Empty Glass [Bonus Tracks]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pete Townshend was heading toward collapse as the '70s turned into the '80s. He had battled a number of personal demons throughout the '70s, but he started spiraling downward after Keith Moon's death, questioning more than ever why he did what he did (and this is a songwriter who always asked questions). Signs of that crept out on Face Dances, but he saved a full-blown exploration of his psyche for Empty Glass, his first solo album since Who Came First, a vanity project released to little notice around Who's Next (so limited in its distribution that Empty Glass seemed like his solo debut). Some of the songs on Empty Glass would have worked as Who songs, yet this...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pete Townshend was heading toward collapse as the '70s turned into the '80s. He had battled a number of personal demons throughout the '70s, but he started spiraling downward after Keith Moon's death, questioning more than ever why he did what he did (and this is a songwriter who always asked questions). Signs of that crept out on Face Dances, but he saved a full-blown exploration of his psyche for Empty Glass, his first solo album since Who Came First, a vanity project released to little notice around Who's Next (so limited in its distribution that Empty Glass seemed like his solo debut). Some of the songs on Empty Glass would have worked as Who songs, yet this is clearly a singer/songwriter album, the work of a writer determined to lay his emotions bare, whether on the plaintive "I Am an Animal" or the blistering punk love letter "Rough Boys." Since this is Townshend, it can be a little artier than it needs to be, as on the pseudo-Gilbert & Sullivan chorus of "Keep on Working," but the joy of Empty Glass is that his writing is sharp, his performances lively, his gift for pop hooks as apparent as his wit. Though it runs out of steam toward the end, Empty Glass remains one of the highlights of Townshend's catalog and is one of the most revealing records he cut, next to his other breakdown album, Who By Numbers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Teichiku Japan
  • EAN: 4988004106019
  • Catalog Number: 21461

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rough Boys (4:03)
  2. 2 I Am an Animal (3:48)
  3. 3 And I Moved (3:23)
  4. 4 Let My Love Open the Door (2:45)
  5. 5 Jools and Jim (2:35)
  6. 6 Keep on Working (3:23)
  7. 7 Cat's in the Cupboard (3:33)
  8. 8 A Little Is Enough (4:43)
  9. 9 Empty Glass (5:23)
  10. 10 Gonna Get Ya (6:25)
  11. 11 I Am an Animal (3:48)
  12. 12 Keep on Working (3:32)
  13. 13 And I Moved (3:05)
  14. 14 Gonna Get Ya (11:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Townshend Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals
James Asher Drums
Simon Phillips Drums
Mark Brzezicki Drums
Raphael Rudd Horn
Kenney Jones Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Thomas Audio Production
Pete Townshend Composer, Producer
Richard Evans Graphic Design
Jon Astley Remastering
Bill Curbishley Management
Steve Nye Engineer
Bill Price Engineer
Raphael Rudd Horn Arrangements
Bob Carlos Clarke Cover Design, Original Sleeve Design
Avatar Meher Baba Author
Heinz Rudolf Kunze Liner Notes
Matt Kent Producer
Chris E. Thomas Producer
Nick Goderson Producer
Matt Goodluck translation
Markus Schurr translation
Michael Grimm Memorabilia
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