Debut Pete Townshend Solo Album, Who Came First, To Reissue As 45th Anniversary 2CD Set

Pete Townshend was one of four individuals that energized the band we’ve all come to love asThe Who. But even as he was a part of The Who, their creativity revolved around his song craft! And even though, The Who had plenty of his work, there was enough to slip into solo territory. In 1972, Pete Townshend rekeased his first solo album calling it, respectfully, Who Came First.

Who Came First was actually a hybrid of leftover Who constructs, especially after the capsize of Lifehouse (a Who/Townshend project) and its subsequent farming of songs that became Who’s Next (1971). Half of Who Came First was a foray into cover tunes. Upon release, it fed ravenous Who fans ably enough, charting well.

On April 13, a 2CD 45th Anniversary expansion of Who Came First will be reissued with an addition of eight bonus tracks, all previously unreleased. These will include edits, alternative tracks, and live tracks.

The 2CD Who Came First will be delivered in an eight-panel digipak, and will come with a replica poster as found in the original album release. The included 24-page booklet will contain new Townshend notes, as well as rare photos of Townshend in the studio with Meher Baba.

Who  Came Next (45th Anniversary Edition) – Pete Townshend

01. Pure and Easy
02. Evolution
03. Forever’s No Time At All
04. Let’s See Action
05. Time Is Passing
06. There’s a Heartache Following Me
07. Sheraton Gibson
08. Content
09. Parvardigar

Disc: 2
01. His Hands
02. The Seeker (2017 edit)
03. Day Of Silence
04. Sleeping Dog
05. Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
06. I Always Say (2017 Edit)
07. Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
08. Baba O’Reilly (Instrumental)
09. The Love Man (Stage C)
10. Content (Stage A)
11. Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)
12. Parvardigar (Alternate take)
13. Nothing Is Everything
14. There’s A Fortune In Those Hills
15. Meher Baba In Italy
16. Drowned (live in India)
17. Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

John Fogerty 1985 Classic, Centerfield, To Be Reissued On CD and LP

Back in 1985, John Fogerty released a strong album in Centerfield and captured the attention of fans. The album contained classic tracks (“Centerfield”, “The Old Man Down The Road”, “Rock And Roll Girls”). The album went to number 1 on the charts and sold well over two million copies of the album alone.

On April 6, BMG will revisit the classic Centerfield album with CD and LP reissues. Attached to these reissues will be bonus tracks from 2010 (“My Toot Toot”, “I Confess”).

The CD edition of Centerfield will be released in a digipak, while the vinyl LP will be reissued in a splashy gatefold jacket that presents a pop-up of a baseball stadium when you open the gatefold. The LP will also contain a download rights card to acquire the two 2010 bonus tracks.

CenterfieldJohn Fogerty

01 – The Old Man Down The Road
02 – Rock and Roll Girls
03 – Big Train (From Memphis)
04 – I Saw It On T.V.
05. – Mr. Greed
06 – Searchlight
07 – Centerfield
08 – I Can’t Help Myself
09 – Zanz Kant Danz
10 – My Toot Toot (2010 Bonus Track)
11 – I Confess (2010 Bonus Track)