A total classic by one of the greatest rock bands ever.
And on SHM SACD it is unbelievable ! Awesome doesn't describe it.
The original release consisted of nine tracks:
1. BABA O'RILEY
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, in May 1971 Dave Arbus plays violin on the outro. The synthesizer track that dominates BABA O'RILEY is part of a longer synthesizer piece that Pete released privately on a Meher Baba tribute LP I AM in 1972. Further sections featured on his PSYCHODERELICT solo LP in 1993.
Recorded at Olympic on 12 April, and 5, 18 and 19 June 1971.
Pete's lead guitar was played on a vintage Gretsch, a gift from Joe Walsh.
3. LOVE AIN'T FOR KEEPING
Originally recorded in New York on March 17, 1971, this version was reworked with acoustic guitars at Olympic in May, 1971.
4. MY WIFE
Recorded at Olympic in June, 1971
John re-recorded this song himself on his third solo album, RIGOR MORTIS SETS IN (1973).
5. THE SONG IS OVER
Completed at Olympic on 11 May 1971
Nicky Hopkins plays piano.
6. GETTING IN TUNE
Initially recorded in New York on 18 March 1971, as I'M IN TUNE, and completed at Olympic on 7 June.
Nicky Hopkins plays piano.
7. GOING MOBILE
Recorded at Olympic during May, 1971
8. BEHIND BLUE EYES
Initially recorded in New York On 17-18 March 1971, and re-recorded at Olympic during May 1971
9. WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
First recorded in New York on March 16, 1971, then worked on with Glyn Johns during a trial session at Stargroves, Mick Jagger’s Berkshire mansion, with The Rolling Stones Mobile studio in April; mixed at Island Studios in May 1971
Edited down from its original eight minutes and thirty seconds, WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN as a single reached #9 in the UK charts and #10 in the US.
WHO'S NEXT started life as a Pete Townshend concept entitled LIFEHOUSE, which contained enough songs for a double album, but the project was eventually reduced to a single LP. Recordings for the album began in New York with Kit Lambert as producer, but the band weren’t satisfied with the results and returned to London to re-record them at Olympic Studios in Barnes with Glyn Johns. Most of the songs recorded with Johns appeared on WHO'S NEXT while the leftovers appeared on singles and later, ODDS & SODS (see album).
WHO'S NEXT became the only Who album to make #1 in the UK charts. It peaked at #4 in the US, but songs from the album are continually played on US Classic Rock radio stations to this day.
All songs by Pete Townshend unless otherwise noted.
Original album photography by Ethan A. Russell with original sleeve design by Kosh.
This is NOT a hybrid SACD.
Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format - fully compatible with standard all SACD players, but it does not play on standard CD players
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