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 - Who's Last - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $45.15, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2020 10:35)on May 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm
THE WHO Who's Last (1984 Japanese 16-track double LP album, gatefold picture sleeve with inners, fold-out lyric insert and original obi-strip. The sleeve shows only a few light signs of storage wear whilst the vinyl is in 'near as new' condition P-6197~8)
- The Who - It's Hard - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2020 10:58)on May 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm
THE WHO It's Hard (1982 UK 12-track LP, the tenth studio album by the English rock band & the last to feature bassist John Entwistle & drummer Kenney Jones, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has some light edgewear, whilst thevinyl appears barely played WHOD5066)
- The Who - Who's Next - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2020 10:54)on May 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm
THE WHO Who's Next (Mid 70s UK issue of the classic 1971 9-track vinyl LP including Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Riley. The picture sleeve displays only light wear or signs of age while the vinyl has only light signs of play)
- The Who - Who Are You - Stickered Sleeve - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.48, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2020 10:52)on May 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm
THE WHO Who Are You (1981 limited edition German issue of the 1978 UK 9-track LP, the eighth studio album from the band and the last to feature Keith Moon, who tragically passed away just three weeks after its release, 'limited edition' stickered sleeve showing it is from the 'Phases' box set. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- The Who - The Who By Numbers - Stickered sleeve - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.48, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2020 15:51)on May 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm
THE WHO The Who By Numbers (1981 German limited edition 10-track LP, housed in a glossy dot-to-dot picture sleeve designed by John Entwistle with 'Limited Edition 2675216' sticker on the front. This issue was originally only available in the 'Phases' 9-LP box [catalogue number 2675216]. The sleeve is Excellent due to some age discolouring around the edges & the vinyl appears barely played)