Unholy Trinity. Trilby's Piano. Endless Wire. Fragments Of Fragments. We Got A Hit. Mirror Door. Endless Wire Extended Version. The Seeker. That is a definite point in his favour, given that most of his peers seem content to shuffle into retirement, making vague attempts to replicate their classic sound.
Townshend doesn't entirely eschew references to the Who's golden era on Endless Wire: as well as the Baba O'Riley synths, something approximating to the hard acoustic guitar sound that opens Substitute is everywhere, as are Beach Boys-influenced harmonies, while whoever is drumming on Sound Round has a game stab at some Fragments Of Fragments - The Who - Endless Wire Moon-ish fills.
Crucially, however, you never feel like you're being cravenly invited to wallow in nostalgia: all these elements are pressed into the service of something undeniably modern. That said, the nine tracks you must navigate before you get to the mini-opera seem like a trudge. It start with "Sound Round" a very short song but very powerful.
You don't even have the time to breathe that "Pick Up The Peace" follows. Even stronger and more linked to the original masterpiece. The problem with this mini-opera is that it is made up of ten very short little songs excpet the last Easy To Love - Living Strings - Rhapsody In Blue oneswhich leaves little time to develop an idea.
The song : "Fragments Of Fragments" starts as the album starts : like "Baba It Youre My Baby - Johnny Cash - Collection Volume 1: The Complete Sun Recordings in 4 Volumes a kaleidoscope of the whole stuff. Somewhat funny. A very good song could have been "We Got A Hit". But again, a Fragments Of Fragments - The Who - Endless Wire shorter than eighty seconds has too little time to convince.
On the contrary, a song as "Mirror Door" a wink to their past glory. Remember Tommy's smash the mirror? This song will convince you that "The Who" Townsend still have the talent to write great rock songs. By far the best featured on this album. Daltrey is in top form and our dear Hey ya!
- The BossHoss - Internashville Urban Hymns (DVD), is great as usual. A rock ballad a bit dull sorry guys, you know that I love you a whole lotta but I just write what I feel. I really believe that "The Who" missed the opportunity to make a great come-back. I don't say that they should have taken more time to release this album, but they should have consolidated some songs featured here and probaly delete some others from the set list.
You will Fragments Of Fragments - The Who - Endless Wire the confirmation when you'll listen to the "extended" version of "We Got A Hit". This album is full of ideas that should have been better expressed. Far much inspired than lots of albums released by a much, much younger generation of musicians. But The Who are The Who, right?
Only therefore probably, I will rate this album with three stars. When this CD came out in I was curious but I chose not to grab up a copy simply because I didn't want to hear my heroes fail. I wondered if they had anything relevant or even entertaining to offer me at this juncture.
While glaringly bereft of any smidgen of humor as is this reviewit's honest, forthright and doesn't try to fool their fans into thinking they're still snotty, rebellious punks. Thank God. One of the album's most admirable traits is the respectful homage they pay to the group's signature sounds and Fragments Of Fragments - The Who - Endless Wire opener, "Fragments," is a fine example.
Focusing on a narrative, confusing as it might be, appears to give the band more purpose and to transmute its new weaknesses into old strengths. Daltrey's bellow, which sounds silly over the front half's thinner sound, works better in the service of dramatic material like "Sound Round" or "Mirror Fragments Of Fragments - The Who - Endless Wire which, like the album cover, hearkens back to the imagery of Tommy more than a little bit.
In service to his story, Townshend gets more interesting with his arrangements, like the interwoven piano and guitar of "Unholy Trinity" or the much weirder reprise "Fragments of Fragments", segueing together mini-songs like a calmer, wiser "A Quick One". Is all that enough to save Endless Wire? Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date October 31, Track Listing. The Who. A Man in a Purple Dress. Pete Townshend.
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