Scoop (album)

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Scoop
Compilation album by Pete Townshend
Released April 1983
Recorded 1965-1982
Genre Rock
Length 74:48
Label Atco (US)
Producer Helen Wilkins (as "Spike")
Pete Townshend chronology
All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
(1982)
Scoop
(1983)
White City: A Novel
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Scoop is a compilation album by Pete Townshend containing 25 demos of various released and unreleased songs by The Who, as well as demos of entirely new material.

History[edit]

The album was the first in a series of three Scoop collections: Another Scoop was released in 1987 and Scoop 3 in 2001. All three albums were 2-disc sets, and in 2002 a pared-down compilation of them all was released as Scooped. Remastered versions of the original albums were released in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

Disc One
No. Title Length
1. "So Sad About Us/Brrr"   4:44
2. "Squeeze Box"   2:27
3. "Zelda"   2:25
4. "Politician"   3:38
5. "Dirty Water"   2:07
6. "Circles (Instant Party)"   2:10
7. "Piano: Tipperary" (Jack Judge, Harry Williams) 0:59
8. "Unused Piano: Quadrophenia"   2:33
9. "Melancholia"   3:16
10. "Bargain"   4:13
11. "Things Have Changed"   2:25
12. "Popular"   2:28
13. "Behind Blue Eyes"   3:29
Disc Two
No. Title Length
1. "Magic Bus"   4:22
2. "Cache Cache"   3:43
3. "Cookin'"   3:20
4. "You're So Clever"   4:18
5. "Body Language"   1:29
6. "Initial Machine Experiments"   1:54
7. "Mary"   3:20
8. "Recorders"   1:19
9. "Goin' Fishin'"   2:54
10. "To Barney Kessell"   2:00
11. "You Came Back"   4:05
12. "Love, Reign o'er Me"   4:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoop (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Fricke, David (14 April 1983). "Album Reviews: Pete Townshend, Scoop". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2012.