I was recently asked to write the liner notes for the upcoming Eagle Rock DVD and CD release of Pete Townshend's 1986 Deep End concert, which was recorded in Cannes and later broadcast by Rockpalast across Europe. The set 15 song set is called 'Face The Face'.
The Polydor box set of singles is released this week for which I provided the liner notes. Originally the piece ran to around 15,000 words but it went through many changes before the final iteration (7000 words) was approved.
I am currently researching and writing a book about the solo careers of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon, outside of The Who. Having written previously on the band I've now decided to look at the work the band members have done as solo artists. A varied and entertaining ride it is too.
A lot of books have been (or are due to be) released about The Who since they celebrated their 50th anniversary and I wanted to do something different. I intend to explore the solo work of each member of the band in as much detail as The Who's body of work was covered in 'Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - the complete chronicle of The Who 1958 - 1978', which I co-wrote with Andy Neill.