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I'm sitting at work right now listening to Live At Leeds (thank god
for reasonably progessive office environments!) at very high volume...
I am convinced that LAL is the best live album ever produced. Nothing
makes your ears bleed quicker than 'Young Man Blues.'
I, for one, will be standing in line for the reissue. Since I am
lucky enough to have an original vinyl print (with all the stuff), I
think I'll opt for the special release. Are these new tracks of the
same performance quality as the tracks on the original?
I think I remember someone mentioning that these added tracks are
available (along with the Tommy portion of the show) on a boot...
As for Ian's question about why it seems that the Who never got their
fair shake in relation to Zep or the Stones, I have no other
explanation other than the fact that while Zep and the Stones were, at
the time, more widely accepted, they were only breaking new ground
occasionally (in the Stones case, hardly at all). I remember
listening to all three bands when I was a teen (mid-70's) and loving
all of them, but cherishing the Who because they LIVED on the edge of
rock. The Stones were (relatively) "safe." Zep less so, what with
the devil-worship broohaha. The Who were somehting else, entirely...
beyond all mainstream boundaries - it's surprising that they had as
many "hits" as they did (still only a handful). The
This was particularly endearing to me during a very introspective and
I listened to Zep and the Stones for entertainment...I listened to the
Who for therapy.
PS "How Many Friends" and Who By Numbers has always ranked high on my