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 At Leeds - Deluxe Edition - Half Speed Mastered - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $41.39, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 16:29)on July 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm
THE WHO Live At Leeds (2018 UK/EU Deluxe Edition Half Speed Mastered 33-track triple album 3-LP pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram Heavyweight Vinyl, remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring the full concert now expanded to three records, with tracks in the order they were played by The Who at Leeds University back on Valentine's Day 1970. Fold-out picture sleeve with belly-band, factory sealed from new. Highly recommended) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- The Who - The Vegas Job - UK - DVD - £19.99, $27.59, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2021 10:39)on July 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm
THE WHO The Vegas Job (2003 UK Collectors Edition Region 2 PAL DVD featuring 14 classic tracks captured live at the MGM Grand Hotel plus bonus interviews with Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and fans! Running time 112 minutes)
- The Who - Live In Hyde Park - UK - box set - £35.00, $48.30, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jul-2021 10:50)on July 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm
THE WHO Live In Hyde Park (2015 UK Deluxe Edition 2-CD/1-Blu Ray/1-DVD box set recorded at Hyde Park in London on 26th June 2015. Comprises a 19-track 2-CD set, an All Region NTSC 22-track DVD and a 22-track Blu Ray disc [which includes four bonus tracks - The Seeker, The Kids Are Alright, You Better You Bet and Squeeze Box]. Housed in a hardback book pack with 60-page photobook EREDV1196)
- The Who - Live At Leeds - Ultimate Collectors' Edition - UK - vinyl box set - £195.00, $269.10, €228.15 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jul-2021 10:57)on July 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm
THE WHO Live At Leeds - Ultimate Collectors' Edition (2010 issue UK Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition MULTI-FORMAT Box set, comprising Two CDs featuring the full Leeds show from 14th February 1970 [including the complete performance of 'Tommy']; Two CDs of the Who's complete performance from Hull; a Heavyweight Vinyl reproduction of the original six-track album [as it was released in 1970]. Also contains a replica 7" single featuring Summertime Blues/Heaven & Hell and a classic Pete Townshend poster - issued in a replica fold-out card picture sleeve. Also includes a new 60-page hardback, colour book containing rare photographs, memorabilia from the original release [replica contracts, letters, poster gig list, photos etc] and liner notes detailing the history of this landmark album. All housed in a hardback slipcase box featuring the cover artwork reproducing the original black stamped vinyl first UK pressing. This copy still has the picture/hype stickered [split] shrinkwrap and contents sticker on reverse and despite a few spots of discolouration to the inside, is in near 'as new' condition)
- The Who - Had Enough - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.04, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jul-2021 13:38)on July 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm
THE WHO Had Enough (1978 UK double A-side solid centre 7'' vinyl single, also including Who Are You, Polydor company die cut paper sleeve WHO1)