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A definitively classic album
on 26 November 2000
The classic albums series always manages to get into the heads of the artists and to reveal what they were aiming for when recording an album. The 'Who's Next' album is at the same time both Pete Townshend's greatest triumph and his greatest failure.
The songs are all top-notch classic Who songs - that's the triumph. But the only real failure is that Townshend has, by his own admission, failed to get his concept for the 'Lifehouse' album / film project across to anyone outside the band for a great many years.
Townshend has said many times that the project caused him a great deal of personal anguish. However, The Who remember the album's creation here with great affection. The creation of the songs on the album - AND the songs central to the 'Lifehouse' concept that failed to make the album is detailed here, along with contemporary performances, most of which have not ever surfaced elsewhere
Some of the songs are still featured to this day in their live shows and have lost not one iota of their strength or emotion. Highly recommended.