Cover image for The Who hits 50
Title:
The Who hits 50
Author:
Who (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Geffen, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (76 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
General Note:
Title from sell sheet.

Previously released material.

Compact disc.

Program notes by Howie Edelson on container insert.
Language:
English
Contents:
Zoot suit -- I can't explain -- Anyway, anyhow, anywhere -- My generation -- Substitute -- I'm a boy -- Happy Jack -- Pictures of Lily -- I can see for miles -- Magic bus -- Pinball wizard -- Seeker -- Won't get fooled again (single edit) -- Baba O'Riley -- Bargain -- Join together -- 5:15 -- Squeeze box -- Who are you -- Real good-looking boy -- Be lucky.
Genre:
UPC:
602537940462
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

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


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