Who Concert Video Features Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher

By | August 24, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The Who’s onstage collaborations with Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher and others at a U.K. benefit concert last fall are captured in a new home video due next month.

“The Who & Special Guests, Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” which also features Bryan Adams, Paul Weller, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones and violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy, will be released September 25 on DVD and VHS, according to producers of the project.

The two-disc (or two-tape) set will include bonus material such as rehearsal footage and a performance of “Pinball Wizard” that can be viewed from multiple angles.

Filmed at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on November 27, the concert features Vedder on three tracks: “I’m One,” from the Who’s 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia; “Getting in Tune,” from 1971’s Who’s Next; and the 1971 single “Let’s See Action.”

Oasis’ Gallagher played guitar on “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and Weller joined the band for “So Sad About Us,” a Who tune he once covered with the Jam. The duet rounded out a three-song acoustic set that also included Quadrophenia’s “Drowned” and “Heart to Hang Onto,” from guitarist Pete Townshend’s Rough Mix (1977).

The show – the final date of a six-month tour and a benefit for the U.K. Teenage Cancer Trust – featured singer Roger Daltrey, Townshend and drummer John Entwistle performing such hits as “My Generation,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Magic Bus,” “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet” and “See Me, Feel Me,” all of which are featured on the video.

Vedder’s Pearl Jam and Jones are among the acts who appeared on the tribute album Substitute: The Songs of the Who, released in June. David Bowie, Sheryl Crow and Phish are also on the record.

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