Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good Music For A Good Cause

I picked up the DVD, TCT at the Royal Albert Hall, recently and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw and heard. The DVD is a compilation of some of the artists that performed in 2007 at the annual Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts at the legendary venue. The shows are organized by Roger Daltrey for the charity which raises money for kids suffering from cancer. Proceeds from the sale of the DVD go to the charity.

Below is the setlist and although I bought the DVD for The Who's performance and Noel Gallagher, I really liked everyone, particularly A Band of Bees and the really eccentric performance of Gruff Rhys. Oh yes and there is a Pete Townshend interview included, which the front cover of the DVD describes as being "emotional." I didn't see it as such, but rather informative. For example, Pete says that he and Eric Clapton were summoned by Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to have dinner with the band and to be the first ones to listen to "Strawberry Fields" and to give their feedback - which was that essentially it was the best thing they had ever heard.

1) The Who - The Seeker
2) Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back In Anger
3) Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller - The Butterfly Collector
4) Kaiser Chiefs - Take My Temperature
5) The Coral - Dreaming Of You
6) The Cure - The Kiss
7) Razorlight and Roger Daltrey - Summertime Blues
8) The View - Face For The Radio
9) Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
10) A Band Of Bees - Got To Let Go
11) Gruff Rhys - Gwn Mi Wn
12) Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather
13) Kasabian - L.S.F.
14) The Who - Baba O'Riley
15) The Who - Tea And Theatre

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