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A Classic Moment in Time,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 (Audio CD)
By the time The Who played the Isle of Wight, they had already been to Leeds University (the 30th Anniversary version way superior in performance and sound quality to this) and they were getting tired of playing "Tommy" for an hour; "here we are again playing the same thing.... wearing the same clothes....everything the same as last year" Townshend sneers into the microphone.
Regarded by Townshend as one of their better performances (!) this is a dynamic CD encapsulating all that was great about their live performances. The "Tommy" segement is good, but pale to the Leeds version, and one can't help feeling they were lacking in humour by this point, although when Townshend introduces "Tommy" Keith Moon announces "I'm off!".
Observers say that had Townshend's Gibson not given up towards the end of "Magic Bus" (it dies in a crescendo of feedback) that they would have played for hours. It's a great CD, but it lacks the intimacy of the "Live at Leeds" set.