Friday, July 14, 2017
The Who 1971-07-29 Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Flushing NY
29th July 1971
Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Source: Cassette -> CDR -> FLAC
01 - Love Ain’t For Keeping (cuts in)
02 - Pure and Easy
03 - My Wife
04 - Can’t Explain
05 - Substitute
06 - Bargain
07 - Behind Blue Eyes (slightly cut)
08 - Won’t Get Fooled Again
01 - I Don’t Even Know Myself
02 - Baby Don’t You Do It
03 - Pinball Wizard
04 - See Me, Feel Me (slightly cut)
05 - Water
06 - My Generation
07 - Magic Bus
Artwork, FLAC Fingerprints & MD5 Verification File all included.
Stage Banter by Tom Pratt.
Artwork by Marquee Video Productions.
Approximate Length: 91m
A good audience recording that came to light in more recent years and was a major upgrade from
the fragmented version that previously existed. The cuts are fairly insignificant.
Many thanks to Siege72.
Siege's Sound Quality Guide: A good, almost complete audience recording with the bass a good
bit louder than the guitar. I fixed the speed problems (horrific by 'Magic Bus') as best I
Siege's Details: The year's first U.S. tour opened with a memorable show in rainy weather —
fortunately this recording is many times better than the more common source, which was recorded
under a tarp and very fragmented. The set is still comprised of mostly new material, but a few
newer songs that were still included at the recent Sheffield show were dropped by this stage.
In their place are 'My Wife', the new Entwistle showpiece, and both 'Can't Explain' and
'Substitute', the latter inadvertently shortened to barely over a minute here. 'Bargain' is
becoming a great live number, despite Townshend trying to "sing" the synthesizer parts, and
'Behind Blue Eyes' is already a crowd favorite. Although 'Won't Get Fooled Again' had been
used as the set-closer earlier in the year, it's now moved to the seventh number in the act and
won't return to show-closing status for a few years. After a blistering version of 'Water',
the show finishes with 'My Generation' moving into 'Magic Bus' and what was reportedly a
Townshend smash-up of not one, but two guitars.