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The Who - Roger Daltrey Solo Albums:

Under A Raging Moon - UK - 1985 10 LP

Same cover as USA Atlantic LP

Under A Raging Moon - UK - 1985 10 CD

Under A Raging Moon - USA - 1985 Atlantic LP

Under A Raging Moon - USA - 1985 Atlantic CD

Under A Raging Moon - USA - 1985 Atlantic Cassette

Under A Raging Moon - Argentina - 1985 Virgin LP (back cover)

Spanish titles

Under A Raging Moon - Argentina - 1985 Virgin Cassette

Under A Raging Moon - Brazil - 1985 10/Virgin/RCA LP

"Incluindo o sucesso AFTER THE FIRE"

Under A Raging Moon - Canada - 1985 Atlantic LP

Under A Raging Moon - Canada - 1985 Atlantic Cassette

Under A Raging Moon - Germany - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - France - 1985 Echantillon LP (Test Pressing)

Under A Raging Moon - Indonesia- 1985 Golden Lion Cassette

Under A Raging Moon - Indonesia- 1985 Aquarius Cassette

Under A Raging Moon - Israel - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - Japan - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - Japan - 1988 10 CD

Under A Raging Moon - Korea - 1985 ST LP

Under A Raging Moon - Malaysia - 1987 Billboard Cassette

Alternate track order. Includes long and regular versions of "It Don't Satisfy Me". Also includes "Walking In My Sleep", and "Is There Anybody Out There?", but deletes, "Let Me Down Easy"

Under A Raging Moon - Mexico - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - New Zealand - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - Philippines - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - Portugal - 1985 10 LP

Under A Raging Moon - South Africa- 1985 10 LP

Roger Daltrey - Saudi Arabia - 1985 CS Cassette

"Under A Raging Moon" tracks - different track order

Can't Wait To See The Movie - UK - 1987 10 CD

Can't Wait To See The Movie - USA - 1987 Atlantic LP

Can't Wait To See The Movie - USA - 1987 Atlantic CD

Can't Wait To See The Movie - USA - 1987 Wounded Bird CD

No Puedo Esperar A Ver La Pelicula - Argentina - 1987 Virgin LP

"Can't Wait To See The Movie"

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Greece - 1987 10/EMI LP

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Greece - 1987 10/EMI Cassette

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Holland - 2001 EMI CD

Comes in box

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Indonesia - 1987 Billboard Cassette

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Indonesia - 1987 Rock Line Cassette

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Israel - 1987 10 LP

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Japan - 1987 Virgin/10/Toshiba/EMI LP

Can't Wait To See The Movie - Japan - 1987 Virgin/10/EMI CD

Super Best - Indonesia - 1987 Cash Box Cassette

Best Of Rockers & Ballads - Germany - 1991 Polydor CD

Best Of Rockers & Ballads - Indonesia - 1991 Polydor Cassette

Roger Daltrey Showcase of Rock - USA - 1992 Unistar CD (Promo)

Rocks In The Head - USA - 1992 Atlantic CD

Rocks In The Head - USA - 1992 Atlantic Cassette

Rocks In The Head - USA - 1992 Atlantic Cassette (Promo)

Rocks In The Head - Thailand - 1992 Peacock Cassette

Rocks In The Head - USA - 2004 Wounded Bird CD (reissue)

Rocks In The Head - UK - 2005 Castle Music CD (reissue)

Rocks In The Head - UK - 2005 Castle Music CD (Promo) (reissue)

A Celebration... - USA - 1994 Continuum CD

A Celebration... - USA - 1994 Continuum Cassette

A Celebration... - USA - 1994 Continuum Promo CD

A Celebration... - 1994 Continuum CD

Unreleased cover

A Celebration... - 1994 Continuum CD

Unreleased cover

A Celebration... - 1994 Continuum CD

Unreleased cover

A Celebration... - USA - 1998 HOB CD

(Reissue)

Martyrs & Madman: The Best Of Roger Daltrey - USA - 1997 Rhino CD

Roger Daltrey Anthology - Germany - 1998 Repertoire CD

Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle & Keith Moon - Russia - 2001 Delta MM CD

MP3 albums of: Daltrey, Ride A Rock Horse, One Of The Boys, McVicar, Parting Should Be Painless, Under A Raging Moon, Can't Wait To See The Movie, Rocks In The Head. John Entwistle: Smash Your Head Against The Wall, Whistle Rymes, Rigor Mortis Sets In, Mad Dog, Too Late The Hero, The Rock. Keith Moon: Two Sides Of The Moon

Moonlighting - UK - 2004 Sanctuary CD (Promo) Disc 1

Moonlighting - UK - 2004 Sanctuary CD (Promo) Disc 2

Moonlighting - UK - 2005 Sanctuary CD

Roger Daltrey Gold - USA - 2006 Hip-O CD

Daltrey Sings Townshend - Holland - 2009 Immortal CD

Roger Daltrey: The Who's Tommy - USA - 2011 Live Downloads CD

Going Back Home - UK - 2014 Chess CD

Going Back Home - UK - 2014 Chess CD (Promo)

Going Back Home - USA - 2014 Universal CD (Promo)

Going Back Home - USA - 2014 EMI CD (Promo)

Going Back Home - Germany - 2014 Chess LP

Going Back Home - Japan - 2014 Chess CD

UNDER A RAGING MOON

Album: Under A Raging Moon

LPs (vinyl) Sampled: 10 Records (UK), Atlantic (USA), 10 Records (Japan)

CDs Sampled: 10 Records (UK), Atlantic (USA), 10 Records (Japan)

Non-album Tracks: "It Don't Satisfy Me" (extended version on 12" EP versions of "After The Fire"), "Love Me Like You Do" (on 12" EP versions of "After The Fire" and CD version of album), "Behind Blue Eyes/5:15" (live medley version on 12" 10 Records (UK) "Under A Raging Moon" EP and double 7" version of the same), "Won't Get Fooled Again" (live version on double 7" of 10 Records (UK) "Under A Raging Moon"), "Breakout" (on double 7" of 10 Records (UK) "The Pride You Hide"), "Don't Talk To Strangers", "Pictures Of Lily" (both are live versions included on double 7" of 10 Records (UK) "The Pride You Hide")

LP Comments: This album was recorded at the beginning of the "digital age". The Atlantic (USA) is too bright and harsh sounding. However, the 10 Records (UK) is a little smoother around the edges, making listening tolerable, but not ideal. Lastly, the 10 Records (Japan) is a little warmer than the (UK) version, making this version the LP of choice.

CD Comments: Both the USA and UK CD versions are too bright and harsh (but the 10 Records (UK) is a tad smoother). The Japan CD seems a bit warmer, more vinyl-like.

Summary: The 10 Records (Japan) LP or CD are the best pressings.

Other Comments: This album could really be significantly improved by remixing and remastering.

About: Under A Raging Moon

I think at the time of its release Roger described this album as his "Who album" - I think perhaps in terms of rock music and singing style (perhaps) but in terms of content, well...

This album has 2 really great songs:

* After The Fire - the song that Pete Townshend wrote for Live Aid, but didn't have it quite ready on time (Pete ended up giving it to Roger and Roger made it to the top 40)

* Under A Raging Moon - this was written by
John Parr (from St Elmo's Fire fame) about... Keith Moon. A truly great song which featured (8 ?) different drummers each giving their own tribute to Keith. This is a song worthy of being a Who song.

In 1989 I had made several suggestions to Pete before the tour:

1) Include solo music - the solo catalogues were bigger than The Who's catalogue at that point - why ignore all that great music

2) Instead of closing with "Won't Get Fooled Again" - close with "Under A Raging Moon"

(Well... Not all good ideas get used)

Fast forward to 1995...

When I was working with The John Entwistle Band, I sent John a proposed set list - most of which was adopted (several songs like "When I Was A Boy" or "One At A Time" John said would be too difficult to play live) but what he REALLY liked was my suggestion of "Under A Raging Moon". John constantly talked about Keith and I thought he would eat this up - thankfully he did and the band did a great version of this with
Godfrey Townsend on lead vocals. Wow!

So... Getting back to Roger's album.

I recall them touting this as "recorded all digital" - a big deal then with the new CD age - but to the average music fan - who cares? How was the music? How is the quality of the song writing? How are the performances??? Nah... It's digital!!!

Unfortunately the early digital age was a mess. The earliest of CDs were either revelations (i.e. wow!) or horror stories (what the <Riker> did they do here???)

This album was sort of in the middle.

Even the LP (which came out first) was touted as digital. And it sounded that way - bad. Too bright, thin sounding and a bit on the harsh side. After some worldwide purchases - I found the Japan LP & CD to sound the best (but not by much). I tend to not want to play music that doesn't sound very good.

I looked at the credits - who mastered it? The famous
Bob Ludwig (you might recall him from the digital pops in Tommy or the repeat glitch on Face Dances - "It's In You"). I guess he was experimenting too. It doesn't sound very good and would be a great candidate for remixing and remastering.

In 1985 Roger did a mini tour in support of the album and did a nice job with these songs live...

The other song I really like on the album is "Move Better In The Night" - its a "fun" song (whatever that means).

Roger had songs written for him by
Russ Ballard and Bryan Adams for this album - but they weren't that memorable to me. Oh well...

Track Listing:

LP: After The Fire, Don't Talk To Strangers, Breaking Down Paradise, The Pride You Hide, Move Better In The Night, Let Me Down Easy, Fallen Angel, It Don't Satisfy Me, Rebel, Under A Raging Moon

CD: After The Fire, Don't Talk To Strangers, Breaking Down Paradise, The Pride You Hide, Move Better In The Night, Love Me Like You Do, Let Me Down Easy, Fallen Angel, It Don't Satisfy Me, Rebel, Under A Raging Moon

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE

Album: Can't Wait To See The Movie

LPs (vinyl) Sampled: 10 Records (UK), Specialty (USA-test pressing), Atlantic (USA), Virgin (Argentina)

CDs Sampled: 10 Records (UK), Atlantic (USA), EMI (NL)

Non-album Tracks: "Hearts Of Fire" (extended version on 10 Records (UK) 12"), "Quicksilver Lightning" (b side of 10 Records (UK) "Hearts Of Fire", "Quick Silver" sound track album Atlantic (USA) CD & LP and Atlantic (USA) "Quick Silver Lightning 7"), "Take Me Home" (extended dance mix version & instrumental version available on same titled Atlantic (USA) 12")

An "honorable mention" belongs to "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" (a cover of the Elton John song) because the "b" side(s) to the single versions of the song were taken from the <above> album. This song can be found on the "Lost Boys" soundtrack, Atlantic (USA) CD and LP, 10 Records (UK) single, 12" & 7".

LP Comments: Both Atlantic (USA) and 10 Records (UK) sound fairly close, with a slight edge going to the Atlantic (USA).

CD Comments: All of the CD versions sound identical.

Summary: In terms of sound quality, all of the versions I've listened to sound good and pretty much about the same. Take your pick ...

Other Comments: This album doesn't seem to have a big following among Who fans, but I've always liked it. Songs like "Hearts Of Fire" (a reworked Russ Ballard solo song) and "Balance On Wires" are my favorites. The album version of "Take Me Home" doesn't do the song justice compared to the extended dance mix version (this version throws just about everything at you, except for the kitchen sink).

LP versions have a different mix of "When The Thunder Comes" than the CD versions.

About: Can't Wait To See The Movie

This album has some really good songs, but as I was listening to the whole album - I thought to myself - what was Roger trying to do here?

Did Roger really want to "make it" in a new direction by singing sappy love songs??? Or, was this the album designed to sell its parts and pieces to Movie Soundtracks - hence the title?

(I guess we might have to wait for Roger's autobiography for the answers...)

The album starts off with a familiar sound - "Hearts Of Fire" - a really good song written by
Russ Ballard (who has written many songs for Roger over the years - this may have actually been the last one!) Russ has a rework of this song on one of his solo albums (similar music, slightly different arraignment and different lyrics).

For some reason, the 2nd song on the album, "When The Thunder Comes" was mixed one way for LP and another way for CD. So, in essence you need both versions if you are a "completest". If I recall, I liked the LP version a little better. It's a decent song...

As you get to the middle/end of the album, it becomes filled with songs titled:

Ready For Love, Miracle Of Love, Price Of Love, Heart Has Its Reasons, Alone In The Night, Lover's Storm

All of these are... (love songs! - and varying degrees of sappiness
)

They range from pretty good to... "Alone In The Night" - this one just goes off the deep end and probably is a little too sappy for this album - definitely belongs on a soundtrack of "something"....

Speaking of which, "Price Of Love" is probably the most familiar tune on the album as it was featured prominently in the Michael J. Fox movie hit,
The Secret Of My Success.

My favorite songs on the album are:

* Hearts Of Fire (see above)

* Balance On Wires - This is a REALLY good song. Its recurring lines:

"It's not something you wear on your sleeve No tears for people to see The hurt that comes from inside is damaging me"

In a way it's like a Roger version of "Behind Blue Eyes" - whereas it goes along its merry way, then just explodes. Great song!

* Take Me Home" - This song pulls out the kitchen sink - instruments flying out of every part of your speakers. The only disappointing facet of this, is that there's a MUCH better version of the song on the USA only 12" Single - That version is just unbelievable and highly recommended! - BTW - the extended version of the song is NOT on the promo 12" - only on the stock copy version.

That's it. Nothing more to say about the album. A decent, "casual listening" album with several really good songs... 
 

Track Listing: Hearts Of Fire, When The Thunder Comes, Ready For Love, Balance On Wires, Miracle Of Love, Price Of Love, Heart Has Its Reasons, Alone In The Night, Lover's Storm, Take Me Home

ROCKS IN THE HEAD

Album: Rocks In The Head

CDs Sampled: Atlantic (USA), Castle Music (UK)

CD Comments: This is a well-recorded album and the CDs sounds good. A slight edge in sound quality to the Atlantic (USA) version.

Other Comments: None.

About: Rocks In The Head

This was Roger's last studio album of new material (released originally only in the USA in 1992).
 
I sort of held off on this one - and I haven't listened to it in years. I recalled having a hard time finding any song I really liked. Fast forward about 6 (or more) years and the same is true today.
 
Great singing, well-recorded music, good band performances, but the writing is terribly weak. Most of these songs are very repetitious. (i.e. not very interesting.)
 
I absolutely hate writing reviews like this. In my mind, everything The Who or its members (as solo artists) should do, should be special. The good news is, most of it is!
 
The one song I kinda like is "Days Of Light". It has a sort of "Magic Bus" type beat to it, but it's all about someone who "can't wait for the weekend" to get to the "days of light" (for their "48 hours of fun"). OK, so it's a light ditty, that probably belongs better in a Bruce Springsteen catalog than Roger's Daltrey's. (But I'll give it a thumbs up...)
 
After that? "Love Is" This one is "OK". More detailed lyric wise than most of the album. Lastly, "Unforgettable Opera". It's OK too.
 
What I find fascinating about this album is that it actually has a somewhat strong following. Ask Who fans what their favorite Roger Daltrey solo album is and this comes up often. From my point of view, it's hard to go from the best song-writing (Pete Townshend's) to anything less than that.
 
The album was reissued in the USA in 2004 on the obscure, "Wounded Bird" label (yes, a legitimate record company) and for the first time in the UK, in 2005 on the Castle label...

Track Listing: Who's Gonna Walk on Water, Before My Time Is Up, Times Changed, You Can't Call It Love, Mirror Mirror, Perfect World, Love Is, Blues Man's Road, Everything a Heart Could Ever Want, Days of Light, Unforgettable Opera

A CELEBRATION: THE MUSIC OF PETE TOWNSHEND AND THE WHO

Album: A Celebration: The Music Of Pete Townshend And The Who

CDs Sampled: Continuum (USA), House Of Blues (USA) (Only known releases)

CD Comments: Both CD versions sound great.

Other Comments: This CD features also features guest performances by Pete Townshend and John Entwistle. The video version (see VIDEO section) contains additional songs not released on the CD.

About: A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who

This is a really good CD in so many different ways.

The set list
The arraignments
The performances
Guest appearances from John and Pete

From the beginning to the end, audiophile candy - a really well recorded live performance (except for the drums at times).

In 1994 I was on the fence about going to this show in NY. Tickets were close to $400 and I was never a believer in pissing $$$ away for 1 time events/experiences.

The show was being broadcast on pay per view and I thought that was probably good enough. However, while still in the fence about going on the way home from Tower Records (to buy tapes to record the PPV) I cratered my BMW in a massive pothole and took out 2 wheels and tires! So... I figured I spent enough needless $ and stayed home (probably a mistake).

Later on I found out that Roger took his show on the road, downsized it and was getting rave reviews. Since I never bothered to travel for concerts - I missed all that too (almost).

The PPV concert was great. I thought the "guest bands" were a waste - Who/Roger fans want to hear Roger sing these songs - not some band who is about to break up and never be heard from again.

The CD is an edit from the concert - the only non-Who guest on it is
Linda Perry singing "Dr Jimmy" (a strange song for a woman to sing) and the moment Roger announces her name, I hit "next".

My favorite songs from the CD are:

* Overture (a hint at what could have been)

* Imagine A Man (great job Rog)

* The Song Is Over (really nice performance)

* The Real Me (with John Entwistle)

* Baba O'Riley and After The Fire (these are done with The Chieftains and are extra ordinary - wow!)

* The Sea Refuses No River (imagine if Roger did a solo album covering Pete's solo work? What a great version of the song - Roger just brings it to life here!)

* Who Are You (sung by Pete - and a real wow)

Missing from my favorites but sang by Pete is "And I Moved". I remember Pete playing this and thinking to myself "holy <Picard> - I can't believe he's playing this." It really doesn't get any better.

In 2009 an expanded version of the CD (and DVD) was released in Holland (now titled "Daltrey Sings Townshend"). I seem to recall the sound quality being not as good (dubbed from the video?) - I will have to check it out again.

What's interesting about this show, the tour that followed and the plans thereafter is that it all led back to London Hyde Park and the coming together of The Who again.

As the 2004 tour progressed, Roger had evolved this into a "new Who" band with
Simon Townshend in Pete's roll, John on bass and Zack Starkey replacing Simon Philips. Along with a few others - this was the "new band".

Plans were made to tour Europe and it was being debates if this band should call itself "The Who", "The New Who", etc and the kickoff of the tour was the
1995 Who Convention.

Apparently the day before the Convention, Roger got word how much money he lost on this tour (over $1M) and ended up canceling the Euro tour and firing the band in the eve of
The Who Convention. Somehow the band was still committed to play - even though their lives were now upside down and they ended up playing one of the best concerts I ever saw! Simon opened (made me a fan for life) and then rejoined the band. Wow! The version of "Relay" was unbelievable.

Fast forward several months later. Pete now wants to do "Quadrophenia" for the
Princes Trust and needs Roger's help. Somehow Roger was able to work things out with his band to join them and the rest is history. A pretty interesting transformation with lots of ups and downs...

 

Track Listing: Overture, Pinball Wizard, Imagine a Man, Doctor Jimmy, The Song Is Over, The Real Me, Baba O'Riley, After the Fire, 5.15, The Sea Refuses No River, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again

MOONLIGHTING

Album: Moonlighting

CDs Sampled: Sanctuary (UK) Promo

CD Comments: Great sounding CD set. It appears that the mastering is "fresh" and not from any previously released source.

Other Comments: This CD contains a previously unreleased studio song called, "A Second Out". Also previously unreleased is a live version of "Born To Run"... Musically, it's performed very close to Bruce Springsteen's version. However, Roger seems a little uncomfortable with the lyrics as if he needed to rehearse them a few more times (i.e. there's a false start in the beginning because Roger didn't know the first lines of the song, and needed someone to give them to him). However, even with some of the songs issues, it's still a welcome (and cool) addition to the Who catalog.

Another interesting note about this track listing, is that some actual thought went into it. Unlike previous "best of" releases, this one includes some obscure rarities (studio and live) that normally get overlooked.

About: Moonlighting

My first inclination is to come right out and say, "I don't like these CD".

It came close, but failed.

It was mastered by The Townhouse (also known as "Townhouse Studios" and room number 3 was previously known as Ramport Studios).

The problem with the mastering (which is actually inconsistent - parts of disc 2 sound better than disc 1) is that there's too much compression (for the umpteenth time - I hate compression) and it's too bright (and harsh on the ears).

If you can't comfortably listen to a CD, you end up with a nicely packaged "coaster". What's the point of that???

That being said, what's unfortunate about the above is this... while the early (1973-1977) tracks are pretty harsh, there's a lot of clarity around the drums and other instruments - which if remastered properly would reveal a big improvement of sound from the original vinyl releases.

I'll say this again too - Roger Daltrey's solo catalog is in desperate need of an overhaul - this CD teases you with some really great stuff, but like the carrot dangled in front of the donkey, keeps it out of reach...

How does one pick the track listing for a release like this? There's always great stuff left off. I may have swapped some of the more obscure live tracks (i.e. the Mick Ronson tribute songs of "Baba O'Riley" and "Pinball Wizard" for something else) - but that's my taste vs. someone else's. Is there a "right or wrong" here? Nope.

The highlight of the album to me is the live version of "Born To Run". It demonstrates what Roger can do to improve an already "monster hit" from another artist and in my mind, the kind of stuff he should have been releasing on his solo albums all along. This is really great.

The other song I really like is "A Second Out". It has elements of Simon Townshend's "Time The Healer" - but differentiates itself and is a really nice song onto itself. It's unique to this CD and "Roger Daltrey Gold" (the USA, different track listing, version of this CD). [I should probably play "Gold" to see if the mastering works any better or worse on that CD vs. this one.] 

Track Listing: One Man Band, The Way Of The World, Thinking, There Is Love, Giving It All Away, Get Your Love, World Over, Proud, Dear John, Avenging Annie, One Of The Boys, Martyrs And Madmen, Say It Ain't So, Joe, Bitter And Twisted, Free Me, Without Your Love, Waiting For A Friend, Parting Would Be Painless, After The Fire, Under A Raging Moon (edit version), Behind Blue Eyes (live), Won't Get Fooled Again (live), Quicksilver Lightning, Lover's Storm, Mack The Knife, The Pig Must Die, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Rock And Roll, Who's Gonna Walk On Water?, Love Is, Blues Man Road, Baba O'Riley (live), Pinball Wizard (live), The Real Me (live), Child O Mine, Born To Run (live), A Second Out

Note: The promo CDs include "Stuck In The Middle" (between "The Real Me" and "Child O Mine") and do not include "A Second Out".

ROGER DALTREY GOLD

Album: Roger Daltrey Gold

CDs Sampled: Hip-O (USA)

CD Comments: n/a

Other Comments: Compare track listing with "Moonlighting" above.

Track Listing: One Man Band, The Way Of The World, Thinking, There Is Love, Giving It All Away, Come And Get Your Love, World Over, Proud, Dear John, Avenging Annie, One Of The Boys, Martyrs And Madmen, Say It Ain't So, Joe, Bitter And Twisted, Free Me, Without Your Love, Waiting For A Friend, Parting Would Be Painless, After The Fire, Under A Raging Moon (edit version), The Pride You Hide, Behind Blue Eyes (live), Won't Get Fooled Again (live), Lover's Storm, The Pig Must Die, Who's Gonna Walk On Water?, Love Is, Blues Man Road, Baba O'Riley (live), Pinball Wizard (live), The Real Me (live), Child O Mine, Born To Run (live), A Second Out

DALTREY SINGS TOWNSEND

Album: Daltrey Sings Townshend

CDs Sampled: n/a

CD Comments: n/a

Other Comments: Compare track listing to "A Celebration: The Music Of Pete Townshend And The Who" (See Above)

About: Daltrey Sings Townshend
 
This CD was issued in 2009 and released only in Holland.
 
While it draws from the same 1994 concert at Carnegie Hall, it differs from the original "A Celebration" CD in that this is a 2 CD set, with an expanded (and somewhat different track) listing. Further, while it has excellent sound quality, the quality on the "A Celebration" CD is better. This CD has a "flatter" sound to it, which actually improves as you turn the volume up...
 
In comparing the track listings of "A Celebration" vs. "Daltrey Sings Townshend"
 
"A Celebration" has:
 
Overture, Pinball Wizard, Imagine a Man, Doctor Jimmy, The Song Is Over, The Real Me, Baba O'Riley, After the Fire, 5.15, The Sea Refuses No River, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again
 
"Daltrey Sings Townshend" has:
 
Overture, You Better You Bet, I Can See For Miles, 5:15, Imagine a Man, The Song Is Over, Love Reign O'er Me, Baba O'Riley, After the Fire, Behind Blue Eyes, Amazing Journey, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, The Real Me, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again, Happy Birthday
 
A quick comparison has unique tracks on "A Celebration" with:
 
Doctor Jimmy, The Sea Refuses No River
 
And "Daltrey Sings Townshend" with:
 
You Better You Bet, I Can See For Miles, Love Reign O'er Me, Behind Blue Eyes, Amazing Journey, I'm Free, Happy Birthday
 
I can do without the Linda Perry guest singing on "Doctor Jimmy" and "I'm Free", but "The Sea Refuses No River" is just outstanding as are these other tracks, including the odd, jazzy version of "I Can See For Miles"...
 
These are really good performances. I recall watching the show on PPV - not being impressed with the guest performers (i.e. The Spin Doctors' performing "Substitute"), but Roger's stuff was just great...
 
What's also missing from both of these CD's is Pete's performance of "And I Moved" which was also outstanding...
 
What would be great is a complete version of this show (sans the guest singers), remixed and remastered...

Track Listing: Overture, You Better You Bet, I Can See For Miles, 5:15, Imagine a Man, The Song Is Over, Love Reign O'er Me, Baba O'Riley, After the Fire, Behind Blue Eyes, Amazing Journey, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, The Real Me, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again, Happy Birthday

ROGER DALTREY: THE WHO'S TOMMY

Album: Roger Daltrey: The Who's Tommy

CDs Sampled: n/a

CD Comments: Soundboard audio 

Other Comments: Live from the Prudential Center - September 18, 2011

Track Listing: Introduction, Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Eyesight To The Blind, Christmas, Cousin Kevin, The Acid Queen, Fiddle About, Pinball Wizard, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, Smash The Mirror, Sensation, I'm Free, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, Welcome, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It, I Can See For Miles, Behind Blue Eyes, Gimme A Stone, Days Of Light, Pictures Of Lily Giving It All Away, Johnny Cash Medley, Who Are You My Generation, Young Man Blues, Baba O'Riley, Without Your Love, Blue, Red And Grey, Naked Eye

GOING BACK HOME

Album: Going Back Home

CDs Sampled: Chess (UK), Chess (Japan)

LPs Sampled: Chess (Germany),

CD Comments: Unfortunately, Roger's vocals are too low in the mix and this is further exacerbated by an overly compressed mastering which blurs Roger's vocals with the drums and the bass. Overly harsh sound due to the compression. Negligible sound quality difference between the UK (actually made in Germany) CD and the Japan CD.

LP Comments: Same comments as the CD. Overly compressed sound, but lower fidelity. Sounds like it is being played on an old, AM radio.

Other Comments: This album could really be significantly improved by remixing and remastering. I'm not one for "downloading" anything (I'm old school - I like to buy records and CDs) - but out of desperation to try anything, I downloaded the MP3 version of the album to see if there was any "relief" to this harsh sound. Unfortunately, the MP3 version didn't sound any better.

Track Listing: Going Back Home, Ice On The Motorway, I Keep It To Myself, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, Turned 21, Keep On Loving You, Some Kind Of Hero, Sneaking Suspicion, Keep It Out Of Sight, Everybody's Carrying A Gun, All Through The City

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