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Double live album originally released in 1990. The album was recorded during their 1989 US tour to mark the 20th anniversary in 1989 of their rock opera 'Tommy'. During the tour The Who performed it live, almost in its e... more »
Double live album originally released in 1990. The album was recorded during their 1989 US tour to mark the 20th anniversary in 1989 of their rock opera 'Tommy'. During the tour The Who performed it live, almost in its entirety, along with classic songs including 'I Can See For Miles', '5.15', 'Behind Blue Eyes', Won't Get Fooled Again', 'You Better You Bet' & tracks from their solo releases. Virgin Records. 1990.
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Great music, but not really WHO music
V. M. Fay | New Jersey | 07/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I saw The Who at Giants Stadium in NJ on this tour, and I had a great time. I had never seen the band before (I wasn't even 10 when Moon died), so I thought they really rocked. But bear in mind, this is not your father's Who. The emphasis on this tour (and on this album) is on the horns, not Pete's guitar. And speaking of that, Pete plays mostly acoustic, with a young guitarist by the name of Steve 'Boltz' Bolton playing lead. He is very good, but he is not Pete, and that is a shame. When you listen to The Who, you expect to hear Pete's guitar work, not a session man (unless your listening to I Can't Explain, then you get Jimmy Page, but that's another story). As for the song selections, it's great to hear the boys doing Tommy in it's entirety (mostly-Underture and Welcome are missing-don't know why), and disc two has a great selection of obvious and not so obvious inclusions (don't know when was the last time they did Trick of the Light from Who Are You). As for the playing, this was a very strange period in Who history, so it's a good document of that. This really shold've been, in effect, a solo tour of Pete's (in support for his "Iron Man" project), but since he felt that more people would pay to see The Who than Pete solo, he brought Roger and John along with his current solo band. Later tours up to John's death would lose the horn section and backing vocals, and focus more on Pete's playing. This was still good, just not exactly what you might expect from a Who live album. Check it out if your interested."
Mr Andrew ford | Fleet, Hampshire United Kingdom | 01/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why is this such an un-mentioned recording? It the the best recording of Tommy I have ever heard; forget the rubbish about it 'not being the real Who etc.', the music is bigger than that. Four musicians where never enough to do it justice live ..."
J. PENA D AMICO | Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon Mexico | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw one of this concerts on tour, and let me tell you that it was GREAT. The first part was Tommy, with the apperance of Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Patti La Belle, Steve Winwood and Elton John. On the second part they played their usual songs, but with such an energy. The sound was great, Pete Townsend playing with such energy, Roger Daltrey with his roaring voice, John Enwistle with those magic fingers, Simon Phillips was on drums with a huge perfomance, I do remember that at the end of the concert, P.T. made a statment: "It took a lot of people to find someone to replace Keith Moon, on drums the extraordinary Simon Phillips". There were a lot of musicians that at this moment can remember, but all of them made an awesome perfomance.
Well, on this album it is the same thing, BUT, you will not find these: Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Patti La Belle, Steve Winwood and Elton John. But do not worry, because on the original studio album, they were not there, The Who members made all their vocals, and how was it?
The Who, on this one, sounds very different than you are use to listen, but different does not mean bad nor ugly, otherwise, it sounds with quality.
You will get a great experience."