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Rock Report: Who Releasing ‘Lost’ 1970 Concert Next Month [VIDEO]

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Coming on November 6th will be the Who’s Live At Hull. The concert, from the band’s February 16th, 1970 Hull’s City Hall concert, was taped two nights after the Who’s legendary Leeds show, from Valentine’s Day. The Hull tapes were originally scrapped due to recording glitches, but thanks to digital technology, the Hull CD utilizes John Entwistle’s bass parts from the Leeds show to cover the missing bass amp feed, which rendered the Hull show unreleasable back in the day. The Hull show was first released as part of the 2010 “Super-Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition” of Live At Leeds. The upcoming release marks the first time the Hull concert is being released separately.

Roger Daltrey, who makes it a point to never dwell on the band’s past or delve into its massive archive, feels that Hull had a slight edge over the Leeds show in terms of the band’s performance: “I mean, it’s a great album. It does capture the energy of the period. My recollection of the two nights was that I’ve always felt that Hull was a better performance. I haven’t heard the record, so I might be wrong on that, but it always felt that it was to me.”

Among the highlights on Live At Hull are such Who standards as “I Can’t Explain,” “Tattoo,” “Substitute,” “Happy Jack,” “I’m A Boy,” “A Quick One While He’s Away,” and “My Generation” — along with show stoppers such as Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues,” Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over.”
Included on the second disc is a complete performance of the rock opera Tommy — including such live staples as “Amazing Journey,” “Pinball Wizard,” “The Acid Queen,” “Christmas,” “Cousin Kevin,” “Sparks,” “I’m Free,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and “See Me, Feel Me.”

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