Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Who - My Generation (1965 uk, classic debut album, two disc japan SHM-CD remaster)



The Who's debut album "My Generation" features 48-tracks digitally remastered 2-disc SHM-CD album set - perhaps the definitive release of this landmark 1965 album. Includes the original 1965 mono mix (--1st time on CD!), B-sides, outtakes and demos from the LP sessions, plus Shel Talmy's 2002 stereo remix....An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone.

At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend's exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on "My Generation" and "Out in the Street"; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. Some "Maximum R&B" influence lingered in the two James Brown covers, but much of Townshend's original material fused Beatlesque hooks and power chords with anthemic mod lyrics, with "The Good's Gone", "Much Too Much", "La La La Lies", and especially "The Kids Are Alright" being highlights. "A Legal Matter" hinted at more ambitious lyrical concerns, and "The Ox" was instrumental mayhem that pushed the envelope of 1965 amplification with its guitar feedback and nonstop crashing drum rolls.

While the execution was sometimes crude, and the songwriting not as sophisticated as it would shortly become, the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record.
by Adamus67


Tracks
Disc 1 (Mono)
1.Out In The Street - 2:33
2.I Don't Mind (James Brown) - 2:37
3.The Good's Gone - 4:02
4.La-La-La Lies - 2:16
5.Much Too Much - 2:47
6.My Generation - 3:20
7.The Kids Are Alright - 3:07
8.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 2:46
9.It's Not True - 2:33
10.I'm A Man (Ellis McDaniel) - 3:23
11.A Legal Matter - 2:50
12.The Ox (John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins, Pete Townshend) - 3:53
13.I Can't Explain - 2:07
14.Bald Headed Woman - 2:11
15.Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey) - 2:43
16.Daddy Rolling Stone (Otis Blackwell) - 2:49
17.Anytime You Want Me (Garnet Mimms, Jerry Ragovoy) - 2:37
18.Shout And Shimmy (James Brown) - 3:19
19.Circles - 3:14
20.Leaving Here (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr.) - 2:48
21.Lubie (Come Back Home) (Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere) - 3:36
22.(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland Jr.) - 2:41
23.Motoring (Ivy Hunter, Phil Jones, William "Mickey" Stevenson) - 2:49
24.Circles (Alternate Mix) - 3:12
All songs written by  Pete Townshend except where noted

Disc 2 (Stereo)
1.Out In The Street - 2:34
2.I Don't Mind (Full Length Version) (James Brown) - 3:44
3.The Good's Gone (Full Length Version) - 4:30
4.La-La-La Lies - 2:18
5.Much Too Much - 2:45
6.My Generation - 3:21
7.The Kids Are Alright - 3:10
8.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 2:46
9.It's Not True - 2:34
10.I'm A Man (Ellis McDaniel) - 3:23
11.A Legal Matter - 2:54
12.The Ox (John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins, Pete Townshend) - 3:58
 13.I Can't Explain - 2:04
14.Bald Headed Woman - 2:32
15.Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Alternate Version) (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey) - 2:43
16.Daddy Rolling Stone (Otis Blackwell) - 2:56
17.Anytime You Want Me (Garnet Mimms, Jerry Ragovoy) - 2:38
18.Shout And Shimmy (James Brown) - 3:20
19.Circles - 3:13
20.Instant Party Mixture - 3:24
21.Leaving Here (Alternate Version)  (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr.) - 2:51 22.Lubie (Come Back Home)  (Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere) - 3:40
23.(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr.) - 2:41 24.Motoring (Ivy Hunter, Phil Jones, William "Mickey" Stevenson) - 2:49
All songs written by  Pete Townshend except where noted

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