I Can See for Miles peaked at no 19 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 6 December 1967.
Recorded in several separate sessions in studios across two continents, the recording of “I Can See for Miles” exemplifies the increasingly sophisticated studio techniques of rock bands in the late 1960s, such as those used for the Beatles and the Beach Boys. The backing tracks were recorded at CBS Studios in London, the vocals and overdubbing were performed at Talentmasters Studios in New York, and the single was mixed and mastered at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.
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Pete Townshend wrote this shortly after meeting his future wife, Karen. It was a reminder that even though he was on the road, he could still keep an eye on her from miles away.
Townshend married Karen Astley in 1968. They were together until their divorce in 2009.
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