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It is a great album ! Most people seem hard to accept that Keith was gone.
on 22 August 2012
Recently i went back to hearing this cd and the more i hear it the more i rediscover how good is. The first song "You Better You Bet" a great hit single that evoques "Pictures of Lily" and mentions the sound of old T-Rex and "Who s' Next"........
The second song "Dont Let Go the Coat", is another winner, could have been a biggest hit but was not; rarely performed live.
"Cache Cache" tells a story when Pete Townshend ended up sleeping with some bears. Never played on stage by The Who, only to be performed once during his 2011 solo tour by Roger. Great song, that uses similar chords to "Let My Love Open the Door".
Next, a John Entwistle penned song: "The Quiet One". The band shows their "heavy side", playing a interesting autobiographical song "I aint quiet everybody else is too loud" shouts John Entwistle about him labeled "the quiet one". Played live by The Who during their 1981/1982 tour, there are some even better versions.
"Did You Steal my money"...The Who like we never did hear them again, sounding like "The Police". Good catche tune, player rarely only during their 1981 english tour.
"How can you do it alone", finds The Who opening this song with similar chords (The Overture from Tommy"). The song is carried by Entwistle s' bass and Roger great voice. It has a great "bridge" in the middle with Kenney Jones doing a great job.
"Daily Records" is amazing. A original Who sounding song. Excellent vocals, guitar, drums, bass, piano. It is perfect in time changes. One overlooked gem ! Never played live.
"You" is the second Entwistle song, and is a absolute winner ! Furious, heavy guitar playin by Pete, and vocals by Roger and John. Sadly never played on stage by The Who. Only the John Entwistle band used to play this song.
"Another Tricky Day"...great song. Entwistle drives the song here along with Kenney Jones drumming. Great vocals by Roger. A live staple at Who shows.
The remixed and remastered version lowers the bass sound particularly in "You Better You Bet". Includes 3 additional studio songs, and the best one is "Somebody Saved Me" later included in a Pete Townshend solo album "All the Best Cowboys have Chinese Eyes".
"The Quiet One" live version here is amazing and "How Can You Do it Alone", is interesting because, it shows the origin of the song.
The problem with this album seems that hard core fans never accepted that Kenney Jones is no Keith Moon. Also the sound given by the production to the drums did not helped. The Who was trying to move away from their tradicional sound, and got the Eagles/Joe Walsh producer, and this was the result.