|1. Out In The Street|
|2. I Don't Mind|
|3. The Good's Gone|
|4. La La La Lies|
|5. Much Too Much|
|6. My Generation (Stereo)|
|7. The Kids Are Alright|
|8. Please, Please, Please|
|9. It's Not True|
|10. I'm A Man|
See all 16 tracks on this disc
|1. Leaving Here|
|2. Lubie (Come Back Home)|
|3. Shout and Shimmy|
|4. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave|
|6. Anytime You Want Me|
|7. Anyhow Anywhere Anyway|
|8. Instant Party Mixture|
|9. I Don't Mind|
|10. The Good's Gone|
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Now about those "missing" parts.
There seems to be alot of people with ZERO knowledge of the 1960s recording process reviewing this album and saying such things as shame on The Who and their Producer Shel Talmy for releasing this Deluxe Edition with "missing" parts.
Well, let me enlighten you. Those "missing" parts aren't missing at all. They only exist in the MONO version. I'll repeat that; THEY ONLY EXIST IN THE MONO VERSION! The reason for this, those parts of the songs were dubbed (recorded) directly onto the MONO master. Those missing parts were NEVER recorded in STEREO to begin with back in 1965!
So how the heck do you expect them to be in the STEREO version?
If you like the MONO versions, stick with them but don't slag this album for having "missing" parts. There is NOTHING missing on the STEREO version of My Generation Deluxe.
The Who featured on this album may be the same four guys that would take the band to unrealistic heights in the late sixties and the seventies, but the band as a whole is radically different. This isn't progressive classic rock or one of those rock operas they would become infamous for - it's just straight-up sixties-style classic rock. There are also a few old rhythm and blues covers. If you're expecting the band's debut album to be something along the lines of Tommy, Who's Next, and/or Quadrophenia, you're going to have to change your expectations drastically. To put it simply, this is a pretty basic album, and like many of the sixties rock bands, there is some pretty heavy Beatles and Rolling Stones influence - the Beatles influence is particularly noticable on the hit The Kids Are Alright. And, of course, there's the title track which has gone on to become one of the most famous songs of all time, in any genre. The non-hit rockers are also good, but they're nothing too revolutionary. I'm not too crazy about the rhythm and blues covers, though - some of them just sound weird! All in all, this is a pretty uneven album, but it's still a good one overall.
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As far as the "missing bits", I'm not too concerned about them. Get "Rarities vol 1" for the 2nd version of "Circles" (I think that version's better anyway). Get the "30 years" box set for the double tracked vocal on "The kids are alright" -- you need the box set anyway. "La-la-la lies" sounds way better in stereo so I'm not concerned with the vocal gaffe. And the additions to this collection are wonderful. Love "Instant Party Mixture" -- it sets the listener up for the craziness of the "Quick One" CD.
Get that while you're at it. Heck, just get the entire Who catalog on CD. You know you want to.
In the late sixties and the seventies, British rock quartet the Who really made a name for themselves by shelling out some of the... Read more
My Generation is missing the guitar overdubs;
Circles is missing the french horn overdubs;... Read more