BBC Sessions Import
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Who was the greatest live rock band ever? You know who, and now here's a chance to hear them live in the studio, performing 26 tracks culled from the vaults of the British Broadcasting Corporation spanning the years 1965 to 1973. Includes: My Generation Radio One Jingle ; Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere ; Good Lovin' and Just You and Me (both songs released for the first time in any form); Leaving Here ; The Good's Gone ; La La La Lies ; Substitute ; Man with Money , and more.not styled correctly (see below for correct form)
One of the most creative and explosive bands of the '60s, the Who didn't record an official live album until 1970. For fans of the revved-up, introspective, and humorous fare that made records such as My Generation, Sell Out, and A Quick One instant classics, 1970 was a good three years too late. Rather than referring to sometimes-dodgy bootlegs to discover what "Pictures of Lily," "Disguises," or "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" sounded like live, we are now presented with a surprisingly clear document of the band at--arguably--their peak. The CD, culled from archival live-in-the-studio radio broadcasts made between '65 and '73, keeps all the radio-announcer introductions and short interview segments intact, with a few bonus, real-life Sell Out jingles for good effect. A fabulous portrait of the artists as a young band, the disc brims with minor revelations--chief among them that they were pretty sorry as an R&B outfit and that (surprise) with Moon, Entwhistle, and Townshend bashing about, even a midtempo number like "Happy Jack" was a total scorcher live. --Mike McGonigal
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Top Customer Reviews
Announcer chat was a neccesity at the time, but it's a bit offensive all these years later to have Dennis Owen (or whovever it was) chatting up the tunes while they're being played.
That said, the Who kicks on this CD. "Substitute" is about a half beat faster than you've heard it before, "Pictures Of Lily" has a great organ part halfway down in the mix, "I'm Free" is amazing (this is where Dennis Owen really needed to take a coffee break), and "Shakin' All Over" is blistering.
"Long Live Rock," on the other hand, is a mistake that shouldn't have been included here. The vocals are brassy and were obviously dubbed over the pre-recorded instrument tracks included in the studio version of the song.
I always get a cold chill listening to the Radio 1 jingles made from "My Generation" and "Boris The Spider." Call me stodgy, but I don't like to hear these early indications of advertisers eagerness to prostitute Rock; I nearly go into conniptions every time I see the commerical where the Overture from TOMMY advertises sinus medicine.
The Album starts off well,the "My Generation BBC jingle" is fun followed by an excellent version of "Anyway,Anyhow,Anywhere" which is by far the best song on the entire CD then it goes downhill from there.The blues songs and cover tunes that follow are very poor.The Who just were not a great Blues band.""The Good's Gone" is a bright spot and works well, "La La La Lies" is good, but not as good as the original version.What happened to "Disguises"? Geesh? Did Daltrey sound that nasal on the regular Album version? I don't recall noticing it, but in this take he sounds like his nose is completely stuffed up and it kind of grates on my nerves.
The rest of the Album leaves me feeling let down and you end up feeling like it never truly reaches the potential that you wanted it to achieve.
Most recent customer reviews
The first two sides (on the LP that is) are full of wonderful tracks that you won't find anywhere else. Anything other than that except the 'shakin' all over medly' (a jewel! Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2002 by Grant H
Its a change of pace Who Cd in which MCA finally opened the vaults again rather than to reissue their greatest hits package. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2002
A brilliant collection of songs that demonstrate The Who's early energetic period. If you're tired of hearing all that stuff off of Tommy, then this is a must have item.Published on Oct. 22 2001 by Tracy G. Mccall
This is a fun collection of familiar and obscure Who songs and covers from their Marquee Club days that will please the hard core fans (of which I am one). Read morePublished on May 5 2001 by John Peterson
The live sound of the early (1965-8) Who often disappoints those who only know the studio albums and Live At Leeds. Read morePublished on March 22 2001 by brad lonard
Just when you thought the BBC's (apparently bottomless) archives have been finally plumbed, they've dusted off another collection of odds and sods for your edification. Read morePublished on March 16 2001 by D. Hartley
The Who's "BBC Sessions" collection is not the revelatory live document similar, more expansive BBC sets have been from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001 by Anthony G Pizza
It's hard to imagine what the stodgy, bowler-hat-and- brolly set made of the thunderous racket coming out of the BBC's London sound studios in the mid-'60s. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2000
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