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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just found this on a Who forum I'm on. The Who have a record deal with Universal Records, and the new CD, titled Endless Wire, will be coming out on October 31, 2006:

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Friday, August 25, 2006
- Universal Republic signs The Who
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM FROM THE WHO

First Studio Project in 25 Years Set For Release October 31

(New York, NY, August 24, 2006) -- Universal Republic Records will release new music from the legendary rock band The Who, it was announced today by Mel Lewinter, Chairman and CEO of the Universal Motown Records Group, and Monte Lipman, President of Universal Republic Records. The historic signing with Universal Republic will include the first studio album by the band in 25 years, Endless Wire, scheduled to hit stores October 31, 2006.

“We are thrilled beyond words to welcome The Who to Universal Republic,” stated Mr. Lewinter. “They are truly one of the quintessential rock bands of all time. Larger than life, never compromising – The Who’s profound insight and willingness to push the musical envelope embodies everything vital about the indispensable music culture they helped spawn.”

Stated Mr. Lipman: “The Who not only defined their generation, but every generation of artists that followed with their genre-defying mixture of rock, R&B, and conceptual breakthroughs. We’re honored they’ve chosen Universal Republic and are certain their new album is poised to reinvigorate the music world all over again.”

Commented Doug Morris, Chairman and CEO of the Universal Music Group: “I join Mel and Monte in welcoming The Who to the Universal Republic family, and look forward to the next great chapter in one of the most indomitable and innovative legacies in the history of rock n’ roll.”

Universal Republic will inaugurate the new pact with the release of the first new Who studio album since 1982. The disc will include all new songs, as well as music culled from a 29 minute operatic work, described by The Who’s co-founder Pete Townshend as “A Mini-Opera inspired by his Novella The Boy Who Heard Music.” Townshend has made the book available online at www.petetownshend.co.uk/projects/tbwhim/.

A recent EP, Wire & Glass, (available only on import in the U.S.), which includes music from the mini-opera, and one full length song, “Mirror Door”, all of which will be available on the new studio album, has garnered rave reviews, proving the venerable band has not lost their magic touch.

The multi-talented Townshend, who along with vocalist Roger Daltrey has been the long-standing dynamic force behind The Who (drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 and bassist John Entwistle died in 2002) indicates that the new material is definitely on par with what Who fans have come to expect from the legendary band.

The formidable duo also recently described themselves as “fit and ready to rock”, as they announced their first world tour in almost 20 years. The Who will embark on a whirlwind trek that will find them hitting the U.S. in September, kicking off in Philadelphia on September 12th, with more shows to follow in U.S. and Canada in October and November, as well as South America, East Asia, Europe and Australia in 2007. The band’s touring lineup is also to include Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr’s son on drums, and Simon Townshend, Pete Townshend’s brother on guitar, Pino Palladino on bass guitar, John Bundrick on keyboards.

Few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era than The Who. Inducted into the Rock n’ roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their incendiary style garnered them one of rock’s most loyal fan bases, with the brash foursome bursting onto the scene in the mid-1960’s armed with a searing new template for rock, punk and everything after. Their 1965 coming of age anthem “My Generation,” also heralded the arrival of Pete Townshend as one of rock’s most prescient songwriters, with the prolific icon going on to

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it's any good I'll be buying that...

:D



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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

If it's any good I'll be buying that...

:D



I'll let you know how their concert is when I see them on September 12th. The single 'Wire & Glass' is phenomenal.

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GRRRRR I haven't heard any of this yet, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting....


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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

GRRRRR I haven't heard any of this yet, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting....


Check your email in about five minutes, and pray that you can open up .zip files.

e: sorry Z, technical difficulties. Give me a few more minutes.

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I miss Keith Moon.... =(

He was the power engine for The Who.



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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

If it's any good I'll be buying that...

:D



I'll let you know how their concert is when I see them on September 12th. The single 'Wire & Glass' is phenomenal.


Oh your so damn lucky! I could of gone to their concert on July at Hyde Park but I was going on holiday not long after that, so I couldn't.

Where can I hear their new single? =)



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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

Where can I hear their new single? =)



Check your email.

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Posted: 25 Aug 06, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

holy shit


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Zebonka12 wrote:

GRRRRR I haven't heard any of this yet, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting....


Check your email in about five minutes, and pray that you can open up .zip files.

e: sorry Z, technical difficulties. Give me a few more minutes.


How often do people tell you that you rule?


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 02:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm buying 60 copies of this when it comes out.

Cheers!


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew about it, just didnt know why they picked that date, after the tour started.


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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

I'm buying 60 copies of this when it comes out.

Cheers!


Hahahahaha. I wish I was so rich like you I'd buy 100!!!!! :D

I recieved the email, Lester! Thanks. =)



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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was going to say something about no Keith Moon or John Entwhistle, but then...new mini-opera? W00t!


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would play for them.

*later that day* NEWSFLASH: Subpar bass playing leads to Judgement Day.


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that's fantastic, I'm big fan of them


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bumping an old topic, because I damn well want to.

On Pete's website ( http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/diary/display.cfm?id=383&zone=pr ), the tracklisting was finally announced:

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After 24 years, the wait is almost over and October 31st will see the release of Endless Wire, the keenly-anticipated first new Who studio album since 1982's It's Hard.

The album features extended versions of the various sections that formed the Wire & Glass mini-opera as well as exploring other themes from Pete's novella The Boy Who Heard Music.

Opening track, Fragments, utilises the pioneering Method music software developed by Pete in conjunction with mathematician/composer Lawrence Ball and software-designer Dave Snowdon.

More details to follow soon but, for now, here's the full track-listing.

Hamish

1. Fragments
2. Man In A Purple Dress
3. Mike Post Theme
4. In The Ether
5. Black Widow Eyes
6. Two Thousand Years
7. God Speaks To Marty Robbins
8. It's Not Enough
9. You Stand By Me
10. Sound Round
11. Pick Up The Peace
12. Unholy Trinity
13. Trilby's Piano
14. Out On The Endless Wire
15. Fragments Of Fragments
16. We Got A Hit
17. They Made My Dreams Come True
18. Mirror Door
19. Tea & Theatre

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I cannot wait. I'll be seeing them next Tuesday, and will absolutely be picking up this album on October 31st. I'm a little bummed that 'How Can I Help You Sir?' isn't on there, but it's a minor complaint.

Maybe I'll write a book about The Who next...

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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I simply cannot wait for this! I already own the Wire & Glass Single and Vinyl Single! This is gonna be it folks, those un-aware of the WHO, This is your lucky year ;)

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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way (I know this is irrelevant to the CD), The Who are gonna perform at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in October. (It's like 20 minutes away from where I live). Should I go see 'em?? I'm haven't really heard any of their songs.... :S I missed a Queen concert at the bowl last year (because i didn't know them yet). i believe it's the only place where you can get tickets as low as a dollar :D


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Posted: 06 Sep 06, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=CC99FF ><b>I ? Freddie wrote:

By the way (I know this is irrelevant to the CD), The Who are gonna perform at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in October. (It's like 20 minutes away from where I live). Should I go see 'em?? I'm haven't really heard any of their songs.... :S I missed a Queen concert at the bowl last year (because i didn't know them yet). i believe it's the only place where you can get tickets as low as a dollar :D


Short answer: yes. Long answer: FUCK YES. I've seen them twice and have loved every moment of each concert. This concert on the 12th will be the first one where I get a chance to see them up close (twelfth row!), and if I have as good a time as I did the last two times (once in 2000, again in 2002, both lawn seats), then I can die happy afterwards. But I'll die ecstatic after I buy this album and see them again in November.