Limited Edition 180g Red Vinyl LP! Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios!
Rough Mix features guitarist Pete Townshend (The Who) and bassist Ronnie Lane (Small Faces, Faces). On the Billboard 200, the album reached number 44 in the UK and number 45 in the US after its release in September 1977. What began as an outreach from Ronnie Lane to Pete Townshend to help prouce his next album ended up blossoming into a team effort between the two for a collaborative album.
"The glory of this album and of the work of Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane throughout their careers is that art and the deepest spiritual aspiration are completely intertwined. Often, of course, that makes for a rough mix, and a rougher life. But it's worth the turbulence, for it touches closer to the heart of the rock & roll experience than almost anything I know." - Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone
"Rough Mix, Pete Townshend's 1977 collaboration with former Small Faces and Faces songwriter and bass player Ronnie Lane, combines the loose, rollicking folk-rock of Lane's former band, Slim Chance, with touches of country, folk, and New Orleans rock & roll, along with Townshend's own trademark style. Lane's tunes, especially the beautiful 'Annie,' possess an understated charm, while Townshend, with songs such as 'Misunderstood,' the Meher Baba-inspired 'Keep Me Turning,' and the strange love song 'My Baby Gives It Away,' delivers some of the best material of his solo career. Rough Mix stands as a minor masterpiece and an overlooked gem in both artists' vast bodies of work. Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, and Charlie Watts guest." - Brett Hartenbach, AllMusic
• 180g Vinyl
• Red Vinyl
• Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
1. My Baby Gives It Away
2. Nowhere To Run
3. Rough Mix
5. Keep Me Turning
8. April Fool
9. Street In The City
10. Heart To Hang Onto
11. Till The Rivers All Run Dry