Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Who 2013-06-23 MEN Arena Manchester UK

The Who
Manchester MEN Arena
23rd June 2013

It's only in relatively recent years that I've warmed to Quadrophenia, and now I fully recognise it for the brilliant piece of
work that it is.

I'd heard good things about this most recent take on the Quadrophenia show.  Even so, it surpassed my expectations.  Superb show,
which the band came across as enjoying as much as the audience.  First class production; very effective use of films and animation
shown on screens above and behind the band.

Only one slightly uncomfortable moment of note.  Pete was handed an out-of-tune guitar for Baba O'Riley.  It lasted a short few bars
before being tossed off the side of the stage towards the guitar tech area.  Seconds later, a somewhat sheepish looking guitar tech
came onto the stage with a replacement, not daring to raise his head to make eye contact with his Master...

Terrific show, and one which I wish I'd bothered myself to see more than once.

The Who
Quadrophenia and more
Manchester MEN Arena
23rd June 2013

Typical brick and tin shed. 
All seated, tiered seating around the back and outside.
Capacity about 15,000, looked pretty much sold out.
Good sound.

01 I Am the Sea
02 The Real Me
03 Quadrophenia
04 Cut My Hair
05 The Punk and The Godfather
06 I'm One
07 The Dirty Jobs
08 Helpless Dancer
09 Is It In My Head?
10 I've Had Enough
11 5.15
12 Sea and Sand
13 Drowned
14 Bell Boy
15 Dr Jimmy
16 The Rock
17 Love Reign O'er Me
18 Band intros
19 Who Are You
20 You Better, You Bet
21 Pinball Wizard
22 Baba O'Riley
23 Won't Get Fooled Again
24 Pete & Roger Speak
25 Tea and Theatre

Roger Daltrey: Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
Pete Townshend: Guitar, Vocals
Scott Devours: Drums
Pino Palladino: Bass Guitar
Simon Townshend: Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Frank Simes: Keyboards, Vocals, Music Director
John Corey: Keyboards, Vocals
Loren Gold: keyboards, Vocals
Dylan Hart: Brass Section
Reggie Grisham: Brass Section

Recorded By Lesterferget
13 rows back on the floor, to the right hand side (Pete's side)
A Rockin’ Regimental Recording

Lineage :

Sound Forge Pro 10 >
Trader's Little Helper (level 8) >
Torrent Site

Do what you will with it - except sell it :
You got it for nowt, you give it for nowt

If you're downloading this I've no doubt you own any number of official recordings.
In which case, why not please the band by donating to one of the great causes they
continue to support, eg


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