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PETE TOWNSHEND CREDITS RECORD LABEL FOR TAKING CARE OF THE WHO

2/21/2013

As the Who begin the wind down to their Quadrophenia & More Tour, things seems to be cruising along nicely as the band slowly approaches its 50th anniversary in 2014. Fans can look forward to a few archival releases next year, which have only been hinted at, but seeing as how the band and its record label, Universal/UMe get along, there's no reason to think that the 50th won't feature some exciting vault material from the band.

 

Pete Townshend told us that the Who feels lucky having the team they have supporting the band at the label: "Universal have a department with which the band and our mangers have a very good relationship, which are the catalogue guys -- they look after the band catalog. We've always gotten along well with them. There's always been a lot of sympathy between us. And, y'know, the Who doesn't have an enormous catalogue, and what we do have really needs to be taken care of quite carefully and they've always done that."

  • The Who performs tonight (February 21st) at New York's Nassau Coliseum.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is the Who's Live At Hull. The concert, from the band's February 16th, 1970 Hull's City Hall concert, was taped two nights after the Who's legendary Leeds show, from Valentine's Day.
  • The Hull tapes were originally scrapped due to recording glitches, but thanks to digital technology, the Hull CD utilizes John Entwistle's bass parts from the Leeds show to cover the missing bass amp feed, which rendered the Hull show unreleasable back in the day.
  • The Hull show was first released as part of the 2010 "Super-Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collectors' Edition" of Live At Leeds. The upcoming release marks the first time the Hull concert is being released separately.

CHECK IT OUT: The Who at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief performing "Baba O'Riley":

Pete Townshend On The Who's Current Record Label


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