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Pete Townshend - The Iron Man (1989/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Pete Townshend - The Iron Man (1989/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Pete Townshend
Title: The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend)
Genre: Rock, Show/Musical, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Eel-Pie Recording Productions
Release Date: 1989/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:47:36
Recorded: 1986-1989, Eel Pie Studios, London


The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend, released in 1989, is an adaptation of Ted Hughes' story The Iron Man, produced and largely composed and performed by Pete Townshend of The Who. It also stars Roger Daltrey, Deborah Conway, John Lee Hooker, and Nina Simone.
The three then-surviving members of The Who (Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Townshend) performed as a group in two songs, "Dig" and "Fire", although the latter was not penned by Townshend. (The Who would later perform "Dig" live during their 1989 reunion tour.)
"A Friend is a Friend" and "I Won't Run Anymore" were released as singles; "Fire" was also issued as a promo-only in the United States.
A stage version was mounted at the Young Vic theatre in London in 1993. On the strength of this, Warners optioned the story for a movie which, with a very different adaptation of the story, became The Iron Giant; Townshend received an Executive Producer credit.

Pete Townshend adapted "The Iron Man," a children's fable written by the British poet Ted Hughes, for his sixth studio solo album, Iron Man: A Musical. Casting himself, Roger Daltrey, Nina Simone, and John Lee Hooker in leading roles, the album doesn't suffer from a lack of talent, it suffers from a lack of songs. Townshend has failed to come up with a set of compelling melodies for Hughes' poems and the arrangements are obvious and overblown, making Iron Man an overwrought, ambitious failure. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Tracklist:
1. I Won't Run Anymore 04:51
2. Over The Top 03:32
3. Man Machines 00:42
4. Dig 04:09
5. A Friend Is A Friend 04:49
6. I Eat Heavy Metal 04:00
7. All Shall Be Well 04:03
8. Was There Life 04:20
9. Fast Food 04:26
10. A Fool Says 02:52
11. Fire 03:49
12. New Life 06:03


Personnel:
Pete Townshend, vocals, guitar, Synclavier programming
John Lee Hooker, vocals
Nina Simone, vocals
Deborah Conway, vocals
Chyna, vocals
Nicola Emmanuel, vocals
Roger Daltrey, vocals
Cleveland Watkiss, vocals
Billy Nicholls, vocals
Simon Townshend, vocals
Pat Halling, strings
Patrick Clahar, saxophone
Peter Beachill, brass
John Barclay, brass
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, piano
Jules Bowen, Synclavier programming
John Entwistle, bass
Chucho Merchan, bass
Simon Phillips, drums
Charlie Morgan, drums
Gina Foster, background vocals
Derek Green, background vocals
Janice Hoyte, background vocals
Ruby James, background vocals
Julian Littman, background vocals
Michael Nicholls, background vocals
Earnestine Pearce, background vocals
Raymond Simpson, background vocals
The Children Of St. Stevens And Orleans Schools, background vocals


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