1982 Pete Townshend – All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes is the third official solo album by English rock musician and songwriter Pete Townshend, guitarist for The Who.
It was produced by Chris Thomas (who also produced Empty Glass) and was recorded by Bill Price at Eel Pie, A.I.R. and Wessex studios in London, England. The album contains some compositions salvaged from later albums by The Who.

Along with the 11 songs on the album, further songs were also recorded, including “Body Language” (subsequently released in 1983 on Scoop), a track called “Man Watching” (released as the B-side of “Face Dances, Pt. 2”), and “Dance It Away” (which was also performed in various forms live by the band between 1979 and 1981, usually as a coda to “Dancing in the Street”), and which was released as the B-side of “Uniforms”. One further song was listed on the initial LP release; called “Vivienne”, this, along with “Man Watching” and “Dance It Away”, were released as bonus tracks on the 2006 reissue.


1  Stop Hurting People (Pete Townshend) 3:55
2  The Sea Refuses No River (Pete Townshend; Alan Rogan) 5:53
3  Prelude (Pete Townshend; Andy Newman) 1:31
4  Face Dances Part 2 (Pete Townshend) 3:24
5  Exquisitely Bored (Pete Townshend) 3:41
6  Communication (Pete Townshend) 3:19
7  Stardom In Acton (Pete Townshend) 3:42
8  Uniforms (Pete Townshend) 3:42
9  North Country Girl (Traditional) 2:27
10  Somebody Saved Me (Pete Townshend) 4:51
11  Slit Skirts (Pete Townshend) 4:54
12  Vivienne (Pete Townshend) 3:37
13  Man Watching (Pete Townshend) 2:32
14  Dance It Away (Pete Townshend) 3:38



BassTony Butler
DrumsSimon Phillips
DrumsMark Brzezicki
GuitarPete Townshend
KeyboardsPete Townshend
KeyboardsChris Stainton
PianoVirginia Astley
HarmonicaPeter Hope Evans
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionPoli Palmer
VocalsPete Townshend

Liner Notes

Producer – Chris Thomas
Recorded By – Bill Price

Photography By – Carol Starr, Chalkie Davis

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Eel Pie Recording Productions Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Eel Pie Recording Productions Ltd.
Recorded At – Eel Pie Studios
Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation