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    Default Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this HiRez DualDisc... :thumbsdow

    Could this be the last HiRez DualDisc ever released?
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    The more I listen to this album the more I like it. It's a very easy listen that doesn't demand your attention but is very interesting and satisfying when you actively listen. The mix is fine - nothing adventurous or out-of-place.

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    Absolutely superb in every way possible. A belter of a disc with gorgeous sound, wonderful mix making full use of the speakers and first rate songs as well.

    If this is to be the last hi-rez dualdisc ever, then they've gone out in style.

    Oi give it 10.

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    Great warm, natural, "you are there" in the studio mix. Excellent use of surround channels - the songs are good not great but overall a very satisfying listen. A 9

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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    This ia a great disc excellent recordings music is great as I have said in another thread. Townsend songs are good and he sounds very strong and there is a fragility to Plonks songs and singing voice which offers a great counterpoint a strong 9. The Mix works for the music.
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Is there a "hit", or heavy airplay tune on this disc. One that someone unfamiliar with the album may have heard or know?

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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    Is there a "hit", or heavy airplay tune on this disc. One that someone unfamiliar with the album may have heard or know?

    "My Baby Gives It Away" had airplay in my area when this came out. I don't know that it was a hit though.

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    The album was not a success commercially and as far as I know contained no hits. I think it is great and have ordered it. I don't remember hearing anything on the radio, so if "My Baby Gives it Away" got some airplay, that is news to me. I have probably forgotten more songs I have heard on the radio than I can remember however.

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    Excellent sonics and great, discrete, mix, had this album when it came out and it's held up rather well. A 9 for me.

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    Hi there,
    I was a bit surprised to find that this album was recorded in 1977... somehow I thought it was a new one
    I just checked on allmusic.com and found that Rough Mix peaked at position 49 in the Billboard album charts, but no singles from this album are listed in the singles charts.
    Best regards,
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Never knew of its existance.

    Thanks to the input from all, I am actively seeking one for my collection.
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo View Post
    Hi there,
    I was a bit surprised to find that this album was recorded in 1977... somehow I thought it was a new one
    I just checked on allmusic.com and found that Rough Mix peaked at position 49 in the Billboard album charts, but no singles from this album are listed in the singles charts.
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Certainly surprised me, this disc . I expected the songs to be strong but the mix is fabulous. Definite 9 !

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    A solid 9!!!

    It is very hard to believe that this was from 1977. The sound is clean and the mix is superb.
    To listen, the music has that "Coffee House" feel to it. Just sit back, converse and enjoy the tunes.

    By the way, I picked it up at Best Buy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabble View Post
    "My Baby Gives It Away" had airplay in my area when this came out. I don't know that it was a hit though.
    They'll still toss that on WXRT occasionally. I'm surprised (and happy) this made it out onto DD, and even more so that I found this at the local "Best Buy". Glad I grabbed it while I had the chance.
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    This is available at yourmusic.com now.

    http://www.yourmusic.com/browse/albu...=SEARCH_ALBUMS

    Chris

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    This has been one the best pleasant surprise discs I've purchased recently. I'm definitely a Who fan, so it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but after a couple listens I've really grown to like it. It's definitely a highly recommended disc.

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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo View Post
    Hi there,
    I was a bit surprised to find that this album was recorded in 1977... somehow I thought it was a new one
    I just checked on allmusic.com and found that Rough Mix peaked at position 49 in the Billboard album charts, but no singles from this album are listed in the singles charts.
    Best regards,
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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Since I love DVD-As I might give this one a try...

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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Before, I bought this album:

    1. I never owned an album by The Who.

    2. I never owned a Pete Townshend solo album and I'm not aware of his discography.

    The first time I ever saw Pete Townshend was in the video "Face To Face" on MTV back in the 80s. THEN, I found out he was the guitarist in The Who.

    With that said, I bought this album on the strength of this thread. When I popped it in my Acura TL, I thought, "This really sounds like a throwback." I thought it was a NEW Townshend solo album. I didn't realize he made this album with a guy named Ronnie Lane and it was recorded back in 1977. (I only read the first couple of posts in this thread, then I went out and bought it.)

    While the songs are great, the real gems are the liner notes and the interviews on the DVD side. There's a really interesting backstory.

    A solid 9. I think these songs need to grow on me a bit more.

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    Just got this album off of eBay! In a week or two, I'll be able to properly listen to this album and rate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    Just got this album off of eBay! In a week or two, I'll be able to properly listen to this album and rate it!
    Well it's an '8' for me. I like that the mix is very discrete, but the panning of certain elements is a little strange, plus some of the songs on the album are just plain weak.
    It's strange to me that an album like this was released in 5.1 in full, yet we still have an incomplete Quadrophenia and no surround at all for "Who's Next"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    Well it's an '8' for me. I like that the mix is very discrete, but the panning of certain elements is a little strange, plus some of the songs on the album are just plain weak.
    It's strange to me that an album like this was released in 5.1 in full, yet we still have an incomplete Quadrophenia and no surround at all for "Who's Next"...
    Did you check out the video interview with Townsend? It's pretty good.

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    Default Re: Townshend, Pete - ROUGH MIX [DVD-A DualDisc]

    Just received this one and have been playing it, time permitting, the last three days. I like the Lane and Townshend contrast a lot. The sound quality on my modest setup is quite good. Wasn't sure what to expect but this one is a keeper. I get an unusual Grateful Dead, America, Tom Petty and The Who sensation off this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cibola View Post
    Just received this one and have been playing it, time permitting, the last three days. I like the Lane and Townshend contrast a lot. The sound quality on my modest setup is quite good. Wasn't sure what to expect but this one is a keeper. I get an unusual Grateful Dead, America, Tom Petty and The Who sensation off this one.
    Don't forget to view the interview with Townsend.

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