The Who – Pete Townshend – Demo Acetates for The Who

An extraordinary group of six unreleased acetates of Pete Townshend's home demos of songs written for The Who. These unreleased mid-60's demos feature Townshend singing and playing guitar, bass, drums; and were used to teach The Who these songs. These were Townshend's personal acetates, which he gave circa 1967 to Sandy Darlington, an American friend/musician/music critic then living in London. In 1968 Darlington gifted them to legendary music writer Greil Marcus, soon to become the first reviews editor of Rolling Stone magazine (we obtained these directly from Marcus, who has had them in his collection for 42 years.) Each demo is completely unreleased, and two feature songs written for–but not included on–the Who's debut album, "My Generation" ("Kill My Appetite" and "Do The Strip.") The other titles are "I Can See For Miles," "Disguises," "Run Run Run," and "I'm A Boy." While similar versions of these demos have appeared on bootlegs, these exact versions have not been bootlegged, with the exception of "I Can See For Miles." The 7" one-sided discs have numerous marks, but each plays through with no skips or jumps. Griel Marcus has written a letter of provenance for each disc, and a CD transfer is included. We will be happy to provide more details to those interested. This is truly a unique opportunity to obtain a group of Pete Townshend's own demo acetates–truly museum quality collectibles.

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