Scoop (album)

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Scoop
Scoop.jpg
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)All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes1982
Scoop
(1983)
White City: A Novel
(1985)White City: A Novel1985
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. The album has liner notes written by Townshend.[3]

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 Writer(s) 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"   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. "The 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

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