Coming Up: Pete Townshend - Who Came First (45th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Out April 20. Pre-order now from Amazon.


Who Came First is the debut solo record by Pete Townshend, first released in 1972. The album collected together tracks from Pete’s private pressings of his tributes to Meher Baba ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘I Am’ as well as demos from the unrealised concept album Lifehouse, part of which became The Who’s classic Who's Next album.

This 2CD-expanded version of the album featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances. Also included in the eight panel digipak are new sleeve notes provided by Pete himself, the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24 page booklet which contains rare images of Meher Baba and Pete in his recording studio.

Track listing:

Disc: 1

  1. Pure and Easy
  2. Evolution
  3. Forever's No Time At All
  4. Let's See Action
  5. Time Is Passing
  6. There's a Heartache Following Me
  7. Sheraton Gibson
  8. Content
  9. Parvardigar

Disc: 2

  1. His Hands
  2. The Seeker (2017 edit)
  3. Day Of Silence
  4. Sleeping Dog
  5. Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
  6. I Always Say (2017 Edit)
  7. Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
  8. Baba O'Reilly (Instrumental)
  9. The Love Man (Stage C)
  10. Content (Stage A)
  11. Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)
  12. Parvardigar (Alternate take)
  13. Nothing Is Everything
  14. There's A Fortune In Those Hills
  15. Meher Baba In Italy
  16. Drowned (live in India)
  17. Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)