Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Pete Townshend - White City: A Novel (1985/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:40 minutes | 941 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

White City: A Novel is a solo concept album by English musician Pete Townshend of rock band the Who. It was originally released in November 1985, on Atco. The album's title refers to a story (called a "novel" in the album title) that accompanies the album, and which takes place in a low-income housing estate in the West London district of White City, near where Townshend had grown up. The story tells of cultural conflict, racial tension and youthful hopes and dreams in the 1960s — a world of "prostituted children", "roads leading to darkness, leading home" and despairing residents living in "cells" with views of "dustbins and a Ford Cortina".

The song "White City Fighting", which features Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on guitar,[3] tells listeners that the White City was "a black, violent place" where "battles were won, and battles were blown, at the height of the White City fighting". The album opens with crashing guitar chords that capture a feeling of urban chaos, leading into "Give Blood", a song with Townshend's moral lyrics demanding listeners to "give blood, but you may find that blood is not enough".

After the experimental All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pete Townshend returned to a more traditional form of concept album with White City: A Novel. Built around a loose narrative concerning urban despair, the album doesn't work very well conceptually, yet a handful of the individual songs are among his finest solo work, including the punchy "Face the Face" and the anthemic "Give Blood".


01 - Give Blood
02 - Brilliant Blues
03 - Face The Face
04 - Hiding Out
05 - Secondhand Love
06 - Crashing By Design
07 - I Am Secure
08 - White City Fighting
09 - Come To Mama

Analyzed: Pete Townshend / White City: A Novel

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 0.00 dB -8.63 dB 5:46 01-Give Blood
DR8 0.00 dB -8.87 dB 3:06 02-Brilliant Blues
DR8 0.00 dB -9.55 dB 5:54 03-Face The Face
DR8 0.00 dB -9.69 dB 3:02 04-Hiding Out
DR7 0.00 dB -8.75 dB 4:13 05-Secondhand Love
DR7 0.00 dB -8.54 dB 3:17 06-Crashing By Design
DR9 0.00 dB -12.60 dB 4:00 07-I Am Secure
DR7 0.00 dB -8.57 dB 4:41 08-White City Fighting
DR7 0.00 dB -8.64 dB 4:40 09-Come To Mama

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3241 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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