CD Review – “The Who LIVE in Hyde Park”

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26680To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world Eagle Rock Entertainment has just released “The Who LIVE in Hyde Park.”

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!!!







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Pat FrancisCD Review – “The Who LIVE in Hyde Park”