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Orlando 2012 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Amway Center, Orlando, Florida; November 3, 2012. Good to very good audience recording.
Pete Townshend walked off the stage during the encore for the November 1 show in Sunrise, Florida. Rolling Stone reported that Townshend left during “You Better You Bet” without letting his bandmates know. Before leaving, Townshend appeared to be unhappy with the sound monitors onstage, yelling they were “too loud” before walking off. The band continued into “Baba O’ Riley” before ending the show. Townshend didn’t reappear. Townshend’s brother Simon later said on Twitter, “Pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. Was a good show but had some technical problems.”
Two days later, there was no such walkout when the band played Orlando.
This is what Jim Abbott blogged at the Orlando Sentinel:
Two versions of The Who worked to turn back the clock on Saturday at Amway Center. On stage, the band’s two remaining members – frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend - tackled the ambitious 1973 concept album “Quadrophenia” with impressive gusto for guys knocking on the door of their 70s.
At the same time, the senior citizens had competition from video clips that played on the giant screen behind the band. Scenes of The Who in its prime might have unintentionally pointed out the advanced age of the current band.
Musically, the material was delivered with precision and power by a big ensemble that included drummer Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son), bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Simon Townshend (Pete Townshend’s brother), a trio of keyboard players and a brass section. Remarkably, the mix was good in the often troublesome arena.
Daltrey and Townshend didn’t interact much on stage, but offered throwback microphone slinging and windmill guitar strumming on the rocking “5:15.” There was more of that in an encore that included “Baba O’Riley.” “Who Are You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “The Kids Are Alright.” Same goes for these old guys, who are aging gracefully.
Thanks to Datfly who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime. Datfly noted: “Some crowd excitement from being too close to The Who is obvious in some spots. A few mic glitches.”
Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.
1st Row in front of Pete
24-48 - Cooledit- CD Wave
Flac Level 8 Align on SB
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Track 101. I Am The Sea/The Real Me (4.4MB)
Track 102. Quadrophenia (8.2MB)
Track 103. Cut My Hair (5.5MB)
Track 104. The Punk And The Godfather (7.0MB)
Track 105. I’m One (3.7MB)
Track 106. The Dirty Jobs (6.5MB)
Track 107. Helpless Dancer (3.7MB)
Track 108. Is It In My Head? (5.1MB)
Track 109. I’ve Had Enough (9.4MB)
Track 110. 5:15 (14.1MB)
Track 111. Sea And Sand (6.6MB)
Track 112. Drowned (7.5MB)
Track 113. Bell Boy (7.7MB)
Track 201. Doctor Jimmy (10.9MB)
Track 202. The Rock (10.2MB)
Track 203. Love, Reign O’er Me (9.2MB)
Track 204. Band Introductions (3.5MB)
Track 205. Baba O’Riley (8.5MB)
Track 206. The Kids Are Alright (4.8MB)
Track 207. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (6.8MB)
Track 208. Behind Blue Eyes (5.0MB)
Track 209. Who Are You (9.0MB)
Track 210. Won’t Get Fooled Again (14.6MB)
Track 211. Tea & Theatre (8.3MB)
In November 2011, The Who released a five-disc deluxe edition of Quadrophenia. Buy the set here.
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