It is OOP from Pete's website, so here's your chance to listen to this gem. This 6 CD set brings together, at long last, the realisation of Pete Townshend's 'Lifehouse' project. Originally conceived in 1971, the project spawned many of Townshend's greatest songs but has only now been seen to be complete. The reason for this is the broadcast, by the BBC, in December 1999 of the Lifehouse radio play adaptation. The play realised the first wholly complete narrative of the story in almost 30 years and has prompted Townshend to creatively revisit the project and put together his complete record of Lifehouse.
This is an archival release designed for the fans, and it should be treated that way. That means while there are certainly interesting variations of familiar songs, rarities, and unexpected delights for fans, it's undeniably for those fans who will realize how these versions differ from the originals, or those who will delight in the subtle stage patter from Townshend. Most of all, it's for the fans who embrace the spiritual side of Townshend, particularly his recordings for his guru, Avatar Meher Baba, since he and Raphael Rudd performed these concerts in his honor, several songs derive from Townshend's independently released albums for him, and these recordings are taken from concerts given in 1979-1980 for a select group of Meher Baba devotees.
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on August 7 1993, during the acclaimed ''Psychoderelict'' tour, this double CD set features, for the first time live, the entire ''Psychoderlict'' performance as well as a selection of hits from Pete Townshend''s extensive catalogue. The recording features Pete Townshend together with a full band and actors performing in this theatrical presentation.
White City: A Novel is a solo concept album by Pete Townshend of The Who, released in 1985 on Atco. After the experimental All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pete Townshend returned to a more traditional form of concept album with White City: A Novel. Built around a loose narrative concerning urban despair, the album doesn't work very well conceptually, yet a handful of the individual songs are among his finest solo work, including the punchy "Face the Face" and the anthemic "Give Blood."
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the Who. His career with the Who spans more than 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Psychoderelict is a concept album written, produced and engineered by Pete Townshend. Some characters and issues presented in this work were continued in Townshend's later opus The Boy Who Heard Music, first presented on The Who's album Endless Wire and then adapted as a rock musical. This is Townshend's last solo album to date…