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The New Who single ‘All This Music Must Fade’

THE NEW SINGLE TAKEN FROM THE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘WHO’ FROM THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND RELEASED 6 DECEMBER 2019 ON POLYDOR RECORDS

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“Their best (album) since 1975”  ~ The Times

 An all-rocking, all windmilling, spikily thought-provoking album” ~ MOJO, September 2019

 As opening lines go ‘I don’t care, I know you’re going to hate this song, and that’s fair we never really got alongfrom The Who’s new single ‘All This Music Must Fade’ is perhaps the most confrontational and catchy of 2019 so far.

The song, which debuted on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show today, opens the WHO album and Pete Townshend describes it as ‘A song which is dedicated to every artist who has ever been accused of ripping off someone else’s song. Seriously? Our musical palette is limited enough in the 21st Century without some dork claiming to have invented a common chord scheme’.

The Who have one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including nine US and 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.

Now 55 years after they made their first recordings, The Who are back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO due for release on 6 December 2019.

The 11-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during spring and summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend and D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson).

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, drummers Carla Azar and Joey Waronker, bass player Gus Seyffert and Gordon Giltrap.

The album cover has been created by revered British artist, Sir Peter Blake who first met the band in 1964 at a taping of the legendary TV show Ready Steady Go! Peter Blake designed the sleeve and contributed a painting for the cover of The Who’s album Face Dances in 1981.

The songs on WHO cover a myriad of subjects including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and ‘an old rock star that has lost his marbles’. Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge”.

After their triumphant return to Wembley Stadium this summer and a current US tour, the band will be embarking on a UK and Ireland tour featuring a full orchestra in the spring of 2020. The dates are listed below.

THE WHO ‘WHO’ TRACKLIST

All This Music Must Fade
Ball And Chain
I Don’t Wanna Get Wise
Detour
Beads On One String*
Hero Ground Zero
Street Song
I’ll Be Back
Break The News**
Rockin’ In Rage
She Rocked My World

All songs written by Pete Townshend except *Pete Townshend/Josh Hunsacker and **Simon Townshend
Produced by Pete Townshend and D. Sardy
Roger Daltrey’s vocal production by Dave Eringa
Mixed by D. Sardy

THE WHO UK & IRELAND TOUR 2020

March 16 – Manchester Arena

March 18 – Dublin 3 Arena

March 21 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

March 23 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

March 25 – Leeds First Direct Arena

March 30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

April 1 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena

April 3 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

April 6 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

April 8 – SSE Wembley Arena

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5 thoughts on “The New Who single ‘All This Music Must Fade’”

  1. Steven Page says:

    So good, fantastic even! Can we have a physical version?

  2. luile says:

    This new song rocks ! Its pure WHO, even with the absence of Keith Moon and John Entwistle. I am eagerly waiting for the extended version CD. And very happy because Pete Townshend said recently that they might record another one soon.

    Lets hope he keeps this promise and that we don’t have to wait another decade to hear The Who.

  3. Derek Malone says:

    Looking forward to the UK tour (booked for Leeds and Nottingham)… Seeing as there is an orchestra, why not take the opportunity to play “A Quick One While He’s Away” WITH a cello (and at Leeds or Nottingham)

  4. "Hoagie" says:

    Fresh!!

    Love the guitar mixes blended
    With Roger and Pete’s vocals

  5. Ron says:

    Reminds me of Face Dances album. Popish song but still with Townshend’s thought provoking lyrics and slashing guitar.

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