This 2-CD live collection finds Pete, John and Roger joined by Ringo's kid Zak Starkey (filling in for the late Keith Moon) and Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards), and it ranks as a four-star "classic" because, while there's no new material, the classic stuff breathes anew, with wit and vigor. Particularly during the heaping helping of their A-1 stone classic album Who's Next. And get this: Not only are you treated to stellar readings of "Behind Blue Eyes," "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again," a magnificent version of "Pure And Easy" turns up as well; fans will recall its thematic linkage with the others via the aborted Lifehouse project, which spawned Who's Next. (Townshend recently issued a six-CD Lifehouse box via his website.)
Nonbelievers may point their browsers at www.musicmaker.com for details of this internet-only disc. Consumer note: unlike Musicmaker.com's recent Jimmy Page/Black Crowes live album, The Who's set is pressed on professionally-designed CD-Rs.