- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing; New edition edition (15 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847868835
- ISBN-13: 978-1847868831
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 2.2 x 28.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 837,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Who Revealed Hardcover – Illustrated, 15 Aug 2010
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About the Author
Paul Du Noyer began his career on the New Musical Express, went on to edit Q and to found Mojo. He also helped to launch Heat and several music websites. As well as editing several rock reference books, he is the author of We All Shine On, about the solo music of John Lennon, and Wondrous Place, a history of the Liverpool music scene. He is nowadays a contributing editor of The Word.
Matt Kent has been a fan of The Who since 1971. He founded Naked Eye, the Who fanzine. He worked for Pete Townshend between 1998 and 2006, and now spends most of his time in photography pits at music shows. He has co-authored Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958–1978 and has contributed to many Who-related magazine, TV and DVD projects.
Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is solidly written. Authors Paul du Noyer and Matt Kent clearly know their stuff, Kent being a lifelong die hard Who fan, and not only have they decided to cover what the band was doing but the members too. Its great to get page notes on when each member of the Who got hitched and other important personal dates, along with album releases and tour info. But half way through I couldn't help but feel 'The Who Revealed' was a really misleading title, as everything contained within its pages is stuff than the Who fan already knows. There's the Detours birth, Mod mania, the arrival of Lambert and Stamp, cracking America, Monterey, the success of Tommy, the decadence fueled uncertainty of the mid 70's, Moons death and everything that followed.
And don't get me wrong, the pictures are grand, some of them (especially of the early days) are new, refreshing and good quality. Its great to see pics of Pete Townshend relaxing in his garden wearing a 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' Meher Baba t-shirt, or Moon being escorted ashen face out of a police van by coppers. You've got some lovely shorts of the Who mid show, and I was surprised to find myself nosying at the Kenney Jones period pics, which capture the band in its final years.
If you're a newbie to the world of Townshend, Entwistle, Moon and Daltrey its perfect for you, big pictures to sprawl over and digestible chunks of information, however the more hardcore Who fan might just cry out 'Revealed what? I knew all that!' when they reach the final pages.