Who - Philadelphia 1973 (2CD)


By 1973, the Who had begun recording their Quadrophenia album, about mod and its subculture, set against clashes with Rockers in early 1960s Britain. The Quadrophenia tour started in Stoke on Trent in October '73 - the same month the record was released - but was immediately beset with sound and relationship problems. Their US tour started on 20 November at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California; during the show Keith Moon passed out, prompting Pete Townshend to ask the audience, "Can anyone play the drums? I mean somebody good." The show was completed with audience member Scott Halpin behind Moon's kit. The Who's penultimate gig in the US during their '73 tour, was performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 4th. Playing a stunning concert which for many fans was the best show of the tour, the band ripped through an extraordinary set, bookended by Who classics, but with a dynamic selection from Quadrophenia at its core.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

I Can't Explain
Summertime Blues
My Wife
My Generation
I Am The Sea
The Real Me
The Punk And The Godfather
I'm One
Sea And The Sand
Disc 2:

Bell Boy
Doctor Jimmy
Won't Get Fooled Again
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Naked Eye

Release date 04.10.20