Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Who Came First
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
Pete In Hi-Res
A Music Fan | Forest Park, GA USA | 10/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love the HDAD format. Great sound if you have the right equipment. So far, my favorite release in this format is Muddy Waters 'Folk Singer.' Classic Records, the audiophile label specializing in HDAD (Hybrid Digital Audio Disc) and high-gram vinyl pressings, has released Pete Townshend's 1972 solo album on HDAD. The results are mixed. A few of the songs sound a little thin, while others are closer to what we have come to expect from this high-resolution format. Classic Records promises "master tape sound" and that's probably what we're getting here. It's just that some master tapes sound better than others. If you are an audiophile and like Pete Townshend, then by all means give this a listen. It is NOT multichannel/surround, however, so don't buy it thinking that. It is stereo.
'Who Came First' is Townshend's first, and one of his best solo albums. It's been called "homespun, charming, personal, and low-key," which it is. The album has probably never been presented in a better sounding format than this HDAD version. Just don't expect miracles.
Worth the wait
michael davey | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | 01/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike some other reviewers/purchasers I never got around to purchasing this disc in its vinyl form. Too bad for me. I love it and what a very pleasant surprise to find that 'Evolution' is in fact 'Stone' played and sung by Ronnie Lane accompanied by Pete Townsend. For me this alone was worth the purchase. I only wish I had bought this a long time ago and I could have had all those years of pleasure."
eec | 09/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a HUGE Who fan and was torn between wanting EVERYTHING related to the Who and being suspicious of any solo stuff (I was eleven).
I purchased the vinyl as a kid and liked it (loved the cover, too).
As a young adult my appreciation grew. As a 40 year old (how the heck did that happen so fast!?) I truly love it. Pete's "Begin The Beguine" is my favorite version of that song by far. He puts so much heart into it - very moving and beautiful. And, I still love the cover!"