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Hearing voices while watching movies

Petra Haden, who sings and plays the violin, has been in a number of bands, including That Dog and the Decemberists. She’s also recorded several solo albums.

One of them, “Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out,” is in a league of its own. Through overdubbing, Haden sings all the vocal and instrumental parts originally performed by Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and their bandmates on that 1967 album. Describing his response to Haden’s version, Townshend told the Globe’s Joan Anderman in 2005, “I was enjoying my own music so much, for in a way it was like hearing it for the first time.”

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