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The Who/PT Index
The Who Oddlings
The New Lifehouse

Pete Townshend Oddlings

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lifehouse demos

lifehouse chronicles

This 6 CD set brings together, at long last, the realisation of Pete Townshend's 'Lifehouse' project. Originally conceived in 1971, the project spawned many of Townshend's greatest songs but has only now been seen to be complete. The reason for this is the broadcast, by the BBC, in December 1999 of the Lifehouse radio play adaptation. The play realised the first wholly complete narrative of the story in almost 30 years and has prompted Townshend to creatively revisit the project and put together his complete record of Lifehouse. (pic of set)

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Lifehouse Chronicles

CD1: The Demos Disc 1 ~ Running Time: 65.58
1 Teenage Wasteland ~ 6.46
2 Goin’ Mobile ~ 4.13
3 Baba O’Riley ~ 7.44
4 Time Is Passing ~ 3.25
5 Love Ain’t for Keeping ~ 1.31
6 Bargain ~ 4.28
7 Too Much Of Anything ~ 5.34
8 Music Must Change ~ 4.40
9 Greyhound Girl ~ 3.05
10 Mary ~ 4.15
11 Behind Blue Eyes ~ 3.25
12 Baba O’Riley (instrumental) ~ 9.48
13 Sister Disco ~ 6.50

CD2: The Demos Disc 2 ~ Running Time: 66.41
1 I Don’t Know Myself ~ 5.27
2 Put The Money Down ~ 5.50
3 Pure And Easy ~ 8.34
4 Getting In Tune ~ 4.03
5 Let’s See Action ~ 6.18
6 Slip Kid ~ 3.55
7 Relay ~ 4.14
8 Who Are You ~ 7.35
9 Join Together ~ 6.23
10 Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ 8.28
11 Song Is Over ~ 5.41

CD3: Lifehouse Themes and Experiments ~ Running Time: 68:21
1 Baba M1 (2nd Movement) 1971 ~ 3.04
2 Who Are You (Gateway remix from Shepherd’s Bush Empire) 1998 ~ 9.01
3 Behind Blue Eyes (new version) 1999 ~ 3.57
4 Baba M2 (2nd Movement Pt.1) 1971 ~ 3.17
5 Pure And Easy (reworked original demo) 1999 ~ 9.15
6 Vivaldi M5 (with Hame) 1999 ~ 2.42
7 Who Are You (Live & Uncut) Shepherd’s Bush Empire November 1998 ~ 12.47
8 Hinterland Rag (Piano Rag For Three Hands – Yamaha Disklavier) 1999 ~ 2.49
9 Pure And Easy (new version) 1999 ~ 4.46
10 Can You Help The One you Really Love (demo) 1999 ~ 5.04
11 Won’t Get Fooled Again (Live) Shepherd’s Bush Empire November 1998 ~ 11.29

CD4: Lifehouse Arrangements & Orchestrations ~ Running Time: 70:21
1 Townshend: One Note – Prologue ~ 1.26
2 Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note (Quick Movement) ~ 0.58
3 Townshend: Baba O’Riley ~ 9.34
4 Scarlatti: Sonata K:212 ~ 4.15
5 Townshend: Tragedy ~ 4.19
6 Corette: No. 4 Aria ~ 2.37
7 Corette: No. 2 Giga ~ 2.21
8 Corette: No. 6 in D Minor ~ 2.36
9 Corette: No. 3 Adagio and Allegro ~ 4.27
10 Townshend: Hinterland Rag ~ 3.29
11 Scarlatti: Sonata K:213 ~ 4.21
Purcell: The Gordion Knot Untied
12 Overture ~ 3.21
13 Allegro ~ 1.57
14 Air ~ 0.54
15 Rondeau minuet ~ 1.46
16 Air ~ 1.11
17 Jig ~ 1.20
18 Chaconne ~ 2.28
19 Air ~ 0.46
20 Minuet ~ 1.17
21 Overture Reprise ~ 3.21
22 Townshend: Tragedy Explained ~ 6.24
23 Townshend: One Note – Epilogue ~ 1.20
24 Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note ~ 2.48

CD5 & CD6: Lifehouse Radio Play ~ Running Time: 107:14
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on December 5th 1999 and described by Pete Townshend as 'a play with music'. An apocalyptic journey set across the industrial wastes of Britain on the last day of the millennium. When his daughter goes missing, the disillusioned Ray leaves his wife and rural hideaway to find her. He heads back to the city, magnetised by the voice of a pirate hacker calling the like-minded and lost to the Lifehouse - a subversive music event.


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happy birthday/i am

original cover for happy birthday bootleg

Townshend's Baba Essay

Total Playing Time: ?

Happy Birthday/I Am

Happy Birthday - 1970
1 Poem
2 Evolution
3 Day of Silence
4 Allan Cohen Speaks
5 Mary Jane
6 Allan Cohen Speaks
7 The Seeker
8 Begin The Beguine
9 With A Smile Up His Nose They Entered
10 The Love Man
11 Meditation

I Am - 1971
1 Forever's No time At All
2 How To Transcend Duality And Influence People
3 Affirmation
4 Baba O'Riley
5 This Song Is Green
6 Everywhere I Look This Morning
7 Dragon
8 O'Parvardigar


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1976

Total Playing Time: 0

With Love

Track List
1 Hail Avatar Meher Baba
2 Give It Up
3 Without Your Love
4 His Hands
5 Just For A Moment
6 Baba Blues
7 Meher
8 Contact
9 Gotta Know Ya
10 Sleeping Dog
11 All God's Mornings
12 Lantern Cabin


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The Brixton Academy, UK; November 2, 1985

Total Playing Time: 0

Brixton 85 

Disc One
1 Magic Bus
2 Won't Get Fooled Again
3 A Little Is Enough
4 Stop Hurting People
5 The Sea Refuses No River
6 The Shout
7 After The Fire
8 Eyesight To The Blind
9 That's Alright Mama

Disc Two
1 Behind Blue Eyes
2 Harlem Shuffle
3 Love Is End
4 Midnight Lover
5 Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand
6 Sooner Or Later
7 I Put A Spell On You
8 I'm One
9 Pinball Wizard
10 Give Blood


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fillmore west 1996

Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA; Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Pete Townshend; acoustic, electric guitars & piano. John Carin: keyboards.

Total Playing Time: 0

Fillmore West 1996

Track List
1 Let My Love Open The Door
2 English Boy
3 Drowned
4 Cut My Hair
5 I'm One
6 Heart To Hang On To
7 Parvardigar
8 A Friend Is A Friend
9 I Am An Animal
10 Slit Skirts
11 Eyesight To The Blind
12 Now And Then
13 Rough Boys
14 Magic Bus


 

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