Spirit Music Acquires Classic Song Catalogue of Pete Townshend and The Who

Martin Bailey Martin.Bailey at netsoltech.com
Wed Jan 25 13:55:55 UTC 2012

This looks intriguing.  Music from The Who and Pete solo's back catalogue are now being managed by Sprint.

This is bound to lead to some interesting (re)releases.  They are starting to plan towards The Who's 50th birthday, in 2014.
(Not to mention a few more unnecessary greatest hits packages.)

There's a long article about it, with loads of juicy quotes:

"including new songs composed for potential solo and The Who releases as well as songs from "Floss," the artist's much-anticipated next musical dramatic project."

Pete Townshend said: "the deal provides me with the resources to start all over again in my creative career.  
I am passionately committed to new projects for rock and for music theatre and I can't imagine a better company with which to be building a new creative life for myself."

Bill Curbishley: "We feel that they will be of great benefit to Pete's work both past and future, will focus not only on better known songs but also on the wealth of lesser known gems"

"Townshend and Spirit are planning a busy 2012"

Pete is "finishing a long-awaited autobiography set for release in September"

"A series of retrospectives for The Who's most celebrated albums are expected over the next two years leading up to a global celebration of the band's 50th anniversary in 2014."   

Surely this is nothing but good news.

Spirit Music Acquires Classic Song Catalogue of Pete Townshend and The Who; Partners with Rock Icon in Promoting Legacy and Future Work:


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