Pete Townsend Searching Archives For Suitable New Who Material
Friday, April 18, 2014
Pete Townsend Searching Archives For Suitable New Who Material
With the Who gearing up for their 50th anniversary tour next spring, Pete Townshend is attempting to create a new studio project for him and Roger Daltrey to tie in with the 2015 tour. Townshend revealed to Billboard, "I'm trying to (look) through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music (to find possible songs) I’ll be pulling some songs out of (my latest project) Floss to give to Roger to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album."
The band will be heading out for a global spanning trek this time next year, which will be the band's final major arena tour, with Townshend explaining, "It will be a world tour. I’m not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape and once I start doing it -- and I'm still very good at it -- I'll take some pleasure from it."
Although he's been among the top older statesmen in rock for the past 25 years, Pete Townshend explained that the Who's mere existence was a threat to all that had come before in terms of not just their music -- but how it was created and marketed: "There were a lot of forces that were resisting it. Y’know, the establishment and the music industry at the time wanted us to be moldable -- y’know, like the artists of the previous generation. Our world was very different. And I think we just wanted to kind of bring down a big Berlin Wall between us and everyone that was born before 1944 and we did it very, very effectively. So, I wrote ‘My Generation’ as a way of enforcing that, saying ‘We are different than you. We will live forever. We have a different secret."
The Who’s Quadrophenia: Live In London will be released in the following configurations:
Single-Disc Blu-Ray of the concert film
Single-Disc Standard DVD of the concert film
Single-Disc Blu-Ray Pure Audio Format of the original Quadrophenia album in a 5.1 mix
Digital Video Download of the concert film
Two-CD soundtrack of the audio from the concert film
Digital Album Download of the audio from the concert film
Five-Disc Limited Edition Metal Box
Blu-Ray Disc of the concert film
Standard DVD of the concert film
Blu-Ray Pure Audio Format Quadrophenia original album in 5.1 mix
Two Audio CDs of the concert
10-inch Round Metal Mod Headlight Container
Mod Headlight Button
Six-inch Mod Headlight Sticker
32-Page Booklet with photos and liner notes

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