The night after the Who recorded the performance that would become Live at Leedsa document of the ferocity and raw energy they were applying to their stage show inthey 1921 - The Who - Live At Hull 1970 down to the neighboring town of Hull and gave a second concert for a considerably more subdued audience. Over the years since its release, Live at Leeds was recognized as the definitive moment of the Who coming into their own as a live Superstar - Maeceam - Maeceam machine, and has been revered as one of the top live recordings of its time, capturing the band at their most fiery peak.
Most of the material on Live at Hull has been released commercially before as part of one of the countless, expanded repackagings of Live at Leeds. Standing on its own, the set is a bit of a redundant curiosity more than an essential part of the band's discography. The set lists for both shows are identical, with the only exception being Live at Leeds ' transcendent encore of "Magic Bus" is missing here, with an equally jammy, plus-minute "My Generation" filling the space.
The second set of both nights found the band playing Tommy in its entirety. While Who aficionados could debate the finer points of the two gigs, casual listeners will have a hard time differentiating between the performances. Many of the differences come in the technicalities of the recordings, which are both raw, on-site, multi-track recordings with the Live at Hull recordings suffering initially from so many pops, glitches, and even instrumental dropouts that the reels were shelved for decades.
Digital editing cleaned up the most blaring errors of the set, but it remains a "warts-and-all" sort of experience. Live at Hull is every bit as charged and volcanic as Live at Leedsand the moments of shaky fidelity just add to the rough, exciting sound and feel of the album.
While either set would stand well on its own without the other, the some years that made Live at Leeds a near-legendary album negate some of the power of the recordings made the next night.
Live at Hull is great and powerful, but gratingly inconsequential when held up against its predecessor. As a testament to the interchangeability of the two nights, it can be noted that the bass wasn't recorded on the first four songs on Hull 's original reels. For this reissue, bass tracks from the night before were edited and manipulated 1921 - The Who - Live At Hull 1970 a passable degree, almost as if to suggest the two sets were more or less identical.
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Release Date November 6, Track Listing - Disc 1. Heaven and Hell. John Entwistle. The Who. I Can't Explain. Pete Townshend. Fortune Teller. Young Man Blues. Mose Allison. Happy Jack. I'm a Boy. Summertime Blues. Shakin' All Over. Johnny Kidd. My Generation. Track Listing - Disc 2. It's a Boy. Amazing Journey. Eyesight to the Blind aka Born Blind.
Sonny Boy Williamson II. The Acid Queen. Pinball Wizard. Do You Think It's Alright? Fiddle About. Tommy, Can You Hear Me? There's a Doctor. Go to the Mirror! Smash the Mirror. Miracle Cure. Sally Simpson.
I'm Free. Tommy's Holiday Camp. Keith Moon. We're Not Gonna Take It. Heaven and Hell John Entwistle. I Can't Explain Pete Townshend. Tattoo Pete Townshend. Young Man Blues Mose Allison. Substitute Pete Townshend.
Happy Jack Pete Townshend. I'm a Boy Pete Townshend. Shakin' All Over Johnny Kidd. My Generation Pete Townshend. Overture Pete Townshend. It's 1921 - The Who - Live At Hull 1970 Boy Pete Townshend. Amazing Journey Pete Townshend. Sparks Pete Townshend. Christmas Pete Townshend. The Acid Queen Pete Townshend. Pinball Wizard Pete Montañas Verdes - Various - XXII Festival DeLa Canción De San Remo. Fiddle About John Entwistle.
There's a Doctor Pete Townshend. Smash the Mirror Pete Townshend. Miracle Cure Pete Townshend. Sally Simpson Pete Townshend. I'm Free Pete Townshend. Tommy's Holiday Camp Keith Moon.
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