of each show are fantastic and worth the money. Wish I could afford to get the entire set but it is $$$$.
Back to Who's Next. If you do not own an album by The Who then this one is a good one to start out with. Start to finish it is very strong and well executed. I think the Young Vic sessions will be the delight of this release.
Rob, agree with you on A quick One. Maybe they plan on doing the stereo in a deluxe edition but sadly I doubt it as this album is not one of their better known ones. I had always hoped they would put A Quick One (the song piece) back into the set list in the recent years. I guess it is just too obscure but what a fun piece.
Who's Next. Get it. Truly an essential rock album (at least to me).
02-26-2003, 05:54 PM
A QUICK ONE is far from being a fantastic album, but it does have a few essential tunes like SO SAD ABOUT US, BORIS THE SPIDER, WHISKEY MAN and A QUICK ONE WHILE HE'S AWAY. The bonus tracks on the 1995 remaster at least help to improve an otherwise dismal track list. BATMAN is cool because it's so funny to hear them play it. DISGUISES is possibly their first psychedelic recording. MY GENERATION/LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY is a fun track as well. I rather like their version of BARBARA ANN. It always reminds me of the version they play in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. I love it in the film when Townshend starts leaping about for the guitar solo and his guitar chord knocks over Keith's cymbals.
03-01-2003, 08:41 AM
Speaking of LIFEHOUSE, yesterday I picked up Pete's LIFEHOUSE ELEMENTS disc. It's a sampler from his 6 CD LIFEHOUSE box set. I guess Pete has finally brought the story to completion. I don't expect to get the box set, but the sampler is interesting. It has some of Pete's original demos for GETTING IN TUNE, PURE AND EASY, THE SONG IS OVER and others. I'm still absorbing it all, but so far I think it's great. Wish I could afford a 6 CD box set.
03-01-2003, 05:26 PM
My wife is very gracious inregards to the whole concert scene. At the 2000 Dallas show of the Who they had the 6 cd lifehouse set and an autographed John Entwistle poster. She let me get both.
The six cd set is so worth it and knowing your tastes in The Who I think you would like it.
Disc 1 - Lifehouse Demos
Baba O Riley
Time Is Passing
Love Ain't For Keeping
Too Much Of Anything
Music Must Change
Greyhound Girl (First heard this on on PT's Storytellers)
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley (Instrumental)
Disc 2 - Lifehouse Demos
I Don't Know Myself
Put the Money Down
Pure and Easy
Gettin In Tune
Let's See Action
Who Are You
Won't Get Folloed Again
The Song Is Over
Disc 3 - Lifehouse Themes And Experiments
Disc 4 - Lifehouse Arrangements And Orchestrations
Disc 5 & Disc 6 -
The Lifehouse Radio Play
Original Broadcast on December 9, 1999 on BBC Radio 3
In short, Pete has come to terms with Lifehouse and in essence has finally completed the work. Notice how it has evolved as he expanded it with songs from By Numbers and Who Are You.
The set comes with a great booklet the includes:
A History Of Lifehouse
The Radio Playscript.
There is also a DVD called Pete Townshend/Music From Lifehoue.
A very good DVD from a series of Pete Townshend concerts at Sadler's Wells in London with the London Chamber Orchestra.
The Lifehouse Elements does have one demo that this set does not have. It is one of the Who Are You demo's. Can't remember which one it is.
The Who's Next Deluxe Edition will add to this whole Lifehouse theme and it is a welcome edition. May be the greatest rock piece never made.
Rob - I need to find someone with a cd recorder and then I can at least make you a copy of the Chronicle set. I was in a spending mood that night. CD set, poster, and program, yep it was $$$.
To other yesfans, I hope Rob and I have given you enough information on various threads on The Who to peak your interest.
All of you have certainly influenced me in regards to other bands.
03-01-2003, 08:21 PM
Well the instrumental of BABA O'RILEY isn't spiking my thrill meter but the other items look like I might have to pick this sucker up.
03-02-2003, 05:50 PM
The BABA O'RILEY instrumental is actually an orchestral version by the London Chamber Orchestra (i think).
The unique track on LIFEHOUSE ELEMENTS is Pete's demo of NEW SONG.
I think Pete's TOMMY demos should be made officially available as well. I miss that one! I used to have it on a cassette.
03-03-2003, 12:19 PM
Actually, the Instrumental of Baba O'Riley on disc one is an all Pete demo that lasts 9 m 48 sec. This one does tend to go on longer than desired but that is fine because Pete was experimenting.
On Disc Four, Track three is an instumental version by the London Chamber Orchestra that Rob is referring to that lasts 9 m 34 sec. This version is interesting as the orchestra is doing everything including the all familair moog synth loop theme.
Pete's demo are very interesting as he would many times come to The Who with very detailed demos. John, Keith, and Roger would then evolve Pete's concepts with their own individual talents and off The Who would run. To compare the intial concept to the final product by The Who is such a joy.
Baba is such a great song. I can't tell you how many times I have heard a DJ's have fun with this one in regards to "be the first caller to name this song". The average listener know's this one as Teenage Wasteland.
Another joy I have always had is that Pete with constantly be improvising on the solo. On the 2000 tour, Rabbit even got to add some great piano parts at the beginning.
Rob, thanlks for the New Song information on Lifehouse Elements (I just couldn't remember). I guess they had to make a reason for people to go get both the Chronicle set and the Elements CD.
Bring on the Tommy demo's.
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