On 2 June 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004” by The Who on DVD, Blu-ray and DVD+2CD set [Cat Nos EREDV1266, ERBRD5320 and EAGDV077 respectively]. This is the first ever home entertainment release for this brilliant show which includes blistering versions of classics like Substitute, Baba O’Riley, Won’t Get Fooled Again, You Better You Bet, I Can’t Explain, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, My Generation, Magic Bus and many more!
In 2004 The Who returned to the Isle Of Wight Festival for the first time since their legendary performance in 1970. After a long absence, the festival had been reborn in 2002 and continues to this day. Their UK concerts in 2004 were the first in their home country since the death of founding member John Entwistle. As the evening shadows lengthened across the festival site, The Who took to the stage and delivered an incendiary performance packed with hit singles and classic album tracks and the concert more than lived up to the fan’s expectations and memories of 1970.
The Line-Up for this show featured Roger Daltrey (vocals); Pete Townshend (guitars, vocals); Simon Townshend (guitars, vocals); Pino Palladino (bass); Zak Starkey (drums) and John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboards, piano).
The Who are forever linked with the storied history of this great festival and “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004” shows just why this incredible canon of songs, and the band themselves, remain as vital and important as ever.
1) I Can’t Explain 2) Substitute 3) Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 4) Who Are You 5) Behind Blue Eyes 6) Bargain 7) Baba O’Riley 8) The Punk And The Godfather 9) 5:15 10) Love, Reign O’er Me 11) Eminence Front 12) Drowned 13) Naked Eye 14) Real Good Looking Boy 15) You Better You Bet 16) My Generation 17) Old Red Wine 18) Won’t Get Fooled Again 19) Medley: Pinball Wizard / Amazing Journey / Sparks 20) Medley: See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You 21) Magic Bus