I Am (Pete Townshend album)

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I Am
I Am Townshend2.jpg
Compilation album by various
Released 1972
Recorded UK
Label Universal Spiritual League/Eel Pie
Producer Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend chronology
Happy Birthday
(1970)Happy Birthday1970
I Am
Who Came First
(1972)Who Came First1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Star Pulse 3/5 stars[1]

I Am is a collaborative tribute concept album to Meher Baba featuring Pete Townshend, Michael Da Costa[2] 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).[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Forever's No Time at All" (McInnerney, Nicholls) Billy Nicholls, Katie Mclnnerney, Caleb Quaye 3:07
2. "How to Transcend Duality and Influence People" (Costa) Mike Da Costa 1:21
3. "Affirmation" (Costa) Mike Da Costa 3:53
4. "Baba O'Riley (Demo)" (Townshend) Pete Townshend 9:50
Side two
No. Title Artist Length
5. "This Song is Green" (Nicholls) Billy Nicholls 2:55
6. "Everywhere I Look This Morning" (Mindlin) Hank Mindlin 4:50
7. "Dragon" (Hastilow) David Hastilow 4:55
8. "Parvardigar" (Meher Baba, Townshend) Pete Townshend 6:48


  1. ^ "I Am Album Review, Songs, Ratings". Starpulse.com. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael Da Costa. "Michael Da Costa". Michael Da Costa. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Who - Pete Townshend Albums". Thewho.info. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 

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