Friday, September 15, 2006

Endless Wire: The Suspense Is Killing Me

October couldn't come quickly enough for me; the gig at the Roundhouse on the 29th and then the release of the forthcoming album Endless Wire on the 31st.

Wire & Glass had exceeded my expectations immensely. I really didn't know what to expect and when I downloaded the tracks off iTunes the number of listens in a week had surpassed Face Dances in four years.

The songs I've heard so far from Endless Wire I'm predicting I'll feel as positive. Majority of opinions from Forums indicate the new material will be rated highly. I'm curious with the number of slow songs on the album - but that could be because Pete probably felt in the past he was not able to express himself that way with The Who - now he can. Just my opinion of course.

Of the songs I've heard so far:

Man In A Purple Dress

Has taken a few listens but it's grown on me.

Mike Post Theme

Love it love it

In The Ether

I really like this song. On the demo version I'm not keen on his voice but the version on You Tube is great.

Two Thousand Years

Bloody brilliant. Can't wait for the album version

God Speaks of Marty Robbins

Nice though I prefer Uncertain Girl which won't be on the album.

It's Not Enough

Just listened to it for the second time. Opinions have been mixed on this song, I think its great but different style to the other songs. Pete's guitar work is fantastic.

You Stand By Me

Really liked this. You can download the version from ITA in my downloads section. I presume the track will be longer on the album.

Wire & Glass

The longer versions are gonna be brilliant. Two of the You Tube links are videos I've posted from Leeds & Brighton. As the US tour progresses the performance will get tighter.

As with the rest of the tracks on Wire & Glass, I love every song.

Tea & Theatre

This will either be a love it or hate it amongst Who fans. I'm not too sure at the moment.

I'll give a more in-depth review once the CD comes out. I'm optimistic so far!