Kilburn/Coliseum DVD details

Bruce bkawak at
Thu Oct 30 15:15:38 CDT 2008

More info:
There is no track list on the jacket; nor is there printed liner notes. Track lists and notes are in the DVD program.

The track list (verbatim) for the main portion of disc 2 The Who at the Coliseum 1969 is:

1. Heaven and Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. Fortune Teller
4. Tattoo
5. Young Man Blues
6. A Quick One While He's Away
7. Happy Jack
8. I'm a Boy
9. There's a Doctor [sic]
10. Go to the Mirror
11. I'm Free
12. Tommy's Holiday Camp
13. See Me, Feel Me
14. Summertime Blues
15. Shakin' All Over
16. My Generation
17. End Credits

The Extras portion of disc 2 has two items: "The Who at the Coliseum ('A Quick One While He's Away' and 'Tommy': The Complete Performances)" and "'The Who at Kilburn' Trailer."

The complete performances feature opens with this note:

Although the Coliseum concert film includes the best material in terms of lighting quality and coverage that could be taken from the night's performance, the WHO's declared purpose in selecting Opera House venues was to showcase their two conceptual pieces - 'Tommy' and 'A Quick One.' They played them right through as a whole without a break, an innovative step in live rock. 

Out of respect for this powerful piece of music history the following excerpts present the complete live performances of the mini opera 'A Quick One' and the classic rock opera 'Tommy' as they were originally performed live that magical night at the Coliseum. Each piece is carefully set up by Pete Townshend so we will not to presume to add to his amusing and fascinating introductions.

The lighting goes in and out of full coverage and in order to maintain continuity with the music performance, stylized footage has been inserted in the few places where the film went black or there were missing camera reels. Also during the song 'Christmas' from 'Tommy,' a technician knocked one of the microphones, causing a slight problem with the audio which is rectified with two minutes.

And its track list (again, verbatim):

1. Introduction [by Pete onstage]
2. A Quick One While He's Away

3. Overture
4. It's a Boy
4. 1921
6. Amazing Journey [note: 'Sparks' is here too]
7. Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)
8. Christmas
9. Acid Queen
10. Pinball Wizard
11. Do You Think It's Alright?
12. Fiddle About
13. Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
14. There's a Doctor
15. Go To The Mirror
16. Smash the Mirror
17. Miracle Cure
18. I'm Free
20. Tommy's Holiday Camp
21. We're Not Gonna Take It

Notes of interest from the end credits of disc 2:
The WHO at the Coliseum
Filmed by Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert
Edited by Mark Stepp
Additional Editing by Parris Patton ...
Music Remixed by Paul Clay
Additional Mixing Marc DeSisto
Audio Consultant Jon Astley

The track list (verbatim) for the main portion of disc 1 "The Who at Kilburn 1977" is:

1. I Can't Explain
2. Substitute
3. Baba O'Riley
4. My Wife
5. Behind Blue Eyes
6. Dreaming from the Waist
7. Pinball Wizard
8. I'm Free
9. Tommy's Holiday Camp
10. Summertime Blues
11. Shakin' All Over
12. My Generation
13. Join Together
14. Who Are You
15. Won't Get Fooled Again
16. End Credits

Notes of interest from the end credits of disc 1:
The Who at Kilburn
Filmed by Jeff Stein and The Who
Edited by Mark Stepp
Additional Editing by Parris Patton ...
same audio credits as above...
Archival Footage Courtesy of Reelin' In the Years
Conservation and Restoration of The Who Group films
provided by
Meher Baba Film Archive International, Norwich, England
restoration crew: Richard O'Casey, Keith Miles, Stuart Heaney, Geoff Clarke, Joseph Casey

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