donderdag 17 mei 2018

MP3 - The Who live in Buffalo 1979 - 2CD - December 4

The Who
Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York
December 4, 1979

Source: Audience
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Disc one (66:42):
(1) Substitute (3:41)
(2) Can't Explain (3:12)
(3) Baba O'Riley (5:55)
(4) The Punk and the Godfather (5:28)
(5) Boris The Spider (3:21)
(6) Music Must Change (9:30)
(7) Drowned (10:37)
(8) Behind Blue Eyes (4:03)
(9) Sister Disco (5:14)
(10) Who Are You (7:15)
(11) 5:15 (8:22)

Disc two (57:08):
(1) Pinball Wizard (3:50) =>
(2) See Me Feel Me (5:45)
(3) Long Live Rock (4:15)
(4) My Generation (4:54)
Incl. Slip Kid => Bolero
(5) I Can See For Miles (4:28)
(6) Sparks (5:55)
(7) Dance It Away (1:41)
(8) Won't Get Fooled Again (10:31)
(9) Summertime Blues (3:50)
(10) Young Man Blues (5:29)
(11) How Can You Do It Alone (6:25)

Note: There are no fades applied, so disc splits are merely a suggestion.

Pete Townshend - Vocals, Guitar
Roger Daltrey - Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle - Vocals, Bass
Kenney Jones - Drums
John Bundrick - Piano, Keyboards
Howie Casey - saxophone
Reg Brooks - trombone
Dave Caswell - trumpet

This show took place the day following the tragic concert in Cincinnati; as noted in the prior torrent, it was unclear until near showtime whether this show would be canceled. The show went on as planned, and The Who put on a blistering, emotional performance. Roger opened the concert by making reference to the tragedy of the previous night, and dedicated the show to the "lost" audience members. The energy of this performance is evident even in the opening numbers ("Substitute" and "Can't Explain") that are typically warm-ups for the band -- this would clearly be a special night.

The performance is great throughout, with a powerful and improvisational encore. Recording quality is outstanding -- there are some minor glitches in the opening track and some close-mic audience interference (at one point you can hear "J" asking his companion to hold the microphone) but things settle down and there is very little crowd interference to take one's attention away from the music. Very enjoyable recording, and light-years better than most audience masters from the 1970s.

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