And I ask you, "Hey mister, have you seen Pictures of Lily?"
It's May Day here in the UK which makes it a public holiday. Record companies and the like don't normally work on days like these, but from what I can gather, it seems the tribute album 'Substitute - The Songs Of The Who' has not hit the shops in the UK today. By all accounts the release date has been put back three weeks to May 28th.
As you know, David Bowie is no stranger to Who cover versions, he recorded both 'I Can't Explain' and 'Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere' for his own 1973 tribute album, PinUps. But, if you've not heard it yet, I can tell you that the Bowie/Plati produced contribution to this album, 'Pictures Of Lily', is well worth the wait. Here is the full track-listing.
01. Cast - "The Seeker"
02. Ocean Colour Scene - "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
03. Paul Weller - "Circles"
04. David Bowie - "Pictures Of Lily"
05. Pearl Jam - "The Kids Are Alright"
06. Fastball - "The Real Me"
07. UnAmerican - "Naked Eye"
08. Stereophonics - "Who Are You"
09. Phish - "5:15"
10. Sheryl Crow - "Behind Blue Eyes"
11. The Who featuring Kelly Jones - "Substitute"
I know the sleeve of the promo above would seem to contradict this running order, but as the artists are certainly not listed alphabetically on the promo, I can only suggest they are listed in order of brilliance or something similar? };-)