Live At Leeds

by The Who

Original Release Date: 1970-05-16

Live At Leeds

Live at Leeds is the first live album by English rock band The Who. It was recorded at the University of Leeds Refectory on 14 February 1970, and is their only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best-known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. The Who were looking for a way to follow up their 1969 album Tommy, and had recorded several shows on tours supporting that album, but didn’t like the sound. Consequently, they booked the show at Leeds University, along with one at Hull City Hall the following day, specifically to record a live album. Six songs were taken from the Leeds show, and the cover was pressed to look like a bootleg recording. The sound was significantly different from Tommy and featured hard rock arrangements that were typical of the band’s live shows. The album was released in 23 May 1970 by Decca and MCA in the United States, and by Track and Polydor in the United Kingdom. It has been reissued on several occasions and in several different formats. Since its release, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time.


  1. Heaven And Hell (5:06)
  2. I Can’t Explain (2:26)
  3. Fortune Teller (2:34)
  4. Tattoo (3:00)
  5. Young Man Blues (5:14)
  6. Substitute (2:07)
  7. Happy Jack (2:13)
  8. I’m A Boy (2:45)
  9. A Quick One, While He’s Away (8:39)
  10. Overture (6:51)
  11. It’s A Boy (0:31)
  12. 1921 (2:25)
  13. Amazing Journey (3:17)
  14. Sparks (4:21)
  15. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (1:58)
  16. Christmas (3:18)
  17. The Acid Queen (3:34)
  18. Pinball Wizard (2:52)
  19. Do You Think It’s Alright? (0:21)
  20. Fiddle About (1:13)
  21. Tommy Can You Hear Me? (0:55)
  22. There’s A Doctor (0:22)
  23. Go To The Mirror (3:24)
  24. Smash The Mirror (1:18)
  25. Miracle Cure (0:12)
  26. Sally Simpson (4:00)
  27. I’m Free (2:38)
  28. Tommy’s Holiday Camp (1:00)
  29. We’re Not Gonna Take It (8:47)
  30. Summertime Blues (3:22)
  31. Shakin’ All Over (4:34)
  32. My Generation (15:24)
  33. Magic Bus (7:54)

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Format Vinyl 3× LP Album Deluxe Edition Reissue Remastered (180 Gram)
Label Polydor
Catalog Number 0600753698075
Notes Back To Black half-speed mastering reissue of the full show. Triple gatefold sleeve that comes with : - a download card - a “Mastered at Abbey Road Studios” black OBI - a half-speed mastering certificate - 3 printed inner sleeves No label edge credits on sides 2, 4 & 6. Sides 1, 3 & 5 have credits. ℗ 2016 Polydor Ltd. (UK) © 2016 Polydor Ltd. (UK) Runout details: Everything is laser etched except hand etched “MILES. ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED.”.
Discogs URL The Who - Live At Leeds