I Am (Pete Townshend album)

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I Am
I Am Townshend2.jpg
Compilation album by various
Released1972
RecordedUK
Genre
LabelUniversal Spiritual League/Eel Pie
ProducerPete Townshend
Pete Townshend chronology
Happy Birthday
(1970)
I Am
(1972)
Who Came First
(1972)

I Am is a collaborative tribute concept album to Meher Baba featuring Pete Townshend, Michael Da Costa and others, first released in 1972. The album includes the original version of "Baba O'Riley" played by Townshend alone without lyrics, which, at 9:48, is almost twice as long as the augmented version which opens Who's Next.

Other albums dedicated to Meher Baba and featuring Townshend include Happy Birthday, With Love, and Avatar (a compilation of the previous three albums, later released as Jai Baba).[1][unreliable source?]


Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Forever's No Time at All" (McInnerney, Nicholls)Billy Nicholls, Katie Mclnnerney, Caleb Quaye3:07
2."How to Transcend Duality and Influence People" (Costa)Mike Da Costa1:21
3."Affirmation" (Costa)Mike Da Costa3:53
4."Baba O'Riley (Demo)" (Townshend)Pete Townshend9:50
Side two
No.TitleArtistLength
5."This Song is Green" (Nicholls)Billy Nicholls2:55
6."Everywhere I Look This Morning" (Mindlin)Hank Mindlin4:50
7."Dragon" (Hastilow)David Hastilow4:55
8."Parvardigar" (Meher Baba, Townshend)Pete Townshend6:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Who - Pete Townshend Albums". Thewho.info. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012.

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