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Endless Wire

Limited Edition, Ltd ed.

3.6 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews

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The Bonus DVD is 28:17 in length and features the following tracks:

Mike Post Theme (from the new album Endless Wire)

And 4 classic hits: Won't Get Fooled Again Baba O Reily Behind Blue Eyes Who Are You

Nearly a quarter-century (and bassist John Entwistle) passed between what had been considered the Who's career-capping album, It's Hard, and this 19-song epic, which at its best has the band of two pining for the days of Who's Next. Built from the triumph of the mini-opera Wire & Glass EP (included here in its entirety), Endless Wire mixes metaphors of music, war, and religion, while showcasing Roger Daltrey's ageless vocal cords and Pete Townshend at his windmilling best. Launching with a "Baba O'Riley"-like synth break in "Fragments," Daltrey asks "Are we breathing out or breathing in?" and Townshend answers with a thrashing, crashing Gibson. When the volume is turned up, there are echoes of three decades ago. "It's Not Enough" and "Mike Post Theme" conjure images of Entwistle and Keith Moon--the latter song, with its quiet verse and thunderous chorus, recalls "Going Mobile" and longs for Moon to whack it into shape. But the linchpin remains Townshend's songwriting, whether he's questioning faith ("Man in a Purple Dress"), showing gratitude for support ("You Stand By Me"), or dreaming of entertaining immortals into eternity ("Out on an Endless Wire"). By the time it wraps up, Endless Wire tells two things. No, it does not rank with the band's best work. But yes, as long as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey walk the earth in tandem, the Who live on. --Scott Holter

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fragments
  2. A Man In A Purple Dress
  3. Mike Post Theme
  4. In The Ether
  5. Black Widow's Eyes
  6. Two Thousand Years
  7. God Speaks, of Marty Robbins
  8. It's Not Enough
  9. You Stand By Me
  10. Sound Round
  11. Pick Up the Peace
  12. Unholy Trinity
  13. Trilby's Piano
  14. Endless Wire
  15. Fragments Of Fragments
  16. We Got A Hit
  17. They Make My Dream Come True
  18. Mirror Door
  19. Tea & Theatre
  20. We Got A Hit - Extended Version
  21. Endless Wire - Extended Version

Disc: 2

  1. Intro
  2. Can't Explain
  3. Behind Blue Eyes
  4. Mike Post Theme
  5. Baba O'Riley
  6. Won't Get Fooled Again

Product details

  • Audio CD (October 31, 2006)
  • Ltd ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Republic
  • ASIN: B000IONLN6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,078 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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