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Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985) [2016] [HDtracks]

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Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985) [2016] [HDtracks]Artist: Pete Townshend
Title Of Album: White City: A Novel
Year Of Release: 2016 (1985-11-11)
Label: UMe
Country: UK
Genre: Rock, Pop/Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Quality: FLAC (tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit/96kHz]
Time: 38:40
Full Size: 925,84 Mb

"White City: A Novel" is a solo concept album by English musician Pete Townshend of rock band the Who. It was originally released in November 1985, on Atco. The album's title refers to a story (called a "novel" in the album title) that accompanies the album, and which takes place in a low-income housing estate in the West London district of White City, near where Townshend had grown up. The story tells of cultural conflict, racial tension and youthful hopes and dreams in the 1960s — a world of "prostituted children", "roads leading to darkness, leading home" and despairing residents living in "cells" with views of "dustbins and a Ford Cortina". The song "White City Fighting", which features Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on guitar, tells listeners that the White City was "a black, violent place" where "battles were won, and battles were blown, at the height of the White City fighting". The album opens with crashing guitar chords that capture a feeling of urban chaos, leading into "Give Blood", a song with Townshend's moral lyrics demanding listeners to "give blood, but you may find that blood is not enough". The disc also mentions a film based on the album, directed and "adapted for longform video" by Richard Lowenstein. The 60-minute video, entitled White City: The Music Movie, was released by Vestron Music Video in 1985 and stars Pete Townshend, Andrew Wilde and Frances Barber. The videotape also features exclusive footage of Townshend discussing the album and film, and the premiere performance of "Night School". The track "White City Fighting" originated as a composition written by David Gilmour for his second solo album About Face. He asked Townshend to supply lyrics, but felt that he couldn't relate to them, so Townshend used the song instead with Gilmour playing guitar. Gilmour sent the same tune to Roy Harper, whose lyrics had the same effect as on Gilmour. Harper used the result, "Hope", which has a markedly slower tempo, on his 1985 album with Jimmy Page called Whatever Happened to Jugula? ~Wikipedia~


Arranged By [Kick Horns] – Kick Horns
Backing Vocals – Emma Townshend, Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna
Design, Art Direction [Direction], Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Richard Evans
Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Ludwinski, Dave Edwards, Jules Bowen
Performer – Chucho Merchan, Clem Burke, Dave Gilmour, John (Rabbit) Bundrick, Mark Brzezicki, Peter Hope-Evans, Phil Chen, Pino Palladino, Simon Phillips, Steve Barnacle, Tony Butler
Performer [Kick Horns] – Dave Sanders, Peter Thoms, Roddy Lorimer, Simon Clarke, Tim Sanders
Performer [Recitation] – Ewan Stewart
Photography By [Front Cover] – Alex Henderson
Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Malcolm Heywood
Producer – Chris Thomas
Recorded By – Bill Price
Written-By, Performer – Pete Townshend

Release of the album: 1985, November, 11 [LP ATCO Records, Cat.# 252 392-1, Europe]
Release of this HDtracks edition: 2016 [Label: UMe]
(p)(c) 1985 Eel-Pie Recording Productions Ltd. under exclusive licence to UMC, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.


01. Give Blood (05:46)
02. Brilliant Blues (03:06)
03. Face The Face (05:54)
04. Hiding Out (03:02)
05. Secondhand Love (04:13)
06. Crashing By Design (03:17)
07. I Am Secure (04:00)
08. White City Fighting (04:41)
09. Come To Mama (04:40)

Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985) [2016] [HDtracks]


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