Rough Mix [Bonus Tracks]

Rough Mix [Bonus Tracks]

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by Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane
     
 

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Rough Mix, Pete Townshend's 1977 collaboration with former Small Faces and Faces songwriter and bass player Ronnie Lane, combines the loose, rollicking folk-rock of Lane's former band, Slim Chance, with touches of country, folk, and New Orleans rock & roll, along with Townshend's own

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Rough Mix, Pete Townshend's 1977 collaboration with former Small Faces and Faces songwriter and bass player Ronnie Lane, combines the loose, rollicking folk-rock of Lane's former band, Slim Chance, with touches of country, folk, and New Orleans rock & roll, along with Townshend's own trademark style. Lane's tunes, especially the beautiful "Annie," possess an understated charm, while Townshend, with songs such as "Misunderstood," the Meher Baba-inspired "Keep Me Turning," and the strange love song "My Baby Gives It Away," delivers some of the best material of his solo career. Rough Mix stands as a minor masterpiece and an overlooked gem in both artists' vast bodies of work. Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, and Charlie Watts guest. [The album was reissued in 2006 in a remastered DualDisc from Hip-O containing the album and bonus cuts in DVD audio. Hip-O re-released it again in January of 2007 as a single CD in remastered form, bonus cuts included]. ~ Brett Hartenbach and Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2007
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602498572405
catalogNumber:
000684302
Rank:
4270

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Townshend   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele
Eric Clapton   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Foot Percussion
Ronnie Lane   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals
Boz Burrell   Bass
Chris Laurence   Bass
Julian Diggle   Percussion
Charles Vorsanger   Violin
Charlie Hart   Violin
Benny Gallagher   Accordion
Chris Green   Cello
Charlie Watts   Drums
Henry Spinetti   Drums
John Entwistle   Vocals,Brass,Bass,Horn
Billy Nicholls   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Marquee   Double Bass
Graham Lyle   Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar
Bijou Drains   Gulpa
Rabbit   Organ
Dave Markee   Bass
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Organ,Keyboards
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Peter Hope-Evans   Harmonica
Chris Laurence   Bass
Stephen Shingles   Viola
Ian Stewart   Piano
Charles Vorzanger   Violin
Charles Hart   Violin

Technical Credits

Glyn Johns   Producer,Engineer
Matt Kent   Contributor
Nick Goderson   Contributor
Heinz Rudolf Kunze   Liner Notes
Edwin Astley   Orchestration
Jo Mirowski   Art Direction
Matt Goodluck   translation
Markus Schurr   translation
Tony Gilbert   Orchestra Leader,Contributor
Bijou Drains   Contributor

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Rough Mix 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing recording-NOT to be missed! Beautiful and haunting with both Pete and Ronnie in fine form. A sadly neglected album (yes, album)when it first appeared. Hopefully, it wil be re-discovered some day. Contains both gentle ballads and witty romps. Pete and Ronnie made a terrific team. Only wish there were more like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those of us who just turned into teens when this album came out had not yet heard the term "unplugged". This album likely qualifies as the first of it's type for two artists that made their fortunes in very loud and plugged in bands...The Who and The Small Faces. Both, however, had acoustic elements with their keen interest in classical and folk music respectively. With these influences they put together what must be called one of the finest side project albums ever! The fact that it wasn't a blockbuster still causes me to scratch my head almost 30 years later. Because it's so good it's very fitting to rediscover it with this new edition. My vinyl version is still very nice, but I'm springing for the new cd remaster in hopes that it is even better sounding and closer to the actual master tapes. As good as early James Taylor was I say listen to this and you won't be able to listen to Mr. Taylor at all. Much more exciting and vibrant stuff here. Miss it at your own loss!