The Who’s 1971 classic Who’s Next album will be reissued in a multi-format Super Deluxe boxed set featuring the complete, abandoned ‘Life House’ project that led up to it.
The box set contains the suite of songs in which Pete Townshend foresaw the invention of the internet, described the advent of virtual reality and of a pandemic-style lockdown. The new release will form a complete picture of Townshend’s prescient work, from the ‘Life House’ project that he began in 1969 as a follow-up to ‘Tommy,’ and on to ‘Who’s Next.’
The multiple-disc editions will contain approximately 155 tracks, 89 of which are previously unreleased and 57 feature new remixes. The Who’s Next/Life House Super Deluxe edition will include 10 CDs, all remastered from the original tapes by longtime Who engineer Jon Astley, as well as a Blu-ray Audio disc with newly-created Atmos & 5.1 surround mixes of Who’s Next and 14 bonus tracks by progressive rock hero Steven Wilson.
The box set also included a 100-page hardback book with Townshend’s new introduction and sleeve notes by Andy Neil and Matt Kent. The set also offers Life House – The Graphic Novel, a newly commissioned, 170-page hardback book overseen by Townshend that looks into the story behind the project.
Who’s Next/Life House, will be released on September 15; to pre-order head – here.
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