Live At Leeds CD (1995)

Artist: Who

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Label Uni/mca
SKU 60141610
UPC 008811121525
UPC 14 00008811121525
Format CD
Release Date 2/28/1995
Author Who
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Technical Info
Engineer The Who
CatalogID 11215
Lable Name MCA (USA)
Released 02/28/1995
Original Release 1970
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00008811121525
Album Notes and Credits
The Who: Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, vocals), Keith Moon (drums).
Reissue producer: Jon Astley.
Recorded live at Leeds University, Leeds, England on February 14, 1970. Includes liner notes by Chris Charlesworth. Originally released on Decca (79175) in May 1970.
All songs written by members of The Who except "Fortune Teller" (Naomi Neville), "Young Man Blues" (Mose Allison), "Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran/Jerry Capehart) and "Shakin' All Over" (Johnny Kidd).
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar); Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); John Entwistle (vocals, bass); Keith Moon (drums).
Producer: The Who.
Reissue producer: Jon Astley.
Recorded live on February 4, 1970. Includes liner notes by Chris Charlesworth.
This 2-CD Deluxe Edition of LIVE AT LEEDS, recorded on February 14, 1970, contains the entire show including all of TOMMY which was previously unreleased.
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar); Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); John Entwistle (vocals, bass); Keith Moon (drums).
Reissue producer: Jon Astley.
Recorded live at Leeds University, Leeds, England on February 14, 1970. Originally released on Decca (79175) in May 1970.
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley.
The Who: John Entwistle (bass instrument, background vocals); Pete Townshend (background vocals); Keith Moon , Roger Daltrey.
Personnel: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar); Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); John Entwistle (vocals, bass guitar); Keith Moon (drums).
Audio Remasterers: Jon Astley; Andy MacPherson.
Audio Remixers: Jon Astley; Andy MacPherson.
Liner Note Author: Chris Charlesworth.
Recording information: Leeds University (02/14/1970).
In addition to making some of the finest studio albums in rock history (ranging in approach from proto-pop-punk to the first rock operas), the Who, live, epitomized the brash, electrifying energy that put a new face on the music in the 1960s. The original LIVE AT LEEDS album, released in 1970, looked straight into the eye of this hurricane on a single disc featuring six tracks. A 1995 reissue doubled the number of songs. The DELUXE EDITION, however, released in 2001, is the first document to feature the Leeds concert in its entirety. Spread out over two discs, this most recent update is definitive, and includes a 28-page booklet, sections of band-audience banter, and--most importantly--a full performance of TOMMY. The sound, enhanced here in a new mix supervised by guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, is crystalline, without losing any of the group's swirling chaos and bone-crushing sonic impact. Though the Who later began to abridge TOMMY live, disc two features the entire opera, while the first disc houses "Substitute," "My Generation," and a blood-pumping cover of "Summertime Blues," among other singles. For any Who fan, this edition is essential.
Artist Overview
From the youthful arrogance of their early 1960s recordings to their ambitious rock operas and the more introspective FM rock staples of their mid-1970s albums, the Who raged like a rock & roll inferno. Pete Townshend's guitar fireworks and Keith Moon's larger-than-life drumming combined with the busy basslines of John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey's vocal roar to create one of rock's mightiest noises. The band reconvened numerous times following the hard-living Moon's death in 1978, and even continued to play for several years following the death of Entwistle in 2002.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #170 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Rolling Stone (7/9/70, p.40) - "...a tour-de-force of the rock and roll imagination....The album is a document, as it ought to be..."
Rolling Stone (4/6/95, p.62) - "...the newly remastered LIVE AT LEEDS comes across as a great live show that happens to include some singles-quality material..."
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #170 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Entertainment Weekly (2/17/95, p.59) - "...Few bands ever moved a mountain of sound around with this much dexterity and power. If you ever wondered what made these guys a big deal, here's where to find out..." - Rating: A
Q (9/01, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Everything here is the same ambitious, ramshackle rock'n'roll...Hidden gems still justifies its reputation..."
Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #6 on the Reissues list of Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Listening to them, in Leeds or Hull, is to hear the weight of an absolute truth: the future for rock as it became, in all its pomp and circumstance, began right here."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Included in Mojo's "Best Reissues of 2001".
Uncut (magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] 37-minute tour de force which showed Who, exactly, was best."
Disc 1
1 Heaven And Hell - (previously unreleased)
2 I Can't Explain - (previously unreleased)
3 Fortune Teller - (previously unreleased)
4 Tattoo - (previously unreleased)
5 Young Man Blues
6 Substitute
7 Happy Jack - (previously unreleased)
8 I'm A Boy - (previously unreleased)
9 Quick One, While He's Away, A
10 Amazing Journey / Sparks - (previously unreleased)
11 Summertime Blues
12 Shakin' All Over
13 My Generation
14 Magic Bus
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