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Pete Townshend Solo Discography
* Pete Townshend US solo albums*
* UK solo albums*
*The Meher Baba albums*
*Lyrics with selected 12 inch, CD Singles, Picture Sleeves and 45's that came from the LP or CD*

Happy Birthday
Released on Universal Spiritual League USL 001. (UK)
Released on February 1970.
The original UK pressing came in a double cover with a 14 page booklet with drawings, poems and essays regarding Meher Baba,
and an order form.

Original Track Listings:
Side 1: Content, Evolution, Day Of Silence, Allan Cohen Speaks, Mary Jane, Allan Cohen Speaks, The Seeker.
Side 2: Begin The Beguine, With A Smile Up His Nose They Entered, The Love Man, Meditation.

Lyrics

I Am
Released on Universal Spiritual League USL 002 (UK)
Reissued as BMO-2 UK. (Pictured)
Released in 1972.
Original UK pressing came in a cardboard box with a 48 page newsletter "Wallpaper" with pictures, articles and lyrics, and an order form.

Original Track Listings:
Side 1: Forever's No Time At All, How To Transcend Duality And Influence People, Affirmation, Baba O'Riley.
Side 2: The Song Is Green, Everywhere I Look This Morning, Dragon, O'Parvardigar

Lyrics 

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Who Came First
Originally released on Decca 79189  (USA) with a poster by Mike McInnery.
Released on October, 1972.
Album reached # 69 in the US charts.

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side 1: Pure And Easy, Evolution, Forever's No Time At All, Nothing Is Everything (Let's See Action).
Side 2: Time Is Passing, There's A Heartache Tonight, Sheraton Gibson, Content, Parvardigar.

Lyrics with bonus track previously unreleased 'I Always Say'     Liner Notes

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With Love
Released on Universal Spiritual League USL 003. (UK) Limited edition of 4,000 copies.
Released on March, 1976.
Pressing included a 24 page booklet with pictures and poems regarding Meher Baba

Track Listings
Side One: Hail Avatar Meher Baba, Give It Up, Without Your Love, His Hands, Just For A Moment, Baba Blues, Meher.
Side Two: Contact, Gotta Know Ya, Sleeping Dog, All God's Mornings, Lantren Cabin.

Lyrics
roughmix.jpg (7046 bytes) Rough Mix
Released on MCA-2295 (USA) with Gatefold cover .
Released in 1977.
Reached #45 in the US charts.
Produced by Glyn Johns. Recorded at Olympic Studios, London

Original USA Album Track Listing:
Mix One: My Baby Gives It Away, Nowhere To Run, Rough Mix, Annie, Keep Me Turning, Catmelody.
Mix Two: Misunderstood, April Fool, Street In The City, Heart To Hang Onto, Till The Rivers All Run Dry.

Lyrics
emptyglass.jpg (5249 bytes) Empty Glass
Released on ATCO SD 32-100 (USA)  UK issues came with a poster
Released on May 10, 1980.
Album hits # 5 in the US charts. The single "Let My Love Open The Door" reaches # 9 "A Little Is Enough" # 72 and "Rough Boys" # 89

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side 1: Rough Boys, I Am An Animal, And I Moved, Let My Love Open The Door, Jools And Jim.
Side 2: Keep On Working, Cats In The Cupboard, A Little Is Enough, Empty Glass, Gonna Get You.

Lyrics  with unreleased alternative vocal tracks of: I Am An Animal, Keep On Working, And I Moved.
chinese.jpg (4733 bytes) All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes AKA "Chinese Eyes"
Released on ATCO SD 38-149 (USA) with gatefold cover and inner lyrics.
Released on June, 1982.
Reached # 12 in the US charts.

Original USA Album Track Listings:
Side 1: Stop Hurting People, The Sea Refuses No River, Prelude, Face Dances Part Two, Exquisitely Board, Communication.
Side 2: Stardom In Action, Uniforms, North Country Girl, Somebody Saved Me, Slit Skirts.

Lyrics  with unreleased tracks: Vivienne, Man Watching, Dance It Away.     Liner Notes    
scoop.jpg (8535 bytes) Scoop
Released on ATCO 90063-1-F (USA)
Released in 1983. Reached #35 in US charts.

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side One: So Sad About Us/Brrr, Squeezebox, Zelda, Politician, Dirty Water, Circles, Piano: 'Tipperary'.
Side Two: Unused Piano: 'Quadrophenia', Melancholia, Bargain, Things Have Changed, Popular, Behind Blue Eyes.
Side Three: The Magic Bus, Cache,Cache, Cookin', You're So Clever, Body Language, Initial Machine Experiments.
Side Four: Mary, Recorders, Goin' Fishin', To Barney Kessell, You Came Back, Love Reign O'er Me.

Lyrics     Liner Notes
white city.jpg (5518 bytes) White City
Released on ATCO 90473, USA
Released in 1985. Reached # 26 in the US charts.
The single "Face The Face" reached # 26

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side One: Give Blood, Brilliant Blues, Face The Face, Hiding Out, Secondhand Love.
Side Two: Crashing By Design, I Am Secure, White City Fighting, Come To Mama.

Lyrics  with unreleased tracks: Night School and  Save It For Later.   Liner Notes    
deepend.jpg (4348 bytes) Deep End Live
Released on ATCO 90553-1 ( USA) Album came with video order form.
Released in 1986.
Album reaches # 98 in US charts

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side One: Barefootin', After The Fire, Behind Blue Eyes, Stop Hurting People, I'm One.
Side Two: I Put A Spell On You, Save It For Later, Pinball Wizard, Little Is Enough, Eyesight To The Blind.

Lyrics
anotherscoop.jpg (6358 bytes) Another Scoop
Released on ATCO 90539-1-G, USA.
Released in 1987.
Reached # 198 in the US charts

Original USA Album Track Listing
Side One: You Better You Bet, Girl In A Suitcase, Brooklyn Kids, Pinball Wizard, Football Fugue, Happy Jack.
Side Two: Substitute, Long Live Rock, Call Me Lightning, Holly Like Ivy, Begin The Beguine, Vicious Interlude, La La La Lies, Cat Snatch.
Side Three: Prelude # 556, Baroque Ippanese, Praying The Game, Driftin' Blues, Christmas, Pictures Of Lily, Don't Let Go Of The Coat.
Side Four: The Kids Are Alright, Prelude, The Right To Write, Never Ask Me, Ask Yourself, The Ferryman, The Shout.

Lyrics     Liner Notes
ironman.jpg (3197 bytes) The Iron Man "The Musical"
Released on ATLANTIC 81996-1 (USA) with booklet
Released in 1989

Original USA Album Track Listings
Side One: I Won't Run Anymore, Over The Top, Man Machines, Dig, A Friend Is A Friend, I Eat Heavy Metal.
Side Two: All Shall Be Well, Was There Life, Fast Food, A Fool Says, Fire, New Life/Reprise.

Lyrics  Liner Notes   Unreleased Song Penny Drop
psyco4.jpg (22423 bytes) Psychoderelict Music Only
Released on ATLANTIC 82535-2 (USA)
Released in 1993.

Original Music Only Version CD Track Listing
English Boy, Meher Baba M3, Let's Get Pretentious, Meher Baba M4 (Signal Box), Early Morning Dreams,  I Want That Thing,
Outlive The Dinosaur, Now And Then, I Am Afraid, Don't Try To Make Me Real, Predictable, Flame, Meher Baba M5 (Vivaldi),
Fake It, English Boy (Reprise).

Lyrics
Psychoderelict
Released on ATLANTIC 82494-2, USA (CD)
Released in 1993. Psychoderelict reached #118 in the US charts.

Original USA CD Dialogue Version Track Listing:
English Boy, Meher Baba M3, Let's Get Pretentious, Meher Baba M4 (Signal Box), Early Morning Dreams,  I Want That Thing,
Dialogue Introduction to "Outlive the Dinosaur", Outlive the Dinosaur, Flame (demo version), Now and Then, I Am Afraid,
Don't Try to Make Me Real, Dialogue, Introduction to "Predictable", Predictable, Flame, Meher Baba M5 (Vivaldi),  Fake It,
Dialogue Introduction to "Now and Then", Now and Then (Reprise), Baba O'Riley (demo version), English Boy (Reprise).

Lyrics  with bonus track Psyco Montage
best of.jpg (5476 bytes) Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking "The Best Of Pete Townshend"
Released on ATLANTIC 82712-2, USA (CD)
Released in 1996 

Original USA CD Track Listing:
Rough Boys, Let My Love Open The Door, Misunderstood, Give Blood, A Friend Is A Friend, Sheraton Gibson, English Boy, Street In The City, Pure And Easy, Slit Skirts, The Sea Refuses No River, A Little Is Enough, Face The Face, Uneasy Street (previously unreleased), Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix).

 Lyrics to Uneasy Street  & Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix).          Liner Notes
Pete Townshend Live "A Benefit for the Maryville Academy"
Released on Platinum 9555 (USA) 2 CD Set.
Recorded August 16, 1998 at the House of Blues.

Original USA CD Track Listings Disc One: On The Road Again, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, A Little Is Enough, Drowned, You Better You Bet, Now And Then, North Country Girl, Let My Love Open The Door, Won't Get Fooled Again, Magic Bus, I'm One.
Disc Two: Magic Bus, Heart To Hang Onto

Lyrics
Avatar Box Set
Released in February, 2000.
Released on Eel Pie Recording Productions Ltd.
Released as a limited edition four CD box set.

Contains the three original albums 'Happy Birthday', 'I Am' and 'With Love'  and includes the film Parvardigar on CD-Rom.
(Worth seeking out)


 
lifehouse.jpg (7714 bytes) Lifehouse Chronicles Box Set
Released on Eel Pie Records EPR 002/01-002/06. (UK)
Released in February 2000. This CD (box set) was only available through www.eelpie.com
Came with a 44 page booklet and 6 CD's.

See complete details Here
Lifehouse Elements
Released on EPR004-1 Eel Pie
Released on June 20, 2000
This CD samples the "Lifehouse Chronicles" box set.  It contains 11 cuts and includes an exclusive track "New Song"

Track Listing: One Note (Prologue), Baba O' Riley (orchestral version), Pure & Easy, New Song, Getting In Tune,
 Behind Blue Eyes (new version), Let's See Action, Who Are You (Gateway remix), Baba M1, Song Is Over .

See Lifehouse Chronicles Box Set (above) for other tracks. Exclusive track "New Song" Lyrics
Pete Townshend Live @ The Fillmore 1996
Released on Eel Pie Records as EPR 010-1 & 2 (UK)
Recorded at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco on April 30 1996 as a 2 CD set.

Tracks CD 1: Let My Love Open The Door, English Boy, Drowned, The Shout, I Put A Spell On You, Cut My Hair, Sheraton Gibson, I'm One, Heart To Hang Onto, O'Parvardigar, A Legal Matter.

Tracks CD 2: A Friend Is A Friend, I Am An Animal, All Shall Be Well, Slit Skirts, Eyesight To The Blind, Driftin' Blues, Now And Then, Rough Boys,  I'm A Boy, Magic Bus.

Pete Townshend Live @ The Empire 1998
Released on Eel Pie Records EPR 009-1& 2 (UK)
Recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 9, 1998 as a 2 CD set.  

Tracks CD 1: On The Road Again, A Little Is Enough, Pinball Wizard, Drowned, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, You Better You Bet, Behind Blue Eyes, Baby Don't You Do It, English Boy, Three Steps To Heaven, Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand, Sheraton Gibson, Substitute, I Am An Animal, North Country Girl.

Tracks CD 2:(She's A) Sensation, A Friend Is A Friend, Now And Then, Let My Love Open The Door, Who Are You, The Kids Are Alright, Acid Queen, Won't Get Fooled Again, Magic Bus, I'm One.

Pete Townshend Live @ Sadler's Wells
Released on Eel Pie Records as EPR 008-1 & 2 (UK)
Recorded in February 2000 at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre as a 2 CD set. Backed by a full band and the London Chamber Orchestra.

Tracks CD 1: One Note, Purcell, Teenage Wasteland, Time Is Passing, Love Ain't For Keeping, Goin' Mobile, Greyhound Girl, Tragedy, Mary, I Don't Even Know Myself, Bargain, Gettin' In Tune, Pure And Easy, Baba O'Riley (orchestral).

Tracks CD 2: Baba O'Riley, Hinterland Rag, Behind Blue Eyes, Let's See Action, Sister Disco, Relay, Who Are You, Join Together,
Won't Get Fooled Again, Tragedy Explained, The Song Is Over, Can You Help The One You Really Love?

Jai Baba
Released on Eel Pie Records EPR 011-1 & EPR 011-2 (UK)
Released on January 10, 2001, as a 2 CD set.
Contains the three original albums 'Happy Birthday', 'I Am' and 'With Love' included is a live version of  O' Parvardigar - the Universal Prayer- recorded by Pete at Meher Baba's tomb in India.

The "Avatar" boxed set sold out quickly which prompted the "Jai Baba" release.

 
The Oceanic Concerts
Released on Rhino Records R2 74289.
Released on  October 16th, 2001.
The Oceanic Concerts were private events held at the Oceanic centre in London, recorded before an invite only audience between 1979 and 1980.

P.T. & Raphael Rudd  collaborate on the following tracks: The Ferryman, A Little Is Enough, Sleeping Dog, Tattoo,
Let My Love Open The Door, Awakening, &  O' Parvardigar.
P.T.  solo tracks include: Drowned, The Seeker, & Bargain.
Scoop 3
Released on Eel Pie Records, EPRO13. (UK)
Released on October 29, 2001.

Tracks CD 1: Can You See The Real Me, Dirty Water, Commonwealth Boys, Theme 015, Marty Robbins, I Like It The Way It Is, Theme 016, No Way Out (however much I booze), Collings, Parvardigar (German version), Sea & Sand, 971104 Arpeggio Piano, Theme 017, I Am Afraid, Maxims For Lunch, Wistful, Eminence Front, Lonely Words

Tracks CD 2: Prelude 970519, Iron Man Recitative, Tough Boys, Did You Steal My Money?, Can You Really Dance?, Variation on Dirty Jobs, All Lovers Are Deranged (Pete's version) Elephants, Wired To The Moon (part 2), How Can You Do It Alone?, Poem Disturbed, Squirm Squirm, Outlive The Dinosaur, Teresa, Man and Machines, It's In Ya

Lyrics         Liner Notes
Pete Townshend Live @ La Jolla Playhouse 2001 (Recorded June 22)
Released on Eel Pie EPR014-1 & 2 (UK)
Released on November 23, 2001 as a 2 CD set.

Tracks Disc 1: Pinball Wizard, Let My Love Open The Door, Cut My Hair ,Slit Skirts, Drowned, Greyhound Girl, Tattoo & The Sea Refuses No River.

Tracks Disc 2: St James Infirmary, Eminence Front, Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, & Won't Get Fooled Again (electric)

Webmaster note: The only gem  here is "Saint James Infirmary".
Pete Townshend Live @ La Jolla Playhouse 2001 (Recorded June 23)
Released on Eel Pie EPR015-1 & 2 (UK)
Released on November 23, 2001, as a 2 CD set.

Tracks Disk 1: Pinball Wizard, Let My Love Open The Door, Heart To Hang Onto, Cut My Hair, Slit Skirts, Drowned, Greyhound Girl, Tattoo, Collings, Eminence Front.

Tracks Disk 2: Sheraton Gibson, Won't Get Fooled Again, I'm One, Behind Blue Eyes, Driftin' Blues, Eyesight To The Blind, Won't Get Fooled Again (electric).
Scooped
Released on Eel Pie Records EPR016/7005-2 (UK)
Released in 2002. The CD has a QT video of 'Ask Yourself'.

Tracks CD1: Recorders, Pinball Wizard, Can You See The Real Me, Dirty Water, Zelda, Pictures Of Lily, Body Language, Siege: Theme 019
971104 Arpeggio Piano, Brooklyn Kids, Substitute , Elephants, Eminence Front, Baroque Ippanese, Magic Bus, I Like It The Way It Is
Unused Piano, Bargain , Lonely Words.

Tracks CD2: So Sad About Us/Brrr, Tough Boys, You Better You Bet, Mary, Begin The Beguine, Piano: Tipperary, How Can You Do It Alone, Football Fugue, Behind Blue Eyes, Never Ask Me, Circles, Holly Like Ivy, Variations: Dirty Jobs, Catsnatch , You're So Clever
Love Reign O'er Me    Liner Notes
Pete Townshend Live BAM 1993
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on August 7 1993, during the acclaimed 'Psychoderelict' tour
Released as Eel Pie EPR017-1 & 2 (UK).
Released on August 11 , 2003,  as a 2 CD set.

Tracks CD1: Intro, English Boy, Meher Baba M3, Let's Get Pretentious, Meher Baba M4 (signal box), Early Morning Dreams, I Want That Thing, Intro: Outlive The Dinosaur, Outlive The Dinosaur, Gridlife 1, Flame (Demo), Now And Then, I Am Afraid, Gridlife 2, Don't Try To Make Me Real, Intro: Predictable, Predictable, Flame, Meher Baba M5 (Vivaldi), Fake It, Intro: Now And Then (reprise), Now And Then (reprise), Baba O'Riley (demo), English Boy (reprise).

Tracks CD2: Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me / Listening To You, Let My Love Open The Door, Rough Boys, Behind Blue Eyes, The Kids Are Alright, Keep Me Turning, Eminence Front, A Little Is Enough, You Better You Bet, Face The Face, Won't Get Fooled Again / Let's See Action, Magic Bus.

Magic Bus-Pete Townshend Live From Chicago
Released on Compendia Records 5707. (USA)
Released in 2004.
This is a reissued version of the "A Benefit For Maryville Academy".
This has 8 songs compared to the original release of 13.

Songs include: On The Road Again, Drowned, You Better You Bet, Now And Then, North Country Girl, Let My Love Open The Door, Magic Bus, Heart To Hang Onto.
Pete Townshend Live @ Brixton Academy 1985
Released on Eel Pie Records, 2 CD set  EPR020-1/EPR020-2 (UK)
Released November 16, 2004.
Pete Townshend's acclaimed 'Deep End' shows at London's Brixton Academy in November 1985.

Tracks CD1: Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand, Won't Get Fooled Again, A Little Is Enough, Secondhand Love, That's Alright Mama*, The Shout, Harlem Shuffle*, Barefootin', After The Fire, Love On The Air* (Gilmour), Midnight Lover (Bundrick), Blue Light (Gilmour),
I Put A Spell On You, I'm One.

Tracks CD2: Driftin', Magic Bus, Save It For Later, Eyesight To The Blind, Stop Hurting People, The Sea Refuses No River, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Face The Face, Give Blood, Night Train.

Selected Lyrics:  That's Alright Mama, Harlem Shuffle, & Love On The Air.

Pete Townshend Gold
Released on Hip-O Records B0005350-02. (USA)
Released: November 15, 2005.

Tracks CD 1: English Boy, Secondhand Love, A Little Is Enough, Heart To Hang Onto, Sheraton Gibson, The Sea Refuses No River, Brilliant Blues, Now And Then, I Won't Run Anymore, Keep Me Turning, Let My Love Open The Door, Slit Skirts, A Friend Is A Friend, Let's See Action, Street In The City, Empty Glass.

Tracks CD 2: Rough Boys, Give Blood, Exquisitely Bored, Jools And Jim, Crashing By Design, Don't Try To Make Me Real, Face The Face, Uniforms (Corp D'esprit), My Baby Gives It Away, Outlive The Dinosaur, Keep On Working, White City Fighting, All Shall Be Well,
Time Is Passing, I Am Afraid, Misunderstood, Pure And Easy, Parvardigar.
Pete Townshend Anthology
Released on SPV 089-304292 DCD (Germany)
Released October 7th, 2005.
Tracks CD 1: English Boy, Secondhand Love, A Little Is Enough, Heart To Hang Onto, Sheraton Gibson, The Sea Refuses No River, Brilliant Blues, Now and Then, I Won't Run Anymore, Keep Me Turning, Let My Love Open The Door, Slit Skirts, A Friend Is A Friend, Let's See Action, Street In The City, Empty Glass.

Tracks CD 2: Rough Boys, Give Blood, Exquisitely Bored, Jools and Jim, Crashing By Design, Don't Try And Make Me Real, Face The Face, Uniforms (Corp d'espirit), My Baby Gives It Away, Outlive The Dinosaur, Keep On Working, White City Fighting, All Shall Be Well, Time Is Passing, I Am Afraid, Misunderstood, Pure And Easy, Parvardigar.
Pete Townshend "The Complete Collection"
Released on Hip O Records B000813102. (USA)
Released on January 23, 2007.

Track listing: Pure And Easy, Sheraton Gibson, Time Is Passing, Street In The City, My Baby Gives It Away, Misunderstood, A Little Is Enough, Let My Love Open The Door, Rough Boys, The Sea Refuses No River, Slit Skirts, Mary, Give Blood, Face The Face, A Friend Is A Friend , I Am Afraid, English Boy.
Pete Townshend Non Album Tracks Lyrics and explanations:
Hepzibah, Classified, Greyhound Girl, Night School from the video "White City", Life To Life, Penny Drop (demo),
Real World , and I Believe My Own Eyes.

Lyrics

 

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