65 Songs, 3 Hours 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the rock era’s greatest live albums, Live At Leeds has been given the Super Deluxe treatment by including the entire concert from Leeds University and adding the complete show from Hull City Hall, recorded two days later. Singer Roger Daltrey considers the Hull show to be the better of the two. Both concerts include a performance of the rock opera Tommy, along with devastating takes on Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues” and Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues.” “My Generation” is teased out to maximum length and the workout of “A Quick One, While He’s Away” shows Keith Moon’s indefatigable energy. Initially, John Entwistle’s bass tracks were missing on the first half-dozen tunes of the Hull show, but technology has allowed his basslines from Leeds to be brought in for full spectrum sound. Guitarist Pete Townshend windmills the powerchords. Daltrey sings within an inch of his life. This is the sound of thunder rumbling in the mountains — a set of cataclysmic moments that can never be re-enacted with the same chemistry or force.

EDITORS’ NOTES

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the rock era’s greatest live albums, Live At Leeds has been given the Super Deluxe treatment by including the entire concert from Leeds University and adding the complete show from Hull City Hall, recorded two days later. Singer Roger Daltrey considers the Hull show to be the better of the two. Both concerts include a performance of the rock opera Tommy, along with devastating takes on Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues” and Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues.” “My Generation” is teased out to maximum length and the workout of “A Quick One, While He’s Away” shows Keith Moon’s indefatigable energy. Initially, John Entwistle’s bass tracks were missing on the first half-dozen tunes of the Hull show, but technology has allowed his basslines from Leeds to be brought in for full spectrum sound. Guitarist Pete Townshend windmills the powerchords. Daltrey sings within an inch of his life. This is the sound of thunder rumbling in the mountains — a set of cataclysmic moments that can never be re-enacted with the same chemistry or force.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
G_T_B ,

Incredible listening experience

Five stars doesn't do this justice. The Leeds and Hull recordings capture The Who at the height of their power - I marvel at how much raw energy the band created with just three instruments. My lament is being born too late to see The Who in 1969-1970.

Jimenides ,

The Best

Easily the best live album of all time. There is really isn't anything to be said that hasn't been said before, so I'll leave it at that.

Tampa Thomas ,

Nice Job

Its a much better mix , they gave up a little bass to bring up Moons drums . Rogers vocals are as as clean as a whistle after all this time . Cmon boys lets take a look at the Doors and Hendrix and bring on a few more live goodies warts and all . How about Woodstock next ?

TK

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