Pete Townshend discography

Pete Townshend discography
Studio albums 12
Live albums 10
Compilation albums 9
Singles 5

This is the solo discography of British rock musician and singer-songwriter Pete Townshend. For his discography with The Who, go to The Who discography.


Studio albums

Year Album Ceritifications
1970 Happy Birthday
(with Ronnie Lane)
1972 I Am
Who Came First
1976 With Love
1977 Rough Mix
(with Ronnie Lane)
1980 Empty Glass
1982 All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
1985 White City: A Novel
1989 The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend
1993 Psychoderelict
2001 Jai Baba
O' Parvardigar

Live albums

Year Album
1986 Deep End Live!
1999 A Benefit For Maryville Academy
2000 Live: Sadler's Wells
Live: The Empire
Live: The Fillmore
2001 Live: La Jolla 22/06/01
Live: La Jolla 23/06/01
The Oceanic Concerts
(with Raphael Rudd)
2003 Live: Bam 1993
2004 Live: Brixton Academy '85

Compilation albums

Year Album
1980 The Genuine Scoop (bootleg)
(5 CD set from early home recordings by Pete Townshend issued by HIWATT GS6575ABCDE)
1983 Scoop
1987 Another Scoop
1994 Scoop 3
1995 Scooped
1996 The Best of Pete Townshend - coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking
2000 Lifehouse Chronicles
(6 CD box set)
Lifehouse Elements
2005 Anthology (aka Gold)
2007 The Definitive Collection


Year Title Peak chart positions
1980 "Rough Boys" 39[3] 89
"Let My Love Open the Door" 46 9
"A Little Is Enough" 72
"Keep On Working" - -
1982 "Face Dances, Pt. 2" - 105
"Uniforms (Corps d'Esprit)" 48
1983 "Bargain" - -
1985 "Face the Face" 89 26
"Secondhand Love" - -
1986 "Give Blood" - -
"Hiding Out (Remix)" - -
"Barefootin'" - -
1989 "A Friend Is A Friend" - -
"I Won't Run Anymore" - -
1993 "English Boy"
"I Believe My Own Eyes" - -
"Don't Try To Make Me Real" - -
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Townshend made an appearance on the soundtrack of Playing for Keeps, performing the song "Life to Life".


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