|2. It's Your Turn|
|3. Cooks County|
|4. It's Hard|
|6. Eminence Front|
|7. I've Known No War|
|8. One Life's Enough|
|9. One At A Time|
|10. Why Did I Fall For That|
|11. A Man Is A Man|
|12. Cry If You Want|
|13. It's Hard (Live)|
|14. Eminence Front (Live)|
|15. Dangerous (Live)|
|16. Cry If You Want (Live)|
1. Incredible song writing...some of Townshend's most insightful lyrical work...on par with Quadrophenia, and even the legendary "Lifehouse/ Who's Next" stuff. Remember..."Empty Glass" and "...Chinese Eyes" were from this period, and "It's Hard" surely completes the package.
2. John Entwistle's incredible bass playing...his tone and style are extremely well defined.
3. Townshend finally learned how to play leads on the Telecaster!
4. The song "Eminence Front"...well worth the entire purchase price...but, on this CD you recieve not only the studio track, but a live version from Toronto as well.
5. The last Kenny Jones album...(but, I am kind of fond of the ex-Faces "new WHO" drummer)
6. Pete Townshend never talks about "It's Hard", so you should buy it just to spite him...he'd appreciate that!
7. Nice 80's Atari artwork.
8. If you want to know what the 80's were really all about, then you need this album.
9. Did I mention "Eminence Front" ?
10. This is the last real try from The Who...cry if you want...or better yet, listen...
If the Ten Year Rule were applied the Who would've quit after By Numbers in '75, which was the first sign of their downfall. They should have most definitely quit by '78 with the death of Moon, however they chose to soldier on with a new drummer releasing Face Dances and It's Hard. The only bright spot on this album is the intro groove of Eminence Front, the rest of the song and the rest of the album is pretty unremarkable. Only buy this CD if you've purchased every other Who album and simply want to complete you're collection.
The following quotes from Roger Daltrey should set the tone for this total abortion of an album. Read more
The Who is my favorite band, but I find this album almost unlistenable. It's as if it was made by a different band. Read more