Monday, August 07, 2006

The Who:
Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera

"Is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter-day sins? "Is it better to burn out than to fade away?"
"High Fidelity"

Well, we don't have to worry about that here. I promise. The Who. Legends. Here it is in all it's glory, The Who's first release in nearly twenty years: "Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera." Although these are only snippets of the complete album to be released later on this year, you will not be disappointed. To give the tracks a simple review, yes my friends, they sound like The Who, and fortunately, they haven't gone all "VH1" on us like the atrocities of Sting and Elton John's recent releases ("Songs From The West Coast" excluded). They still sound fresh, and even more impressively, relevant. By the way, Sting's last album "Sacred Love" was so god awful, that it made my ears physically ill. If you're thinking that what I just said is impossible, give the album a try. I dare you. I'm just sayin'.

The track (for your consideration) below contains all 6 tracks combined as one mp3, and has a running time of about 11 minutes. The highlight is the last tune, "Mirror Door," a shout out to the rock gods who have passed on. The tune, I hope, is a sign of things to come from the new album. Below is a video of Pete on the BBC jamming to it. Enjoy!

Here is the track listing for
Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera:

1. Sound Round
2. Pick Up the Peace
3. Endless Wire
4. We Got A Hit
5. They Made My Dreams Come True
6. Mirror Door

For your consideration:

The Who -
Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera Mp3


powerchord74 said...

Great blog! The Who are back! Great video shot of Pete and his girlfriend. 'Mirror Door' is sure to be a new classic.

However the link to the songs seems to not be working. I got the following message:

Error (500)
Fri Aug 11 11:31:28 EDT 2006 com.cincro.zanvas.www.NonFatalActionException: No login session has been established to get proxied content

imjustsayin said...

Apparently, I must stay signed in to EZarchive for the link to work. It's up now. Thanks for the kind words!