Jem label to release Pete Townshend tribute album with Weeklings, Grip Weeds etc.

jem records celebrates Pete Townshend

The cover of the multi-artist tribute album, “Jem Records Celebrates Pete Townshend.”

Following excellent multi-artist tribute albums to John Lennon and Brian Wilson in 2020 and 2021, respectively, the Jersey-based Jem record label will release Jem Records Celebrates Pete Townshend, with contributions from artists such as The Weeklings, The Grip Weeds, Richard Barone and The Anderson Council, Aug. 5.

You can see the complete list of songs below.

All songs were originally recorded by Townshend’s band The Who except “Let My Love Open the Door” (covered by The Midnight Callers), which was on Townshend’s 1980 solo album Empty Glass.

According to a press release, Jem founder and president Marty Scott started the label 50 years ago after trying to find a Who album that had not been officially released in the United States, and realizing that there must other U.S. music fans who wanted it, too.

Here is the album’s track listing:

“Baba O’Riley,” Lisa Mychols & Super 8
“So Sad About Us,” The Gold Needles
“I’m Free,” The Grip Weeds
“A Quick One,” The Grip Weeds
“Let My Love Open the Door,” The Midnight Callers
“I Can See for Miles,” The Weeklings
“The Seeker,” Nick Piunti
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand,” The Anderson Council
“Glow Girl,” The Anderson Council
“Let’s See Action,” Richard Barone
“I Can’t Explain,” Lisa Mychols & Super 8
“The Good’s Gone,” The Gold Needles
“The Kids Are Alright,” Johnathan Pushkar
“Substifool” (mashup of “Substitute” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”), The Airport 77s

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