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Tonight I was watching Pete Townshend-Psychoderelict Live in New York Dvd
(Orig. titled Pete Townshend Live)
I still remember when the album came out in 1993. It's a shame it wasn't a
bigger hit. The music is just mind-blowing and watching this video you can
really see that. I highly recommend purchasing it...it's also filled with
many Who and Solo music too.
I actually recorded that show live, as it was broadcast. It was a cable
pay per view thing. I have VHS video and reel to reel audio. I only
recently bought the "official" CD and DVD releases, after listening to
my bootleg copy for about 18 years. The introductory comments have been
very heavily edited on the "official" releases. Also there are several
sections of actor's dialog that was lost due to bad mikes in the live
show. These have been overdubbed on the official releases.
Also there are a few songs left off the official releases, and the
official releases have an "encore" that was not broadcast.
This has always been my favorite version of Psychoderelict. The band
was in extremely good form, and Pete was in good voice that night.
I agree it is a vastly underrated work. I recently converted the VHS
video to DVD, and long ago converted the reel to reel audio to CD and to