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Pete Townshend – Who Came First
(Track Records  1981  2408201)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
– some slight wear to edges
No Poster

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and main songwriter for the rock band the Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.

Who Came First is the debut album by Pete Townshend, released in 1972 on Track Records in the UK and Track/Decca in the US. It includes demos from the aborted concept album Lifehouse, part of which became Who’s Next. The original release had a gatefold cover and included a poster with additional photos of Meher Baba from the Louis van Gasteren film Beyond Words. The cover photo of Townshend standing on eggs is a reference to the eternal question : “Who came first? The chicken or the egg.” It peaked at number 30 on the UK album chart and at number 69 on the US Billboard 200.

Track listing

All songs written by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Pure and Easy” 5:32
2. “Evolution” Ronnie Lane 3:44
3. “Forever’s No Time at All” Billy Nicholls, Katie Mclnnerney 3:06
4. “Nothing Is Everything (Let’s See Action)” 6:25
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. “Time Is Passing” 3:27
6. “There’s a Heartache Following Me” Ray Baker 3:23
7. “Sheraton Gibson” 2:37
8. “Content” Maud Kennedy, Townshend 2:58
9. Parvardigar Meher Baba, Townshend 6:46


  • Pete Townshend – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, percussion, harmonica on “Day of Silence”
  • Ronnie Lane – vocals and guitar on “Evolution”
  • Billy Nicholls – vocals and guitar on “Forever’s No Time at All”
  • Caleb Quaye – guitars, bass guitar and percussion on “Forever’s No Time at All”


Weight 1.00000000 kg


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