The Who has long been one of my favorite bands of all time, so it was a particular treat to receive from Netflix the Blu-ray version of their 1977 performance at Kilburn. Completely coincidentally, the Blu-ray was released one year ago yesterday!
The main feature was digitally restored and the audio remastered, so it looks and sounds great. The performance includes many of my favorites, with “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Pinball Wizard,” “My Generation,” and closes with “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Other highlights are the first live performance of “Who Are You” (the only time Keith Moon would perform the song in front of an audience before his death the following year), and their rendition of the 1950’s classic and Who staple “Summertime Blues,” always a soft spot for me.
The extras on this disc include a 1969 show at the London Coliseum where they did their mini-opera “A Quick One, While He’s Away” (I wish I could live in that song, that’s how much I love it), and an uninterrupted performance of Tommy (completely awesome).
Now I really can’t wait to see The Kids Are Alright again, which is waiting for me in my Netflix queue.