Who Sell Out [LP]

Who Sell Out [LP]

by The WhoThe Who

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Remastered / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

Pete Townshend originally planned The Who Sell Out as a concept album of sorts that would simultaneously mock and pay tribute to pirate radio stations, complete with fake jingles and commercials linking the tracks. For reasons that remain somewhat ill defined, the concept wasn't quite driven to completion, breaking down around the middle of side two (on the original vinyl configuration). Nonetheless, on strictly musical merits, it's a terrific set of songs that ultimately stands as one of the group's greatest achievements. "I Can See for Miles" (a Top Ten hit) is the Who at their most thunderous; tinges of psychedelia add a rush to "Armenia City in the Sky" and "Relax"; "I Can't Reach You" finds Townshend beginning to stretch himself into quasi-spiritual territory; and "Tattoo" and the acoustic "Sunrise" show introspective, vulnerable sides to the singer/songwriter that had previously been hidden. "Rael" was another mini-opera, with musical motifs that reappeared in Tommy. The album is as perfect a balance between melodic mod pop and powerful instrumentation as the Who (or any other group) would achieve; psychedelic pop was never as jubilant, not to say funny (the fake commercials and jingles interspersed between the songs are a hoot). [The Who Sell Out was re-released on LP in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2015
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602537156092
catalogNumber: 002255901
Rank: 28644

Tracks

  1. Armenia City in the Sky
  2. Heinz Baked Beans
  3. Mary Anne With the Shakey Hand
  4. Odorono
  5. Tattoo
  6. Out Love Was
  7. I Can See for Miles
  8. I Can't Reach You
  9. Medac
  10. Relax
  11. Silas Stingy
  12. Sunrise
  13. Rael 1

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