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The Who Hits 50 (Deluxe)

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The Who need no excuse to release a new compilation -- since 1994, a new collection has appeared roughly at the rate of one every three years -- but the band's 50th anniversary does provide the opportunity for a splashy new compilation, the first since 2009's Greatest Hits. Snappily titled The Who Hits 50!, by virtue of spanning two full CDs the set does cast a wider net than either Greatest Hits or 2004's Then & Now, beginning with the stiff R&B of the High Numbers' "Zoot Suit" and concluding with the brand-new "Be Lucky," a delirious revival of Pete Townshend's purple, overwritten '80s midlife crisis. In between those two songs come 40 tracks, including some genuine surprises -- the bonkers mod anthem "Dogs" and its Beach Boys-aping flip "Call Me Lightning," the band's cover of the Stones' "The Last Time," the first appearance of "Relay" in a comp in ages, John Entwistle's paranoid "Trick of the Light" -- but for the most part, this serves up the same songs that have popped up again and again on Who compilations over the years. This may be predictable but as a collection of basics, either for fair-weather fans or newcomers, it does its job well and it has nice artwork to boot.

© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Zoot Suit
The High Numbers
00:02:00

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - The High Numbers, MainArtist - Peter Meaden, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1964 Mercury Records Limited

2
I Can't Explain (Mono)
The Who
00:02:05

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Shel Talmy, Producer - The Ivy League, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1965 Geffen Records

3
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Mono Version)
The Who
00:02:41

Nicky Hopkins, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 1965 Geffen Records

4
My Generation (Original Mono Version)
The Who
00:03:16

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 1965 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Substitute (Single Version)
The Who
00:03:48

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 Geffen Records

6
The Kids Are Alright (Mono)
The Who
00:03:05

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 1965 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
I'm A Boy (Mono)
The Who
00:02:41

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1966 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
Happy Jack (Single Version / Mono)
The Who
00:02:13

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1966 Geffen Records

9
Boris The Spider (Remix)
The Who
00:02:29

John Entwistle, ComposerLyricist - The Who, MainArtist - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 2002 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

10
Pictures Of Lily
The Who
00:02:45

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer - Chris Stamp, Producer

℗ 1967 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

11
The Last Time
The Who
00:02:55

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - KEITH RICHARDS, ComposerLyricist - MICK JAGGER, ComposerLyricist - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1987 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

12
I Can See For Miles
The Who
00:04:09

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1967 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

13
Call Me Lightning
The Who
00:02:25

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1968 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

14
Dogs
The Who
00:03:06

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1968 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

15
Magic Bus (Mono)
The Who
00:04:36

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 1968 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

16
Pinball Wizard
The Who
00:03:03

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer - Damon Lyon-Shaw, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Stamp, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1969 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

17
I'm Free
The Who
00:02:41

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer - Damon Lyon-Shaw, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Stamp, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1969 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

18
The Seeker (Edit)
The Who
00:03:12

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

19
Summertime Blues (Live)
The Who
00:03:23

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Cochran, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Capehart, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

20
See Me, Feel Me (Single Version)
The Who
00:03:36

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kit Lambert, Producer

℗ 1970 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

21
Won't Get Fooled Again (Single Edit)
The Who
00:03:40

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1971 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

22
Let's See Action
The Who
00:03:59

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1971 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

23
Bargain
The Who
00:05:34

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1971 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

24
Behind Blue Eyes
The Who
00:03:41

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1971 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

25
Baba O'Riley
The Who
00:04:59

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1971 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

26
Join Together
The Who
00:04:24

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1972 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

27
Relay
The Who
00:03:55

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1972 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

28
5: 15
The Who
00:04:53

The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1973 UMG Recordings, Inc.

29
Love Reign O'er Me (Remastered 1996)
The Who
00:05:51

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer

℗ 1996 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

30
Postcard
The Who
00:03:34

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

31
Squeeze Box
The Who
00:02:43

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1975 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

32
Slip Kid
The Who
00:04:34

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1975 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

33
Who Are You (Edit)
The Who
00:05:11

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Astley, Producer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1978 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

34
Trick Of The Light
The Who
00:04:24

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Astley, Producer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 1978 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

35
You Better You Bet
The Who
00:05:37

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Szymczyk, Producer - Kenney Jones, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

36
Don't Let Go The Coat
The Who
00:03:44

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Szymczyk, Producer

℗ 1981 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

37
Athena
The Who
00:03:47

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenney Jones, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

38
Eminence Front
The Who
00:05:40

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer - Kenney Jones, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

39
It's Hard
The Who
00:03:45

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1982 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

40
Real Good Looking Boy (Radio Edit)
The Who
00:03:53

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Weiss, ComposerLyricist - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Hugo Peretti, ComposerLyricist - Luigi Creatore, ComposerLyricist - Myles Clarke, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Townshend, Producer - Bob Pridden, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2004 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

41
It's Not Enough
The Who
00:04:03

Billy Nicholls, Producer, Assistant Producer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Mixer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Myles Clarke, Engineer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Cooper, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rachel Fuller, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lincoln Fong, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Ross, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jolyon Dixon, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Huntington, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Pridden, Producer, Engineer, Assistant Producer, StudioPersonnel - Darren Westbrook, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sean Witt, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2006 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

42
Be Lucky
The Who
00:03:18

DAVE ERINGA, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Nicholls, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Pino Palladino, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mick Talbot, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Townshend, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Zak Starkey, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Genockey, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2014 Yearhour Ltd.

Album review

The Who need no excuse to release a new compilation -- since 1994, a new collection has appeared roughly at the rate of one every three years -- but the band's 50th anniversary does provide the opportunity for a splashy new compilation, the first since 2009's Greatest Hits. Snappily titled The Who Hits 50!, by virtue of spanning two full CDs the set does cast a wider net than either Greatest Hits or 2004's Then & Now, beginning with the stiff R&B of the High Numbers' "Zoot Suit" and concluding with the brand-new "Be Lucky," a delirious revival of Pete Townshend's purple, overwritten '80s midlife crisis. In between those two songs come 40 tracks, including some genuine surprises -- the bonkers mod anthem "Dogs" and its Beach Boys-aping flip "Call Me Lightning," the band's cover of the Stones' "The Last Time," the first appearance of "Relay" in a comp in ages, John Entwistle's paranoid "Trick of the Light" -- but for the most part, this serves up the same songs that have popped up again and again on Who compilations over the years. This may be predictable but as a collection of basics, either for fair-weather fans or newcomers, it does its job well and it has nice artwork to boot.

© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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