New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
On 30th October The Who are to release a new version of last year's album 'WHO' featuring an updated version of Beads On One String newly remixed by Pete Townshend and acoustic tracks from the band's only live shows of 2020.
The songs on the deluxe version of 'WHO' were recorded in Kingston on Valentines Day this year exactly 50 years to the day since the who's seminal show at Leeds which became the infamous live album 'Live At Leeds.'
The deluxe version of 'WHO' is preceded on 2nd October by 'Beads On One String (Yaggerdang Remix)' of this new version of the song Pete Townshend says "The Beads On One String remix was an adventure to try to recapture some of the subtleties of my first solo demo. I love the studio version, but this remix by Myles Clarke and myself returns to the original synthesiser demo shared with me by my co-writer Josh Hunsacker. I also play bass rather than the genius Pino Palladino (I've got some nerve) and we removed the real drums and returned to computer drum tracks programmed by my co-producer Myles Clarke. We also restored Roger's vocal track to its first incarnation which is more heartfelt. This is a gentler version of this song, less demanding perhaps, less bullying about our need to cut each other space, each on our own path. Why does it need to be more gentle than the album version? Because it must stand alone in a period when each of us is tempted to blame someone else for our troubles, maybe even God whoever we take her/him/both to be. I'm hoping it sounds less rock, and more modern indie-pop to new listeners."
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR 'WHO':
"THEIR BEST SINCE QUADROPHENIA" - 9/10 UNCUT
"THE WHO WILL NOT GO QUIETLY" - 4/5 MOJO
"A POWERFUL, RELEVANT ALBUM THAT DOES WHAT GOOD ART SHOULD DO: IT EXPRESSES SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE" - 5/5 THE TIMES
"THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM IN 40 YEARS" - 4/5 TELEGRAPH
"WHO STANDS UP ALONGSIDE THEIR CLASSICS" - 4/5 NME
"A RETURN TO FORM, REMINDING US WHY THEY DESERVE THEIR PLACE IN ROCK 'N' ROLL HISTORY..." - 8/10 CLASH MAGAZINE
"THIS MIGHT BE THEIR LAST ALBUM, IF IT IS THEY'RE GOING OUT THE WAY THEY CAME: AS CUSSED, AND AWKWARD AND TROUBLE AS EVER" - 4/5 THE GUARDIAN
"THEIR BEST SINCE WHO BY NUMBERS IN 1975" - THE TIMES
"A RESOUNDING MONUMENTAL, MODERN ALBUM FOR ALL WHO FANS" - 4/5 THE EXPRESS
"THE OLD GUYS ARE MORE THAN ALRIGHT" - 4/5 THE METRO
The Who - 'WHO' (2020 Deluxe
CD w/ Live At Kingston) Release Date - 30th October
DISC 1 (WHO)
1. All This Music
2. Ball and Chain
3. I Don't Wanna Get Wise
5. Beads On One String
6. Hero Ground Zero
7. Street Song
8. I'll Be Back
9. Break The News
10. Rockin' In Rage
11. She Rocked My World
12. Beads On One String - Yaggerdang Remix
DISC 2 (Live at Kingston)
2. Substitute (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
Box (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
4. Tattoo (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
5. The Kids Are Alright (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
6. Break The News (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
7. She Rocked My World (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
8. Won't Get Fooled Again (Acoustic - Live at Kingston)
The Who - 'WHO' (7" Boxset w/ Live At Kingston CD) Release Date - 4th December
All This Music
Ball and Chain
I Don't Wanna Get Wise
Beads On One String
Hero Ground Zero
I'll Be Back
Break The News
Rockin' In Rage
She Rocked My World
Beads On One String - Yaggerdang Remix
The Who 'Live at Kingston' CD
THE WHO UK TOUR MARCH 2021
Friday 5th 3 Arena
Monday 8th M&S Bank Liverpool
Wednesday 10th SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Friday 12th Utilita Newcastle
Monday 15th First Direct Arena
Wednesday 17th RWA Birmingham
Monday 22nd SSE Arena
Wednesday 24th Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 27th Motorpoint Arena
Monday 29th Manchester Arena
Tickets on sale now at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-who-tickets
The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history with 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles. They have played over well over 2000 gigs in a career spanning over 50 years including venues such as Woodstock, Monterey Pop, Glastonbury (twice), Hyde Park (four times), The Isle Of Wight (three times), the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, Desert Trip, Shea Stadium, The Superbowl half time show and Live Aid to name but a very few.
The band is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the UK Music
Hall Of Fame and has lifetime achievement awards from The Brits and The Grammys and in 2008 were the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.
Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n' roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after.
Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has placed 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia and 1978's Who Are You. The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems "I Can't Explain," "The Kids Are Alright" and "My Generation." Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as "Baba O'Riley," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Pinball Wizard," Who Are You," and," You Better You Bet."
In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the Summer Olympics in 2012. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials of a new cancer treatment called PDT. In December 2012 they performed at the Hurricane Sandy
Benefit in New York.
Alongside his groundbreaking work with the Teenage Cancer Trust
in the UK, in November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America, $1 from each ticket sold for the 2019 MOVING ON! TOUR which each night features a full orchestra benefited Teen Cancer America
With both Roger
and Pete delivering their own memoirs in recent years (Pete's Who I Am was released to much acclaim in 2012, and Roger's autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite; My Story, was embraced by critics in 2018) it's fitting that the two remaining WHO members have shared their incredible legacy in literary fashion, for few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who.