The Who by Numbers

The Who by Numbers

by The Who


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The Who by Numbers functions as Pete Townshend's confessional singer/songwriter album, as he chronicles his problems with alcohol ("However Much I Booze"), women ("Dreaming From the Waist" and "They Are All in Love"), and life in general. However, his introspective musings are rendered ineffective by Roger Daltrey's bluster and the cloying, lightweight filler of "Squeeze Box." In addition, Townshend's songs tend to be underdeveloped, relying on verbosity instead of melodicism, with only the simple power of "Slip Kid," the grace of "Blue Red and Grey," and John Entwistle's heavy rocker "Success Story" making much of an impact.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811149321
catalogNumber: 11493
Rank: 12864

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Who   Primary Artist
Roger Daltrey   Harmonica,Vocals
Pete Townshend   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Keyboards
Keith Moon   Drums,Vocals
Dave Arbus   Violin
John Entwistle   Bass,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Astley   Reissue Producer,Remixing
Chris Charlesworth   Executive Producer
Bill Curbishley   Executive Producer
John Entwistle   Illustrations
Glyn Johns   Producer
Andy MacPherson   Reissue Producer,Remixing
John Swenson   Liner Notes
Robert Rosenberg   Executive Producer
Richard Evans   Art Direction

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