New York (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
The Who today announced the launch of their first-ever official Web site and fan destination, http://www.thewho.com, and the first release available exclusively to fan club members, the double live CD View From A Backstage Pass, with rare or previously unreleased recordings of The Who at their finest.
By subscribing to http://www.thewho.com, fan club members or Wholigans will enjoy interactive features with the band and other Who fans, including Pete Townshend's personal blog where members can share comments back and forth with the band. In addition to receiving the most up-to-the-minute information about new releases, special appearances, publications and tour dates, members can post questions to Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and others in the Who family for possible inclusion in exclusive interviews with them. Wholigans can also access The Who's full discography and watch exclusive full-length videos from every Who generation, from 1964 to now, on WhoTube. Members can connect with other Who fans around the world in the exclusive Wholigans Only area of the message board and, once every month, thewho.com's design team will choose images or words posted by subscribers to be featured in the Wholigans Gallery. New subscribers to thewho.com will also receive an Official Wholigan t-shirt at no additional charge and a discount coupon for all merchandise in The Who Sell Out, the official online store.
View From A Backstage Pass, the first release available exclusively on http://www.thewho.com, is a 26-track set of rare and previously unreleased live material. The two-disc collection, produced by legendary soundman Bob Pridden, includes rarely performed Who classics such as Fortune Teller, A Quick One, While He's Away, Magic Bus, Squeeze Box, Dreamin From The Waist and Bargain, as well as a 24-page color booklet, designed by Richard Evans, featuring unseen photos from the band's archive. The track listing includes material from the Hull City Hall gig, recorded the night after the legendary Live At Leeds show in 1970.
For more information on The Who fan club membership please visit http://www.thewho.com.
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About The Who
There are four names who are always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock 'n' Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The Who was formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on lead guitar. Townshend, honoring his art student credentials, wrote (and still writes) music famous for having an edge, complemented by the wildly creative performance techniques of each member of the band. It is generally acknowledged among rock aficionados that The Who have always been the most exciting live band on the planet, with their Live at Leeds album (1970) hailed as the greatest live album of all time. The compositional skills of Townshend have always been way beyond the conventional, as is proven not only in classic songs like 'My Generation' and 'Baba O'Riley' but also in his two great rock operas (a form he more or less invented single-handed) Tommy and Quadrophenia. Today, despite the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwistle, The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Their Concert for New York City appearance after the tragedy of 9/11 was a classic, as have been their performances at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2006, Pete Townshend wrote The Who's first studio album for the new millennium, Endless Wire and the band toured Europe and the U.S. during 2006 and 2007. The Who are still highly active, with Townshend continuing to write and seek new musical challenges and Daltrey still the charismatic frontman he's always been. The Who have recently launched their very first official website, http://www.thewho.com.