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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 01:59 PM
I bought The Who Live At Leeds when it came out in the summer of 70, I had just finished freshman year of high school...... played it as loud as I could get away with in my parents house. When they weren't home, alright.... I loved the album...... Young Man, and Summertime Blues were something I could relate to at that age..... so four years later my first record collection was stolen from my house I shared with a roomate.... Live At Leeds left my life.... for some reason I never replaced it on vinyl.... or bought it when CD's came out..... kinda forgot about how I used to like it......

just got a hardly played original vinyl and cranking it now, I realize why I loved it 43 years ago..... listening again now, after not hearing it for all these years, it is a great record. Moonie is all over it in all his raging glory.... Daltry in top form.... slash and burn Townsend..... I can't say the album has the best this, or the best that, but it definitely is one of the best live ones from the old days. It is more the energy, the feel, the attitude, the collective raw power of it that makes it great........ so on side two now, first time in years... yowza..... analog madness.... Magic Bus....

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 02:23 PM
Absolutely!! I hope your copy included all of the extra material and the poster as well.
This album covered only a portion of the show as well.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 02:33 PM
What is all the more amazing is that the venue (believe I saw the article and pictures 5 - 10 years ago in Rolling Stone) was basically like a middle school auditorium with the Who playing on an elevated stage
 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 02:55 PM
Didn't they come out with a reissue that included the whole show a couple of years ago?

Yeah, I remember cruisin' around the neighborhood with that 8 track in the stereo.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 03:04 PM
The night after show 'Live at Hull 1970' is also a great show.Keith Moon really shines on this recording!

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 06:11 PM
The 2nd side is fantastic!!! Back then until LATF came out the critics were saying only two live albums lived up to the customer's expectation 1) Live At Leeds & 2) Get Your Ya yas Out.They did come out with an expanded version in the 90's and then a deluxe 2 cd set. I bought the expanded one and made a second copy for the original album.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 07:29 PM
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Absolutely!! I hope your copy included all of the extra material and the poster as well.


yes, got all the inserts, contract copies, notices, poster, pics. etc..... kind of a fun one in that regard also.... I read that only the first few hundred got an insert of a copy of their Woodstock contract, no idea if Wikepedia is correct on that one, but this one came with that also...

 

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  posted on 6/2/2013 at 08:19 PM
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Absolutely!! I hope your copy included all of the extra material and the poster as well.


yes, got all the inserts, contract copies, notices, poster, pics. etc..... kind of a fun one in that regard also.... I read that only the first few hundred got an insert of a copy of their Woodstock contract, no idea if Wikepedia is correct on that one, but this one came with that also...


This was on Pawn Stars; his relatives thought they bought the original signed contract!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2013 at 05:03 AM
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Absolutely!! I hope your copy included all of the extra material and the poster as well.


yes, got all the inserts, contract copies, notices, poster, pics. etc..... kind of a fun one in that regard also.... I read that only the first few hundred got an insert of a copy of their Woodstock contract, no idea if Wikepedia is correct on that one, but this one came with that also...


This was on Pawn Stars; his relatives thought they bought the original signed contract!


The first pressing of the expanded CD came in a 3/4 LP sized package and had a copy of the original "Maximum R & B" Live at Leeds poster (which also has the Track Records logo on it ) as well as the original Woodstock contract, lyric sheets, notices etc. I assume it is the same material that was included with the original LP limited edition.

My copy is numbered 010775

[Edited on 6/3/2013 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 6/3/2013 at 05:04 AM
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Absolutely!! I hope your copy included all of the extra material and the poster as well.


yes, got all the inserts, contract copies, notices, poster, pics. etc..... kind of a fun one in that regard also.... I read that only the first few hundred got an insert of a copy of their Woodstock contract, no idea if Wikepedia is correct on that one, but this one came with that also...


This was on Pawn Stars; his relatives thought they bought the original signed contract!


I'm asumming Pop had to stop Chumley from buying it ...

 

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  posted on 6/3/2013 at 10:57 AM
Here are some amazing pictures taken from that gig, by then student reporter, John Rettie.

http://thewho.jalbum.net/Leeds---197/

I'd note the following; Row 6, Pic 1, that's Keith Moon's beautiful wife, Kim, standing there with Entwhistle. Married at the age of 19, (in 1966) The Who's management went to great lengths to cover up the fact that Moon was even married. A better, closer picture of her is in Row 9, Pic 2.

Also among these shots, backstage and live, (including of the audience, so you get a feeling of the size of the place), is the the primitive live mixing board used by the band back in 1970. Row 8, Pic 3

What's mind blowing about what Rettie has here, is its just the tip of the iceberg of what he has from this time period. He also shot similar photos (live and backstage) of

Led Zeppelin, who played there January 24, 1970, (pic thumbnails on the left side)
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/january-24-1970

and Pink Floyd (from Feb. 28, 1970). http://www.pinkfloydz.com/Leeds_28feb70/11.htm

So that's, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd, all playing Leeds University within a month.
I'd say the students got value for their student fees in the Spring of '70!

Rettie also has pics of Yes on their 1st ever tour out there, as well as the March '71 Rolling Stones show at Leeds.





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  posted on 6/3/2013 at 11:04 AM
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The 2nd side is fantastic!!! Back then until LATF came out the critics were saying only two live albums lived up to the customer's expectation 1) Live At Leeds & 2) Get Your Ya yas Out.They did come out with an expanded version in the 90's and then a deluxe 2 cd set. I bought the expanded one and made a second copy for the original album.


Which, in retrospect, is pretty funny, since the Stones have admitted that two of the cuts were the studio tracks with crowd noise mixed in.

[Edited on 6/3/2013 by chiliD]

 
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  posted on 6/3/2013 at 11:31 AM
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Here are some amazing pictures taken from that gig, by then student reporter, John Rettie.

http://thewho.jalbum.net/Leeds---197/

I'd note the following; Row 6, Pic 1, that's Keith Moon's beautiful wife, Kim, standing there with Entwhistle. Married at the age of 19, (in 1966) The Who's management went to great lengths to cover up the fact that Moon was even married. A better, closer picture of her is in Row 9, Pic 2.

Also among these shots, backstage and live, (including of the audience, so you get a feeling of the size of the place), is the the primitive live mixing board used by the band back in 1970. Row 8, Pic 3

What's mind blowing about what Rettie has here, is its just the tip of the iceberg of what he has from this time period. He also shot similar photos (live and backstage) of

Led Zeppelin, who played there January 24, 1970, (pic thumbnails on the left side)
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/january-24-1970

and Pink Floyd (from Feb. 28, 1970). http://www.pinkfloydz.com/Leeds_28feb70/11.htm

So that's, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd, all playing Leeds University within a month.
I'd say the students got value for their student fees in the Spring of '70!

Rettie also has pics of Yes on their 1st ever tour out there, as well as the March '71 Rolling Stones show at Leeds.





[Edited on 6/3/2013 by Efus]


Thanks for the pics!

 

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  posted on 6/4/2013 at 11:59 AM
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  posted on 6/4/2013 at 07:07 PM
Live at Leeds Deluxe Version on cd is a two disc set with the entire concert .
Most importantly, it contains a live version of Tommy as the band had been performing it close to a year: the power and precision is remarkable.
The group played older material of theirs before and after Tommy during this period and while all that content is on the first disc alone, it's worth having for the opera (and you can always play it in the 'proper' sequence if ya want) on disc two.
I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to see The Who right in their prime '69, '70,'71, '73 & '75: I have never in 40+ years of concert going seen anyone more exciting---was there anyone...really?

 

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  posted on 6/5/2013 at 09:41 AM
Live at Leeds is a great example of the power and passion of The Who which to my mind was peaking around this time. The DVD from the same year "The Who Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970" is just mind-boggling. I can't give it a higher recommendation. I said the band was peaking, well, that's Pete Townsend's term in an interview on same DVD regarding where the band was at in this point in time.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 08:21 AM
THE WHO LIVE AT LEEDS. ONE OF MY TEENAGE YRS. ITS STILL A TOP ALBUM.
WITH THE MANY OUTPUTS. LP/CD/CD BOX SET/ CD FULL SHOW/LIVE AT HULL B/SET.
GET YOUR FILL OF LIVE WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 10:04 AM
One of the greatest live albums ever in the genre of Rock!!! I like the original better than the expanded version. Loved the flow!!!! What energy and power that band had!!!



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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 10:09 AM
Let me clarify this. The expanded version is wonderful! I just was brought up on the original and the songs on this flowed so well together. It's a more concise power package with no slow or weak parts. It's crazy good!!!

 

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