Recorded LIVE in front of 65,000 fans on June 26, 2015 in Hyde Park this concert combo pack is a must for Who fans. The show finds the two remaining members of this iconic rock band carrying the torch that was lit 50 years ago when they were just teenagers.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend pay tribute to the memory of Keith Moon and John Entwistle by cranking the amps up to 11 and blasting through a 19 song set of classic rock anthems. From show opener “I Can’t Explain” to the closing one, two punch of “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” the band proves that they are still one of the best LIVE bands of all-time!
The best thing about the show is that Pete and Roger have never relied on stock stage patter. While most bands say the exact same thing night after night… “How’s everyone doing?,” “It’s greta to be here.” etc etc etc… Daltrey and Townshend have always just said whatever is on their minds in the moment and many times that includes unrehearsed banter between the long time partners/frenemies. This type of banter has always made every show a one of a kind event.
The set also includes the entire show on DVD or Blu-Ray disc and as a fan of concert videos I can honestly say this is one of the best I have ever seen. The picture quality is beyond perfect. Every frame is crystal clear and the multi camera shoot gives the viewer the best seat in the house song after song.
For the 65,000 fans who were lucky enough to be in attendance for “The Who LIVE in Hyde Park.” this serves as the perfect souvenir and for the rest of us it’s pretty damn close to being there.
Drumroll please… 10 out of 10 drumsticks!!!
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.