Pete Townshend – White City A Novel (1985/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Pete Townshend – White City A Novel (1985/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:39 minutes | 896 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © UMe
Recorded: 1985 at Eel Pie Studio, Twickenham; Eel Pie Studio, Soho, London; A.I.R. Studios, London

„White City“, which Pete Townshend called a novel, recalls the depth of „Tommy“. There are many memorable tracks on this collection, including “Hiding Out,” whose deceptive sweetness belies the detached destruction of “Crashing by Design.” The bracing “Face the Face” is as musically gripping as any of Townshend’s solo work, as is the rumbling “Give Blood.” Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour lends on a hand on the former and Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki puts his walloping stamp on various cuts as well.

After the experimental All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pete Townshend returned to a more traditional form of concept album with White City: A Novel. Built around a loose narrative concerning urban despair, the album doesn’t work very well conceptually, yet a handful of the individual songs are among his finest solo work, including the punchy “Face the Face” and the anthemic “Give Blood.” -AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. Give Blood 05:46
2. Brilliant Blues 03:06
3. Face The Face 05:54
4. Hiding Out 03:02
5. Secondhand Love 04:13
6. Crashing By Design 03:17
7. I Am Secure 04:00
8. White City Fighting 04:41
9. Come To Mama 04:40

Pete Townshend, vocals, guitar
Steve Barnacle, bass
Mark Brzezicki, drums
John “Rabbit” Bundrick, keyboards
Additional musicians:
Simon Phillips, Clem Burke, drums
Tony Butler, Chucho Merchan, Pino Palladino, Phil Chen, bass
David Gilmour, guitar (on tracks 1 & 8)
Peter Hope-Evans, harmonica
Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms, horns
Ewan Stewart, voice (spoken word)
Jackie Challenor, Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Emma Townshend, Justine Frischmann, backing vocals