EAR Set to Release Tribute Album 'Substitute the Songs of The Who'

David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam, Stereophonics, Phish, Fastball and

Many More Perform the Timeless Music of The Who



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from EAR

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EAR is proud to announce the release of
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO, a dynamic tribute album featuring some of
 rock's most renowned artists including David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam,
 Stereophonics, Phish, Fastball and others.  Set for release on June 12th,
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO, features 11 tracks from over four decades of
 the legendary group's best songs.
     "About a year ago Bobby Pridden, who has worked for the band as our sound
 man for 35 years, came to me and asked if he could put together a tribute
 album," said Pete Townshend.  "He's acquired contacts and relationships with
 numerous artists over the years and although I'd been approached to do this
 many times before, for the first time I felt comfortable with the idea of
 having Bobby at the helm.  Since then I've left him to it and I'm amazed and
 flattered at the number of great artists he's managed to involve."
     Said David Bowie, "The Who's work became a major template for so many of
 us.  The considered and intelligent use of so-called 'art-theory', actively
 engaged with rock music, was merely one of Pete's phenomenally important
 contributions to the new 'language' of rock.  Nice trousers too!"
     SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO chronicles The Who's musical genius with
 some of their essential classic anthems.  When The Who sang about "My
 Generation" in 1965, little did they know that their music would effect and
 influence generations to follow as demonstrated on this tribute album.
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO coincides with The Who's recent Lifetime
 Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards honoring members Pete Townshend,
 Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and the late Keith Moon.  The creative and
 engaging songs on this album prove that The Who is still as vital and
 innovative as ever.
 
     Track listing:
 
      1. Cast                          "The Seeker"
      2. Ocean Colour Scene            "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
      3. Paul Weller                   "Circles"
      4. David Bowie                   "Pictures of Lily"
      5. Pearl Jam                     "The Kids Are Alright"
      6. Fastball                      "The Real Me"
      7. UnAmerican                    "Naked Eye"
      8. Stereophonics                 "Who Are You"
      9. Phish                         "5:15"
     10. Sheryl Crow                   "Behind Blue Eyes"
     11. The Who feat. Kelly Jones     "Substitute
                                        (live at the Royal Albert Hall)"
 
     About Ear
     EAR is Edel Music's US record label, which is a division of the Edel
 Entertainment group.  Headquartered in New York City, EAR utilizes Edel
 Entertainment's marketing and promotion staff to implement its plans for the
 marketing and sales of its product.  Jonathan First is the President of EAR.
 The company's artist roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Jennifer Paige, Roxette, Jo
 Davidson and RA.
 
 

SOURCE EAR
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EAR is proud to announce the release of
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO, a dynamic tribute album featuring some of
 rock's most renowned artists including David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam,
 Stereophonics, Phish, Fastball and others.  Set for release on June 12th,
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO, features 11 tracks from over four decades of
 the legendary group's best songs.
     "About a year ago Bobby Pridden, who has worked for the band as our sound
 man for 35 years, came to me and asked if he could put together a tribute
 album," said Pete Townshend.  "He's acquired contacts and relationships with
 numerous artists over the years and although I'd been approached to do this
 many times before, for the first time I felt comfortable with the idea of
 having Bobby at the helm.  Since then I've left him to it and I'm amazed and
 flattered at the number of great artists he's managed to involve."
     Said David Bowie, "The Who's work became a major template for so many of
 us.  The considered and intelligent use of so-called 'art-theory', actively
 engaged with rock music, was merely one of Pete's phenomenally important
 contributions to the new 'language' of rock.  Nice trousers too!"
     SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO chronicles The Who's musical genius with
 some of their essential classic anthems.  When The Who sang about "My
 Generation" in 1965, little did they know that their music would effect and
 influence generations to follow as demonstrated on this tribute album.
 SUBSTITUTE THE SONGS OF THE WHO coincides with The Who's recent Lifetime
 Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards honoring members Pete Townshend,
 Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and the late Keith Moon.  The creative and
 engaging songs on this album prove that The Who is still as vital and
 innovative as ever.
 
     Track listing:
 
      1. Cast                          "The Seeker"
      2. Ocean Colour Scene            "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
      3. Paul Weller                   "Circles"
      4. David Bowie                   "Pictures of Lily"
      5. Pearl Jam                     "The Kids Are Alright"
      6. Fastball                      "The Real Me"
      7. UnAmerican                    "Naked Eye"
      8. Stereophonics                 "Who Are You"
      9. Phish                         "5:15"
     10. Sheryl Crow                   "Behind Blue Eyes"
     11. The Who feat. Kelly Jones     "Substitute
                                        (live at the Royal Albert Hall)"
 
     About Ear
     EAR is Edel Music's US record label, which is a division of the Edel
 Entertainment group.  Headquartered in New York City, EAR utilizes Edel
 Entertainment's marketing and promotion staff to implement its plans for the
 marketing and sales of its product.  Jonathan First is the President of EAR.
 The company's artist roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Jennifer Paige, Roxette, Jo
 Davidson and RA.
 
 SOURCE  EAR