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Album: Who's NextReleased: 1971
"The Song Is Over" was to be the finale to the Lifehouse movie, beginning as Bobby and the crowd vanish and continuing through the end credits.
The song quotes from "Pure and Easy" in its final bars, and from a 1967 song called "Party Piece for Rael" which Townshend wrote for his never-finished rock opera Rael.
Pete Townshend's original version can be heard on his 1999 solo album Lifehouse Chronicles
Nicky Hopkins plays piano on this song. Hopkins recorded and performed on many notable British and American Pop and Rock music releases from the 1960s through the 1990s including many Rolling Stones songs.