The Who – Face Dances (1981/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:42 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source:HDTracks | Front cover
© Geffen Records | Recorded: July to December 1980 at Odyssey Recording Studios, London, UK
The Who’s first album since the untimely passing of drummer Keith Moon, Face Dances could have been rejected as a token project by a dated band. Thankfully that’s not the case and, never the victims of circumstance, The Who shine in the face of adversity.
Face Dances was not only The Who’s debut album of the ’80s, it was their first without the manic force of drummer Keith Moon, who passed away in 1978 and you can see the effect it has on the tight-knit, yet disorderly band.
„You Better You Bet“ is hit material from the off, while „Another Tricky Day“ and „How Can You Do It Alone“ pay note to impending middle-age and dreaded responsibility.
And with this new maturity comes Pete Townshend’s thoughtful lyrics and Roger Daltrey’s emphatic vocal. Meanwhile John Entwistle’s bass is heavier than ever and Kenney Jones’s drumming fills Moonie’s manic void.
While a mood of introspection lurks throughout, it is clear The Who’s fire still burns bright and no less furious. Face Dances went platinum and became the #2 album of 1981.