This show was filmed for the famous German TV series Rockpalast at MIDEM in Cannes on January 29th, 1986. Pete Townshend’s Deep End were touring in support of Townshend’s solo concept album White City: A Novel. Several of the musicians that appeared on the album were featured in the line-up of the Deep End including Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on lead guitar. The set list has tracks from the White City album, other Pete Townshend solo tracks, Who classics, David Gilmour’s song Blue Light and a couple of surprises. Pete Townshend and the band deliver an outstanding performance that showcases him as a solo artist as distinct from his work with The Who.
The band line-up includes Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar); David Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill & Dave Plews; Backing Vocalists: Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster & Coral Gordan
The DVD line up features the songs: 1. Won’t Get Fooled Again 2. Secondhand Love 3. Give Blood 4. Behind Blue Eyes 5. After The Fire 6. Slit Skirts 7. Blue Light 8. I Put A Spell On You 9. Hiding Out 10. The Sea Refuses No River 11. Face The Face 12. Pinball Wizard 13. A Little Is Enough 14. Rough Boys 15. Night Train. The CD has the same, minus “I Put A Spell On You.”
This was a time when Townshend was at his peak as a solo performer and it’s very reasonably priced. You can find it where ever music DVDs are sold, or at Amazon.