Movies

Listening To You – The Who Live at The Isle of Wight Festival

UK: Warner Music 0630-14360-2. Released June 26, 2000.
US: Image Entertainment ID4698ERDVD. Released 3 November 3, 1998

A virtually complete visual record of The Who’s appearance at the third Isle of Wight Festival of Music at East Afton Farm near Freshwater, Isle of Wight at 2.00am on the morning of August 30, 1970 and featuring John in his magnificent skeleton suit. Introduced by compere Jeff Dexter, “Ladies and gentlemen, a nice rock’n’roll band from Shepherds Bush, London . . . The ‘Oo!”

TRACKLIST

  1. HEAVEN AND HELL
  2. I CAN’T EXPLAIN
  3. YOUNG MAN BLUES
  4. I DON’T EVEN KNOW MYSELF
  5. WATER
  6. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER / SPOONFUL /TWIST & SHOUT
  7. SUMMERTIME BLUES
  8. MY GENERATION
  9. MAGIC BUS
  10. OVERTURE
  11. IT’S A BOY
  12. EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND (THE HAWKER)
  13. CHRISTMAS
  14. THE ACID QUEEN
  15. PINBALL WIZARD
  16. DO YOU THINK IT’S ALRIGHT?
  17. FIDDLE ABOUT
  18. GO TO THE MIRROR
  19. MIRACLE CURE
  20. I’M FREE
  21. WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT

Followed by footage of Keith backstage larking about to camera with a rubber axe embedded in his head and a live track of
TOMMY, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

In 2006, the DVD was reissued with bonus tracks SUBSTITUTE and NAKED EYE (the latter previously only available as part of Murray Lerner’s festival documentary, Message To Love, released in 1995) plus a 40-minute interview with Pete Townshend.

Directed by Murray Lerner.

DVD Package Design: Richard Evans.