Thursday, September 25, 2014

AUDIO: The Who premiere new song Be Lucky

The Who are premiering their first new song in eight years, “Be Lucky.”

The track will be featured on the forthcoming compilation, “The Who Hits 50!”, set to be issued in sync with the start of their 50th anniversary farewell tour of the same name this fall.

Due October 28 in North America (November 3 in UK and elsewhere), the 2-disc package presents 41 classic Who tunes plus the new song.

“Be Lucky” was produced by Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey.

Recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellow Fish Studios, “Be Lucky” features long time Who live players Zak Starkey (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass) with the keyboards being provided by ex-Style Council and Dexys sideman Mick Talbot.

In keeping with their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the band have donated their royalties from the song to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

The Who will kick off their farewell with a 12-date UK tour starting November 26 in Dublin, Ireland; shows will wrap up December 18 at the 02 in London.

The Who
“The Who Hits 50!”

Zoot Suit (as The High Numbers)
I Can’t Explain
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
I’m A Boy
Happy Jack
Boris The Spider
Pictures Of Lily
The Last Time
I Can See For Miles
Call Me Lightning
Magic Bus
Pinball Wizard
I’m Free
The Seeker
Summertime Blues (live)
See Me, Feel Me
Won’t Get Fooled Again (single edit)
Let’s See Action
Behind Blue Eyes

Baba O’ Riley
Join Together
Love Reign O’er Me
Squeeze Box
Slip Kid
Who Are You
Trick Of The Light
You Better You Bet
Don’t Let Go The Coat
Eminence Front
It’s Hard
Real Good Looking Boy
It’s Not Enough
Be Lucky

See also:

The Who to release new compilation for 50th Anniversary farewell tour
The Who announce 50th anniversary farewell tour
FX series The Americans to feature new Pete Townshend song
The Who to release Quadrophenia Live In London package
Search The Who at hennemusic