The Who Sell Out Limited Collector's Edition - 5 Cd Box
Data aparitiei: 23.04.2021
Casa de discuri: Polydor
Released in December 1967 - the album reflects a remarkable year in pop culture. Not only will it forever be immortalized as the moment the counterculture and the "Love Generation" went global, 1967 also brought tremendous musical upheaval as "pop" morphed into "rock."
The album is a bold reflection of the time in which it was made - the end of the 'swinging 60s' meets pop art mixed with psychedelia and straight pop craft. It's a glorious blend of classic, powerful Who instrumentation, melodic harmonies and satirical lyrical imagery that emerged for only the group's third album - the ambition and scope is unrivalled by the Who or any others from the era.
Within the bold concept there were a number of fabulous and varied songs - I Can See for Miles (a top ten hit) is a Who classic, Rael, a Townshend 'mini-opera' with musical motifs that reappeared in Tommy, and the psychedelic explosion of Armenia City in the Sky and Relax are among the very best 1960s material.
One of the most extraordinary albums of any era - it is The Who's last 'pop' album. Two years later came Tommy - a double concept album about a deaf, dumb and blind child...
Super-Deluxe Edition (112 tracks - many unreleased!):
- Disc 1 - original mono mix, mono As & Bs and unreleased mono mixes
- Disc 2 - original stereo mix and stereo bonus tracks
- Disc 3 - Studio out-takes, 'fly-on-the-wall' versions of early takes of songs from the album sessions, 'studio chat' etc. - previously unreleased
- Disc 4 - 'The Road To Tommy' will contain stereo mixes of the studio tracks recorded in 1968 - some previously unreleased - plus 1968 As and Bs mono mixes (all tracks remixed from original 4 and 8-track session tapes in The Who vault)
- Disc 5 - 14 of Pete Townshend's original demos - previously unreleased & exclusive to this set..
- Bonus 7"
- 80-page, hard-back full-colour book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track annotation and new liner notes by Pete Townshend & comments from Pete Drummond (Radio Caroline DJ), Chris Huston (Talentmasters Studio), Richard Evans (designer), Roy Flynn (Speakeasy Club manager), Arnold Schwartzman (designer) & Andy Neill (Who biographer)
- Replicas of posters, programme, business card, Fan Club photo of group, flyer, sticker, membership card, Fan Club newsletter