Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend / new compilation


Truancy: The Very Best Of..  is a new Pete Townshend compilation (announced on his 70th birthday!) that signals the beginning of an extensive reissue programme. The solo catalogue will be ‘remastered and reworked’ by Universal Music with releases scheduled well into 2016.

This compilation contains 17 tracks, all newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios. When it comes to producing solo work Townshend admits “I am a bit of a dabbler I’m afraid. I am as interested in building, developing and playing with recording studios as I am with making music.” Despite this, Pete has found the time to come up with two brand new, previously unheard songsGuantanamo and How Can I Help You, both of which are included here along with a selection of highlights and singles from his nine solo albums

Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend is released on 29 June 2015.

Track listing

  • Pure And Easy (from Who Came First)
  • Sheraton Gibson (from Who Came First)
  • Let’s See Action (Nothing Is Everything) (from Who Came First)
  • My Baby Gives It Away (from Rough Mix)
  • A Heart To Hang On To (from Rough Mix)
  • Keep Me Turning (from Rough Mix)
  • Let My Love Open The Door (from Empty Glass)
  • Rough Boys (from Empty Glass)
  • The Sea Refuses No River (from All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes)
  • Face Dances (Pt. 2) (from All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes)
  • White City Fighting (from White City)
  • Face The Face (from White City)
  • I Won’t Run Anymore (from The Iron Man)
  • English Boy (from Psychoderelict)
  • You Came Back (from Scoop)
  • Guantanamo (New song)
  • How Can I Help You (New song)

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