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DVD Review: The Who – Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Pete Townsend said it best when the band finished “We’re Not Gonna Take It” when he said to the audience “I was abused as a child and find a lot of this stuff really hard to hear and really hard to play” and later “I’m not going to play Tommy very often, I find it much too hard”.   Tommy is certainly an acquired taste in the amazing Who catalog.  Containing the classics “Pinball Wizard”, “I’m Free” and “See Me, Feel Me”, the album isn’t without hits but it really meant to be listened to from start to finish.  Many generations of fans have enjoyed the album which makes these complete album type shows such a treat for die-hard fans.  For the FM radio hits, the last 40-plus minutes covers all the essentials quite nicely.  A two hour set for two 70-plus year old men is no small task.  So if you are a fan of the 40 year old Rock Opera, don’t miss this change to witness what might be the last chance to see this.  CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl will be available October 13th everywhere.

Track Listing
1) Introduction
2) Overture
3) It’s A Boy
4) 1921
5) Amazing Journey
6) Sparks
7) Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
8) Christmas
9) Cousin Kevin
10) The Acid Queen
11) Do You Think It’s Alright?
12) Fiddle About
13) Pinball Wizard
14) There’s A Doctor
15) Go To The Mirror!
16) Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17) Smash The Mirror
18) Underture
19) I’m Free
20) Miracle Cure
21) Sensation
22) Sally Simpson
23) Welcome
24) Tommy’s Holiday Camp
25) We’re Not Gonna Take It
26) I Can’t Explain
27) Join Together
28) I Can See For Miles
29) Who Are You
30) Love, Reign O’er Me
31) Baba O’Reilly
32) Won’t Get Fooled Again