Pete Townshend has released a new track, Guantanamo, and it’s a stunner. The song is one of two brand new tracks to appear on The Who leader’s new solo comp, Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend, out on June 29, 2015.
Along with Guantanamo and How Can I Help You, Truancy features 15 other hits from across Townshend’s solo career, including Rough Boys, Let My Love Open The Door and Face The Face.
Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/hear-new-pete-townshend-song-guantanamo-68480#17DTSKOcxM8g7MlQ.99
A few fun facts about Face The Face – In the US the single had a different take which had bad sound compared to the UK release and on the promo for the single “Face the Face” it said:
“Dear Programmer: Enclosed is a reservice of the Pete Townshend single “Face the Face”. While Pete was visiting us here in the States, He remarked to us that the British single sounded a bit hotter. we checked …He was right. Same edit. Same mix. Hotter sound. Maybe you wouldn’t notice. Maybe you would. Time to re-cart the record. Happy Holidays, Atco Records
That’s Townshend’s daughter Emma Townshend singing some parts on the song, and Jimmy Somerville from Bronski Beat on the harmonica in the video, although Medicine Head’s Peter Hope-Evans is on the record.