The Who: Wire & Glass - Six Songs from a Mini-Opera Polydor 1702801
This is the closest thing the Who have produced to their absolute top masterwork 'Quadrophenia.' It's wonderful to hear Pete & Roger up-and-running once more even if Mooney & The Ox can't be here to join in the fun. The songs are vibrant and memorable. I don't need to say much more on the artistic front other than 'We Got A Hit' on our hands here.
On the financial front, however, I might question the policy of issuing what looks like a mini-album at nearly four quid when it turns out that 5 of the 6 tracks clock in at less than 2 minutes each, especially when it seems the same tracks will also appear on the album due out in October. Wouldn't it have been nicer to have been able to obtain this mini-masterpiece for a couple of pounds - then not only would it have been a great new record from our ageing heroes but we would have got ourselves a bargain into the bargain!