23 Oct 2012
UK Release for The Who’s Olympic Track
THE WHO RELEASE TRACK SEEN
AT OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY
AS A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION COLOURED 12”SINGLE
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD SINGLE
UK Release Date: November 19thth 2012
“We have recorded a piece of music which I think is a fabulous end for the Olympic Games. This country has put some fabulous music into the world. This is not about The Who being on a TV show for the Games. It’s about making great music that is apropos to that event where you’ve had people who’ve given years of their lives to be there on that field. The music we’ve come up with is a great representation of that.” – Roger Daltrey, 2012.
As if November 2012 (or WHO-vember as we’re calling it) wasn’t exciting enough for Who fans, we’re delighted to announce the release on the 19th of this incredible memento.
In what was an astounding performance even by their standards, The Who took to the stage at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony to close the London Games with a world-beating arrangement of four of their best-loved songs – ‘Baba O’ Riley’, ‘See Me Feel Me’ / ‘Listening To You’ and ‘My Generation’.
Previously only available on the official soundtrack album to the ceremony, The Who – ‘Music For The Closing Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games’ comes backed with ‘Early Morning Cold Taxi’ and will be released on download and blue coloured vinyl. Vinyl will be strictly limited to 1,000 copies and available exclusively through www.uvinyl.co.uk.
Also out WHOvember 19th 2012: ‘The Who – The Studio Albums’ (vinyl box set); ‘My Generation’ (mono CD / download); ‘Live At Hull’ (2CD deluxe edition / download).