The Who Mulls Next Album, Revisits Classics
The Who has begun mulling its next studio album, on the heels of 2006's "Endless Wire," its first new disc in 24 years.The Who has begun mulling its next studio album, on the heels of 2006's "Endless Wire," its first new disc in 24 years. According to a post on TheWho.com from Pete Townshend, the band is considering working with producer T-Bone Burnett.
"I am hoping to come up with some songs for a more conventional Who record," Townshend wrote, adding that Burnett "is an old friend of mine."
2008 will also likely bring live shows in Japan in the fall, to coincide with the release there of the recent Who documentary "Amazing Journey." In addition, Townshend and vocalist Roger Daltrey are discussing "revisiting 'Quadrophenia' the way we did it in the '90s," the guitarist says.
Beforehand, the Who may play "some shows in the festival season this summer," Townshend says. "I would want to do that purely for fun, and I don't want to turn it into a big tour. I need to stay focused on my writing."
In other Who news, the group is planning a late summer/early fall release for DVDs chronicling two well-known shows from its archive.
The first, taped Dec. 14, 1969, at London Coliseum, boasts a complete performance of "Tommy." The second, from Dec. 15, 1977, at Kilburn State Gaumont, was filmed for use in the documentary "The Kids Are Alright" but has never been released in complete form.