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The Who: Live in Hull after a 40 year wait
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The Who performing on Top of the Pops in 1973

Rock band The Who are releasing a new version of their classic 1970 live album; Live in Leeds.

Except this time it will be Live in Hull.

The band had planned to release the recording of the concert at Hull's City Hall, which took place on 15th February 1970.

A technical problem meant that bass player John Enstwistle was missing off the first few songs.

The band had to release the previous night's recording, made at Leeds University, instead.

The album Live at Leeds became a huge hit. The New York Times called it "the best live rock album ever made."

Its reputation has survived over the years. Rock magazine Q recently put it at the top of its best ever live recordings list.

Now digital technology means that the missing bass from the Hull concert has been replaced with the Leeds one. For the first time Live in Hull will be in the shops to mark the original album's 40th anniversary.

Lead singer Roger Daltrey is happy that fans will finally be able to hear the album as the band intended: "The gig was better in Hull. We played a theatre in Hull, so the sound was just better. I do remember that gig. It was much, much better."

Alan Stockdale, from Hull, was a 15-year-old Who fan at the time. He was lucky enough to be in the audience. He said he will always remember the night:

"The volume just glued me to my chair. The volume just hit me full on." He continued, "I've seen other great performances but nothing as good or as exciting as that concert."

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