Pete Townshend Psychoderelict

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  • Released: June 1, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 8/19/93, p.76
3.5 stars - Very Good - "...a rock opera that both echoes and undercuts his classic [Tommy]....PSYCHODERELICT sputters and bellows, but its clangor gives it power..."
Rolling Stone - 8/19/93, p.76
3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...a rock opera that both echoes and undercuts his classic [TOMMY]....PSYCHODERELICT sputters and bellows, but its clangor gives it power..."
Entertainment Weekly - 6/18/93, p.57
"...if you can get past the 'high concept,' you'll find some meaty songs in a WHO'S NEXT vein..." - Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly - 6/18/93, p.57
"...if you can get past the 'high concept,' you'll find some meaty songs in a WHO'S NEXT vein..." - Rating: B+
Musician - 7/93, p.86
"...PSYCHODERELICT, weirdly enough, is one fascinating listen. Maybe not in the way Pete Townshend planned it...the man who once wrote a song called 'I Can't Explain' seems determined to spend the remainder of his career trying..."
Musician - 7/93, p.86
"...PSYCHODERELICT, weirdly enough, is one fascinating listen. Maybe not in the way Pete Townshend planned it...the man who once wrote a song called 'I Can't Explain' seems determined to spend the remainder of his career trying..."
NME (Magazine) - 7/17/93, p.30
7 - Very Good - "...dazzlingly ambitious...."

Tracks:

  • 1.English Boy
  • 2.Meher Baba M3
  • 3.Let's Get Pretentious
  • 4.Meher Baba M4
  • 5.Early Morning Dreams
  • 6.I Want That Thing
  • 7.Dialogue Introduction to Outlive the Dinosaur
  • 8.Outlive the Dinosaur
  • 9.Flame - (demo)
  • 10.Now and Then
  • 11.I Am Afraid
  • 12.Don't Try to Make Me Real
  • 13.Dialogue Introduction to Predictable
  • 14.Predictable
  • 15.Flame
  • 16.Meher Baba M5 - (Vivaldi Regrooved mix)
  • 17.Fake It
  • 18.Dialogue Introduction to Now and Then (Reprise) - (Reprise)
  • 19.Now and Then (Reprise) - (reprise)
  • 20.Baba O'Riley - (demo)
  • 21.English Boy (Reprise)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitars).
The songs on PSYCHODERELICT are set within the context of a narrative. This is not a rock opera, but rather something akin to a radio-play. Actors were enlisted for the spoken segments.
The edited version of PSYCHODERELICT contains only the music tracks and has different cover art.
Personnel includes: Pete Townsend (vocals, guitar).
Personnel: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
Who leader Pete Townshend's musical "play" PSYCHODERELICT is a song cycle interspersed with spoken-word dialogue. The theme, that of an aging and fading rock star struggling to find grace, is one that Townshend tackles frequently and usually with considerable aplomb. On this music-only version, Townshend lets the songs do the talking. Though a few less-than-stellar moments borne out in the staged version of PSYCHODERELICT carry over to the music, there are indeed thrilling moments of grace in the clamor. The fiery "Predictable" and the storming "English Boy" are vigorous workouts with Townshend in fine defiance of the ravages of aging. Conversely, both "Now and Then" and "Fake It" treat the usually tawdry tales of May-December romances with unflinching honesty and surprising vulnerability.
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