Pete Townshend: I Am Happy Birthday With Love

    I Am Happy Birthday With Love   I Am Happy Birthday With Love (Back Cover)

    Label / Index #
    Trystar / Brilliant Road BRD002

    Compare with;
    Pete Townshend: I Am, Happy Birthday, With Love (CD) (Trystar / Brilliant
    Road BRD002)

    Recording: Soundboard
    Comments: This is a Double CD set of the 3 privately issued PT Meher Baba LP's
    released through the Meher Baba (Oceanic) Association LTD. in the early 1970's.
    The original LP's were reissued sometime in the late 70's / early 80's with the original covers and tracks but without all of the original inserts that came with some of the
    LP's. It appears these discs are identical copies of these hard-to-find LP's and now
    hopefully available to a wider audience. Though PT does not play or sing on all of the
    tracks, these are still considered to be very collectable not only because of their
    scarcity, but also because of the uniqueness of the LP's. Though some tracks have
    subsequently been released on PT's Scoop LP's and various PT bootleg's, several
    have not. One of which is a really beautiful PT song that has not been available on|
    any other releases (to the best of my know ledge) entitled Day Of Silence, in which
    Pete pays tribute to the Sufi practice of observing a "day of silence" in which one is
    encouraged to "listen to the wireless". On the "With Love" CD, it appears to have
    ommitted "Hail Avatar Meher Baba", a short prayer / chant recorded at the 1972
    Amartithi Celebration, Last Quawali Group. Content, Evolution, Meditation(?) and
    The Seeker(?)are contained on PT's 1972 solo LP Who Came First. Begin The
    Beguine was included on PT's Another Scoop. Baba O'Riley has been included on
    several LP and CD bootlegs. O'Parvardigar is contained on PT's first solo LP Who
    Came First as well as the PT bootleg CD Odds 'N' Sods Vol II, though sung in Ger-
    man but of poor sound quality. Compare with the CD listed above.

    The track listings immediately above the CD titles are taken from the back CD cover.
    The credits next to the song titles I pulled from the actual LP's for a bit more exact-

        Happy Birthday (1970)

    Tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 8, 10 performed by Pete Townshend
    Tracks 4, 6, 9, 11 performed by Meher Baba's Universal Players
    Track 2, With Ronnie Lane, long version
    Track 9, Instrumental by Pink Floyd associate Ron Geesin
    Track 11, Poetry by Mike Da Costa
     1. Content (Poem by Maud Kennedy, sung by Pete Townshend)
     2. Evolution (Words and music Ronnie Lane)
     3. Day Of Silence (Words and music Pete Townshend)
     4. Allan Cohen Speaks #1 (Allen Cohen Speaks)
     5. Mary Jane (Words: Michael Westlake, music: Pete Townshend)
     6. Allan Cohen Speaks #2 (Allen Cohen Speaks)
     7. The Seeker (Words and music Pete Townshend)
     8. Begin the Begin (sic Begin The Beguine) (By Cole Porter, sung by Pete Townshend)
     9. With A Smile Up His Nose They Entered (Composed specially for album by Ron
    10. The Love Man (sic The Loved Man) (Words and music Pete Townshend)
    11. Meditation (Poem By Mike Da Costa)

        I Am (1972)

    Tracks 1, 3, 4, 8, Performed by Pete Townshend
    Tracks 2, 6, 7, Performed by Meher Baba's Universal Players
    Track 5, Performed by Billy Nichols
    Track 2, Poetry perfomed by Mike Da Costa
    Track 3, Pete on guitar and drums, Ronnie Lane on bass, Ian Mclagen on piano,
           Mike Da Costa on vocals and sax
    Track 5, Pete on synthesized ARP flute

     1. Forever No Time At All (sic Forever's No Time At All)
       Words: Kate Mcinnernery
       Music: Billy Nichols
       Accoustic guitar and vocals Billy Nichols
       drums, bass and electric guitars: Caleb Quaye
    2. How To Transcend Duality and Infruence People (sic How To Transcend Duality
       And Influence People)
       (Note, the CD and LP song titles list "Duality", the record label states "Quality")

     3. Affirmation
       Words: Mike Da Costa
       Music: Spontaneous
       sax and vocal: Mike Da Costa
       bass guitar: Ronnie Lane
       guitars and drums: Peter Townshend
       piano: Ian Mclagen
    4. Baba O'Riley (9:48 minute version)
      Music & instruments played by: Pete Townshend
      Synthesizer by: played itself?

     5. This Song Is Green
       Words: Billy Nichols
       guitar and vocals: Billy Nichols
       synthesized flute: Pete Townshend

     6. Everywhere I Look This Morning
       Words, music & arrangement by Hank Mindlin
       violes: Connie Ehmke, David Lawson
       cello: Loel Miller
       flute: Stephanie Getz
       clarinet: Littler Remer
       piano: Bernie Schwartz
       bass guitar: George Turner
       drums: Dave Overton
       voices: Judy Ardine, Neal Crockett, Carol Leigh, Duce, Sonya Lawson, Mary

     7. Dragon
       Words and music: Dave Hastlow
       guitar and vocals: Dave Hastlow
       synthesizers: Dave Hastlow and Pete Townshend
       organ: Roger Seiji

     8. Parvardigar (sic O'Parvardigar)
       Adapted from "The Master's Prayer", by Pete Townshend
       music and instruments: Pete Townshend

        With Love (1976)

    Tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, Performed by Pete Townshend
    Tracks 4,5, Performed By Meher Baba's Universal Players
    Tracks 1,2, 8, Performed by Billy Nichols
    Track 4, With Ronnie Land (sic Ronnie Lane) and Ron Wood
    Track 6, With Hope Evance (sic Hope Evans) Medicine Head
    This is Peter-Hope Evans from the band Medicine Head

     1. Give It Up (Billy Nicholls / Steve Humphries) (sic Billy Nichols)
     2. Without Your Love (Billy Nicholls) (sic Billy Nichols)
     3. His Hands (Pete Townshend)
     4. Just For A Moment (Ronnie Lane) (with Ron Wood and Bruce Rowland)
     5. Baba Blues (Lol Benbow)
     6. Meher (Paul Wyld) (with Pete Townshend, Greg Shaehan, Gus Fenwick, Rob
     7. Contact (Peter Hope Evans) (Medicine Head)
     8. Gotta Know Ya (Billy Nicholls / Steve Humphries) (sic Billy Nichols) (with
       Sammy Mitchell and George Butler)
     9. Sleeping Dog (Pete Townshend)
    10. All God's Mornings (Sydney Foxx)
    11. Lantern Cabin (Pete Townshend)