October 26, 2020

Empty Glass

From the "Who Are You" liner notes by Matt Resnicoff with additions by Brian Cady.

Recorded at Ramport in April, 1978.
Originally titled ‘Choirboy’, this is a rough mix of a group version of a song that eventually became the title track on Pete’s second solo album Empty Glass. It features John and Keith playing over one of Pete’s demos. Note the acoustic guitar and Entwistle’s rare bass harmonics in the introduction.
Previously unreleased.

From the Who Are You liner notes by Matt Resnicoff with additions by Brian Cady:

Recorded at Ramport in April, 1978.
Originally titled ‘Choirboy’, this is a rough mix of a group version of a song that eventually became the title track on Pete’s second solo album Empty Glass. It features John and Keith playing over one of Pete’s demos. Note the acoustic guitar and Entwistle’s rare bass harmonics in the introduction.
Previously unreleased.

This is the third song Pete wrote in 1977-1978 that has someone jumping off a ledge; cf. "Love Is Coming Down" and Rough Mix‘s "Street In The City." I guess we’re lucky Pete made it through that period. "Keep On Working," also destined for the Empty Glass album was considered and rejected for Who Are You.