The Who "Whos Next"

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by EggHd, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    I got the deluxe edition reissue and found ti to be very interesting.

    I didn't pay attention to CD remastering or CD Vs analog or sacd.

    But the cool thing about it is on disc one after the original album, there are
    versions of the same songs done a few months earlier at the Record Plant with
    Kit Lambert (former manager/producer). It sure shows what a difference a
    production can make and I am not talking sound. Peformance. It's a
    worthwhile listen.

    The Pete Townshend liner notes are informative as well. I guess I never paid
    much attention as to when Who's Next was released.

    It came out in '71 and was the studio album follow up to Tommy (with Live at
    Leeds being released in-between). What a leap in a band's muscle from Tommy to
    Who's next.

    Anyway, just some observations after listening to disc 1. Disc 2 is a live
    show recorded when Who's next was supposed to be The Lifehouse Project.





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  2. ScotFraser

    ScotFraser Guest

    << But the cool thing about it is on disc one after the original album, there
    are
    versions of the same songs done a few months earlier at the Record Plant with
    Kit Lambert (former manager/producer). It sure shows what a difference a
    production can make and I am not talking sound. Peformance. >>

    I personally feel Kit Lambert nearly sunk Tommy. He was the one who nixed the
    gunshot that would have immeasurably clarified the entire story line because he
    wanted a minimalist production for a work that certainly called for a larger
    approach. I've always felt it unfortunate that such a visionary work of music
    didn't have a producer at the helm who could bring it to its deservedly higher
    level of recorded art.

    Scott Fraser

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