The Who have released a new single, All This Music Must Fade. The track comes from their upcoming album Who, which will launch on December 6, and arrives three weeks after the band shared Ball And Chain.
Pete Townshend describes All This Music Must Fade as, “A song dedicated to every artist who has ever been accused of ripping off someone else’s song. Seriously? Our musical palette is limited enough in the 21st century without some dork claiming to have invented a common chord scheme.”
Roger Daltrey, who ends All This Music Must Fade by proclaiming, “Who gives a fuck?” says, “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973. Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter and he’s still got that cutting edge.”
Townsend adds: “This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I – and my brother Simon – wrote to give Roger some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.
“Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are OK, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today.”
The Who will tour across the UK and Ireland throughout March and April next year, where they’ll be joined by a full orchestra. Tickets are on sale now.
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- The Who - Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €23.60 (Back In Stock) (arrived 17-May-2022 15:37)on May 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
THE WHO Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy (1972 UK second issue 14-track retrospective LP, an unsual variant that features a stickered correction credits sheet on the internal gatefold, which, although still retaining the 'E.J .Day' printing credit, adds production information & the message that "tracks have been electronically enhanced for stereo reproduction", all details that would appear printed on subsequent pressings. The sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl is excellent with little sign of play)
- The Who - Extracts From 30 Years Maximum R & B - UK - CD album - Promo - £20.00, $25.00, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2022 09:15)on May 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
THE WHO Extracts From 30 Years Maximum R&B (1994 UK 8-track promotional-only radio sampler CD featuring a collection of 'extracts' from the '30 Years Maximum R&B' album, including mixed versions of I'm The Face, Armenia City In The Sky and Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, a live versions of Dreaming From The Waist and more. The custom printed disc comes issued in a slimline jewel case with the matching picture sleeve inlay WHOBOX2)
- The Who - Exciting The Who - Japanese - vinyl LP - £79.99, $99.99, €94.39 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 15:15)on May 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
THE WHO Exciting The Who (Out of print 2021 Japanese exclusive limited edition 10-track Mono LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1968, this Japan-only compilation features tracks from '66&'67, including Waltz For A Pig [actually by the Graham Bond Organization], their cover of the Stones' Under My Thumb [released in protest at Mick & Keef's proposed jail sentences in 1967!] and more. Housed in a replica high gloss scalloped flipback card picture sleeve with a pinched spine, reproduction of the original lyric sheet and obi-strip. The vinyl is housed in a separate die-cut card sleeve with a barcoded information sticker attached. This remains in a brand-new, shop bought condition, still in the un-opened re-sealable bag! UIJY-75208)
- The Who - Sell Out - 180 Gram - Japanese - vinyl LP - £69.99, $87.49, €82.59 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 15:16)on May 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
THE WHO Sell Out (Out of print 2021 Japanese exclusive limited edition 14-track Stereo LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, originally released in 1968. Housed in a replica high gloss flipback card picture sleeve with a pinched spine, featuring the unique artwork different to the UK release, includes a reproduction of the original lyric sheet and obi-strip. The vinyl is housed in a separate die-cut card sleeve with a barcoded information sticker attached. Thisremains in a brand-new, shop bought condition, still in the un-opened re-sealable bag! UIJY-75209)
- The Who - Tommy - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £295.00, $368.75, €348.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 15:17)on May 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
THE WHO Tommy (Rare 1969 UK first issue limited edition 25-track stereo double vinyl LP, complete with twelve page individually numbered booklet & deluxe front laminated tri-fold picture sleeve) See 'More Info' ...