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Title:
The ultimate collection
Author:
Who (Musical group)
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MCA/UTV, [2002]

â„—2002
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet (26 pages : illustrations (some color))
General Note:
Compact discs.

Initial copies issued with "4-track collector's bonus disc".

Composed chiefly by Pete Townshend.

"Remastered from the original mixes"--Notes.

Program notes in container.

Compilation of previously issued material (track 3 on bonus disc previously unreleased).
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. I can't explain -- Anyway, anyhow, anywhere -- My generation -- The kids are alright -- A legal matter -- Substitute -- I'm a boy -- Boris the Spider -- Happy Jack -- Pictures of Lily -- I can see for miles -- Call me lightning -- Magic bus -- Pinball wizard -- I'm free -- See me feel me -- The seeker -- Summertime blues (live) -- My wife -- Baby O'Riley -- Bargain.

Disc 2. Behind blue eyes -- Won't get fooled again -- Let's see action -- Pure and easy -- Join together -- Long live rock -- The real me -- 5'15 -- Love reign o'er me -- Squeeze box -- Who are you -- Sister Disco -- You better you bet -- Eminence front.

Bonus disc. Substitute (rare U.S. single version) -- I'm a boy (early version) -- Happy Jack (acoustic version) -- Magic bus (U.K. single version).
Subject Term:
Added Author:
UPC:
008811287726
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Following in the footsteps not only of Universal's many Ultimate Collection, but also the Beatles 1 -- a groundbreaking collection in the sense that it proved that a collection that contains all the hits will actually sell on CD (thereby proving the cynical ploy of leaving hits off a compilation in order to sell catalog is flawed) -- the Who's 2002 compilation The Ultimate Collection attempts to collect all their hits, all their anthems in one place. It fits that bill very well, providing all the big items from "I Can't Explain" to "Emenince Front" as it spans two discs and 35 tracks. Sure, fans will find personal favorites missing, whether it's "A Quick One While He's Away" or "Athena," while collectors will note that it contains everything from the previous attempt at an exhaustive CD compilation, 1996's My Generation: The Very Best of the Who, but it doesn't matter, because this is the best summation of their career for a general audience yet assembled. It functions as both an introduction and as the one Who album listeners who just want the hits will need. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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