Who Sell Out Original recording remastered
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They've added 10 rare bonus tracks (and six more "ads"!) to flesh out the original radio station concept!
The Who Sell Out's pirate-radio concept goes south in the album's second half--the Who ran out of time before they could write enough faux commercials--but it still remains in many ways their best and most entertaining album. Pete Townshend and John Entwistle supply song after great song, and along with Keith Moon play them with power and focus. The classic single "I Can See for Miles" is matched on at least a handful of tracks, including the opening psychedelic-pop blast of "Armenia City in the Sky" (written by Townshend pal Speedy Keen), the hilarious social-interaction tales "Odorono" and "Tattoo," and the majestic mini-opus "Rael." This remaster's bonus tracks are occasionally too much of a good thing, but the Tommy rough draft "Glow Girl" is brilliant. --Rickey Wright
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Top Customer Reviews
When the album was originally released in '67 it was slimmed up so it could fit on a single record.Read more ›
Oh, and there are even some people who don't like it.
Well I actually count myself lucky that I only got this album recently because it means my view of it wasn't skewed by familiarity with its much shorter former incarnation. I actually played it as is, unaware that the additional tracks had not been part of the original release.
My impression was one astonishment. Why was this album not widely trumpeted as one of the greatest works of the sixties? Why was "Tommy" considered a better album? I was mystified. A double album(as it must have been judging by its length)of this quality would surely be included in all those 'Best Album...' lists.
The truly amazing thing is the way that, although it is not a 'concept album' the music fits together to create an incredible barrage of striking imagery that all coalesces perfectly to create a 'whole' that really is greater than the sum of its parts. One of the strengths of the album is the lack(!) of well known tracks(the only one I knew beforehand was 'I Can See For Miles' this gives the record a lovely 'balanced feel'.
I find it very strange, now that I am aware of the original track listing, to think that the album was ever released without 'Early Morning Cold Taxi', the stunning instrumental showcase 'Hall of the Mountain King' and perhaps the gem of the whole album 'Girl's Eyes'(a perfect and sympathetic depiction of the fixated fan/band relationship).
It isn't the easiest "Who" album to like(it took me a few plays before it started to 'click'), and in this form there is so much more to digest than before, but I would suggest it has the potential to be the most rewarding long term listen of all their albums.
Most recent customer reviews
The Who Sell Out is one of my preferred album by The Who. The sound on the vinyl is very good and in my opinion better then it's CD counterpart. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jack
I have always been a fan and this re-master just gives so much more of a classic Who album. All they need to add is Petra Haden acapella version for it to be perfect.Published on Sept. 29 2013 by Bootsy Bass
I have bought ALL the single versions and DELUXE versions of ANY Who CD's.I must admit, I certainly like this CD but I guess, in the long run, die hard WHO fans might just enjoy... Read morePublished on July 6 2009 by Luap Van Horn
It's well-known that The Who absolutely DESPISED hippies, and the fact that they never came out with a defining flower power album can prove that. Read morePublished on April 2 2006 by flaming_pie
To say that this is a great album is an understatement. What it is an example of is this: Back in the 60's when you bought an LP you really didn't know what you'd get, what new... Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Rollie Anderson
I bought this album when it first came out and before it ended up in bargain bins all over the country. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by Steven P. Lynn
The only way to describe this album is to combine the music of The Beatles with the humor of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by Maq
This is THE WHO'S Funniest and most Psychedelic album and one of thier most overlooked to bad becaus it realy is one of thier greatest. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Tomas
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