The Who Release ‘Live At Wembley’ Orchestral Set Today
Out today (March 31st), is the Who‘s latest live set, The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley. The collection is available digitally, as a two-CD/Blu-ray, or a three-LP set.
Pete Townshend told us that he relishes the chance to shake the tried and true Who show up these days: “Y’know, it’s 52 orchestral (laughs) musicians on the stage with us and Zak Starkey with an electronic drum kit. Y’know, and I’m having to leave my Marshall stacks at home (laughs). It isn’t exactly Guns N’ Roses, y’know what I mean? It’s a very, very different experience.”
Roger Daltrey told us he’s adamant that the current road dates showcase the Who at its most unrelenting: “I don’t want the Who to compromise the way we play at all. I want the same venom coming out of Pete and me and within the songs that are there that is always there. We just do not have to make the racket on the stage. We can do it in a way now that the PA can make that noise; I mean we actually generate it, but we do not need the volume on the stage, we can move it out to the sides, so the crowd get the full whack of the Who as it is as a six-piece, and then the orchestra added on top just makes it mega, y’know?”