Pete Townshend Who Came First Half-Speed Mastered 180g LP (White Vinyl)
Limited Edition 180g White Vinyl LP! Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios!
This record shows a folkier and gentler side to The Who's chief muse. "Sheraton Gibson" is a neat tune about rock & roll road life, and "Time Is Passing" takes very subtle inspiration from Baba. Most of the rest of the album contains some of the most unusual pieces Townshend has released: his acoustic cover of Jim Reeves' "There's A Heartache Following Me" (recorded because it was one of Baba's favorite tunes), "Evolution" (which is actually pretty much a solo track by his buddy Ronnie Lane of The Faces), "Parvardigar" (adapted from Baba's Universal Prayer), and "Content" (a philosophical poem by Maud Kennedy that Townshend put to music).
"Pete Townshend's first solo album was a homespun, charming forum for low-key, personal songs that weren't deemed suitable for the Who, as well as spiritual paeans (direct and indirect) to his spiritual guru Meher Baba. Who fans will be immediately attracted by the presence of a couple of songs from the aborted Who concept album Lifehouse (much of which ended up on Who's Next), 'Pure & Easy' and 'Let's See Action'." - Richie Unterberger, AllMusic
• 180g Vinyl
• White Vinyl
• Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• Includes Original Poster
1. Pure & Easy
3. Forever's No Time At All
4. Let's See Action
1. Time Is Passing
2. Heartache (song known as There's A Heartache Following Me)
3. Sheraton Gibson