October 5th, 2010
Hey Pete and Roger – do we really need to have Live at Leeds reissued for the umpteenth time? How broke are you guys?
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Who’s classic Live at Leeds album, it is being reissued in a super mega maxi deluxe gold plated version with the CDs remastered by albino virgins.
The Who are to release a deluxe 40th anniversary edition of the classic Live At Leeds album on November 15.
Not only does this now feature the whole of the legendary Leeds performance, but also the complete show from Hull the following night. In fact, the latter was supposed to be the live album, with Leeds as no more than a back-up. However, when it was discovered that John Entwistle’s bass was seemingly missing from the Hull performance – at the City Hall – it was decided to go with the Leeds gig instead.
However, it’s now been realised that the bass was only missing from the first four songs and is firmly in place for the rest of the gig. So, using modern technology, the bass lines have now been restored to the Hull recordings.
Why couldn’t they have just released the Hull show on its own? Instead they have to go and bilk fans by making them buy a 4CD set with the Leeds gig included. Who fans already have this show and don’t need another one. Here’s to hoping that we get the Hull show alone, though I’d imagine that wouldn’t happen until after Christmas at the earliest.
Until then, I’m sticking with the only Leeds recording you need.