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 - Live In Hyde Park - Red, White & Blue Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.59, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 15:52)on January 30, 2023 at 12:39 am
THE WHO Live In Hyde Park (2020 UK limited edition 3-LP set, pressed on 180-gram Red, White & Blue vinyl. Recorded live June 26th 2015 as The Who celebrated their 50th anniversary, this stunning show from London’s famous Hyde Park is atriumphant return to their home city. On a glorious summer evening the band delivered a brilliant performance of all their greatest hits in front of a 50,000 strong crowd. Factory sealed picture sleeve)
- The Who - My Generation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2023 13:10)on January 30, 2023 at 12:39 am
THE WHO My Generation (1980 UK mono issue of the classic 1965 12-track LP on the black & white Virgin label, housed in a front glossed picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl remain in Excellent condition with just minor signs of wear & play. Essential V2179)
- The Who - Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 16:52)on January 30, 2023 at 12:39 am
THE WHO Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy (1971 UK mail order only issue 14-track compilation LP, often cited as the first and best Who collection, issued for the Audio Club Of Great Britain with an exclusive 'ACB' catalogue number, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minor shelf/edge wear and the vinyl displays a few cosmetic surface marks, overall an excellent example ACB00221)
- The Who - Live In Amsterdam 1969 - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $30.99, €28.49 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 16:53)on January 30, 2023 at 12:39 am
THE WHO Live In Amsterdam 1969 (2020 UK limited edition 9-track vinyl LP - The Who's performance at Amsterdam's Opera House in September 1969 was remarkable in a number of ways: It was the first of a series of gigs in more formal surroundingsand one of the longest live gigs they ever performed. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the flipback picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap RANDB52LP)
- The Who - Face Dances + Poster - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 16:55)on January 30, 2023 at 12:39 am
THE WHO Face Dances (1981 UK limited edition 9-track LP, housed in the 'montage' picture sleeve complete with lyric inner & fold-out poster. The sleeve displays some general wear, whilst the vinyl remains Excellent with few signs of play, and theposter has been stored folded inside the sleeve and shows little wear or age WHOD5037)