Billboard: Isle Of Wight '70 Roundup

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Wed Jul 14 14:03:29 CDT 2004

>From Billboard at:

The Who Revisits 'Isle Of Wight'

The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of
Wight" has been restored for a three-pronged release
in 49 North American movie theaters (Aug. 9), on DVD
(Aug. 10 via Eagle Rock) an on the INHD
high-definition television network (Aug. 14). The film
captures the Who's Aug. 30, 1970, performance at the
U.K. festival, which fans regard as one of the best of
the band's career.

The theatrical release will include a 10-minute
excerpt of a new interview with guitarist Pete
Townshend plus an introduction by director Murray
Lerner. Advance tickets for the showings can be
ordered via Regal Cinemas' Web site.

Townshend's full 40-minute interview can be found on
the "Wight" DVD, which features DTS sound and a
digitally restored picture from the original
negatives. The show sports a complete performance of
the rock opera "Tommy," plus a storming run through
Mose Allison's "Young Man Blues," the John
Entwistle-penned rarity "Heaven and Hell" and such
favorites as "Magic Bus," "My Generation" and "I Can't

The band's set ran from 2 to 5 a.m., and featured
Entwistle decked out in his infamous skeleton outfit.
As was a common practice at the time, band members
destroyed their instruments once the show concluded.

The Who is gearing up for a host of summer shows,
beginning July 24-25 at Japan's Rock Odyssey Festival.
The group then heads to Australia for three shows and
then to the United States for appearances in Honolulu,
outside San Francisco and Los Angeles.

-Brian in Atlanta
The Who This Month!

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