Newport Centre once again proved itself acoustically spot-on, as the legendary Roger Daltrey turned the clock back 43 years to re-create The Who's iconic rock opera, Tommy.

A capacity crowd had been suitably warned up by local artist Paul Freeman, in a laid-back set which included his new single Tightrope and a memorable cover of The Traveling Wilbury's I'm So Tired of Being Lonely.

Continuing the theme, Daltrey strolled on stage with a cup of tea before launching himself into almost three hours of rock nostalgia.

Tommy, previously an album, film, ice-show and even a ballet, has never before been performed as a solo venture, and despite the absence of its author and only other surviving band member, Pete Townshend, the formula worked.

Die-hard fans were dancing in the aisles as Daltrey and Townshend's younger brother, Simon reinterpreted the entire album. At 67, Daltrey is confident that musically this is the masterpiece.

Vocally, his voice has all the depth and power of his youth, and by the time the gig moved on to its second section of classics, covers and anthems, the audience were captivated.

Pictures of Lily, Young Man Blues and Behind Blue Eyes retained all the passion and pertinence of their era, whilst another highlight was Simon Townshends's rendition of Going Mobile.

In an unusual departure, a Johnny Cash medley, whilst causing a certain bewilderment, ultimately proved a success.

Daltrey has certainly lost none of his charisma, and Who fans wouldn't have been disappointed.