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Who's Next

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No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: WHO
Title: WHO'S NEXT
Street Release Date: 11/07/1995
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP
Tommy

Review A mix of old favorites and buried treasures makes this edition of Who's Next a definite must. One of the defining albums of 70s hard rock from one of the 60s most successful bands, the original album includes some of The Who's best-known work, such as the anthemic "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again", the by turns sorrowful and angry "Behind Blue Eyes", and perennial favorite "My Wife". The new tracks on this album are equally worth hearing, including "Pure and Easy" (an alternate edition of which is available on Odds & Sods) and the original version of "Behind Blue Eyes". A hard rock classic, Who's Next is required listening for rock fans of all ages. --Genevieve Williams
Who Are You

Review This 2-CD, 35-track juggernaut packs the maximum, 24-bit mastered rock action from the world's greatest "maximum R&B band"! Includes I Can't Explain; Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere; My Generation; The Kids Are Alright; Substitute; I Can See for Miles; Magic Bus (in a rare stereo mix); Pinball Wizard; I'm Free; Baba O'Riley; Behind Blue Eyes; Won't Get Fooled Again; Join Together; Long Live Rock; Love Reign O'er Me; The Real Me; Squeeze Box; Who Are You; Sister Disco; You Better You Bet; Eminence Front , and more. Over 135 minutes, with notes and attitude!incorrect style - see below for correct format
Live At Leeds (Remastered)

Review The Who's mighty catalog of beautiful, poignant, and often silly pop songs bashed out with Cassius Clay finesse has suffered in the past at the hands of multiple, butcher-shop best-ofs and horrible packaging. But this thrilling band--undeniably one of ye classicke rocke's greatest--gets the career-spanning entry-point compilation it deserves with the double-disc Ultimate Collection. The songs included here are no-brainers, for the most part--if they aren't huge hits like "My Generation," "I Can See for Miles," or "Baba O'Riley," they're long-standing fan favorites such as "Boris the Spider," "Pure and Easy," and "Squeeze Box." And while this reviewer wishes different songs were chosen from Tommy, and more than one tune was gathered from their arguably finest (and definitely silliest) album, The Who Sell Out, this record really isn't for fans (aside from the total trainspotter types) but for newcomers. --Mike McGonigal
Quadrophenia

Review Following the success of the four 7' singles box sets, we present the singles - A-sides, B-sides and EP tracks from the legendary Who on CD. 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels including classic hits, and rarely heard B-sides. The Box also features the band s first single, as the High Numbers Zoot Suit b/w 'I'm The Face. Five CDs, in separate wallets, housed in a rigid, lift-off box with a 48 page booklet featuring track by track annotation and period photos.
The Who By Numbers (Remastered)

Review In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50 year old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of 7 greatest hits at London's historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24 track studio album, including the side 4 rarity Welcome . All the big anthems are in full force here. See and feel the music once again!

CD 1
1. Overture
2. It's A Boy
3. 1921
4. Medley: Amazing Journey / Overture
5. Sparks
6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
7. Christmas
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
10. Do You Think It's Alright?
11. Fiddle About
12. Pinball Wizard
13. There's A Doctor
14. Go To The Mirror
15. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
16. Smash The Mirror
17. Underture
18. I'm Free
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sensation
21. Sally Simpson
22. Welcome
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It

CD 2
1 I Can't Explain
2. Join Together
3. I Can See For Miles
4. Who Are You
5. Love, Reign O'er Me
6. Baba O'Riley
7. Won't Get Fooled Again
The Who Sell Out

Review There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, THE WHO complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. WHO HITS 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'BE LUCKY.' Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of the recorded work is prohibited.
Let It Bleed

Review No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: WHO
Title: TOMMY
Street Release Date: 03/12/1996
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP
It's Hard [Remastered]

Review Tommy had the dubious distinction of being the first-ever rock opera; however, it's none the worse for that, Ken Russell's adaptation notwithstanding. Due largely to Pete Townshend's skill as a songwriter and composer, Tommy tells a coherent story and includes quality rock and roll at the same time, an impressive feat by itself. While surprisingly more linear than the later Quadrophenia, Tommy boasts several songs that stand up well on their own, including the classic "Pinball Wizard," "The Acid Queen," "I'm Free," and "Sally Simpson." Much of the rest doesn't make much sense lyrically unless you listen to the entire album, but you'll probably want to do that anyway, preferably with the lights low and the stereo cranked. --Genevieve Williams
Odds And Sods (Remastered)

Review In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50 year old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of 7 greatest hits at London's historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24 track studio album, including the side 4 rarity Welcome. All the big anthems are in full force here. See and feel the music once again!

Blu-ray Track Listing
1. Introduction
2. Overture
3. It's A Boy
4. 1921
5. Amazing Journey
6. Sparks
7. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
8. Christmas
9. Cousin Kevin
10. The Acid Queen
11. Do You Think It's Alright?
12. Fiddle About
13. Pinball Wizard
14. There's A Doctor
15. Go To The Mirror
16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17. Smash The Mirror
18. Underture
19. I'm Free
20. Miracle Cure
21. Sensation
22. Sally Simpson
23. Welcome
24. Tommy's Holiday Camp
25. We're Not Gonna Take It
26. I Can't Explain
27. Join Together
28. I Can See For Miles
29. Who Are You
30. Love, Reign O'er Me
31. Baba O'Riley
32. Won't Get Fooled Again

Blu-ray Bonus Features
Behind The Scenes
The Acid Qu
Pinball Wizard
Face Dances (Remastered)

Review This deluxe reissue includes three bonus live tracks taken from their historic 1976 performance at the Swansea Football Ground!
The Who: The Ultimate Collection

Review This 1975 collection excels in large part due to its modest goal. It's the Who's singer-songwriter record. Without the ostensible shield his "rock operas" provided, Pete Townshend's personal demons strut about nakedly. Not a pretty sight, but an involving spectacle nevertheless. "They Are All in Love" and "How Many Friends" are forgotten Who songs, but they've aged beautifully. John Entwistle's "Success Story" sequences nicely with the rest of the album. And "However Much I Booze," "Dreaming from the Waist," and "In a Hand or a Face" are great decade-early exercises in mid-life self-pity. There are only three bonus tracks here--live versions of "Squeeze Box," "Dreaming from the Waist," and the earlier "Behind Blue Eyes"--but By Numbers is such a cohesive collection that they're less welcome extras than annoying distractions. Still, By Numbers now stands as one of the linchpins in a great band's catalog. --Steven Stolder
The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971

Review By the mid-'70s, even The Who's leftovers had more interest than most rock best-of albums--"Glow Girl" is a concise blueprint of 1969's "Tommy"; "Naked Eye" and "Pure and Easy" were victims of the doomed Lifehouse project; "I'm the Face" was the band's mod-obsessed first single; and even "Little Billy," an antismoking advertisement, still rocks hard. John Entwistle's faux country "Now I'm a Farmer" was contemptible, but the closing anthem "Long Live Rock" redeemed such missteps. The 1998 CD reissue added studio versions of "Young Man Blues" and "Summertime Blues," among many others, and resequenced the tracks. --Steve Knopper
Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones (1971 - 1993)

Review No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: WHO
Title: WHO'S NEXT
Street Release Date: 11/07/1995
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP
The Very Best Of The Doors (2CD)

Review A mix of old favorites and buried treasures makes this edition of Who's Next a definite must. One of the defining albums of 70s hard rock from one of the 60s most successful bands, the original album includes some of The Who's best-known work, such as the anthemic "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again", the by turns sorrowful and angry "Behind Blue Eyes", and perennial favorite "My Wife". The new tracks on this album are equally worth hearing, including "Pure and Easy" (an alternate edition of which is available on Odds & Sods) and the original version of "Behind Blue Eyes". A hard rock classic, Who's Next is required listening for rock fans of all ages. --Genevieve Williams
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

Review This 2-CD, 35-track juggernaut packs the maximum, 24-bit mastered rock action from the world's greatest "maximum R&B band"! Includes I Can't Explain; Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere; My Generation; The Kids Are Alright; Substitute; I Can See for Miles; Magic Bus (in a rare stereo mix); Pinball Wizard; I'm Free; Baba O'Riley; Behind Blue Eyes; Won't Get Fooled Again; Join Together; Long Live Rock; Love Reign O'er Me; The Real Me; Squeeze Box; Who Are You; Sister Disco; You Better You Bet; Eminence Front , and more. Over 135 minutes, with notes and attitude!incorrect style - see below for correct format
Tommy

Review The Who's mighty catalog of beautiful, poignant, and often silly pop songs bashed out with Cassius Clay finesse has suffered in the past at the hands of multiple, butcher-shop best-ofs and horrible packaging. But this thrilling band--undeniably one of ye classicke rocke's greatest--gets the career-spanning entry-point compilation it deserves with the double-disc Ultimate Collection. The songs included here are no-brainers, for the most part--if they aren't huge hits like "My Generation," "I Can See for Miles," or "Baba O'Riley," they're long-standing fan favorites such as "Boris the Spider," "Pure and Easy," and "Squeeze Box." And while this reviewer wishes different songs were chosen from Tommy, and more than one tune was gathered from their arguably finest (and definitely silliest) album, The Who Sell Out, this record really isn't for fans (aside from the total trainspotter types) but for newcomers. --Mike McGonigal
Complete Clapton

Review Following the success of the four 7' singles box sets, we present the singles - A-sides, B-sides and EP tracks from the legendary Who on CD. 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels including classic hits, and rarely heard B-sides. The Box also features the band s first single, as the High Numbers Zoot Suit b/w 'I'm The Face. Five CDs, in separate wallets, housed in a rigid, lift-off box with a 48 page booklet featuring track by track annotation and period photos.
Mothership (2CD)

Review In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50 year old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of 7 greatest hits at London's historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24 track studio album, including the side 4 rarity Welcome . All the big anthems are in full force here. See and feel the music once again!

CD 1
1. Overture
2. It's A Boy
3. 1921
4. Medley: Amazing Journey / Overture
5. Sparks
6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
7. Christmas
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
10. Do You Think It's Alright?
11. Fiddle About
12. Pinball Wizard
13. There's A Doctor
14. Go To The Mirror
15. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
16. Smash The Mirror
17. Underture
18. I'm Free
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sensation
21. Sally Simpson
22. Welcome
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It

CD 2
1 I Can't Explain
2. Join Together
3. I Can See For Miles
4. Who Are You
5. Love, Reign O'er Me
6. Baba O'Riley
7. Won't Get Fooled Again
Grand Funk Railroad - Greatest Hits

Review There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, THE WHO complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. WHO HITS 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'BE LUCKY.' Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of the recorded work is prohibited.

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