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Who Are You Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 27 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000002P2V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,096 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8. Love Is Coming Down
9. Who Are You
10. No Road Romance
11. Empty Glass
12. Guitar And Pen (Olympic '78 Mix)
13. Love Is Coming Down (Work-In-Progress Mix)
14. Who Are You (Lost Verse Mix)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stevedee on June 25 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have a soft spot for this album. It came out in '78 around the time my musical horizons were just starting to progress beyond the Beatles and the Beach Boys and I started getting into Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Stones and Springsteen. I guess I was kind of lucky that all those groups released new albums around then, even though all but one was past their prime.
This album has some real solid stuff on it even though the arrangements are a bit dated, "Who Are You" which became a surprise AM Radio hit, Trick of the Light and Entwistle's "905" are among my favorites. This shouldn't be the first Who album you buy, but it doesn't have to be your last choice either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike London TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 31 2012
Format: Audio CD
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say WHO ARE YOU stands as on of The Who's best albums and one of my personal favorites. The first real Who album (not counting WHO'S BETTER, WHO'S BEST) I ever heard was WHO ARE YOU, a tape I bought back in 1997 at a pawn shop. (I also bought WHO'S BETTER at the same pawn shop). I immediately fell in love with it.

Another statement I'm probably going to catch a lot of flack for is that I found this much easier to really "dig" than that esteemed classic, WHO'S NEXT. While WHO'S NEXT has three perennial classics which this album has nothing on (Baba, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again), I found myself returning to this more than WHO'S NEXT. As time progresses, I can more fully appreciate WHO'S NEXT, although I still think that had been "Pure and Easy," and "Too Much of Anything" been included it would have been a stronger album. Another thing WHO'S NEXT has going for it is the aborted LIFEHOUSE project, but that is neither here nor there. Although I'm coming to the conclusion WHO'S NEXT is better, it took some time.

As for my relationship to The Who, I find it hard to get enthusiastic about their early, punkish material. While I think all the early tracks that always get anthologised are excellent cuts (Substitute, Kids are Alright, etc), their other stuff I'm not that thrilled about. But then again, I find it hard to really like LONDON CALLING by The Clash either. Just not my type of music. So it's only natural I prefer The Who's later work to their early stuff, and as this is a personal bias I must admit it.

Thematically, WHO ARE YOU is an album about trying to revitalise one's art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Crutcher on Oct. 20 2003
Format: Audio CD
Unfortunately, we never got to experience the direction that the band was heading. However, regardless of the overly critical reviews of this masterpiece, this was an incredible statement to close the end of the '70's, by the greatest rock and roll band of all time.
Roger's singing was never stronger than on this album. He eptomized the anger and the poignance of Townshend's lyrics. One of the main things to realize is that this album came out at the height of the disco era. The playing is contemporary, including great synth parts that never take away from the shear power of the rock and roll this quartet put forth.
Townshend, in fact, made a highly revered statement about the state of popular music in the song "Sister Disco". The late John Entwistle also composed a couple of his strongest efforts: "Had Enough"(sung with wonderful intensity by Daltrey, the highly ironic "905"(with it's Townshend-like symbolism and sarcasm, and a hugely overlooked effort, "Trick Of The Light". Again, Daltrey delivers this one with incredible emotion and feeling.
The whole band shines on this release, even in the face of Townshend's clear statements on society and popular culture. Townshend's writing here is incendiary, and the rest of the band fall right in. This was certainly an amazing comeback after "The Who By Numbers", which was certainly uneven at best.
This disc is a *must have* for anyone that is remotely interested in the band and it's advancement. There's no question to their maturing as a band and as the voice of a generation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Omer Belsky on Sept. 26 2003
Format: Audio CD
After backing up from the bombastic, Synthesized sound of 'Who's Next' and 'Quadrophenia' for 'The Who By Numbers', the complex, Operatic arrangements, filled with Synthesizers, horns, etc, come back with a vengeance for the last real Who album - the last effort with Keith Moon.
The return to the mode that was so successful on the Who's best album should've been a good idea, but it isn't. The main problems are over use of Synthesizers, Roger Daltrey's singing, and in particularly, the songwriting.
According to the booklet, the Who never actually performed any of the songs in its entirely in the Studio together. And it shows. Who Are You is not so much a Rock'n'Roll album as a composition. Many of the tracks would have benefited greatly from being played in the studio, with less editing, mixing and additions. As they stand, the songs feel artificial and unnatural.
Roger Daltrey's singing is no help, either. Although usually one of Rock's best vocalists, on 'Who Are You' Roge mostly sings in an aggressive, machoistic and bombastic sound, which does not mesh well with the introspective lyrics of Pete Townshend's lyrics.
Nonetheless, Townshend is the main culprit in the failures and triumphs of 'Who Are You?'. It is he above all others responsible for the editing and mixing, and as usual, Townshend was the main songwriter for the Who.
And the songs are problematic. Lyrically, they are often narrow minded and whiny. Townshend often tends to kitsch, but the hails for new music in 'Music Must Change' and 'New Song' are all but pathetic, especially as they came from one of the most important musicians of the time. It is even worse, given how similar in sound Who Are You is to previous Who albums.
In fact, more then the lyrics, the music on this album feels old.
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