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Who’s Next : Life House (Super Deluxe)

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Who's Next is not an album lacking for reissues. In addition to a deluxe edition from 2003, there have also been multiple audiophile editions and remasters of the album since its 1971 release. So what could a "super deluxe edition" possibly contain? Quite a bit, as it turns out. As even casual Who fans know, the genesis of Who's Next was as Lifehouse, a multimedia rock opera even more ambitious than Tommy. Pete Townshend had developed a bizarre, dystopian story that somehow merged his devotion to Indian guru Meher Baba, his recent fascination with synthesizers, and the idea that the only thing that could save humanity from a test-tube-bound future was "real rock 'n' roll." Yeah, the aftereffects of the '60s were wild.

After some live shows at the Young Vic in London and a series of marathon recording sessions, a 16-song tracklist was finalized, but by this point, it was collectively decided—both creatively and commercially—that perhaps another concept-dense double album might not be the best studio follow-up to Tommy. So, eight Lifehouse songs were re-cut and one new song ("My Wife") was recorded and the leaner, meaner Who's Next was released in August 1971. The album was both an instant success and has become an undisputed part of the classic rock canon, thanks to the inclusion of absolutely iconic tracks like "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," and "Behind Blue Eyes."

While one could make an argument that the taut and focused power of Who's Next inadvertently proved the point of the Lifehouse story (namely, that rock 'n' roll is most effective when it's at its most primal), it's important to remember that Who's Next was also a giant artistic leap forward for the Who, as it found them at the peak of their powers as a pummeling rock band and as a band willing to be experimental and artful in their approach to being a pummeling rock band. (If any evidence is needed of the group's unrivaled power, check out take 13 of "Won't Get Fooled Again" on this set, which is so immediate and electric that it could easily be mistaken for a concert performance.) While several Lifehouse tracks found their way to other Who and Townshend records, getting a sense of the contours of the project has been difficult. But this massive, 155-track set creates those lines thanks to the inclusion of multiple Townshend demos as well as recording sessions of Life House tracks that occurred both before and after the release of Who's Next, and, most notably, two freshly mixed live shows from 1971 (including one of the Young Vic shows) that provided both the energy and, in some cases the basic tracks, for the album versions. While nothing on this bursting-at-the-seams edition overrides the all-killer-no-filler approach of Who's Next, it does provide plenty of long-desired context and documentation for what made that record so powerful. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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Who’s Next : Life House (Super Deluxe)

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1
Baba O'Riley (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:03

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
Bargain (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:34

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
Love Ain't For Keeping (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:02:11

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
My Wife (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:36

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - GLYN JOHNS, Producer, Associate Producer - Kit Lambert, Producer, Executive Producer - Chris Stamp, Producer, Executive Producer - Pete Kameron, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
The Song Is Over (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:06:24

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
Getting In Tune (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:51

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
Going Mobile (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:45

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
Behind Blue Eyes (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:42

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

9
Won't Get Fooled Again (Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:08:34

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

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

DISC 2

1
Teenage Wasteland (Lifehouse Chronicles / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:06:47

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
Too Much (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:37

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
Going Mobile (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:15

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
There's A Fortune In Those Hills (Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:09

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
Love Ain't For Keeping (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:01:33

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
Bargain (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:31

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
Greyhound Girl (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:09

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
Mary (Alternative Mix / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:18

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

9
Behind Blue Eyes (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:28

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

10
Time Is Passing (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:28

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

11
Finally Over (Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:06:09

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

12
Baba O'Riley (Original Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:13:15

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

DISC 3

1
Pure And Easy (Lifehouse Chronicles / Home Studio Mix / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:08:39

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
Getting In Tune (Lifehouse Chronicles / Alternative Mix / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:03:57

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
Nothing Is Everything (Let's See Action) (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:06:23

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
Won't Get Fooled Again (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:08:33

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
Baba O'Riley (Lifehouse Chronicles / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:07:48

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
The Song Is Over (Lifehouse Chronicles / 2021 Remix / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:44

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
Pure And Easy (Olympic Studio Mix / Demo / Remastered 2022)
Pete Townshend
00:05:32

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
Mary (Lifehouse Chronicles / Original Mix / Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:23

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

9
Baba O'Riley (First Editing Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:07:53

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

10
The Song Is Over (Lifehouse Chronicles / Original Demo / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:39

Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

DISC 4

1
Baby Don't You Do It (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Take 2 / Unedited / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:08:55

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lamont Dozier, ComposerLyricist - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Holland, ComposerLyricist - Brian Holland, ComposerLyricist - GLYN JOHNS, Producer

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
Won't Get Fooled Again (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Take 13 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:09:13

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
Behind Blue Eyes (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Version 1 / Take 15 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:23

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
Love Ain't For Keeping (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Take 14 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:50

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
The Note (aka Pure And Easy) (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Take 21 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:05:21

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
I’m In Tune (aka Getting In Tune) (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Take 6 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:07:27

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
Behind Blue Eyes (New York Record Plant Sessions / 1971 / Version 2 / Take 10 / Remastered 2022)
The Who
00:04:03

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

℗ 2023 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

DISC 5

1
Pure And Easy (New Unedited Remix)
The Who
00:05:32

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

2
I Don't Even Know Myself (Original Mix With Count In)
The Who
00:05:00

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

3
Time Is Passing (Original Mix / Stereo)
The Who
00:03:36

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

4
Too Much Of Anything (Original Mix With Count In And Original Vocal)
The Who
00:04:34

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

5
Naked Eye (Remake Version)
The Who
00:05:59

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

6
Bargain (Early Mix With Single-Tracked Vocal)
The Who
00:05:39

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

7
Love Ain't For Keeping (Unedited Remix)
The Who
00:02:17

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

8
My Wife (Unedited Remix)
The Who
00:04:28

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

9
Getting In Tune (Warm-Up Jam / Take 1)
The Who
00:06:58

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

10
Going Mobile (Early Alternate Mix)
The Who
00:03:55

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

11
The Song Is Over (Basic Track)
The Who
00:06:16

Nicky Hopkins, FeaturedArtist - John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

12
When I Was A Boy (Remix)
The Who
00:03:36

John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Moon, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - ANDY JOHNS, Producer - Jon Astley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Who, Producer, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Daltrey, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stewart, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

Album Description

Who's Next is not an album lacking for reissues. In addition to a deluxe edition from 2003, there have also been multiple audiophile editions and remasters of the album since its 1971 release. So what could a "super deluxe edition" possibly contain? Quite a bit, as it turns out. As even casual Who fans know, the genesis of Who's Next was as Lifehouse, a multimedia rock opera even more ambitious than Tommy. Pete Townshend had developed a bizarre, dystopian story that somehow merged his devotion to Indian guru Meher Baba, his recent fascination with synthesizers, and the idea that the only thing that could save humanity from a test-tube-bound future was "real rock 'n' roll." Yeah, the aftereffects of the '60s were wild.

After some live shows at the Young Vic in London and a series of marathon recording sessions, a 16-song tracklist was finalized, but by this point, it was collectively decided—both creatively and commercially—that perhaps another concept-dense double album might not be the best studio follow-up to Tommy. So, eight Lifehouse songs were re-cut and one new song ("My Wife") was recorded and the leaner, meaner Who's Next was released in August 1971. The album was both an instant success and has become an undisputed part of the classic rock canon, thanks to the inclusion of absolutely iconic tracks like "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," and "Behind Blue Eyes."

While one could make an argument that the taut and focused power of Who's Next inadvertently proved the point of the Lifehouse story (namely, that rock 'n' roll is most effective when it's at its most primal), it's important to remember that Who's Next was also a giant artistic leap forward for the Who, as it found them at the peak of their powers as a pummeling rock band and as a band willing to be experimental and artful in their approach to being a pummeling rock band. (If any evidence is needed of the group's unrivaled power, check out take 13 of "Won't Get Fooled Again" on this set, which is so immediate and electric that it could easily be mistaken for a concert performance.) While several Lifehouse tracks found their way to other Who and Townshend records, getting a sense of the contours of the project has been difficult. But this massive, 155-track set creates those lines thanks to the inclusion of multiple Townshend demos as well as recording sessions of Life House tracks that occurred both before and after the release of Who's Next, and, most notably, two freshly mixed live shows from 1971 (including one of the Young Vic shows) that provided both the energy and, in some cases the basic tracks, for the album versions. While nothing on this bursting-at-the-seams edition overrides the all-killer-no-filler approach of Who's Next, it does provide plenty of long-desired context and documentation for what made that record so powerful. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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