3 Oct 2019
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 along’ from 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 1965 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
Beads On One String*
Hero Ground Zero
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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