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Another Scoop
Pete Townshend
Another Scoop
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2

A second collected volume of demo versions of songs destined to be considered for recording by The Who, this 1987 release on Atco Records is as an even stronger collection than it's 1983 predecessor. It (again) contains...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pete Townshend
Title: Another Scoop
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1987
Re-Release Date: 8/29/2006
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 602498539538

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A second collected volume of demo versions of songs destined to be considered for recording by The Who, this 1987 release on Atco Records is as an even stronger collection than it's 1983 predecessor. It (again) contains rough, acoustic workups of many Who standards in their infant form such as "You Better You Bet", "Pinball Wizard", "Happy Jack", "Substitute", "Pictures of Lily", "The Kids Are Alright", and others. The fascination lies in the demo arrangements of songs that were to become associated with a particular time and with Roger Daltry's vocal gymnastics. Here, sung by Townshend himself, one can sense the writer's distinct persona. The comparison to eventual "more famous" versions is fascinating. These stripped down workups reveal how great these songs really are.

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Have another scoop of music--it's good for ya!
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 11/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Another Scoop" will be essential for Who/Townshend fans. While the finished demos somethings don't differ signficantly from the version recorded by The Who to hear Townshend sing it (vs. Roger)adds another element to the song. The most fascinating bits though are acoustic demos of various songs at various stages of completion (lyrics missing, perhaps a bit of music not quite there yet). It's a fascinating glimpse into the creative process.

More important though for fans are the previously unreleased demos of songs that WEREN'T recorded by Pete or released by The Who. These aren't second rate bits of music by any stretch of the imagination but, in most cases, just didn't fit in with what Pete or the band wanted to put out at the time.

As with the other Scoop releases there's lyrics and liner notes by Pete discussing the various tracks and their recordings. If you purchased the previous version the sound is slightly better here as they were remastered from the original source tapes but keep in mind that many of these demos were recorded on 4 track machines, etc. in Pete's home studio vs. a modern recording studio and have some limitations (and charm)that you won't find on the finished album."
WWTD
P. D. Glantz | 01/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge Pete Townshend Fan. I love his guitar style, his lyrical style, he's nothing less than a genius. This particular album I consider a must have for any Townshend fan. You can see many of the tracks that later became songs made famous by The Who, and songs that never made it to an album. It gives a brand new perspective in the writing style of Townshend. Along with Scoop and Scoop 3, I can always find inspiration in this album. If I run into trouble while writing, I as myself: "What would Townshend do?""
Four essential gems among the sprawling 2 discs
K. Lewis | OZ | 04/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Girl In A Suitcase (outtake from the autobiographic Who by Numbers), Brooklyn Kids & Football Fugue (2 orchestral masterpieces) , Never Ask Me (outtake from Who are You)
These may be the 4 most underrated Who related songs many people have never heard.
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