The High Numbers ‎– The First Complete Rock Opera

Label:
Score Records (5) ‎– 1-29879
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release
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Tracklist

A1 Heaven And Hell
A2 I Can't Explain
A3 Fortune Teller
A4 Tattoo
A5 Young Man Blues
A6 Substitute
A7 Happy Jack
A8 I'm A Boy
B1 Overture
B2 It's A Boy
B3 You Didn't Hear It (1921)
B4 Amazing Journey
B5 Sparks
B6 Eyesight To The Blind
B7 Christmas
B8 Cousin Kevin
B9 The Acid Queen
B10 Underture
B11 Do You Think It's Alright
B12 Fiddle About
C1 Pinball Wizard
C2 There's A Doctor I've Found
C3 Go To The Mirror Boy
C4 Tommy Can You Hear Me
C5 Smash The Mirror
C6 Sensation
C7 Miracle Cure
C8 Sally Simpson
C9 I'm Free
C10 Welcome
C11 Tommy's Holiday Camp
C12 We're Not Gonna Take It
C13 Summertime Blues
D1 Shakin' All Over
D2 My Generation

Companies, etc.

Notes

Venue: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland, Monday, September 29, 1969
Recording: Soundboard

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RMC-007AB The Who Unbelievable Fantastic Tommy Live Amsterdam 1969(2xCD, Unofficial) Rockmasters RMC-007AB Japan 2006 Sell This Version
GRA-043-A The Who The Live Tommy(CD, Unofficial) Grapefruit (4) GRA-043-A Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none The Who Electric Tommy And More(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Who) none Unknown Sell This Version
CDS 51144 The Who See Me, Feel Me(CD, Unofficial) Starlite (4) CDS 51144 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
SR-014/015 The Who The Complete Amsterdam 1969 (2xCD, Unofficial) Seymour Records (2) SR-014/015 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

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saxonman1

saxonman1

September 20, 2015
this is a great 2 lp set of most of the 1969 amsterdam show that is out on so many other boots, this copy came out in the late 1980s and its not a gatefold, this lp set sounds great for a vinyl boot...... odd they used a 1975 shot for the cover of the sleeve but well?? its a boot
AR2567

AR2567

October 16, 2014
In my opinion, this is the best-available option if you want to hear this concert on vinyl. Every single vinyl edition of this concert never features the whole thing (they could fit it all on 3 LPs, but I still have yet to see a release that does do that), but this one comes pretty close, missing only "A Quick One" (which is a bit of shame because it's a great rendition) and "Sally Simpson" during the end of the Opera, and it all still manages to sound terrific. The first set before "Tommy" just kicks ass, nothing but Classics, including a fiery rendition of "heaven and Hell", a great pairing of "Fortune Teller" and "tattoo" as usual, a great jam on "Young man blues" and a fun version of "Substitute". The opera itself is beautiful, as expected, phenomenal the whole way through. The true highlights of the show, however, are on side 4, with an explosive "Shaken All Over" with a bit of "Smokestack Lightning" thrown in for good measure and a sprawling 15 minute-long version of "My generation" that showcases a medley of a whole bunch of Pete's riffs in a similar manner to the "Live at leeds" version, but goes the extra mile by going full-form back into "tommy" with long excerpts of the "overture" and "pinball wizard" thrown in over the usual jams of "See me feel me", "listening to you", "sparks" and "naked eye" (John Even manages to work in "The Ox" for a few bars).

Overall, while incomplete, this is a great bootleg of a spectacular concert. I picked up my copy for about 40 bucks at a local shop and I'm surprised at how cheap it is being offered for on this website ($22). That is a steal! If you're a who fan and you want to hear a great live performance of "Tommy" on vinyl, get this double LP! I can guarantee that you'll listen to it until you wear it through.