Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Who announce vinyl reissues of The Kids Are Alight and Quadrophenia soundtracks

The Who will release deluxe double vinyl reissues of a pair of soundtrack albums – 1979’s “The Kids Are Alright” and “Quadrophenia” – on March 6.

“The Kids Are Alright” is the companion soundtrack record to the UK band’s classic documentary film of the same name, which famously featured the 1967 Smothers Brothers TV show version of “My Generation” that included an exploding drum-kit finale.

The album delivers rare, live versions of "I Can’t Explain", "I Can See For Miles", "Baba O’Riley", and many others, including three performances from Woodstock, classic 1960s TV performances of "Magic Bus" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", and the definitive performance of "A Quick One, While He’s Away", as played at The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus.

The deluxe reissue of “Quadrophenia” presents the soundtrack from the classic and influential 1979 film, which was adapted by director Franc Roddam from The Who’s 1973 rock opera that gave rise to the self-styled mod revival in the UK.

The set delivers 13 tracks, including "5:15", "Love Reign O’er Me", "Bell Boy" and others, with several re-recorded and remixed exclusively for the soundtrack.

The project also features 3 tracks not featured on the original 1973 album - "Get Out And Stay Out", "Four Faces" and "Joker James", and classic tracks from the 60s mod era by James Brown, Booker T & The MGs, The Ronettes and others.

Last month, The Who debuted their latest album, “Who”, in the UK Top 5.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will play a pair of rare acoustic performances in London next month before launching a 10-date UK tour in March and a spring US series the following month.

The Who
“The Kids Are Alright”

Deluxe 2LP vinyl reissue
Release date: March 6

Side A
"My Generation" (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 15 September 1967)
"I Can't Explain" (Twickenham Film Studios, 3 August 1965)
"Happy Jack" (Leeds University, 14 February 1970)
"I Can See For Miles" (The Smothers Brothers Show, 15 September 1967)
"Magic Bus" (Beat-Club, 12 October 1968)
"Long Live Rock" (Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, 5 June 1972)

Side B
"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Ready Steady Go! 1 July 1965)
"Young Man Blues" (Coliseum, London, 14 December 1969)
"My Wife" (Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London, 15 December 1977)
"Baba O'Riley" (Shepperton Studios, London, 25 May 1978)

Side C
"A Quick One, While He's Away" (The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus film, recorded on 11 December 1968)
"Tommy Can You Hear Me?" (Beat-Club, 27 September 1969)
"Sparks" (Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, NY, 17 August 1969)
"Pinball Wizard" (Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, NY, 17 August 1969)
"See Me, Feel Me" (Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, NY, 17 August 1969)

Side D
"Join Together"/"Road Runner"/"My Generation Blues" (Medley) (Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan on 6 December 1975)
"Won't Get Fooled Again" (Shepperton Film Studios, London, 25 May 1978)

The Who

Deluxe 2LP vinyl reissue
Release date: March 6

Side A
"I Am The Sea"
"The Real Me"
"I'm One"
"Love Reign O'er Me"

Side B
"Bell Boy"
"I've Had Enough"
"Helpless Dance"r
"Doctor Jimmy"

Side C
"Zoot Suit (The High Numbers)"
"Hi Heel Sneakers (Cross Section)"
"Get Out And Stay Out"
"Four Faces"
"Joker James"
"The Punk And The Godfather"

Side D
"Night Train" (James Brown)
"Louie Louie" (The Kingsmen)
"Green Onions" (Booker T & The MGs)
"Rhythm Of The Rain" (The Cascades)
"He's So Fine" (The Chiffons)
"Be My Baby" (The Ronettes)
"Da Doo Ron Ron" (The Crystals)

See also:

The Who score US Top 5 debut with new album
The Who debut new album in UK Top 5
The Who announce rare acoustic performance
The Who announce 2020 US dates
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