Label: Universal Republic Records - B0007845-01 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
It was their first new studio album of original material in 24 years following the release of It's Hard inas well as their first since the death of the bassist John Entwistleand their last one for the 13 years to follow, until the release in December of their follow-up studio album, Who. The album was originally due to be released in early under the working title WHO2.
Endless Wire received generally positive reviews from music critics. Most of what is known about the development of the album has come from Luv Touch (Remix) - Brownmark - Luv Touch Townshend's website. On 21 MarchPete Townshend announced the postponement of the new Who album.
Daltrey also said that Townshend is playing some bass on the album. On 28 March ,Townshend announced through the diary portion of his website that a mini-opera, titled "The Glass Household" now forms the core of the album.
He also announced plans to have a shortened version of the opera released prior to the release of the full album. On 9 AprilTownshend announced that the shortened version of "The Glass Household" had been played We Got A Hit - The Who - Endless Wire executives at Polydor, and a release date has been set for June, with a tour of Europe following, and the album in September.
Townshend anticipated a mid-June release for the EP, and a mid-September release for the full album. He had also announced that the Who would begin rehearsing for their tour, during which time Townshend would finish recording the rest of the album with Roger Daltrey. A version of "It's Not Enough" was released online at artistdirect.
Then on 14 OctoberPolydor built a website for the album. It was announced from Pete Townshend's website. On the website endlesswire. As of 23 Octoberthe entire album was available to stream on music.
Endless Wire debuted Shock To The System - Yes - Union 7 on the Billboardselling about 81, units in its first week of release. In addition to the 19 tracks listed below, three songs were either considered for inclusion on the album or reportedly recorded for the album but were left off:.
Reportedly written in for the Lifehouse concept, Townshend debuted this song on In the Attic in Hot Rod Mama - Marc Bolan - Early Singles 1964-1968 (Box Set) song that was debuted by Townshend on In the Attic in It was recorded in the studio with Zak Starkey on drums, and Daltrey on vocals, but Townshend expressed doubt on whether it would make it on the album or not when he first played it on In the We Got A Hit - The Who - Endless Wireand it was not included.
On 18 DecemberPete Townshend posted a diary entry that chronicled the recording of this track:. That is the way it sounds played acoustic. What you can hear here is the way it is beginning to evolve as a rock track. Adding Roger's voice will increase the edge. In a very real sense every song I write when I sit at home with an acoustic guitar has two Pt3.
Sunder The Seventh Seal - Crimfall - Amain lives. The acoustic We Got A Hit - The Who - Endless Wire may seem to be softer and more intimate. The rock version seems altogether more jolly, almost a throwaway. It will be interesting to see how it sounds when Roger and I get it into the studio together. The video can be downloaded from Townshend's site. Townshend is also working the songs from this album into a full-length rock musical, a rough version of which debuted 13 July as part of Vassar College 's Powerhouse Summer Theater workshop series.
The production was adapted and directed by Ethan Silverman and presented as a staged concert reading with minimal dialogue. Songs in this adaptation included:. All songs written by Pete Townshend except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Endless Wire disambiguation. Retrieved 15 May Retrieved 24 1845 - Various - Korn Family MP3 Retrieved 22 December Retrieved 4 September MSN Music.
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