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Who Are You [Original recording remastered]

Who Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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1. New Song
2. Had Enough
3. 905
4. Sister Disco
5. Music Must Change
6. Trick Of The Light
7. Guitar And Pen
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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Their highest-charting album ever, complete with five unreleased bonus tracks!


Posited between punk (Pete Townshend's instinctive ethos) and progressive (much of the music), Who Are You is ultimately a failed attempt to conciliate two camps that thrived on their opposition to one another. Neither the insurgent punks of Johnny Rotton's generation nor Townshend's comfortably numb peer group had the least need for one another. Townshend, on the other hand, seemed to want one thing from both forces: their contempt. It was something he could share with them. All of which led to one exceptional song (the title cut) and a handful of lesser statements (the modified minuet "Guitar and Pen," "Music Must Change," "New Song"). John Entwistle fills three song slots with the tactless "Had Enough," the slight but likable "905," and "Trick of the Light," an above-par classic-rock showcase for Roger Daltry. A generous five bonus tracks round out the reissue. --Steven Stolder

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shouldn't be the first Who album you buy, but... 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
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect next step for an ingenius band... 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Call it "Who's Next, Part II" 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Four stars for the album, two for the remixing June 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is not he best release by the original Who, but it's in the top five. However for the remaster, they remixed the disc, sometimes to really, REALLY tragic results. Removing the guitar overdub(s) on Trick of the Light removes so much of the sting of the album's strongest track. They did some tweaking to all of the catalogue during this remaster (I'm sure there will be another in the next few years) but I think this was the most ham-handed of the bunch. Pity.
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1.0 out of 5 stars REMIXED - DON'T BUY IT March 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
Nightmare for fans of the original LP. As has been stated in other reviews, about four or five songs have subtle but extremely disappointing re-mixes. Many of the little things that I had come to know by heart are suddenly gone and replaced.
SACRILEGE! Why do record companies desecrate legendary pieces of work? For shame!
By the way - I rate the original "Who Are You" very highly! It's in my top 20 of all-time favorite rock albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 Stars: Who's must underrated album by far., October 15, 2001
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. Read more
Published on Aug. 31 2012 by Mike London
4.0 out of 5 stars "Who Are You" Is Definitely Worth the Price
I'm a Who fan and I was trying to collect some of the songs I like but didn't have on CD. As is often the case, that means buying several more CD's for only 1 or 2 songs on each... Read more
Published on April 27 2011 by From the Musician's Pen
2.0 out of 5 stars LAME!!!!
I've been a Who fan for 20 years now. In all this time I have managed to steer clear of this one. Until this morning that is. Yep. Curiosity killed the cat BIG TIME!!!! Read more
Published on April 21 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars What is with You People ?!
Do you not recognize an awesome rock and roll record when you hear it ? Who Are You is every bit as raucus and edgy as anything the Who ever recorded. Read more
Published on June 23 2004 by Mark T. Matranga
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Who album
The title track alone and the "lost verse" bonus track version of it are incentive enough to buy this album. Read more
Published on June 13 2004 by Trevor Thatcher
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Who's best, but still definetely worth a listen
As an answer to someone who said that Keith Moon was terrible and should not be considered the greatest drummer in the world...well...he might not be the "Greatest. Read more
Published on April 13 2004 by L. DeMaria
4.0 out of 5 stars Keith old buddy...
My being a drummer has a slight influence on the rating of this album, since this is Keith's weakest and most sluggish performance I give it three stars. Who are you? Read more
Published on April 5 2004 by Gus fogle
1.0 out of 5 stars "The Greatest Drummer in the World" ??
Note: This is not a review of the album.
I can't for the life of me understand why Keith Moon is considered "The greatest drummer in the world". Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2004 by Dhaval Vyas
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Who. Brilliant...
This album is flat out UNDERRATED. Every track on here is brilliance. I'm a hardcore Who fan. I love Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia... And this album is right up there with them. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2004 by "emmet76"
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Line-up's Last Stand
Although its original birth came from Pete Townshend's scrapped attempt to resurrect his ill-fated "Lifehouse" project, "Who Are You" pronounces the death of the entire idea of... Read more
Published on Nov. 30 2003 by Bud Sturguess
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