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Pete Townshend - Who Came First - 200g Audiophile LP

 

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Warranty length 5 Years
Brand Misc Clearance

Product Description

Pete Townshend's first solo album is a homespun, charming forum for low-key, personal songs that weren't deemed suitable for The Who, as well as spiritual paeans (direct and indirect) to his spiritual guru Meher Baba. Who fans will be immediately attracted by the presence of a couple of songs from the aborted Who concept album Lifehouse (much of which ended up on Who's Next), "Pure & Easy" and "Let's See Action."

The Who did eventually release their own versions of both those songs. This record shows a folkier and gentler side to The Who's chief muse. "Sheraton Gibson" is a neat tune about rock & roll road life, and "Time Is Passing" takes very subtle inspiration from Baba.

Most of the rest of the album contains some of the most unusual pieces Townshend has released: his acoustic cover of Jim Reeves' "There's A Heartache Following Me" (recorded because it was one of Baba's favorite tunes), "Evolution" (which is actually pretty much a solo track by his buddy Ronnie Lane of The Faces), "Parvardigar" (adapted from Baba's Universal Prayer), and "Content" (a philosophical poem by Maud Kennedy that Townshend put to music).

Audiophile Mastering

This is a 200 gram weight (!) high-quality and super quiet LP pressing from Classic Records as part of their 'Quiex-SVP' series. In contrast to many CD and LP releases that are mastered from fifth or sixth generation copies, Classic used the original master tapes and cut the album using their all analog and tube amplified mastering process; allowing every conceivable detail and nuance from the original recording to be translated to this pressing.

The result is arguably the best sounding release of this album ever available, easily surpassing standard CD and LP pressings. As usual, Classic Records have lovingly presented the album in a deluxe package featuring a high quality thick original artwork sleeve and LP labels.

Track listing

1. Pure & easy
2. Evolution
3. Forever no time at all
4. Let's see action
5. Time is passing
6. Heartache
7. Sheraton gibson
8. Content
9. Parvardigar
10. His hands
11. The seeker
12. Day of silence
13. Sleeping dog
14. The love man

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