The Who – Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (1996)
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- play_circle_outlineHeaven And Hell
- play_circle_outlineI Can't Explain
- play_circle_outlineYoung Man Blues
- play_circle_outlineI Don't Even Know Myself
- play_circle_outlineIt's A Boy
- play_circle_outlineAmazing Journey
- play_circle_outlineEyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
- play_circle_outlineThe Acid Queen
- play_circle_outlinePinball Wizard
- play_circle_outlineDo You Think It's Alright?
- play_circle_outlineFiddle About
- play_circle_outlineTommy Can You Hear Me?
- play_circle_outlineThere's A Doctor
- play_circle_outlineGo To The Mirror!
- play_circle_outlineSmash The Mirror
- play_circle_outlineMiracle Cure
- play_circle_outlineI'm Free
- play_circle_outlineTommy's Holiday Camp
- play_circle_outlineWe're Not Gonna Take It
- play_circle_outlineSummertime Blues
- play_circle_outlineShakin' All Over / Spoonful / Twist And Shout
- play_circle_outlineMy Generation
- play_circle_outlineNaked Eye
- play_circle_outlineMagic Bus
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival is a double live album by The Who, recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970, and released in 1996. A DVD of the concert was also released for the first time in 1996.
The Who were one year and three months into their Tommy tour when they played their second engagement at the Isle of Wight Festival. As in 1969, they played most of their famous rock opera, which by this time was quite familiar to the festival crowd. Huge spotlights bathed the audience of some 600,000 attendees, and as The Who’s tour manager John Woolf recalls, attracted “every moth and flying nocturnal animal on the island”. The Who started this famous concert at 2:00 A.M.
By August 1970, Pete Townshend was already introducing new songs to the setlist including “Water”, “I Don’t Even Know Myself”and “Naked Eye”. These songs, which were being recorded at the time of the festival, were intended for an upcoming project known as Lifehouse. Although Lifehouse was eventually abandoned, the sessions paved the way to the Who’s classic album Who’s Next.
The Who also performed some live staples such as “Substitute”, “My Generation”, “Magic Bus”, “I Can’t Explain”, and the perennial covers of “Shakin’ All Over”and “Summertime Blues”.