The night after the Who
recorded the performance that would become Live at Leeds
, a document of the ferocity and raw energy they were applying to their stage show in 1970, they drove down to the neighboring town of Hull and gave a second concert for a considerably more subdued audience. Over the years since its release, Live at Leeds
was recognized as the definitive moment of the Who coming into their own as a live performance machine, and has been revered as one of the top live recordings of its time, capturing the band at their most fiery peak. Most of the material on Live at Hull 1970
has been released commercially before as part of one of several expanded repackagings of Live at Leeds
. The set lists for both shows were identical, with the only exception being Live at Leeds
' transcendent encore of "Magic Bus" is missing here, with an equally jammy, 15-plus-minute "My Generation" filling the space. The second set from both nights found the band playing Tommy
in its entirety.