Live at Leeds

Label
Geffen
Release date
22 Nov 2010
Running length
65 tracks
Running time
239:08

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Heaven And Hell (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 5:13 185
2 I Can't Explain (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:38 16
3 Fortune Teller (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:13 140
4 Tattoo (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:00 132
5 Young Man Blues (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 5:57 165
6 Substitute (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:05 128
7 Happy Jack (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:13 117
8 I'm A Boy (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:45 119
9 A Quick One, While He's Away (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 13:45 108
10 Summertime Blues (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:35 130
11 Shakin' All Over (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 4:35 106
12 My Generation (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 15:28 103
13 Magic Bus (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 8:21 99
1 Overture (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 6:49 84
2 It's A Boy (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 0:35 82
3 1921 (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:26 84
4 Amazing Journey (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:18 84
5 Sparks (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 4:22 67
6 Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 1:58 60
7 Christmas (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:18 64
8 The Acid Queen (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:33 67
9 Pinball Wizard (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:52 74
10 Do You Think It's Alright? (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 0:22 6
11 Fiddle About (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 1:13 62
12 Tommy Can You Hear Me? (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 0:55 58
13 There's A Doctor (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 0:23 5
14 Go To The Mirror! (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 3:25 66
15 Smash The Mirror (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 1:18 58
16 Miracle Cure (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 0:13 4
17 Sally Simpson (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 4:01 57
18 I'm Free (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 2:39 65
19 Tommy's Holiday Camp (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 1:00 50
20 We're Not Gonna Take It (40th Anniversary Version - Live At Leeds) 8:50 56
1 Heaven And Hell (Live At Hull Version) 4:05 193
2 I Can't Explain (Live At Hull Version) 2:51 190
3 Fortune Teller (Live At Hull Version) 2:35 192
4 Tattoo (Live At Hull Version) 3:02 131
5 Young Man Blues (Live At Hull Version) 5:42 122
6 Substitute (Live At Hull Version) 2:07 133
7 Happy Jack (Live At Hull Version) 2:13 136
8 I'm A Boy (Live At Hull Version) 2:48 130
9 A Quick One, While He's Away (Live At Hull Version) 9:51 118
10 Summertime Blues (Live At Hull Version) 3:43 122
11 Shakin' All Over (Live At Hull Version) 5:09 109
12 My Generation (Live At Hull Version) 16:00 105
1 Overture (Live At Hull Version) 5:30 103
2 It's A Boy (Live At Hull Version) 0:43 106
3 1921 (Live At Hull Version) 2:28 105
4 Amazing Journey (Live At Hull Version) 3:19 99
5 Sparks (Live At Hull Version) 4:15 101
6 Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (Live At Hull Version) 1:56 96
7 Christmas (Live At Hull Version) 3:18 85
8 The Acid Queen (Live At Hull Version) 3:33 95
9 Pinball Wizard (Live At Hull Version) 2:48 90
10 Do You Think It's Alright? (Live At Hull Version) 0:23 4
11 Fiddle About (Live At Hull Version) 1:14 84
12 Tommy Can You Hear Me? (Live At Hull Version) 0:57 86
13 There's A Doctor (Live At Hull Version) 0:22 5
14 Go To The Mirror! (Live At Hull Version) 3:32 82
15 Smash The Mirror (Live At Hull Version) 1:22 86
16 Miracle Cure (Live At Hull Version) 0:13 6
17 Sally Simpson (Live At Hull Version) 4:08 80
18 I'm Free (Live At Hull Version) 2:24 87
19 Tommy's Holiday Camp (Live At Hull Version) 1:00 76
20 We're Not Gonna Take It (Live At Hull Version) 8:19 88

About this album

Rushed out in 1970 as a way to bide time as the Who toiled away on their follow-up to Tommy, Live at Leeds wasn’t intended to be the definitive Who live album, and many collectors maintain that the band had better shows available on bootlegs. But those shows weren’t easily available whereas Live at Leeds was, and even if this show may not have been the absolute best, it’s so damn close to it that it would be impossible for anybody but aficionados to argue. Here, the Who sound vicious — as heavy as Led Zeppelin but twice as volatile — as they careen through early classics with the confidence of a band that finally achieved acclaim but had yet to become preoccupied with making art. In that regard, this recording — in its many different forms — may have been perfectly timed in terms of capturing the band at a pivotal moment in its history.

There is certainly no better record of how this band was a volcano of violence on-stage, teetering on the edge of chaos but never blowing apart. This was most true on the original LP, which was a trim six tracks, three of them covers (“Young Man Blues,” “Summertime Blues,” “Shakin’ All Over”) and three originals from the mid-’60s, two of those (“Substitute,” “My Generation”) vintage parts of their repertory and only “Magic Bus” representing anything resembling a recent original, with none bearing a trace of its mod roots. This was pure, distilled power, all the better for its brevity; throughout the ’70s the album was seen as one of the gold standards in live rock & roll, and certainly it had a fury that no proper Who studio album achieved.

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