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The Who

Live at Hull 1970

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February 13, 2013

Live at Leeds, arguably the best live rock LP ever made, could have been called Live at Hull. The night after the Leeds show, the Who recorded virtually the same songs with matching fury at Hull City Hall. Audio glitches meant the tapes were not used. But this restored edition is an incendiary joy worth hearing for its details (guitarist Pete Townshend's tough-jazz improvising in "Young Man Blues"; the chunk of "spoonful" in an unhinged "shakin' all over") and its affirmation that the Who, in 1970, were rock's greatest night out – every night.

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