The first in a series of half speed mastered studio albums from Pete Townshend – Rough Mix and Empty Glass – will be released via UMe on June 23.
These limited-edition black vinyl versions have been half-speed mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley and cut for vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
Rough Mix is presented in a gatefold sleeve, and Empty Glass features a full-color inner bag with full lyrics and a 12″ x 24″ poster.
Rough Mix was initially released in September 1977 while The Who were on hiatus and was a collaboration with late Small Faces bassist Ronnie Lane and features contributions from Who bassist John Entwistle, Eric Clapton, and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, among others.
Produced by Chris Thomas, Empty Glass was Townshend’s next solo release, arriving in April 1980. The songs predominantly deal with issues Townshend was struggling with at the time, including alcohol, drugs, and the death of Keith Moon, the Who’s former drummer.
The limited-edition black vinyl versions are available for pre-order at https://petetownshend.lnk.to/RoughMixPR, https://petetownshend.lnk.to/EmptyGlassPR and https://petetownshend.lnk.to/StorePR
Pete Townshend Rough Mix – Half Speed Mastered Vinyl Track List:
My Baby Gives It Away
Nowhere To Run
Keep Me Turning
Street In The City
Heart To Hang Onto
Till The Rivers Run Dry
Pete Townshend Empty Glass – Half Speed Mastered Vinyl Track List:
I Am An Animal
And I Moved
Let my Love Open The Door
Jools And Jim
Keep On Working
Cat’s In The Cupboard
A Little Is Enough
Gonna Get Ya
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