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Old 04-13-04, 04:39 PM
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The Who - Then & Now 1964-2004 (Yet Another Hits Package)



THE WHO - Then & Now 1964-2004

Tracklisting:

1. I Can't Explain
2. My Generation
3. The Kids Are Alright
4. Substitute
5. I'm A Boy
6. Happy Jack
7. I Can See For Miles
8. Magic Bus
9. Pinball Wizard
10. See Me, Feel Me
11. Summertime Blues (live)
12. Behind Blue Eyes
13. Won't Get Fooled Again
14. 5:15
15. Love Reign O'er Me
16. Squeeze Box
17. Who Are You
18. You Better You Bet
19. Real Good Looking Boy
20. Old Red Wine
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Got this as a present from my mom for easter. Not a bad set for a one disc but........no Baba O'Riley!!!! What the f--k!

The new songs (19 & 20) are decent but not worth it if you already have everything else.

Oh well.....
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return it, and get the 2 disc "ultimate" collection. it has more songs.
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I'm waiting for the remastered version followed by the SACD version followed by the...
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It sure is a shame that bands that become "uncreative" need to resort to putting out 15 versions of greatest hits packages.
IMHO, they are ruining their legacy. The Doors, are another band (Manzarek's greed) doing the same thing.
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I am sure every release of a Who "Greatest Hits" collection has the full go-ahead from the band. Or perhaps it's to support the family of Moon and Entwhistle.

Considering The Who have THREE of the greatest albums of the late 60's, early 70's, and one of the best live albums of all time, I'd pretty much give them free range to do whatever they please.
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christ, why can't artists just release something that actually HAS all of the greatest songs on them? start with chart toppers, then fan favourites, and finally some important album tracks? bah.
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damn, I love the Who but they got more hits packages then Nirvana has albums!
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Who's Greatest Hits/Compilations:

1968 Direct Hits Track Record
1969 The Who/The Strawberry Alarm Clock Decca
1969 Tommy, Pt. 1 Polydor
1970 Backtrack 1 Track Record
1970 Backtrack 2 Track Record
1970 Backtrack 3 Track Record
1970 Backtrack 4 Track Record
1970 Backtrack 5 Track Record
1970 Backtrack 14 Track Record
1970 Greatest Rock Sensation Karussell
1971 Golden Double Album Polydor
1971 Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy MCA
1972 Tommy, Pt. 2 Track Record
1973 Perfect Collection Polydor
1975 Best of 1964-1974 Polydor
1976 The Story of the Who Polydor
1978 Musical Biography with Alison Steele DWJ Associates
1979 The Best of the Who Polydor
1979 Pop Heroes Polydor
1979 The Who Pop Giants, Vol. 3 Brunswick
1979 Exciting Polydor
1980 Who Are You/Live at Leeds Polydor
1981 Filling in the Gaps Warner
1981 Filling in the Spaces Warner
1982 Hooligans MCA
1982 Phases Polydor
1982 Who's Next/Who by Numbers Polydor
1982 Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy/Who by Numbers MCA
1982 Live at Leeds/Who Are You MCA
1983 Who's Greatest Hits MCA
1983 Rarities, Vol. 2: 1970-1973 Polydor
1983 Rarities, Vol. 1: 1966-1968 Polydor
1985 The Who Polydor
1985 Who's Missing MCA
1988 Who's Better Who's Best MCA
1994 Thirty Years of Maximum R&B Polydor x
1994 Rarities 1966-1972, Vol. 1-2 Polydor
1996 My Generation: The Very Best of the Who MCA
1999 20th Century Masters - The Millennium... MCA
2000 The BBC Sessions [live] MCA
2000 The Blues to the Bush Musicmaker.com
2000 BBC Sessions [Bonus Disc] [live] MCA
2002 The Ultimate Collection [Bonus Disc] Universal
2002 The Ultimate Collection Universal
2004 Then and Now: Maximum Who Geffen
Singles Japanese
Who Collection
Gigantes del Pop, Vol. 2
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Nice re-writing of history there, trying to wipe out the existence of "Athena" and "Eminence Front", both from It's Hard. I actually prefer both songs to "Squeeze Box" and "You Better You Bet".
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Choosing songs that don't match your picks is "rewriting history"? Hypoerbole noted.
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The Who are apparently in a competition with KISS and Aerosmith to see which band can put out the most compilation albums.
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Originally posted by cungar
Choosing songs that don't match your picks is "rewriting history"? Hypoerbole noted.
It's not all that hyperbolic. Every other "studio" album The Who released is represented by at least one song. You can argue that A Quick One isn't either, but it was called "Happy Jack" in the States and had that song included.

I've seen this phenomenon before. The Clash have pretty much decided that Cut the Crap never existed. Tom Petty included nothing from his album Let Me Up I've Had Enough on his 'Greatest Hits' album, even though the single from that album, "Jamming Me", got a lot of radio play. I might just be really picky, and if I were compiling a 'best of' Who CD, there's a lot of 'hits' I'd leave out, but I've got a problem with artists releasing singles which become hits, and then a decade or two later they decide they don't like those songs anymore and try to get people to forget them.
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I think "Best of" should be just that. The Who went into serious decline musically in the late 70's. There are at least 10 songs on Quadrophenia and 5 on Who By Numbers that are better than anything they did after 1975.
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How can this not have Baby O'Reilly?
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Originally posted by cungar
I think "Best of" should be just that. The Who went into serious decline musically in the late 70's. There are at least 10 songs on Quadrophenia and 5 on Who By Numbers that are better than anything they did after 1975.
I think there are at least three songs on The Who Sell Out that are better than "I Can See For Miles" (also from that album), but the point of a 'Best of' collection is to collect the best and best known tracks of an artist's career, or at least that's the normal purpose. "I Can See For Miles" was a hit single. So was "Athena". Both should be on the album, IMO.

I also think they're both very good songs, FWIW.
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
How can this not have Baby O'Reilly?
It's really long, would be my guess.
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Have you guys heard "Relay"? It was never released on any studio album but appears on "30 Years of Maximum R&B". Good song.

I agree with some of you that the omission of Baba O'Riley was a bad move. And where the hell is "The Seeker"?! One of the all-time best rock songs in my opinion.
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Just to be obstinate, I compiled an alternate 20 song Who 'Best Of':

01 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
02 The Ox
03 A Legal Matter
04 Circles
05 Pictures of Lily
06 I'm Free
07 Sparks
08 Relay
09 Boris the Spider
10 Mary Anne With the Shaky Hands
11 Join Together
12 Pure and Easy
13 Naked Eye
14 Long Live Rock
15 Slip Kid
16 Disguises
17 Tattoo
18 Shakin' All Over (Live)
19 My Wife
20 Eminence Front

My intent was to not duplicate any tracks, although if I were to compile what I consider a true Who Best Of, it would contain songs from both lists. Cheers.
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