1990 The Who – Join Together

Join Together is a box set of live material released from The Who’s 1989 25th Anniversary Tour. Several of the tracks were recorded at Radio City Music Hall, New York, and at Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, with the rest from various other concerts during the tour. The live rendition of Tommy was compiled from two charity shows on 27 June at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall(*) and on 24 August at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Songs from the second part of the album originated from 6 concerts (verified by comparison with audience recordings from the tour): A Little Is Enough and Won’t Get Fooled Again come from Pontiac, MI, 25 July; Eminence Front and 5.15 – Raleigh, NC, 27 July; Rough Boys – Tampa, FL, 29 July; Trick of the Light – Vancouver, BC, 19 August; Face the Face, Join Together and You Better You Bet come from the show on 22 August at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego; Dig, I Can See for Miles, Love Reign O’er Me and Behind Blue Eyes come from the show at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on 24 August 1989.

It was released in 1990 by Virgin Records in the UK and MCA Records in the US. The album was released in the US as a vinyl three LP set in March 1990, where it reached #180 in the US charts. It was also released on cassette tape, and later released on MCA as a two-CD set. The box set included a full colour booklet including credits and pictures from the tour, and was dedicated to Keith Moon.

 

Tracks

Disc 1

1Overture5:26
219212:51
3Amazing Journey3:06
4Sparks4:35
5The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)2:14
6Christmas4:24
7Cousin Kevin3:56
8The Acid Queen3:44
9Pinball Wizard4:20
10Do You Think It’s Alright?0:23
11Fiddle About1:38
12There’s A Doctor0:21
13Go To The Mirror3:21
14Smash The Mirror1:09
15Tommy Can You Hear Me?0:57
16I’m Free2:11
17Miracle Cure0:22
18Sally Simpson4:18
19Sensation2:21
20Tommy’s Holiday Camp0:55
21We’re Not Gonna Take It!8:42

 

Disc 2

1Eminence Front5:41
2Face The Face6:11
3Dig3:58
4I Can See For Miles3:44
5A Little Is Enough5:06
65:155:48
7Love, Reign O’er Me5:57
8Trick Of The Light5:40
9Rough Boys4:34
10Join Together5:12
11You Better You Bet5:34
12Behind Blue Eyes3:43
13Won’t Get Fooled Again9:28

Media

Musicians

BassJohn Entwistle
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPete Townshend
GuitarRoger Daltrey
Acoustic GuitarPete Townshend
Acoustic GuitarRoger Daltrey
KeyboardsJohn Bundrick
BrassSimon Clarke
BrassRoddy Lorimer
BrassTim Sanders
BrassNeil Sidwell
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionRoger Daltrey
Background VocalsBilly Nicholls
Background VocalsCleveland Watkiss
VocalsPete Townshend
VocalsRoger Daltrey
VocalsJohn Entwistle

Liner Notes