Annotation

Disc 1 of record changer friendly release (side 1 (tracks 1-4) and 4 (tracks 5-10)).
1973 US MCA Records release has disc labels with catalog # MCA2-10005 but a back cover and spine with catalog # MCA2-9000 (formerly DECCA DXSW7-205).

Disc 2 of record changer friendly release (side 2 (tracks 1-4) and 3 (tracks 5-11)).
1973 US MCA Records release has disc labels with catalog # MCA2-10005 but a back cover and spine with catalog # MCA2-9000 (formerly DECCA DXSW7-205).

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-27 04:24 UTC.

Tracklist

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12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1 1 Overture / It’s a Boy 5:58
1 2 You Didn’t Hear It 2:48
1 3 Amazing Journey / Sparks 7:09
1 4 Eyesight to the Blind 4 2:11
4 1 Miracle Cure 3.35 0:11
4 2 Sally Simpson 3.65 4:08
4 3 I’m Free 4.5 2:39
4 4 Welcome 3 4:30
4 5 Tommy’s Holiday Camp 2.65 1:01
4 6 We’re Not Gonna Take It 4.35 7:02
12" Vinyl 2
# Title Rating Length
2 1 Christmas 4.35 4:31
2 2 Cousin Kevin 4 4:03
2 3 The Acid Queen 4 3:33
2 4 Underture 4 9:59
3 1 Do You Think It’s Alright / Fiddle About 1:51
3 2 Pinball Wizard 4.7 3:00
3 3 There’s a Doctor I Found 3.35 0:23
3 4 Go to the Mirror Boy 3 3:46
3 5 Tommy Can You Hear Me 4.5 1:34
3 6 Smash the Mirror 3 1:32
3 7 Sensation 4.35 2:24

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (tracks 1 1–4 6)
composer:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (track 1 4)
Keith Moon (drummer) (1969) (track 4 5)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969) (tracks 1 1, 1 1–1 3, 1 3, 4 1–4 4, 4 6)
engineer:
Damon Lyon-Shaw (tracks 1 1–4 6)
executive producer:
Chris Stamp (tracks 1 1–4 6)
lead vocals:
Roger Daltrey (tracks 1 4–4 4, 4 6)
John Entwistle (tracks 4 1, 4 6)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 4 1, 4 4–4 6)
lyricist:
Keith Moon (drummer) (track 4 5)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 1 1, 1 1–1 3, 4 1–4 4, 4 6)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (track 1 4)
orchestrator:
Wil Malone (tracks 1 1, 4 3)
producer:
Kit Lambert (tracks 1 1–4 6)
spoken vocals:
John Entwistle (track 4 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1969) (track 4 3)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use “ABKCO”) (tracks 1 3, 4 3)
Algonquin Music Inc. (track 1 4)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 1 4)
Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1 1, 1 1–1 3, 1 3, 4 1–4 4, 4 6)
Fabulous Music, Ltd. (this is a publisher, not an imprint!) (tracks 1 1, 1 1–1 3, 1 3, 4 1–4 4, 4 6)
New Ikon Music Ltd. (track 4 5)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 1 4)
Towser Tunes, Inc. (tracks 1 3, 4 3)
recorded at:
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 1 1–4 2, 4 4–4 6)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1968-10 – 1969-03) (track 4 3)
has remixes:
Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker) (1996 remix) by The Who (track 1 4)
I’m Free (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 3)
Miracle Cure (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 1)
Sally Simpson (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 2)
Tommy’s Holiday Camp (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 5)
Welcome (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 4)
We’re Not Gonna Take It (1996 remix) by The Who (track 4 6)
cover recording of:
Eyesight to the Blind (track 1 4)
medley including a recording of:
Amazing Journey (track 1 3)
It’s a Boy (track 1 1)
Overture (Tommy) (track 1 1)
Sparks (track 1 3)
recording of:
1921 (track 1 2)
Miracle Cure (Extra! Extra!) (track 4 1)
Sally Simpson (track 4 2)
Welcome (track 4 4)
I’m Free (1968-10 – 1969-03) (track 4 3)
referred to in medleys:
Overture (for celebration of music by Pete Townshend and The Who) (order: 3) (track 1 3)

12" Vinyl 2

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (tracks 2 1–3 7)
composer:
John Entwistle (1969) (tracks 2 2, 3 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969) (tracks 2 1, 2 3–3 7)
engineer:
Damon Lyon-Shaw (tracks 2 1–3 7)
executive producer:
Chris Stamp (tracks 2 1–3 7)
lead vocals:
Roger Daltrey (tracks 2 1, 3 3–3 6)
John Entwistle (tracks 2 2, 3 3, 3 5)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 2 1–2 3, 3 3–3 5, 3 7)
Roger Daltrey (1969-02-07) (track 3 2)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969-02-07) (track 3 2)
lyricist:
John Entwistle (tracks 2 2, 3 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 2 1, 2 3, 3 1–3 7)
producer:
Kit Lambert (tracks 2 1–3 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1969) (tracks 2 3, 3 2)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use “ABKCO”) (track 3 2)
Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (tracks 2 1, 2 3–3 7)
Fabulous Music, Ltd. (this is a publisher, not an imprint!) (tracks 2 1, 2 3–3 7)
New Action Ltd. (track 2 2)
New Ikon Music Ltd. (tracks 2 2, 3 1)
Towser Tunes, Inc. (track 3 2)
recorded at:
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 2 1–3 7)
Morgan Studios (Morgan Sound Studios) in Willesden, Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1969-02-07) (track 3 2)
has remixes:
Christmas (1996 remix) by The Who (track 2 1)
Cousin Kevin (1996 remix) by The Who (track 2 2)
Go to the Mirror! (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 4)
Pinball Wizard (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 2)
Sensation (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 7)
Smash the Mirror (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 6)
The Acid Queen (1996 remix) by The Who (track 2 3)
There’s a Doctor (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 3)
Tommy Can You Hear Me? (1996 remix) by The Who (track 3 5)
Underture (1996 remix) by The Who (track 2 4)
later parody versions:
Temple Physician (track 3 2)
live recording of:
Smash the Mirror (1969) (track 3 6)
medley including a recording of:
Fiddle About (track 3 1)
recording of:
Christmas (track 2 1)
Cousin Kevin (track 2 2)
Go to the Mirror! (track 3 4)
Sensation (track 3 7)
There’s a Doctor (track 3 3)
Underture (track 2 4)
The Acid Queen (1968-10 – 1969-03) (track 2 3)
Pinball Wizard (1969-02-07) (track 3 2)

Release

photography:Barrie Meller
design:Mike McInnerney
manufactured by:MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
copyrighted by:MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (in 1973)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/515683 [info]