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 - Twist & Shout - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2020 12:25)on September 21, 2020 at 3:03 am
THE WHO Twist & Shout (1984 UK 7" vinyl single, also including I Can't Explain, both taken from the album Who's Last. The glossy picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play MCA927)
- The Who - WHO - UK - picture disc LP - £24.99, $31.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2020 20:22)on September 21, 2020 at 3:03 am
THE WHO WHO (2019 UK limited edition 11-track Picture Disc LP - Their first studio album released in thirteen years, the album was mostly recorded in London & Los Angeles during Spring & Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete with DaveSardy and finds Roger & Pete joined by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker and Gordon Giltrap, including the singles Ball And Chain,All This Music Must Fade & I Don't Wanna Get Wise. Complete with a download code voucher, the disc is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the tracklisting-stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- The Who - Magic Bus - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2020 14:43)on September 21, 2020 at 3:03 am
THE WHO Magic Bus (1968 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single, also featuring Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface scuffs to show for its fifty years)
- The Who - Quadrophenia - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 04-Sep-2020 08:07)on September 21, 2020 at 3:03 am
THE WHO Quadrophenia (Classic 1973 UK 17-track double vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with deluxe forty four page full size booklet containing pictures and lyrics to the album. The cover [VG+] has some notable edge scuffing and a little ringwear, but the integral booklet remains intact and the vinyl remains in EX condition)
- The Who - Tommy: The Movie - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Sep-2020 11:24)on September 21, 2020 at 3:03 am
THE WHO / VARIOUS Tommy: The Movie (1975 UK 31-track double vinyl LP containing music from the soundtrack to the film, with guest performances from Elton John, Eric Clapton & Tina Turner, complete with illustrated lyric inners, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a little light shelfwear and the vinyl appears barely played)