Harper subsequently used the tune, with his lyrics, as "Hope", on his 1985 album with Jimmy Page, Whatever Happened to Jugula?. [9] "Cruise" was about Ronald Reagan having cruise missiles stationed in Britain at the time. The album was produced by Chris Thomas (who had also produced Townshend's previous two albums, Empty Glass and All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes ) and it was recorded by Bill Price at three separate recording studios in London , England: both of the … The group backed Townshend for his concept solo album White City: A Novel. A sleeve for the UK Harvest edition has rounded corners and opens to the side; one for the USA Columbia edition has square corners and opens to the top, relative to the lyric text. [10] The album was released on 5 March in the UK, and on 6 March in the United States (coincidentally on Gilmour's 38th birthday). Pete uses .10-.46 gauge light strings, but for a beefier sound, he swaps the .46 for .52. Showcasing a large and powerful band, Townshend rocks in the mid-1980's with a track from the White City album. Gilmour embellished the song with a solo fretless bassline (played by Pino Palladino), adding an edgy funk groove to the acoustic beginning of the song, leading to an instrumental bridge, where the song picks up in the speed of the beat with more electric instruments. ... David Gilmour's trademark delay can be heard here. Great cameo by David Gilmour! We’re digging into our Far Out vaults to bring you two of our favourite artists joining together on stage to perform a classic. [1] Featured New Releases; Editors' Choice; All New Releases; Discover. The Who and Pink Floyd went all the way back to the late 1960s, so it wasn’t totally surprising Gilmour & Townshend worked together for a skosh. The album featured the single "Love on the Air," with lyrics by Townshend, and the disco-style single "Blue Light", later remixed by François Kevorkian;[3] "Blue Light" was released, backed with "Cruise", on 13 February 1984, while "Love on the Air", backed with "Let's Get Metaphysical" on 24 April. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. Hawkins said the song was originally intended to be a genuine love song but the producer “brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version… I don’t even remember making the record. I know he's felt uncomfortable about certain things--- things he could express in solo stuff. While Townshend and Gilmour aren’t exactly screaming their performance is capable of shaking your bones to dust. Like the cover, the latter sleeve is wider than it is tall, and may not fit into the outer sleeve if turned 90 degrees. Townshend would later collaborate with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, who entered the group at the time as Barrett’s exit, on 1984 album About Face. [3], "David Gilmour - About Face (Vinyl, LP, Album)", "Record Collector Magazine, May 2003 Interview, by Daryl Easlea", "Interview from 'The Source', by Charlie Kendal", "Careful With That Axe David Gilmour Interview", "About Face - David Gilmour | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "Pink Floyd David Gilmour Interview 1984 (About Face Tour)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=About_Face_(album)&oldid=999704485, Albums with cover art by Storm Thorgerson, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Blue Light" (12" Mix), from the "Blue Light" 12" promo single) – 6:10, "Blue Light" (Instrumental version), B-side of "Blue Light" 12" promo single – 6:13. Before, I was just a normal blues singer. [12], He asked Roy Harper and separately, Pete Townshend, to supply lyrics, but felt that those provided were not messages that he could relate to. The song is the opening track for Townshend's fourth solo album, a concept album titled White City: A Novel, and was released as a single. He didn’t really know Peter Green he says. Writing for AllMusic, critic Tom Demalon wrote of the album "The songs on About Face' show a pop sensibility that Pink Floyd rarely was concerned with achieving," adding that "About Face is well-honed rock album that is riveting from beginning to end."[11]. jddworkow. suggested by. In 1985, Pete Townshend formed his own supergroup and it was the kind of band that could send shivers down your spine, it was Deep End. It's nice to get out and do something on a slightly different scale; go out and do theatres, which is not really a possibility with Pink Floyd until we get a lot less popular. Pete Townshend's Gretsch 6120, a gift from Joe … Watch David Gilmour and Pete Townshend perform ‘I Put A Spell On You’, 1986, Start typing to see results or hit ESC to close, How Mick Taylor revolutionised The Rolling Stones, MF Doom once revealed how to deal with writer’s block, The hilarious original lyrics Paul McCartney wrote for The Beatles song ‘Yesterday’, Relive Led Zeppelin’s final performance with drummer John Bonham. In addition to Townshend, the band included Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour , drummer Simon Phillips , keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick , percussionist Jody Linscott , harmonica player Peter Hope Evans , and the horn section. Pete Townshend and David Gilmour. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU... Volume 0% The band even joined the legendary Mod guitarist on a tour of the record. The supporting tour for About Face, which lasted from 31 March – 16 July 1984, covering Europe and North America saw Gilmour perform the following songs: Roy Harper and Nick Mason joined him at his shows at the Hammersmith Odeon on 28, 29 and 30 April 1984, which were filmed. But I learned copying Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix. David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Neil Finn Tour Out For Mick Fleetwood’s Peter Green Tribute. ... Vocals David Gilmour, Pete Townsend. Deep End was a short-lived supergroup founded by guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and featuring David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The album was certified gold by the RIAA. DVD Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc. Pete Townshend. Deep End Live! ", "Murder" was an outcry by Gilmour about the senseless killing of John Lennon,[3] a longtime musical peer and inspiration to him. It puts the song in a different light than we’re used to hearing it, and it both emphasizes the strength of Hawkins’ songwriting and lets us know that Townshend really is capable of more than the humdrum cover of … Watch the two guitarists battle it out on a cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put A Spell On You’ from 1985 below. During the show, Townshend guides the band through the album and a few Who numbers too, with ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ also being a favourite. Check out "Run like hell"/The Wall or … Pete Townshend and The Deep End - Give Blood @ Brixton Academy, London, UK, 1 or 2 November 1985 The band: John Bundrick Keyboards Simon Clarke Brass Section Ian Ellis Brass Section Gina Foster Backing Vocal David Gilmour Vocals, Guitar Coral Gordon Brass Section Peter Hope-Evans Harmonica Jody Linscott Percussion Roddy Lorimer Brass Section Chucho Merchan Bass Billy … During the string of live dates, Townshend arranged for the group to have their performance in Cannes filmed for German TV Rockpalast and it luckily captured a wonderful moment as two guitarists pay tribute to a legend. [3] The lyrics of two tracks, "All Lovers Are Deranged" and "Love on the Air," were written by Pete Townshend of the Who.[3]. First nine minutes of a film directed by Richard Lowenstein for Pete Townshend Side B performed by Pete Townshend with Dave Gilmour and Deep End. New Releases. Gilmour said he wanted to take his time and make "a really good album" and "get the best musicians in the world that I could get hold of to play with me. adamperlmutter. One didn't. Give Blood was one of the tracks I didn't even play on. Even Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher performed too. In one corner of both versions are printed the words "Fleudian slip," a play on the words "Freudian slip" and "Pink Floyd.". by Paul Cashmere on February 27, 2020. in News Low Wattage. After the experimental All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pete Townshend returned to a more traditional form of concept album with White City: A Novel.Built around a loose narrative concerning urban despair, the album doesn't work very well conceptually, yet a handful of the individual songs are among his finest solo work, including the punchy "Face the Face" and the anthemic "Give Blood." About Face is the second solo studio album by the English singer and musician David Gilmour. Two of them suited me well. The lyrics of two tracks, "All Lovers Are Deranged" and "Love on the Air," were written by Pete … He commented on About Face saying that, "looking back on it, it has some great moments on there but the whole flavor of it is too '80s for my current tastes. In 1985, Pete Townshend formed Deep End, a supergroup featuring Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and acclaimed session drummer Simon Phillips. The inner sleeve bears lyrics and photographs of Gilmour, and exists in at least two variations. Another piece of music written for the album was not used by Gilmour. Recorded Live at The Academy, Brixton, November 3rd 1985 on the Stones Mobile with Mike McKenna. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death.”. Give Blood (song) " Give Blood " is a song by Pete Townshend, the guitarist for The Who. In 1985, Pete Townshend formed his own supergroup and it was the kind of band that could send shivers down your spine, it was Deep End. "[7] Musicians on the album include drummer Jeff Porcaro, bass guitarist Pino Palladino, Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, backing vocalists Roy Harper, and Sam Brown, orchestral arranger Michael Kamen (who had also worked on The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and The Wall), and keyboardist Steve Winwood. [9], The cover of the LP is a little wider than usual, approaching 12 1/2 inches. Overdrive. Pete Townshend’s Deep End shot over two nights, at the Brixton Academy in London, England on 1st & 2nd of November 1985. The SG was clearly marked as a Pete Townshend limited edition model and came with a special case and certificate of authenticity, signed by Townshend himself. Check it all out below. The group backed Townshend for his concept solo album White City: A Novel. Revisit ‘Rockestra’, Paul McCartney’s supergroup including Townshend, Gilmour, Bonham and more. [9] "You Know I'm Right" was written in a similar vein to Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" Anyway, one day Pete Townshend phones me and says, ‘I’m sitting here with David Gilmour, and we’re having a bit of trouble finding your tuning for 'Save It for Later.' Guitar World was there to take in the historic tribute to the singer and electric guitar player, which featured performances from the likes of Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Kirk Hammett, Steven Tyler, Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, Bill Wyman, John Mayall, Neil Finn, Andy Fairweather Low, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey and more.. Now the rest of us can witness the one-night-only event … The group also included drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Chucho Merchan, percussionist Jody Linscott, keyboardist John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, harmonica player Peter Hope Evans, vocalists Billy Nicholls, Cleveland Watkiss, and Chyna, and a brass ensemble called The Kick Horns. Find Pete Townshend credit information on AllMusic. And learn the difference between the Strat and Tele bridge pickups. As well as the spare Vibro-King, there is a Pete Cornish splitter box that is marked ‘Pete Cornish Custom Design, Isolated Piezo/mag splitter Pete Townshend S/N 0607 Oct 2006’. About Face is the second solo studio album by the English singer and musician David Gilmour.It was released in March 1984 by Harvest in the UK and Columbia in the United States. Similarly, among the most legendary guitarists, we find David Gilmour. It sees The Who’s Pete Townshend and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour pay tribute to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins with a stunning performance of ‘I Put A Spell On You’. [4] Two singles were released: "Blue Light" peaked at #62 in the United States, while "Love on the Air" failed to chart. Gilmour’s trademark guitar takes over for the long, near-Floydian sweeps of the break, and just a hint of organ joins in for Townshend’s heartache cries of “I can’t stand it!” for the final verse. 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