tisdag 2 augusti 2016


Don't know if to call this Townshend's first solo album, a Who related compilation, or just random collection of rare cuts. I guess all three fits. "Pure And Easy", "Let's See Action" and "Time Is Passing" are demos from the "Lifehouse" project, not included on the "Who's Next" album - "Pure And Easy" shortened and "Time Is Passing" with further overdubs. Another version of "Let's See Action" had been released as a Who 45 only 1971. Then four cuts from two privately pressed tribute albums -"Happy Birthday" 1970 and "I Am" 1972 - both dedicated to Townshend's guru Meher Baba. "Evolution" by Ronnie Lane (a re-work of "Stone" from Faces debute album) and Billy Nicholl doing "Forever's No Time At All". Further two of Townshend's own songs for those projects - "Content" and "Parvardigar". Tracklist concluded by another Townshend composition - "Sheraton Gibson" and a cover of Jim Reeves' "There's A Heartache Following me". I guess you can dig a lot deeper in aims and backgrounds, but the outcome here is so even and sounds so coeval history seems less important to me. Though probably missing the point completely I can't help recieving it like a softer Who LP with some resemblance to the upcoming "Quadrophenia", but most of all the 1975 "Who By Numbers" (which I btw think is a great album). Favorite tracks - "Pure And Easy" and "Time Is Passing". First US on Decca/Track (DL 79189). Japan 2006 CD on Imperial (TECI-24346) came with nine bonus tracks. Premiere UK had matt label as shown here and laminated fold/out cover, some with poster. (WÖH*) (TRÄC*)

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