Review: The Who – Live In Hyde Park DVD (Eagle Rock / Universal Music Canada)

The WhoThis past June, British rock legends The Who celebrated their 50th anniversary with a massive concert at London’s Hyde Park, performing songs from all eras of their expansive catalogue before 65,000 engaged fans. Yes, only vocalist Roger Daltrey and guitarist-mastermind Pete Townshend remain from the group’s original lineup, but frankly, what does it matter? Daltrey is still a solid vocalist, while Townshend is as vibrant as ever. Backed by a stellar band, including drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino, The Who deliver the goods and then some on tried and true hits like “Who Are You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “My Generation,” “Love Reign O’er Me,” and “Behind Blue Eyes” in addition to a selection of tracks from their rock opera Tommy. This DVD will make the perfect Christmas gift for the classic rock fan in your life.