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The Who Sell Out super deluxe edition

Box set features 112 tracks, including unheard demos & studio sessions

The Who Sell Out super deluxe edition box set

The Who‘s 1967 album The Who Sell Out will be reissued as a seven-disc super deluxe edition box set in April.

The album was originally planned by Pete Townshend and the band’s managers (Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp) as a loose concept album with jingles and commercials linking the songs. This approach was partly because the record label were demanding a new record and Townshend felt as if he didn’t have enough songs!

In the end, rather than actually going as far as to sell advertising space on the album, the band opted to write their own jingles, with a nod to pirate radio stations and an increasingly consumerist society. The iconic sleeve plays an important part of the overriding concept and was created by David King who was the art director at the Sunday Times, and Roger Law (yes, the guy who invented UK TV’s Spitting Image show, in the 1980s).

Only The Who’s third album, The Who Sell Out is regarded highly and features the transatlantic top ten hit ‘I Can See For Miles’.

The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out includes five CDs and two seven-inch singles and features 112 tracks, 46 of which are unreleased. The optical discs break down as follows:

  • CD 1 – Original mono mix, mono As & Bs and unreleased mono mixes
  • CD 2 – Original stereo mix and stereo bonus tracks
  • CD 3 – Studio out-takes, ‘fly-on-the-wall’ versions of early takes of songs from the album sessions, ‘studio chat’ etc.
  • CD 4 – ‘The Road to Tommy’ will contain stereo mixes of the studio tracks recorded in 1968 – some previously unreleased – plus 1968 As and Bs mono mixes (all tracks remixed from original 4 and 8-track session tapes in The Who vault)
  • CD 5 – 14 of Pete Townshend’s original demos, previously unreleased & exclusive to this set

Of the two seven-inch singles, one is a Track Records UK reproduction featuring an early mono mix of ‘I Can See For Miles’ (with a single-tracked vocal). This is backed with ‘Someone’s Coming’ (single mix with single-tracked vocal). The other is a Decca USA reproduction of Magic Bus (US/UK mono) backed with ‘Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde’ (original US Decca single mix).


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All these discs come packaged in an 80-page hardcover book which features all the usual photos/memorabilia etc. and comes with a track-by-track annotation and new sleeve notes by Pete Townshend with comments from the likes of Pete Drummond (Radio London DJ), Richard Evans (designer) & Roy Flynn (the Speakeasy Club manager). The book slots into an outer slipcase which features the classic cover art.

This set also comes with a lot of ‘stuff’. Nine (count ’em) posters and various replicas. See below:

  • 20” x 30” original Adrian George poster
  • Gig posters – City Hall, Newcastle: The Who, Traffic & The Tremeloes
  • Saville Theatre 8-page programme.
  • Business card for the Bag o’ Nails club, Kingly Street
  • Fan Club photo of group.
  • Flyer for Bath Pavilion concerts including The Who.
  • Crack-back bumper sticker for Wonderful Radio London.
  • Keith Moon’s Speakeasy Club membership card
  • Who Fan Club newsletter.

As well as the big box set, there will be a two-CD deluxe and a 2LP stereo vinyl edition of The Who Sell Out. The former features the first two CDs from the box set (the album in stereo and mono with bonus tracks for each) while the later is the stereo version of the album with stereo bonus tracks on the second vinyl LP (there is a mono version of the 2LP set only available via Who/Universal channels).

The Who Sell Out will be released on 23 April 2021.

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CD ONE: THE WHO SELL OUT – MONO ALBUM
1. Armenia City in The Sky 3:47
2. Heinz Baked Beans 0:58
3. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
4. Odorono 2:30
5. Tattoo 2:48
6. Our Love Was 3:23
7. I Can See for Miles 4:06
8. I Can’t Reach You 3:27
9. Medac 0:56
10. Relax 2:38
11. Silas Stingy 3:03
12. Sunrise 3:04
13. Rael / Track Records run-off groove 5:54

BONUS TRACKS – MONO
14. Pictures of Lily (original UK Track single mix) 2:46
15. Doctor, Doctor (original UK Track single mix) 3:01
16. The Last Time (original UK Track single mix) 2:51
17. Under My Thumb (original UK Track single mix) 2:37
18. I Can See for Miles (original UK Track single mix) 4:03
19. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (original US Decca single mix) 3:19
20. Someone’s Coming (original US Decca single mix) 2:28
21. Unused Radio London ad / Early Morning… (original 1967 mono mix) 3:04
22. Unused Radio London bulletin link /Jaguar (original 1967 mono mix) 2:50
23. Unused Radio London ad /Tattoo (early alternate mono mix) 3:05
24. Rael (Talentmasters Studio, New York early rough mix) 5:58
25. Sunn Amps promo spots 2:42
26. Great Shakes ad 1:07

Tracks 21, 24 & 25 previously unreleased

CD TWO: THE WHO SELL OUT – STEREO ALBUM
1. Armenia City in The Sky 3:50
2. Heinz Baked Beans 1:01
3. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
4. Odorono 2:35
5. Tattoo 2:54
6. Our Love Was 3:25
7. I Can See for Miles 4:10
8. I Can’t Reach You 3:31
9. Medac 0:57
10. Relax 2:41
11. Silas Stingy 3:08
12. Sunrise 3:05
13. Rael 5:38

BONUS TRACKS – STEREO
14. Rael Naïve (complete with organ coda ending) 1:38
15. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) 3:27
16. Someone’s Coming 2:33
17. Summertime Blues 2:38
18. Glittering Girl 3:05
19. Early Morning Cold Taxi 2:59
20. Girl’s Eyes 2:52
21. Coke After Coke 1:09
22. Sodding About 2:51
23. Things Go Better with Coke 0:32
24. Hall of The Mountain King 4:27
25. Jaguar 2:58
26. Rael (remake; IBC version) / Track Records outro 6:26

Track 14 previously unreleased.

CD THREE: STUDIO SESSIONS 1967 / 68
1. Glittering Girl (Take 4) (2018 remix) 3:29
2. Girl’s Eyes (Take 2) (2018 remix) 3:58
3. The Last Time (Take 8) 3:51
4. Under My Thumb (Take 3) (2018 remix with full ending) 3:13
5. Our Love Was (Take 2) 3:21
6. Relax (4-track to 4-track mix with Pete vocal) 3:22
7. Relax (Takes 1 and 2) 1:58
8. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (Takes 1 & 9) 3:43
9. Relax (Remake Take 4) 2:37
10. I Can See for Miles (full version) 4:54
11. Medac (Take 11) 1:13
12. Odorono (Take 3) (2018 remix) 2:47
13. Heinz Baked Beans (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix) 2:16
14. Top Gear (Takes 1 & 2) (2018 remix) 3:03
15. Premier Drums (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix) 2:17
16. Charles Atlas (Take 1) 0:33
17. Rotosound Strings (Take 1) (2018 remix) 0:15
18. Track Records (2018 remix) 0:34
19. John Mason Cars (Takes 1 – 3) / Speakeasy / Rotosound Strings / Bag O’ Nails (2018 remixes) 1.02
20. It’s A Girl (aka ‘Glow Girl’) (Takes 1 & 3) 3:21
21. Mr Hyde (1st stage mix Take 1) 2:39
22. Little Billy (Takes 1 & 3) 4:14
23. Mrs Walker (aka ‘Glow Girl’) (4-track to 4-track mix, take 7) 2:31
24. Call Me Lightning (Take 1 backing track, stereo mix & jam) 6:12
25. Dogs (Take 3) 3:14
26. Melancholia (Take 1) 3:50
27. Shakin’ All Over (Take 3) 1:35
28. Magic Bus (Take 6) 3:00

Most tracks on CD 3 include studio chat, all tracks previously unreleased in this form.

CD FOUR: THE 1968 RECORDINGS (‘THE ROAD TO TOMMY’)
1. Glow Girl 2:27
2. Faith in Something Bigger 3:09
3. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde 2:38
4. Call Me Lightning 2:23
5. Little Billy’s Doing Fine 2:19
6. Dogs 3:10
7. Melancholia 3:21
8. Fortune Teller 2:22
9. Facts Of Life (aka ‘Birds And Bees’, backing track) 3:22
10. Magic Bus (single version) 3:20
11. Call Me Lightning (US/UK mono single mix) 2:24
12. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (UK mono single mix) 2:39
13. Dogs (UK mono single mix) 3:07
14. Magic Bus (mono, longer version) 4:35

Track 9 previously unreleased

CD FIVE: PETE TOWNSHEND ORIGINAL DEMOS
1. Kids? Do You Want Kids 1:43
2. Relax 3:44
3. Glow Girl 3:26
4. Glow Girl (Version 2) 3:00
5. Inside Outside USA 3:06
6. Jaguar 2:59
7. Little Billy 2:11
8. Odorono 3:09
9. Pictures of Lily 3:31
10. Relax (Version 2) 2:26
11. Melancholia (2018 remix) 3:21
12. Thinking of You All the While (‘Sunrise’ Version 2) 3:15
13. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 3:15
14. I Can See for Miles 4:15

All previously unreleased and exclusive to the Super Deluxe Edition.

BONUS 7” DISCS:
Track UK 45:
I Can See for Miles (early mono mix with single-tracked vocal)
Someone’s Coming (original UK Track single mix with single-tracked vocal)

Decca USA 45:
Magic Bus (US/UK mono)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (original US Decca single mix)

The Who Sell Out 2LP stereo vinyl edition


LP 1
(ORIGINAL LP – STEREO)
Side 1
1.     Armenia City in The Sky
2.     Heinz Baked Beans
3.     Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand
4.     Odorono
5.     Tattoo
6.     Our Love Was
7.     I Can See for Miles

Side 2
1.     I Can’t Reach You
2.     Medac
3.     Relax
4.     Silas Stingy
5.     Sunrise
6.     Rael

Track Records run-off groove

LP 2 (BONUS TRACKS – STEREO)

Side 1
1.     Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) 3:27
2.     Someone’s Coming 2:33
3.     Summertime Blues 2:38
4.     Glittering Girl 3:05
5.     Early Morning Cold Taxi 2:59
6.     Girl’s Eyes 2:52

Side 2
1.     Coke After Coke 1:09
2.     Sodding About 2:51
3.     Things Go Better with Coke 0:32
4.     Hall of The Mountain King 4:27
5.     Jaguar 2:58
6.     Rael (remake; IBC version)  Track Records outro 6:10

The Who Sell Out 2CD deluxe

1. Armenia City in The Sky 3:47
2. Heinz Baked Beans 0:58
3. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
4. Odorono 2:30
5. Tattoo 2:48
6. Our Love Was 3:23
7. I Can See for Miles 4:06
8. I Can’t Reach You 3:27
9. Medac 0:56
10. Relax 2:38
11. Silas Stingy 3:03
12. Sunrise 3:04
13. Rael / Track Records run-off groove 5:54

BONUS TRACKS – MONO
14. Pictures of Lily (original UK Track single mix) 2:46
15. Doctor, Doctor (original UK Track single mix) 3:01
16. The Last Time (original UK Track single mix) 2:51
17. Under My Thumb (original UK Track single mix) 2:37
18. I Can See for Miles (original UK Track single mix) 4:03
19. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (original US Decca single mix) 3:19
20. Someone’s Coming (original US Decca single mix) 2:28
21. Unused Radio London ad / Early Morning… (original 1967 mono mix) 3:04
22. Unused Radio London bulletin link /Jaguar (original 1967 mono mix) 2:50
23. Unused Radio London ad /Tattoo (early alternate mono mix) 3:05
24. Rael (Talentmasters Studio, New York early rough mix) 5:58
25. Sunn Amps promo spots 2:42
26. Great Shakes ad 1:07

Tracks 21, 24 & 25 previously unreleased

CD TWO: THE WHO SELL OUT – STEREO ALBUM
1. Armenia City in The Sky 3:50
2. Heinz Baked Beans 1:01
3. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
4. Odorono 2:35
5. Tattoo 2:54
6. Our Love Was 3:25
7. I Can See for Miles 4:10
8. I Can’t Reach You 3:31
9. Medac 0:57
10. Relax 2:41
11. Silas Stingy 3:08
12. Sunrise 3:05
13. Rael 5:38

BONUS TRACKS – STEREO
14. Rael Naïve (complete with organ coda ending) 1:38
15. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) 3:27
16. Someone’s Coming 2:33
17. Summertime Blues 2:38
18. Glittering Girl 3:05
19. Early Morning Cold Taxi 2:59
20. Girl’s Eyes 2:52
21. Coke After Coke 1:09
22. Sodding About 2:51
23. Things Go Better with Coke 0:32
24. Hall of The Mountain King 4:27
25. Jaguar 2:58
26. Rael (remake; IBC version) / Track Records outro 6:26

Track 14 previously unreleased.

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SDE Resident

“Thatsaid, the [upcoming] Who’s Next collection, which was inspired by the response we had to The Who Sell Out, which is very affectionate and very positive … It’s a fun project. It’s not one anyone will tear to pieces in respect to quality control, but I think the Who’s Next project will be challenging.” https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/who-pete-townshend-interview-who-sell-out-1154720/?fbclid=IwAR3IFJpnZ1Lp5E5rvJ6e6iKQsVWygjiiO88epZv7cfCtPMZwOd8pHHu6NR0

Nigel D Day
SDE Reader

This looks really tempting! I don’t own any Who at all, and I’ve heard this is a good album, so I think I’ll start off here.

Scott Mills

For those who may be interested, the artwork has been posted to Discogs. It can be found here: https://www.discogs.com/The-Who-The-Who-Sell-Out/release/17778550

zally

the japanese shm cd super deluxe has the same contents as all others. NO extra trax.

zally

ok. i didnt know that/ not a tommy fan.

zally

there seems to be one track thats has been over looked. the studio version of young mans blues that is on the house that track built lp. the oods and sods version is not this one,that version is the wrong key/speed.so to conclude that track and others( early mixes) from 69 to late 70 are scattered still around. time to put together a single cd of that period of the band.

PETEY D

: They put that correct version on the Tommy SDE, but I agree it would sit better here at the end of the ’68 CD.

Luke

It’s on the Tommy SDE.

Daniel

Hi,
Great surprise today!my order of the mono color version was delivered!

Michael

If anyone is still interested in the mono red + orange coloured 2LP “Sell Out, I was able to pre-order a copy today on the uDiscover Music website with free shipping in the U.S., making this collector’s item even more affordable than the stereo black vinyl version.

Perhaps someone here could confirm if the free shipping offer is also available to customers in the U.K. and Europe, as I’m unable to verify for other countries without placing another order.

Blakey

A little detail noticed in the latest Mojo. On the Steve Marriott CD it has ‘Jenny’s Song’ (Take 1). In the small print it says this previously unreleased version is from the ‘upcoming’ reissue of Small Faces ‘The Autumn Stone’ (Definitive Edition) on Immediate.

After years of farce and postponement, is this finally being released?
Any news of any kind on this one, Paul?

PETEY D

The Small Faces’ ‘Autumn Stone Definitive Edition’ has been described as ‘upcoming’ or ‘forthcoming’ by Rob Caiger on a monthly basis since 2013.

Don’t hold your breath.

Jon Shaw

Looks the mono vinyl 2lp is sold out :(

Stevie B

Mono version (coloured vinyl) back in store at The Who official U.K. store as of 11.30am 03.03.21

noyoucmon

I pre-ordered the super box and the colored vinyl of this Sell Out reissue and am very excited for them. I also recently got the US cheapie CD on MCA that came out in 1987 or whenever. I bought Magic Bus on that format back then, but I never, ever saw that pressing of Sell Out anywhere and only found out it existed in the past month. I don’t mean to sound like someone from the Hoffman forum, but that ’80s US CD sounds absolutely phenomenal, the best I’ve ever heard that album. The reissue has big sonic shoes to fill for me after that! Blows the ’95 reissue (and the original vinyl) out of the water.

Steve Benson

Is the Super Deluxe version a limited edition? Some other sites suggest so.

Tim Abbott

Paul’s comment “ there is a mono version of the 2LP set only available via Who/Universal channels”
Just so it’s 100% clear, the tracklist for the bonus disc to the stereo LP is totally different to the mono bonus LP tracklist.

Stereo:

Side 1
1. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) 3:27
2. Someone’s Coming 2:33
3. Summertime Blues 2:38
4. Glittering Girl 3:05
5. Early Morning Cold Taxi 2:59
6. Girl’s Eyes 2:52
Side 2
1. Coke After Coke 1:09
2. Sodding About 2:51
3. Things Go Better with Coke 0:32
4. Hall of The Mountain King 4:27
5. Jaguar 2:58
6. Rael (remake; IBC version) Track Records outro 6:10

Mono:
Side 1
1. Pictures of Lily (original UK Track single mix) 2:46
2. Doctor, Doctor (original UK Track single mix) 3:01
3. The Last Time (original UK Track single mix) 2:51
4. Under My Thumb (original UK Track single mix) 2:37
5. I Can See for Miles (original UK Track single mix) 4:03
6. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (original US Decca single mix) 3:19
7. Someone’s Coming (original US Decca single mix) 2:28
Side 2
1. Unused Radio London ad / Early Morning Cold Taxi (1967 mono mix) 3:04
2. Unused Radio London bulletin link /Jaguar (1967 mono mix) 2:50
3. Unused Radio London ad /Tattoo (early alternate mono mix) 3:05
4. Rael (Talentmasters Studio, New York early rough mix) 5:58
5. Sunn promo spots 2:42
6. Great Shakes ad 1:07

Gerbrand

In short, the same as the 2cd version…

Tom from FIN

Yeah, right! All bundles too incl. exclusive mono 2LP are sold out already. During the weekend at latest! – Now can be expected minimum double asking prices in the aftermarket or bidding wars.

Alan Blevin

There are Who albums I would buy a deluxe of (already bought Tommy for instance) but this is not one that I like enough to do that.Also I am still hanging on to my principle of not buying combined vinyl/CD boxes.In advance I thought I’d probably go for the 2cd edition but very disappointed in the track list of that.
I would have thought most potential buyers would already own 1 copy of the album.The 2cd edition gives you 2 more versions of it -stereo and mono-and some of the most common additional tracks.I would finish up with 3 copies of the album and not much else that I don’t already have.Easy to say no to.
I can see that they are pushing people towards buying the deluxe but would be interested how many they sell of the 2cd version.

zally

i say very litte sales for 2 cd set/ why issue it at all. there are NO new who fans.

Rodney

Sorry for this being in the wrong place, but is any one else really pissed off that the new Bowie live CD from Paris sold out in less than a day? His official site sold out and Dig sold out by late afternoon last Friday.

I’ve had no trouble getting the last one or the NEC one & they took a few weeks to sell out on Dig but they are clearly vastly under estimated demand.

Rich G

I totally agree Rodney. I bought the first 4 on CD without much trouble. Despite subscribing, I never got the email saying it was live. I kept looking on Dig and then when I look it was just T shirts (pre Paris stuff), then it refreshed with all Paris sold out. I presume most have sold to scalpers or bots for ebay, which seems to have gone crazy on prices. It has possibly done me a favour and cured me of my addiction. If they’d advertised a Bowie boxset of 7CDs of live stuff from this era for about £85, I would probably have paused for thought, but got drawn in at about £13.50 each time. That coupled with all the random coloured vinyl and some ridiculously limited in supply and then others like the Morrissey 7″ probably over supplied. Andy, LowPop and Ian below have made similar very valid points echoing this disappointment, so I reckon it’s quite a shared experience by fans this time.

Alan Blevin

This probably merits Paul doing a story on it at some point.It appears flippers/scalpers have moved on this Bowie series on an industrial scale.The first 3 titles weren’t affected but by Look At The Moon the variants sold out within a few hours.With Something In The Air it was minutes.I got lucky because someone messaged me it had gone on sale early.Within minutes lots of copies started appearing on eBay at up to 5 times the listed price.
The 6000cd/4000 vinyl production runs were too low but the real problem is the professional flippers.
Back to The Who.

MOK

Fuelled by all the fervour around the box set, I stumbled upon this yesterday when on Amazon Music (free with Prime part) looking for The Who Sell Out to stream. I am sharing just for those of you also in love with this album and the Who in general (presumably anyone reading this/commenting on this wall in the first place!) – as am genuinely in awe of what I have discovered/heard/bathed my ears in harmonically in the past 24 hours! https://music.amazon.co.uk/albums/B00FBS1MJE?ref=dm_sh_6DWFPo6cfBDARiS7FS0GvkOzk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Petra-Haden-Sings-Sell-VINYL/dp/B01CDT25TY

Albert

A bonus DVD featuring 1967 promos and TV appearances would be nice.
The Smothers Brothers, Beat Club, Twice A Fortnight and the full version of the film made for ‘Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand’.

Arjan

Bought the red/orange vinyl from the local UMG store.

Luis

Hope this time, they will release and push “Tatto” as a hit single. Its strange that the band is not releasing “Who s Next” boc set, since it will be 50 years of that album s release.

JayCee77

Disc 4 looks like a stab at compiling the band’s “lost” 1968 album… fans have been trying it for tears. Think it was gonna be called ‘Who’s For Tennis?’

Marcel Muller

Looks pretty impressive just like previous deluxe editions from the who. Currently unavailable from Amazon UK though. Like many other titles. I have started purchasing from other EU websites because of this. Do you happen to know, Paul, while so many titles on cd are listed as unavailable. New albums by the coral and crowded House as well for example!

Matthew

Was this album the 50 year plus old prequel to Steve Wilson’s The Future Bites? A guitar rock version of Personal Shopper would have fit fight in with the loose concept behind it! Looks a good value SDE but probably good that I seem to have missed out as already spent too much on box sets this year (thanks to Neil Young as much as anyone).

David Fisher

Grrr – mono coloured vinyl “Sell Out” seems to be “Sold Out” already at Universal and The Who’s own website so I just had to fork out an extra £20 to get it on eBay. It was only announced yesterday for heaven’s sake!

I am hoping this isn’t going be like the bile green vinyl edition of Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways which showed as sold out for ages and then suddenly appeared on the regular sites. I held off on that one and was able to get it at normal price after a couple of weeks. Do some sites list things as “Sold Out” when they actually mean “Not yet in Stock”

Any idea Paul?

Also has anyone else heard Petra Haden’s bizarre a cappella version of the whole of “The Who Sell Out” LP? A mad work of true genius and dedication. Worth checking out. (I have a dream of recording an a cappella version of The Beatles “Revolution 9” all by myself but I might have to leave that for another life…)

bruno

You certainly can never trust “sold out” particularly with big selling artists. In any case, Bravado still has copies and also musicstation.be. Musicstation is cheapest price I have seen at a cent short of EUR 30. Cheaper than the black vinyl from many sellers. Have your beans and eat them !

Klaus

Fisher:

I haven’t heard the album but i came across her version of “I Can See For Miles” when i searched the song (in its original form) on Spotify because i wanted to add it to a playlist i was curating at the time.
This ended up with Miss Hadens version on said playlist replacing the original because i find her version to be totally wonderfully weird and absolutely worthy to check out.
If the whole album is like that i most certainly will listen to it soon…

MOK

Yes! (To all you say…just discovered same in past 24 hours!)

Uncle Meat

Petra’s album is absolutely stunning. One summer it was the only album playing in my car.

Tim Abbott

Fisher, an acapella version of Revolution 9 already exists- it’s on a 7” single from 1999 by The Durham Ox Singers, a one-off ensemble of Nottingham indie musicians named after the pub they drank at. The single is easy to find for sale online, and the b-sides are acapella covers of Horse Latitudes (The Doors) and Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (Pink Floyd). I’ve never heard it so can’t confirm if it’s any good, but it sounds like a laugh and I guess they never knew they’d have a target audience 21 years later…

noyoucmon

Fisher: It’s not sold out, it’s still on pre-order on both sites. I just successfully placed an order for it.

noyoucmon

Fisher: Also, yes, I love the Petra Haden LP!

zally

ESSENTIAL.tears gathering in eyes just hearing petes demo of pictures of lily.

WayneUK

I want this. Not sure l can justify it at the moment though. Have to much on order. Will put it on my list and if l have a small windfall, then……………

Alan Boyd

Grabbed this looks amongst the best of the boxed sets out there, enjoyed the Elton John Jewel set even though not a big fan. Looking forward to Who’s Next and Doors LA Woman 50th sets 1971 must have been a good year! (anything to do with decimilisation?)

Paul Wren

Yes, double vinyl ordered via Amazon UK simply for the bonus tracks.

Jarmo Keranen

I was hoping that one version would be without jingles. I don’t know why but to me they have always sounded irritating!

Paul Ging

You might be listening to the wrong album, then .

Chris

‘The Who Sell Out super deluxe edition”

You would think that they would have manufactured more copies to avoid it being sold out before it’s even announced………

Matt Jungblut

Hmmmm…. I’ll get the box. I’m curious about the vinyl… The Who website has the mono mix, but I seem to recall having a Classic Records Mono version from several years ago… can anyone clear up any differences between that mono version and the harder to get vinyl mono from this year’s release?

Ex-Oligarch

It seems to me the packagers have exercised great restraint in the “tat” selected for this extravaganza. Imagine a cosmetics bag with a stick of Odorono and a tube of Medac, bundled with the set and wrapped in Moon’s Tarzan suit, all sealed inside an industrial size Heinz tin like the one Roger holds on the cover.

I’d pay a McCartney-esque price for that!

It certainly ought to deter any would-be pirates.

StevieT

There is a deodorant called Odorono available, and also a cream called Medac, if you search the net. So you could create a unique boxset for just a few quid. I did this a year or so ago for Bjork. She was selling a wooden box containing various bird whistles, for about £500, so i sourced a selection of whistles for a few pounds each.

Scott

The link says it’s $100 on Amazon US but it is $139.00 and the 2 lp set is also priced wrong on the link.

DenyM

The four “extra” tracks in the digital release are the tracks from the two 7″ bonus discs.

David S

How can I ever save for a pension, when you keep tempting me with these box sets, I’m holding you responsible PS.

Kevin Wollenweber

I’m wondering what mix they will be using for the stereo version of “Rael”; the absolute original or the John Astley version where he “corrected” the mixing mishap and we get the missing lyric, but I’ve already pre-ordered this, but I am confused by comments on a QUADROPHENIA (DIRECTOR’S CUT) box. When was that released and why wasn’t it covered on this website? I had been waiting on that one just to see whether we woud be able to get the original mix on that one. I’m glad that Pete is embracing super deluxe editions of Who albums, and I hope that all original elements are available for A QUICK ONE, because that should be amazing as well.

Jarmo Keranen

Quadrophenia was released at November 2011. It was covered on this website in 2011. Just use search and you can find all the news of the Quadrophenia!

Klaus

Wollenweber:

“When was that released and why wasn’t it covered on this website?”

14 Nov 2011 and it was:

https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/the-who-quadrophenia-directors-cut-super-deluxe-edition-full-track-listing/

Oh, by the way: Happy belated 10th anniversary Paul Sinclair

Stay safe y’all…

Scott Mills

I was expecting a 50th Anniversary set of Who’s Next this year. That one may take a lot more work to put together, as they may include the Lifehouse material. Perhaps that will be released around the holiday season?

Sascha H.

I hope so and what would be nice is a live box set.

PETER TOWNSHEND

THIS IS TOO WONDERFUL FOR WORDS… I WANT THIS BOX SET RIGHT NOW… THEN A QUICK ONE SUPER DELUXE THEN WHO BY NUMBERS THEN WHO ARE YOU … THEN MORE LIVE MULIT TRACKS WITH MOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard Clarke

I agree totally.. this has made my year!!

mark turrell

Sadly, I’m going to have to order this. My fave ‘oo album, that i’ve bought 3 times over the years, but i need those unreleased tracks.

Ralf

The links to jpc.de for the 2 LP / 2 CD versions are wrong and lead to the 7 disc version.

Rowly75

I bought this on the strength of I can see for miles on a standard cd a few years ago. I got to be honest I was totally underwhelmed. Best of the bunch was the bonus ‘jaguar’ how this was left off the album first time round I do not know?

Paul Bakewell

Agree. A bit of a Marmite album imo & a sign of things to come.

Dean Taylor

Super happy to see this … bean waiting in it ..
Now Wot’s for tea mum !…

Chumil

Does anybody know why the SDE and the 2CD deluxe edition is not listed for preorder on Amazon Germany? (They ship for free to Denmark). Or else I have to order them both from Amazon France.
Anyways, the SDE season is officially started for me…

Chumil

Dear Paul Sinclair

Thank you so very much. Much appreciated. I’ll keep an eye on it too.

Chumil

Dear Paul Sinclair

The SDE and the 2CD deluxe edition is now available for preorder on Amazon Germany. The vinyl edition is still not available though.

I have placed my order for both.

Jonass

Show this boxset Paul McCartney that he could see a nice price for such boxset.

Jim Cargill

This looks great. Noted that the PT demos are “All previously unreleased and exclusive to the Super Deluxe Edition.” Really? Nothing from ‘Scoop’?

Apparently there is a £495 ‘smashed guitar case’ version too for those with a wish to donate money to f-f-faded rock stars! :-)

/ Jim

JPaulo

A superb set, seens to be more interesting than the My Generation Super Deluxe Set (except for the demos CD, the 2015 box was a bit disappointing, IMHO).

Tim

I’m a casual Who fan who doesn’t have this album on any format. The super deluxe edition looks good value to me so definitely will consider buying it. I quite like the jacket and vinyl bundle too but that’s probably a step too far financially.

David

Looks great. Unfortunately Amazon UK won’t allow me to pre order to my Northern Irish address.

george glazener

– I’ve always wanted to visit Belfast & Lilburn. I’ll bring you one this summer!

Stan Butler

Same here David. No luck with it. Tried, out of interest, to pre-order the Paul Weller and Bob Mould sets and they seem to go through ok. What the hell are Amazon playing at? First of all their international branches refuse to deliver to Northern Ireland and now selective pre-orders are being stopped from Amazon UK.

7

In my humble opinion, The Who’s best album. There have been THREE MIXES of the album released.The original mono mix. The original stereo mix, and the 1995 remix (stereo). There has also been a two CD deluxe version released before with both the mono and stereo mixes. Presumably the new deluxe version is newly remastered?

StevieT

This is excellent value, for the music content and book. Personally I have grown rather ambivalent to the extra content in these type of releases. I have several books which are crammed full of replica posters, flyers, tickets, letters, etc etc, of artists such as Beatles, Dylan, Lennon, Bowie. These books can usually be picked up for less than a tenner a pop. I did pre-order this set weeks ago, and am really looking forward to it. Finally we get an announcement when it was promised, hopefully the same will be true for Plastic Ono Band in a week or so. Not so confident about when we will get Deja Vu, Feel Flows, or All Things Must Pass.

Phil Cohen

Of the four rumoured boxed sets that I wanted, This is the one that I wanted the most. As for “John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band”, “The Beach Boys-Feel Flows” & “Crosby,Stills, Nash & Young-Deja Vu”, The Lennon set will probably happen, but, as for The Beach Boys & CSNY sets, each of those groups has one primadonna member who tends to obstruct or veto boxed set releases, so the situation doesn’t look good.
As for Beatles group releases or McCartney or Harrison releases, talk has gone silent on the internet.