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Keith Moon biopic in the works

Written by admin on November 11, 2013 – 5:19 pm -

A Keith Moon biopic will be the first project developed under a new collaboration by Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures.

The drummer’s bandmate, Roger Daltrey, is also on board for the project, and has said:

“The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I am excited to reinvigorate it.”

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The Who announce super deluxe edition of “Tommy”

Written by admin on September 1, 2013 – 4:08 pm -

The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” will be released in deluxe and super deluxe editions in November.

The original album, released in May 1969, has sold over 20 million copies and has established a deserved reputation as one of the most influential albums of all time.

The super deluxe versions of the album will contain a wealth of previously unheard material, including 20 demos from Pete Townshend’s archive and 21 live tracks. The live songs comprise 18 from a show at the Capital Theatre, Ottawa, Canada on October 15, 1969 and three (“I’m Free,” “Tommy’s Holiday Camp,” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”) from later shows in that period.

Fans have sound mad Bob Pridden to thank for the haul of rarities, as he ignored Pete Townshend’s instructions to destroy the material.

Tommy Super Deluxe Edition

The super deluxe edition also includes the complete album remixed in 5.1 surround sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format.

The tracklist for the super deluxe edition is as follows:

Disc 1 – Original Album Remastered

  1. Overture
  2. It’s A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  12. Fiddle About
  13. Pinball Wizard
  14. There’s A Doctor
  15. Go To The Mirror!
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash The Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  24. We’re Not Gonna Take It.

Disc 2 – Demos & Extras

  1. Overture
  2. It’s A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Dream One
  6. Sparks
  7. The Hawker
  8. Christmas
  9. Acid Queen
  10. Underture (Dream Two)
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  12. Pinball Wizard
  13. There’s A Doctor
  14. Go To The Mirror!
  15. Success
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash The Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. We’re Not Gonna Take It
  24. Trying To Get Through
  25. Young Man Blues.

Tracks 1-23 are from Townshend’s original demos. Track 24 is a studio demo/outtake, and track 25 is a studio recording previously only available on “The House That Track Build” vinyl sampler. Tracks 2, 11 and 12 were released in 2003, but the rest are previously unreleased.

Disc 3 – Hi Fidelity Pure Audio – Blu-ray disc (5.1 mixes)

  1. Overture
  2. It’s a boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  12. Fiddle about
  13. Pinball Wizard
  14. There’s a Doctor
  15. Go to the Mirror!
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash the Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  24. We’re Not Gonna Take It.

Disc 4 – Live Bootleg

  1. Overture (including Introduction)
  2. It’s A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. The Acid Queen
  9. Pinball Wizard
  10. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  11. Fiddle About
  12. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  13. There’s A Doctor
  14. Go To The Mirror!
  15. Smash The Mirror
  16. Miracle Cure
  17. Sally Simpson
  18. I’m Free
  19. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  20. We’re Not Gonna Take It
  21. See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You.

The super deluxe edition comes with an 80-page hardback book featuring rare photos and memorabilia, a 20,000-word essay by Richard Barnes, and a “Tommy” poster.

“Tommy” will also be released as a 2-CD deluxe edition, featuring the original album remastered and the live bootleg album, and single CD and deluxe vinyl editions featuring the original album remastered.

You can pre-order “Tommy” now via the links below:

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Tommy – Super Deluxe Edition (3 CDs/Blu-ray audio)

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Tommy – Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)

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Tommy – Remastered Edition (CD)

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Tommy – Deluxe Vinyl Edition (2 LPs)

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The Who announce “Quadrophenia And More” European tour

Written by admin on January 29, 2013 – 7:21 pm -

The Who’s “Quadrophenia And More” tour will hit the UK and Ireland in June.

The band will perform their 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia” in full, as well as a selection of other classic tracks.

The press release promises that the show “replaces the narrative used in previous stage versions with powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens, designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band.”

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Chris Stamp, former manager of The Who, dies aged 70

Written by admin on November 26, 2012 – 11:20 pm -

Chris Stamp, former manager of The Who and founder of Track Records, died from cancer on Saturday (Nov. 24) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 70-years-old.

Stamp was born in the East-End of London on July 7, 1942. He was one of five siblings, including older brother Terence Stamp, who would become a highly successful actor.

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Pete Townshend leaves stage during The Who’s tour opener

Written by admin on November 2, 2012 – 10:25 pm -

The Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour got off to a shaky start in Sunrise, Florida last night as Pete Townshend walked off stage during the encore and didn’t return.

Townshend left the stage during “Better You Bet,” after complaining that the sound monitors were “too loud”. The band briefly waited for the guitarist to return, before closing the gig with “Baba O’ Riley”.

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