Friday, June 2, 2017

The Who 1989-07-22 Alpine Valley East Troy, WI

Artist: The Who
Date: 1989-07-22
Location: East Troy, MI
Venue: Alpine Valley
Source: Audience
Lineage: Dat master tape>Wavelab 48/16>izotope 44.1/16>flac
Taping Gear: Panasonic SV-255, Nakamichi CM-700 mics
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Band Members:
Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Pete Townshend – guitar, vocals
John Entwistle – bass guitar, vocals

backing band
John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
Simon Phillips – drums
Steve Bolton – lead guitar
Jody Linscott – percussion
Simon Clarke – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
Simon Gardner – trumpet
Neil Sidwell – trombone
Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Chyna Gordon – backing vocals
Cleveland Watkiss – backing vocals
Billy Nicholls – backing vocals, music director

Setlist:
Set I
01. Underture (cuts in) ->
02. Sparks
03. The Acid Queen
04. Pinball Wizard
05. We're Not Gonna Take It
06. Emminence Front
07. A Friend Is A Friend
08. Face The Face
09. I'm A Man
10. I Can't Explain
11. Subsitute
12. I Can See For Miles
13. Trick Of The Light
14. Boris The Spider
15. Who Are You

Set II
16. Magic Bus
17. Baba O'Riley
18. My Generation
19. 5.15
20. Love, Reign O'er Me
21. Sister Disco
22. Rough Boys
23. Join Together
24. You Better You Bet
25. Behind Blue Eyes
26. Won't Get Fooled Again
27. Band Introduction
28. Hey Joe
29. Dig
30. Summertime Blues

Length: 154:44

Notes:
The Who in 1989...the Who on ice...the vegas show...Many things have been said about this tour, most not good. I enjoyed these shows though. It was a celebration of the Who's career played out in stadiums mostly with a great band that was, for the most part, The Deep End with John and Roger on board. The great Simon Phillips on drums, the great Kick Horns, Jodie Linscott on percussion. The only weak link in this band was Steve Bolton on guitar and the tour's finest moments were when PT took over on electric. The shows were comprised of two sets, which started out totalling about 3 hours before being pared down after about 3 weeks on the road. Roger was in great voice, John never better on bass and Pete alternated between acoustic guitar and electric guitar and sometimes really PLAYED the electric guitar! I recorded these shows on a new Panasonic dat deck I bought for this tour. With the exception of my car it was the most expensive thing I had ever bought. This middle night of three at Alpine Valley sounds better today than I remember it being at the time. We had great seats this night, but I'm not sure why we didn't get to them until part way through the Underture portion of Amazing Journey. Also Magic Bus at the beginning of the 2nd set was marred by humidity playing havoc with the head on the dat deck, so you get some chopped up segments and some digi-noise which clears up before Baba O'Riley, the 2nd song.

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