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Peter Townshend : Who Came First

$135.00

The Classic Hybrid DVD Audio Disc (HDAD) is a two-sided DVD disc with 24/192 PCM data playable on DVD Audio players on one side, and 24/96 PCM data playable on DVD Video players on the other side. The Classic HDAD is a truly universal DVD disc playable on all DVD players. So if you have a DVD video player, you can play the DVD Video side of the HDAD – insert the disc with the Blue center ring facing up and enjoy 24/96 playback resolution. On a DVD Audio player, simply flip the disc over with the Red ring facing up and enjoy 24/192 playback resolution.

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Pete Townshend’s first solo album is a homespun, charming forum for low-key, personal songs that weren’t deemed suitable for The Who, as well as spiritual paeans (direct and indirect) to his spiritual guru Meher Baba. Who fans will be immediately attracted by the presence of a couple of songs from the aborted Who concept album Lifehouse (much of which ended up on Who’s Next), “Pure & Easy” and “Let’s See Action.” The Who did eventually release their own versions of both those songs. This record shows a folkier and gentler side to The Who’s chief muse. “Sheraton Gibson” is a neat tune about rock & roll road life, and “Time Is Passing” takes very subtle inspiration from Baba. Most of the rest of the album contains some of the most unusual pieces Townshend has released: his acoustic cover of Jim Reeves’ “There’s A Heartache Following Me” (recorded because it was one of Baba’s favorite tunes), “Evolution” (which is actually pretty much a solo track by his buddy Ronnie Lane of The Faces), “Parvardigar” (adapted from Baba’s Universal Prayer), and “Content” (a philosophical poem by Maud Kennedy that Townshend put to music). This 24 bit/192 kHz transfer was from the original 2 track 1/4″ analog tape mastered by Bernie Grundman.

 

1. Pure & Easy – Pete Townshend
2. Evolution
3. Forever’s No Time At All
4. Let’s See Action
5. Time is Passing
6. Heartache
7. Sheraton Gibson
8. Content
9. Parvardjgar

 

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Dimensions 0.140 × 0.140 × 0.150 cm