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The Who - Endless Wire album flac Performer: The Who
Title: Endless Wire
Style: Classic Rock
Released: 2006
Country: Europe
MP3 album: 1831 mb
FLAC album: 1651 mb
Rating: 4.2
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Genre: Rock

Endless Wire is the eleventh and most recent studio album by the English rock band the Who; it was released on 30 October 2006 in the UK through Polydor Records and the following day in the US by Universal Republic. It was their first new album of original material in 24 years following the release of It's Hard in 1982. The album was originally to be released in early 2005 under the working title WHO2.

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The Who retired following their 1982 farewell tour but like Frank Sinatra's frequent retreats from the stage, it was not a permanent goodbye. Seven years later, the band - Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle; that is, Keith Moon's replacement Kenny Jones wasn't invited back - embarked on a reunion tour, and ever since then the band was a going concern.

Endlesss Wire: Recorded discontinually at Pete Townshend's home studio and at Eel Pie Oceanic Studios, Twickenham between autumn 2002 and summer 2006. Technical Engineers: Lincoln Fong (Oceanic) & Darren Westbrook (Mobile). Mixed between performances on The Who's 2006 European tour. The Who. Endless Wire ‎(2xLP, Album). Universal Republic Records.

And in Endless Wire, the first Who album of new songs since 1982’s It’s Hard, Daltrey and Townshend have made a record as brazen in its way and right for its day as The Who Sell Out and Tommy were in theirs. Daltrey’s voice is deeper and darker now, even in total roar - you can hear the extent to which. But this is the only Who left, and at times on Endless Wire, Townshend wields it like an avenging sword. In his liner notes, Townshend says he wrote A Man in a Purple Dress after seeing Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ. Yet it is easier to hear, in the song’s stark ’63-Dylan bite, the public rush to judgment after Townshend’s 2003 arrest for viewing child pornography online.

This Sunday, the album charts are likely to be topped by My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade, a rock opera in all but name. After a 24-year hiatus, the surviving members of the Who couldn't have picked a more apposite time to release Endless Wire, an album that includes a 10-part "full-length mini-opera" called Wire and Glass, and that wears its intellectual pretensions so heavily that the promotional copy arrives accompanied by a kind of musical Brodie's Notes, written by Pete.

While the first part of the album sends signals of setting something up, the second half only delivers halfway on that promise with just three of its ten songs being full versions to accommodate Townshend's mini opera pretensions even the most astute listener would be hard pressed to decipher. Two of its ten songs are included as bonus cuts in full length versions and it makes you wonder why not all could of been included the same. And what that something is appears to be a band that remembers being The Who, but for time passing and band members come and gone is not quite. This is Pete and Roger having one last go. The songs of Endless Wire are mature, sad, hopeful, melancholy even. And the album has the sound of two old rockers making one last stand.

Summary: The legendary band's first studio album since 1982 includes a full version of their mini-opera "Wire & Glass," which was recently released (appropriately enough) as a mini-album. Record Label: Republic.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Fragments 3:58
2 A Man In A Purple Dress 4:14
3 Mike Post Theme
Drums – Pete Townshend
4:28
4 In The Ether 3:35
5 Black Widow's Eyes
Drums – Zak Starkey
3:07
6 Two Thousand Years
Violin, Viola – Pete Townshend
2:50
7 God Speaks Of Marty Robbins 3:26
8 It's Not Enough
Acoustic Guitar – Jolyon DixonBass – Stuart RossKeyboards – Rachel FullerWritten-By – Fuller*
4:02
9 You Stand By Me 1:36
Wire & Glass - A Mini-Opera
10 Sound Round 1:21
11 Pick Up The Peace 1:28
12 Unholy Trinity 2:07
13 Trilby's Piano
Cello – Vicky MatthewsOrchestrated By [Chamber Strings] – Pete TownshendOrchestrated By [Supervised By] – Rachel FullerViola – Ellen BlairViolin – Brian Wright, Gill Morley
2:04
14 Endless Wire 1:51
15 Fragments Of Fragments 2:23
16 We Got A Hit 1:18
17 They Made My Dream Come True 1:13
18 Mirror Door 4:14
19 Tea & Theatre 3:24
20 We Got A Hit (Extended Version) 3:03
21 Endless Wire (Extended Version) 3:03

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Billy Nicholls (tracks: 10, 11, 14, 20, 21), Simon Townshend (tracks: 10, 11, 14, 20, 21)
  • Bass – Pino Palladino (tracks: 10, 11, 14, 16 to 18, 21)
  • Design, Art Direction – Richard Evans
  • Drums – Peter Huntington (tracks: 8, 10, 11, 14, 16 to 18, 20, 21)
  • Electronics [Electronic Music] – Ball* (tracks: 1, 15)
  • Engineer [Additional] – Bob Pridden, Sean Witt
  • Engineer [Recording] – Bob Pridden, Matt Hay, Paul Ramsey
  • Engineer [Senior] – Myles Clarke
  • Engineer [Technical] – Darren Westbrook, Lincoln Fong
  • Guitar – Pete Townshend
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Organ [Hammond] – John 'Rabbit' Bundrick* (tracks: 10, 11, 18)
  • Performer [All Other Instruments], Mandolin, Banjo, Drum Programming – Pete Townshend
  • Producer [Roger Daltrey's Vocals] – Billy Nicholls, Bob Pridden
  • Producer, Mixed By – Pete Townshend
  • Technician [Guitar] – Alan Rogan
  • Technician [Rebalanced & Finalised By] – Myles Clarke
  • Vocals [Lead Vocals] – Roger Daltrey
  • Written-By – Lawrence Ball (tracks: 1, 15), Townshend*

Notes

Recorded discontinuously at Pete Townshend's home studio and at Eel Pie Oceanic Studios, Twickenham between autumn 2002 and Summer 2006.

Mixed by Pete Townshend between performances on The Who's 2006 European tour. Rebalanced and finalised by Myles Clarke. Mastered by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Mastering, London.

All songs published by Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Tracks 10 to 21 are part of the mini-opera "Wire & Glass" directly based on the unfolding novella of "The Boy Who Heard Music" written by Pete Townshend on his weblog.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 09147 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602517091474
  • Matrix / Runout: [Universal logo 4 times] 06025 170 917-7 01 ⁕ 51806623
  • Other: Made in Germany by EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0116

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1712655 The Who Endless Wire ‎(CD, Album, Sup) Polydor 1712655 Europe 2006
none The Who Endless Wire ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Polydor none France 2006
1712655 The Who Endless Wire ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor 1712655 Unknown
B0007845-01 The Who Endless Wire ‎(2xLP, Album) Universal Republic Records B0007845-01 US 2006
1709520 The Who Endless Wire ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, S/Edition) Polydor 1709520 UK 2006

Tracklist

A1 Fragments 3:56
A2 A Man In A Purple Dress 4:15
A3 Mike Post Theme 4:29
A4 In The Ether 3:35
B1 Black Widow's Eyes 3:08
B2 Two Thousand Years 2:51
B3 God Speaks Of Marty Robbins 3:27
B4 It's Not Enough 4:02
B5 You Stand By Me 1:36
C1 Sound Round 1:22
C2 Pick Up The Peace 1:28
C3 Unholy Trinity 2:08
C4 Trilby's Piano 2:05
C5 Endless Wire 1:51
C6 Fragments Of Fragments 2:23
C7 We Got A Hit 1:18
C8 They Made My Dream Come True 1:13
D1 Mirror Door 4:14
D2 Tea & Theatre 3:23
D3 We Got A Hit (Extended Version) 3:05
D4 Endless Wire (Extended Version) 3:04

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Jolyon Dixon (tracks: B4)
  • Backing Vocals – Billy Nicholls (tracks: C1, C2, C5), Simon Townshend (tracks: C1, C2, C5)
  • Bass – Pino Palladino (tracks: C1, C2, C5, C7, C8, D1), Stuart Ross (tracks: B4)
  • Cello – Vicky Matthews (tracks: C4)
  • Drums – Pete Townshend (tracks: A3), Peter Huntington (tracks: B4, C1, C2, C5, C7, C8, D1), Zak Starkey (tracks: B1)
  • Electronics – Lawrence Ball (tracks: A1, C6)
  • Keyboards – Rachel Fuller (tracks: B4)
  • Lacquer Cut By – RJ*
  • Lead Vocals – Roger Daltrey
  • Orchestrated By – Pete Townshend (tracks: C4)
  • Organ [Hammond] – John "Rabbit" Bundrick (tracks: C1, C2, D1)
  • Viola – Ellen Blair (tracks: C4), Pete Townshend (tracks: B2)
  • Violin – Brian Wright (tracks: C4), Gill Morley (tracks: C4), Pete Townshend (tracks: B2)

Notes

Tracks C1 to D4 are part of the mini-opera "Wire & Glass" directly based on the unfolding novella of "The Boy Who Heard Music" written by Pete Townshend on his weblog.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602517232402
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): B0007845-01-LP1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): B0007845-01-LP1B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): B0007845-01-LP2A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): B0007845-01-LP2B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A to D, Stamped): STERLING

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1709147 The Who Endless Wire ‎(CD, Album, Sup) Polydor 1709147 Europe 2006
1712655 The Who Endless Wire ‎(CD, Album, Sup) Polydor 1712655 Europe 2006
none The Who Endless Wire ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Polydor none France 2006
1712655 The Who Endless Wire ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor 1712655 Unknown
1709520 The Who Endless Wire ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, S/Edition) Polydor 1709520 UK 2006