By Tim Staskiewicz
Let My Love Open the Door is Pete Townshend’s biggest solo hit. Originally appearing on Townshend’s 1980 album, Empty Glass, the 36 year old track is getting an update.
Only weeks after leaving the hospital after being treated for viral meningitis, Townshend’s bandmate Roger Daltrey jumped into the studio to rerecord the Open the Door for their joint charity, Teen Cancer America.
Daltrey’s cover of the song is the theme for a new advertising campaign for their charity, which debuted this week.
Teen Cancer America focuses on updating hospitals and medical facilities across the country to create treatment centers specifically for teenagers.
“They’re too old to be considered children and they’re too young to be adults. And they haven’t had any kind of space that’s comfortable for them,” Daltrey told Yahoo Music. “That’s incredibly painful for someone going through that trauma.”
In addition to being the soundtrack to the Who’s charity campaign, Daltrey’s version of Let My Love Open the Door is also being made available for download on iTunes, with over 93% of the proceeds going to Teen Cancer America.
You can hear a portion of the track in the video player at the top of the post.
The Who resume their postponed tour Saturday night (February 27th) in Detroit, and will make their way through Boston on their rescheduled date of March 7th.