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 - 5.15 - Five Fifteen - Jukebox - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 09:59)on May 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm
THE WHO 5.15 (1973 UK wide-centred injection moulded Jukebox vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Water, plain die-cut paper sleeve)
- The Who - Tommy: The Movie - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.85, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 23-Apr-2021 16:39)on May 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm
THE WHO Tommy: The Movie (1975 UK 31-track double vinyl LP containing music from the soundtrack to the movie, with guest performances from Elton John, Eric Clapton & Tina Turner, vintage price stickered gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inners. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with minimal scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- The Who - The Who By Numbers - EX - Dutch - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.90, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 16-Apr-2021 08:59)on May 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm
THE WHO The Who By Numbers (1975 Dutch 10-track LP in UK-printed limited edition numbered dot-to-dot picture sleeve designed by John Entwistle. The sleeve shows a little discolouration & the vinyl is Excellent with just a few faint signs of play)
- The Who - The Story Of The Who - Matt - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.85, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2021 13:03)on May 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm
THE WHO The Story Of The Who (1976 UK second issue of the 26-track double LP compilation, including classic tracks such as Magic Bus, Substitute, My Generation, Pictures Of Lily, I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard, Baba O'Riley, Won't Get FooledAgain & more. The matt gatefold picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear & comes complete with its eight-page integral booklet whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
- The Who - Be Lucky - Blue Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.75, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2021 08:10)on May 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm
THE WHO Be Lucky (2015 UK limited edition 7" single released exclusively for Record Store Day & pressed on Blue Vinyl, also including I Can't Explain, custom stickered clear PVC sleeve)