The Who Releases 50th Anniversary Collection Today (Video)

Author: Jim Johnson

Out today, (October 28th) is the Who‘s new 42-track career-spanning double disc compilation, The Who Hits 50! Among the dozens of highlights on the collection are such staples as “Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “5:15,” “Who Are You,” “Squeeze Box,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “See Me Feel Me,” “Join Together,” “You Better You Bet,” “My Generation,” “Pictures Of Lily,” “Eminence Front,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Happy Jack,” “The Seeker,” “Bargain,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Summertime Blues,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Happy Jack,” “I Can See For Miles,” and many, many more.

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The set also features the Who’s first new track in eight years — the Pete Townshend-written, “Be Lucky.” The tune features Who live sidemen, drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino — along with keyboards by Style Council co-founder Mick Talbot. As fans of the Who can attest to, the phrase “Be Lucky” has been a big part of the Who live experience, marking Roger Daltrey’s exiting words at every show in recent years.

The tracklisting for The Who Hits 50! collection is:

Disc One

“Zoot Suit” (as The High Numbers)
“I Can’t Explain”
“Anyway Anyhow Anywhere”
“My Generation”
“The Kids Are Alright”
“I’m A Boy”
“Happy Jack”
“Boris The Spider” (new remix)
“Pictures Of Lily”
“The Last Time”
“I Can See For Miles”
“Call Me Lightning”
“Magic Bus”
“Pinball Wizard”
“I’m Free”
“The Seeker”
“Summertime Blues” (live)
“See Me, Feel Me”
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” (single edit)
“Let’s See Action”
“Behind Blue Eyes”

Disc Two

“Baba O’ Riley”
“Join Together”
“Love Reign O’er Me”
“Squeeze Box”
“Slip Kid”
“Who Are You”
“Trick Of The Light”
“You Better You Bet”
“Don’t Let Go The Coat”
“Eminence Front”
“It’s Hard”
“Real Good Looking Boy”
“It’s Not Enough”
“Be Lucky” (new song)


The Who are scheduled to play Detroit Saturday October,17th 2015 at Joe Louis Arena!

CHECK IT OUT: The Who’s promo clip for 1966’s “Happy Jack”:

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