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PETE TOWNSHEND

        A Day In The Garden


        Source: A Day In The Garden Festival Max Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, New York, USA
        Recording: Soundboard
        Comments: Pete runs through a range of songs with some nice bonus material

    CD 1

  1. On The Road Again
  2. A Little Is Enough
  3. Save It For Later
  4. Drowned
  5. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  6. You Better You Bet
  7. Behind Blue Eyes
  8. I Am An Animal
  9. Going Up The Country
  10. Eyesight To The Blind
  11. Heart To Hang On To

    CD 2

  1. Intro. ('Roy Harper's version')
  2. North Country Girl
  3. Let My Love Open The Door
  4. The Kids Are Alright plus band intro
  5. The Acid Queen
  6. Won't Get Fooled Again
  7. Magic Bus
  8. See Me Feel Me
  9. Bonus tracks 9-11 from 'Obscure And Oblique'

  10. No Face, No Name & No Number (live 4/14/74)
  11. Slip Kid (PT demo)
  12. Keep Me Turning (PT demo)
  13. Who Are You (complete PT demo taken from a radio broadcast, with Townshend voice-overs)



        Cannes Midem


        Source: Midem Cannes 19th January 1986
        Recording: FM or TV broadcast
        Comments: Excellent quality, excellent performance
  1. Won't Get Fooled Again
  2. Second Hand Love
  3. Give Blood
  4. Behind Blue Eyes
  5. After The Fire
  6. Slit Skirts
  7. I Put A Spell On You
  8. Hiding Out
  9. The Sea Refuses No River
  10. Face The Face
  11. Pinball Wizard
  12. A Little Is Enough
  13. Rough Boys
  14. Night Train



        Dance It Away


        Source: Pretty cool collection of rareties, including 'Riot In The Female Jail'.
        Recording: Soundboard: mostly excellent with some very good.
        Comments: Hard to get or just plain good tracks
 
  1. Dance It Away
    (B-Side of Townshend single "Uniforms")
  2. Psycho Montage
    (Psychoderelict outtakes, 1993)
  3. I Believe My Own Eyes
    (Townshend demo for the Tommy musical, 1993)
  4. My Generation/Pinball Wizard/Love Reign O'er Me
    (The Who at Live-Aid, 13th July, 1985: cuts out due to a power failure
    and cuts back in during the ending of 'Pinball Wizard')
  5. Wonít Get Fooled Again
    (The Who at Live-Aid, 13th July, 1985)
  6. Heaven & Hell
    (The Who at Amsterdam, 29th September, 1969)
  7. Miracle Cure/Sally Simpson
    (The Who at Amsterdam, 29th September, 1969)
  8. Tommyís Holiday Camp/Weíre Not Gonna Take It
    (The Who at Amsterdam, 29th September, 1969)
  9. Drowned
    (Townshend at The Secret Policemanís Ball 1979)
  10. Riot In The Female Jail
    (Pete Townshend Demo 1972)
  11. Why Canít You See Iím Easy
    (Pete Townshend Demo 1972)
  12. Gonna Fight To Make You Mine
    (Pete Townshend Demo 1974)
  13. Keith Moon drum solo
    (From ABC TV show "In Concert" 1974)



        Harborlights


        Source: Harborlights Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 14th August 1998
        Recording: Audience
        Comments: This was the day before Woodstock 98

    CD 1

  1. A Little Is Enough
  2. Drowned
  3. Save It For Later
  4. Sensation
  5. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  6. You Better You Bet
  7. Diamond In The Rough
  8. The Real Me
  9. I Am Annoying
  10. Now And Then

    CD 1

  1. Going Up The Country
  2. North Country Girl
  3. Let My Love Open The Door
  4. The Kids Are Alright
  5. The Acid Queen
  6. Won't Get Fooled Again
  7. Magic Bus
  8. See Me, Feel Me



        House of Blues


        Source: Chicago House Of Blues 29th July 1999
        Recording: Very good (Audience DAT?)
        Comments: With Eddie Vedder: generally excellent with one or two dropouts/mike crackles on the Vedder tracks.
                            Another promotion show in front of an invited audience. Slit Skirts was not finished due to
                            a problem with the piano.
  1. Won't Get Fooled Again
  2. Behind Blue Eyes
  3. Drowned
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. Let My Love Open The Door
  6. Heart To Hang On To*
  7. Let's See Action*
  8. Interlude
  9. Betterman*
  10. Till The Rivers All Run Dry*
  11. Sheraton Gibson*
  12. Magic Bus*
  13. I'm One*
            * = With Eddie Vedder



        It's Face Demos


        Source: Face Dances/It's Hard demos
        Recording: Home Studio soundboard: some tape hiss
        Comments: Excellent collection of demos from 'It's Hard' and Face Dances'
                            Tracks 1 - 4:   Face Dance Demos
                                         5 - 8:   It's Hard Demos
                                         9-11:   Lifehouse Demos  
  1. How Can You Do It Alone
  2. Daily Records
  3. You Better You Bet
  4. Don't Let Go The Coat
  5. Dance It Away
  6. What Is Love
  7. Athena
  8. You Got It In Ya
  9. Won't Get Fooled Again
  10. Love Ain't For Keeping
  11. Getting In Tune



        Lifehouse Sadlers Wells


        Source: The Lifehouse concert 25th February 2000
        Recording: Audience DAT with EQ
        Comments: It may have taken nearly thirty years but it was worth the wait

    CD 1

  1. Intro: One Note
  2. Purcell's One Note
  3. Teenage Wasteland
  4. Time Is Passing
  5. Love Ain't For Keeping
  6. Going Mobile
  7. Greyhound Girl
  8. Tragedy
  9. Mary
  10. I Don't Know Myself
  11. Bargain
  12. Pure And Easy
  13. Orchestral Baba O'Riley

    CD 2

  1. Hinterland Rag
  2. Baba O'Riley
  3. Behind Blue Eyes
  4. Let's See Action
  5. Sister Disco
  6. Getting In Tune
  7. Relay
  8. Who Are You
  9. Join Together
  10. Won't Get Fooled Again
  11. Tragedy Explained
  12. The Song Is Over
  13. Can You Help The One You Love?



        Lifehouse Sadlers Wells


        Source: The Lifehouse concert 26th February 2000
        Recording: Audience DAT with EQ
        Comments: Second night of the Lifehouse opus

    CD 1

  1. Intro: One Note
  2. Purcell's One Note
  3. Teenage Wasteland
  4. Time Is Passing
  5. Love Ain't For Keeping
  6. Going Mobile
  7. Greyhound Girl
  8. Tragedy
  9. Mary
  10. I Don't Know Myself
  11. Bargain
  12. Pure And Easy
  13. Orchestral Baba O'Riley

    CD 2

  1. Hinterland Rag
  2. Baba O'Riley
  3. Behind Blue Eyes
  4. Let's See Action
  5. Sister Disco
  6. Getting In Tune
  7. Relay
  8. Who Are You
  9. Join Together
  10. Won't Get Fooled Again

    CD 3

  1. Tragedy Explained
  2. The Song Is Over
  3. Can You Help The One You Love?



        Lifehouse Sadlers Wells


        Source: Westwood FM Broadcast of the 25th/26th February 2000 concerts
        Recording: Soundboard
        Comments: Recording straight off the broadcast with dj commentary

    CD 1

  1. Baba O'Riley
  2. Love Ain't For Keeping
  3. Sister Disco
  4. Behind Blue Eyes
  5. Mary
  6. Bargain
  7. Pure And Easy
  8. Let's See Action
  9. Going Mobile
  10. The Relay

    CD 2

  1. Who Are You
  2. Join Together
  3. Won't Get Fooled Again
  4. The Song Is Over
  5. Can You Help The One You Love?



        The Lifehouse Broadcasts 2000


        Source: Broadcasts of Sadlers Wells concerts 25th/26th February 2000 and VH1 Storytellers
        Recording: Broadcast
        Comments: Remastered with dj comments taken out: excellent job

    CD 1

  1. Baba O'Riley
  2. Pete
  3. Brief Interlude
  4. Love Ain't For Keeping
  5. Sister Disco
  6. One Note/Pete
  7. Behind Blue Eyes
  8. Pete
  9. Mary
  10. Bargain
  11. Pete
  12. Pure And Easy
  13. Let's See Action
  14. Going Mobile
  15. The Relay
  16. Who Are You
  17. Join Together

    CD 2

  1. Won't Get Fooled Again
  2. The Song Is Over
  3. Pete
  4. Can You Help The One You Love?
  5. Storytellers

  6. Cynthia Payne intro
  7. Titles: Let's See Action
  8. Story: Pure And Easy
  9. Pure And Easy
  10. Story: Behind Blue Eyes
  11. Behind Blue Eyes
  12. Story: Baba O'Riley
  13. Baba O'Riley
  14. Q&A
  15. Pete
  16. Won't Get Fooled Again
  17. Story: Garth Brooks
  18. Greyhound Girl



        Live in Los Angeles 1994


        Source: Actually from the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York, USA, 7th August 1993
        Recording: Soundboard
        Comments: Excellent quality: possibly from the pay-per-view broadcast
  1. Pinball Wizard
  2. See Me Feel Me
  3. Let My Love Open The Door
  4. Rough Boys
  5. Behind Blues Eyes
  6. The Kids Are Allright (sic)
  7. Kiss Me Turning On (sic Keep Me Turning)
  8. Eminence Front
  9. English Boy
  10. Pete's MC
  11. North Country Girl
  12. A Little Is Enough
  13. You Better You Bet
  14. Goodnight Ireen (sic Goodnight Irene)
  15. Pete's Guitar Solo
  16. Let Me Down (sic Save It For Later)
  17. Face The Face

 

 

Obscure and Oblique

  1. The Kids Are Alright
  2. Overture
  3. It's A Boy
  4. 1921
  5. The Acid Queen
  6. Underture
  7. Do You Think It's Alright?
  8. She's A Sensation
  9. I'm Free
  10. Holiday Camp
  11. Guitar Piece
  12. Welcome
  13. We're Not Gonna Take It
  14. See Me Feel Me Finale
  15. Too Much Of Anything
  16. The Real Pete (The Real Me)
  17. I'm One
  18. Happy Jack
  19. Amoreuse
  20. No Face, No Name, No Number
  21. Slip Kid
  22. Keep Me Turning
  23. Tattoo
  24. Cat's In The Cupboard
  25. Don't Let Go The Coat (Different Mix Demo)
  26. A Little Is Enough # 2
  27. Join Together
  28. Let My Love Open The Door
  29. Slit Skirts
  30. Just A Girl



        Odds and Sods II


        Source: Mix of Pete Townshend demos, experiments and student film soundtracks
        Recording: Soundboard mostly: first and last tracks not great quality
        Comments: Great mix of the kinds of experiments Pete was getting up to in the sixties:
                             Lone Ranger material is from a sixties student film Pete composed the music for
  1. Day Of Silence No. 2
  2. Lone Ranger Street Music Reduction
  3. Bedroom Music
  4. Bedroom Music 2 (Take 1)
  5. Bedroom Music 3 (Take 1)
  6. Bedroom Music 4
  7. Lone Ranger Street Music Reduction (Take 1)
  8. Pete Townshend Guitar Piece (Doesn't appear on track list)
  9. She's A Sensation
  10. Swimming Pool Sequence
  11. My Brother & I (Frankenstein Sequence)
  12. Electronic
  13. Piledriver
  14. Instrumental
  15. Acid Queen
  16. Underture
  17. Do Ya Think It's Alright (sic Do You Think It's Alright)
  18. Fiddle About
  19. Overture
  20. It's A Boy
  21. Acoustic
  22. 1921
  23. Dogs
  24. Going Mobile
  25. Shariteen Gibson (sic Sheraton Gibson)
  26. Oh Par Var Dgar (Sung In German) (sic Parvardigar)



        Quadrophenia Demos


        Source: Demos
        Recording: Soundboard but not first generation
        Comments: Some of these songs are available on other boots but Drowned, I'm One and Dirty Jobs are different:   
                             the Instrumental and I'm Gonna Fight To Make You Mine are from 1975
  1. The Real Me
  2. Dirty Jobs #1
  3. Punk Meets The Godfather
  4. I'm One
  5. Dirty Jobs #2
  6. Bell Boy
  7. Cut My Hair
  8. Drowned
  9. Instrumental
  10. I'm Gonna Fight To Make You Mine
  11. Who Are You (longer radio broadcast version)
  12. Baba O'Riley
  13. Dogs (demo)



        Rough Boy


        Source: The Beacon Theatre, New York, USA, 13th July 1993
        Recording: Soundboard or audience DAT
        Comments: Listen to old grumpy chops
  1. Rough Boys
  2. Eyesight To The Blind
  3. I'm An Animal
  4. Eminence Front
  5. You Better You Bet
  6. A Little Is Enough
  7. Heart To Hang On To
  8. Let's See Action
  9. Let My Love Open The Door
  10. Face The Face
  11. I'm One
  12. Save It For Later
  13. Won't Get Fooled Again



        So Hard To Pin Down


        Source: A collection of some of Pete Townshend's more obscure and unusual live appearances and recordings
        Recording: Studio soundboard/audience
        Comments: Live recordings and some unusual demos.

    Track 1 from Essen, Germany 3/28/81 with the Grateful Dead

  1. Not Fade Away
  2. Tracks 2-6 from The Dominion Theatre, London 12/23/85

  3. That's Allright
  4. Stop Hurting People
  5. Pinball Wizard
  6. Darkness (with Virginia Astley)
  7. Night Train
  8. Tracks 7-11 from The Royal Albert Hall, London 2/9/86

  9. Eyesight To The Blind
  10. Hiding Out (with daughter Emma)
  11. I'm One
  12. Save It For Later (false start)
  13. Save It For Later
  14. Tracks 12-15 Townshend demos

  15. Party Time (methinks Pete had just discovered natural herbs)
  16. Dig
  17. Penny Drop
  18. Dogs



        Storytellers


        Source: Broadcast on VH1 Storytellers
        Recording: Broadcast
        Comments: Nice intimate piece, though some people...
  1. Titles: Let's See Action
  2. Story: Pure And Easy
  3. Pure And Easy
  4. Story: Behind Blue Eyes
  5. Behind Blue Eyes
  6. Story: Baba O'Riley
  7. Baba O'Riley
  8. Q&A
  9. Pete
  10. Won't Get Fooled Again
  11. Story: Garth Brooks
  12. Greyhound Girl



        The Tommy Demos


        Source: Studio
        Recording: Soundboard
        Comments: Excellent quality demos, Pete on all instruments: this is what The Who heard
       
  1. Overture
  2. It's A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. Christmas
  7. Cousin Kevin
  8. The Acid Queen
  9. Underture
  10. Do You Think It's Alright?
  11. Fiddle About
  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. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  23. Welcome
  24. We're Not Gonna Take It