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The Who Hits 50!

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The Who 10/27/2014

Review

The Who need no excuse to release a new compilation -- since 1994, a new collection has appeared roughly at the rate of one every three years -- but the band's 50th anniversary does provide the opportunity for a splashy new compilation, the first since 2009's Greatest Hits. Snappily titled The Who Hits 50!, by virtue of spanning two full CDs the set does cast a wider net than either Greatest Hits or 2004's Then & Now, beginning with the stiff R&B of the High Numbers' "Zoot Suit" and concluding with the brand-new "Be Lucky," a delirious revival of Pete Townshend's purple, overwritten '80s midlife crisis. In between those two songs come 40 tracks, including some genuine surprises -- the bonkers mod anthem "Dogs" and its Beach Boys-aping flip "Call Me Lightning," the band's cover of the Stones' "The Last Time," the first appearance of "Relay" in a comp in ages, John Entwistle's paranoid "Trick of the Light" -- but for the most part, this serves up the same songs that have popped up again and again on Who compilations over the years. This may be predictable but as a collection of basics, either for fair-weather fans or newcomers, it does its job well and it has nice artwork to boot. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Zoot Suit The Who 1:58
  3. 2 I Can't Explain [Mono Version] The Who 2:3
  4. 3 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere [Mono Version] The Who 2:40
  5. 4 My Generation [Mono Version] The Who 3:15
  6. 5 Substitute [Single Version] The Who 3:47
  7. 6 The Kids Are Alright [Mono Version] The Who 3:3
  8. 7 I'm a Boy [Mono Version] The Who 2:39
  9. 8 Happy Jack [Single Version] The Who 2:10
  10. 9 Boris the Spider [New Remix] The Who 2:26
  11. 10 Pictures of Lilly The Who 2:43
  12. 11 The Last Time The Who 2:53
  13. 12 I Can See For Miles The Who 4:5
  14. 13 Call Me Lightning The Who 2:22
  15. 14 Dogs The Who 3:4
  16. 15 Magic Bus [Mono Version] The Who 4:34
  17. 16 Pinball Wizard The Who 2:59
  18. 17 I'm Free The Who 2:39
  19. 18 The Seeker [Edit] The Who 3:10
  20. 19 Summertime Blues [Live At Leeds/1970] The Who 3:22
  21. 20 See Me, Feel Me [Single Version] The Who 3:34
  22. 21 Won't Get Fooled Again [Single Edit] The Who 3:36
  23. 22 Let's See Action The Who 3:55
  24. 23 Bargain The Who 5:32
  25. 24 Behind Blue Eyes The Who 3:39
  26. 1 Baba O'Riley The Who 4:58
  27. 2 Join Together The Who 4:18
  28. 3 Relay The Who 3:51
  29. 4 5: 15 The Who 4:50
  30. 5 Love Reign O'Er Me The Who 5:47
  31. 6 Postcard The Who 3:29
  32. 7 Squeeze Box The Who 2:40
  33. 8 Slip Kid The Who 4:31
  34. 9 Who Are You [Single Edit] The Who 5:5
  35. 10 Trick of the Light The Who 4:20
  36. 11 You Better You Bet The Who 5:34
  37. 12 Don't Let Go the Coat The Who 3:40
  38. 13 Athena The Who 3:45
  39. 14 Eminence Front The Who 5:38
  40. 15 It's Hard The Who 3:41
  41. 16 Real Good Looking Boy [Radio Edit] The Who 3:49
  42. 17 It's Not Enough The Who 4:0
  43. 18 Be Lucky The Who 3:15

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