Who's Next + Life House Demos 1970-1971 - Sealed

THE WHO Who's Next + Life House Demos 1970-1971 (50th Anniversary 2023 UK/EU limited edition triple album 3-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl, featuring the remastered Original Album plus two bonus LP records of Pete Townshend's LifeHouse Acetate Demo recordings, with replica yellow IBC Studio labels and printed sleeves containing Andy Neil's detailed notes on the demo recordings. Gatefold picture sleeve, hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended)
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Release Year 2023
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 3-LP vinyl record set (Triple LP Album)
Record Label UMR/Polydor
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Product Catalogue No 3585904
Music Genre Psychedelic, 60s Beat, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, 60s Pop, 60s Rock
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
Tracklisting & More Information

THE WHO LIFE HOUSE - By Pete Townshend

Life House was a double-barrelled project. One part film script, the other part the plan for a live musical experiment to be carried out at the Young Vic Theatre to be filmed and incorporated into the fictional movie.
After the success of Tommy, providing The Who with a very powerful and uplifting concert piece as well as a hit album, I tried to create an audacious music project that would replace it musically for stage and album. I hoped too for a movie. I framed Life House as a portentous polemic about the coming of a nation beaten down by climate issues and pollution. In a sci-fi setting an opportunist and autocratic government enforce a national lock-down in which every person is hooked up to an entertainment grid, provided with solace, food, peace, and spiritual succour. The population could enjoy this Grid safe at home, using virtual reality experience suits. Life experience programmes would be provided by a co-opted entertainment industry and piped down tubes and wires to every home.

Music is discovered to be a very real distraction to the subjugation of the population in suits. Slowly it is removed from the programming. Rebels and renegades who refuse to be compliant ride around in crude converted buses and vans, listening to rock ‘n’ roll. It is the rebels who begin to hear rumours of the “Life House,” a place somewhere in London where live music is being performed, and an outlandish experiment was taking place.

One aspect of both the story and the hopeful plan for the Young Vic live music experiment was for me as a composer to act as a computer to create tailor-made compositions for selected audience members who attended a series of workshops at the Young Vic. Two good examples of the kind of music I hoped to compose are the electronic music backing tracks of “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” In the story a new leader (partly based on myself, and partly based on several technical advisors I was working with at the time) put on a series of concerts, where such tailor-made music is created, and eventually would be piped into the government Grid to allow the oppressed population to break free.

A side bar of the fiction is that many participants in the government Grid project begin to advance spiritually, partly because of the sheer number of lifetimes they can enjoy squeezed at high-speed into every moment they remain incarcerated. When the Life House experiment does reach its target, and music is secretly piped into every individual’s experience suit, a universal uprising with immense spiritual and congregational impact takes place. In the Life House itself, down at the Young Vic, the participants all disappear to a higher level.

Earlier, I used the adjective ‘audacious’ to describe my plans. In fact, the fiction and the experiment were both flawed, and neither were properly realised. But some wonderful music came from the project, and the idea has always held me in thrall, partly because so many of the strands of the fiction seem to be coming true.

LP ONE: WHO'S NEXT (Remastered) Side A
1. Baba O'Riley
2. Bargain
3. Love Ain't for Keeping
4. My Wife
5. The Song Is Over

LP ONE: WHO'S NEXT (Remastered) Side B
1. Getting In Tune
2. Going Mobile
3. Behind Blue Eyes
4. Won't Get Fooled Again

1. Pure And Easy (Home Studio Mix) (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
2. Behind Blue Eyes (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
3. Love Ain't For Keeping (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
4. Mary (Original Mix) (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*

1. Getting In Tune (Alternate Mix) (Demo)**
2. Going Mobile (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
3. Too Much (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
4. Time Is Passing (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*

1. Won't Get Fooled Again (Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles*
2. Song Is Over (Original Demo) - Lifehouse Chronicles

1. Baba O'Riley (Original Demo)**

Recording Artist The Who
Product Title Who's Next + Life House Demos 1970-1971 - Sealed
Product Information The Who Who's Next + Life House Demos 1970-1971 - Sealed UK 3-LP vinyl record set (Triple LP Album).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Artists Related To Angie, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Meher Baba, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Simon Townshend, The High Numbers
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