Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I Can’t Explain 4.5 2:05
2 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 4.25 2:41
3 My Generation 4.5 3:18
4 Substitute 4.65 3:48
5 I’m a Boy 4 2:37
6 Boris the Spider 4.65 2:29
7 Happy Jack 4.5 2:12
8 Pictures of Lily 4.25 2:44
9 I Can See for Miles 2.5 4:23
10 Magic Bus 3 3:17
11 Pinball Wizard 4.85 3:02
12 The Seeker 4 3:25
13 Baba O’Riley 4.5 5:09
14 Won’t Get Fooled Again (full length version) 4 8:34
15 Let’s See Action 3 4:03
16 5:15 4 4:50
17 Join Together 3.5 4:22
18 Squeeze Box 4.35 2:41
19 Who Are You (single edit version) 4 4:59
20 You Better You Bet (full length version) 4 5:38

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
England, United Kingdom (tracks 7, 11)
drums (drum set):
Keith Moon (drummer) (1964-11) (track 1)
Keith Moon (drummer) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Keith Moon (drummer) (1966-02-12) (track 4)
Keith Moon (drummer) (1977-10-04) (track 19)
Kenney Jones (drummer for Small Faces, Faces, and The Who) (1980-11-04) (track 20)
guitar:
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1964-11) (track 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
bass:
John Entwistle (1964-11) (track 1)
John Entwistle (1965-10-13) (track 3)
John Entwistle (1966-02-12) (track 4)
percussion:
Keith Moon (drummer) (1964-11) (track 1)
Keith Moon (drummer) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
piano:
Perry Ford (1964-11) (track 1)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist and organist) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1971-05) (track 13)
assistant engineer:
Jimmy Paterson (track 20)
Teri Reed (track 20)
associate producer:
Glyn Johns (tracks 13–15)
background vocals:
The Ivy League (60s rock) (1964-11) (track 1)
co-producer:
Glyn Johns (track 17)
composer:
John Entwistle (track 6)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–10, 12–20)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969) (track 11)
engineer:
Bill Szymczyk (track 20)
Allan Blazek (track 20)
Damon Lyon-Shaw (track 11)
executive producer:
Chris Stamp (tracks 5–8, 10–11)
guest violin:
Dave Arbus (1971-05) (track 13)
lead vocals:
Roger Daltrey (1964-11) (track 1)
Roger Daltrey (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Roger Daltrey (1969-02-07) (track 11)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969-02-07) (track 11)
lyricist:
John Entwistle (track 6)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–20)
producer:
Jon Astley (track 19)
Glyn Johns (tracks 14, 18–19)
Kit Lambert (tracks 5–11)
Bill Szymczyk (track 20)
Shel Talmy (tracks 1–3)
The Who (tracks 4, 12–17)
vocals:
John Entwistle (1964-11) (track 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1964-11) (track 1)
John Entwistle (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
writer:
Roger Daltrey (track 2)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (tracks 2, 16)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1965) (tracks 1, 3)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1966) (tracks 4, 6–7)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1967) (track 8)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1968) (track 10)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1969) (track 11)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1970) (track 3)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1971) (track 14)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1972) (track 17)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1972) (track 17)
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1975) (track 18)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1975) (track 18)
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1978) (track 19)
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1981) (track 20)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (1981) (track 20)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use “ABKCO”) (tracks 11–17)
Devon Music Inc. (tracks 2–3)
Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Essex Music (track 6)
Fabulous Music, Ltd. (this is a publisher, not an imprint!) (tracks 1–5, 7–17)
Spirit One Music (track 18)
Suolubaf Music (tracks 2, 12, 16–17)
TRO-Essex Music, Inc. (tracks 6–10)
Tower Tunes, Inc. (track 19)
Towser Tunes, Inc. (tracks 11–18, 20)
Windswept Pacific (tracks 18–20)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Pye Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1964-11) (track 1)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1965-04) (track 2)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Olympic Sound Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1966-02-12) (track 4)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1966-08-01) (track 5)
Pye Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1966-10) (track 6)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1966-11) (track 7)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1967-04-05 – 1967-04-07) (track 8)
Pye Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1967-04-05 – 1967-04-07) (track 8)
CBS Studios (London, 1967 - 1972) in London, England, United Kingdom (1967-09) (track 9)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1968-05) (track 10)
Morgan Studios (Morgan Sound Studios) in Willesden, Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1969-02-07) (track 11)
IBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1970-01-19) (track 12)
The Kitchen (Battersea) in Battersea, Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom (1973-06-27) (track 16)
Shepperton Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1975-05-30) (track 18)
Odyssey Studio (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1980-11-04) (track 20)
has remixes:
Pinball Wizard (1996 remix) by The Who (track 11)
mash-ups:
3 MCs and 4 Mods by ccc (track 3)
Sixx Mixx 047. 04-06-25: Totally Not Gay Edition (originally released SIXX MIXX edition) by Party Ben (track 1)
music videos:
Happy Jack by The Who (track 7)
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 133) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Won't Get Fooled (track 14)
later parody versions:
Baba McDonald’s (track 13)
I Can't Escape (track 1)
Regeneration (track 3)
Temple Physician (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Lumpiohumppa (track 3)
later translated versions:
Ezin dut azaldu (track 1)
Fotos de Lily (track 8)
recording of:
I Can’t Explain (1964-11) (track 1)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (1965-04) (track 2)
My Generation (The Who) (1965-10-13) (track 3)
Substitute (1966-02-12) (track 4)
I’m a Boy (1966-08-01) (track 5)
Boris the Spider (1966-10) (track 6)
Happy Jack (1966-11) (track 7)
Pictures of Lily (1967-04-05 – 1967-04-07) (track 8)
I Can See for Miles (1967-09) (track 9)
Magic Bus (1968-05) (track 10)
Pinball Wizard (1969-02-07) (track 11)
The Seeker (1970-01-19) (track 12)
Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971-03-16) (track 14)
Baba O’Riley (1971-05) (track 13)
Let’s See Action (1971-05) (track 15)
Join Together (1972-05-22) (track 17)
5:15 (1973-06-27) (track 16)
Squeeze Box (1975-05-30) (track 18)
Who Are You (1977-10-04) (track 19)
You Better, You Bet (1980-11-04) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Overture (for celebration of music by Pete Townshend and The Who) (tracks 13, 19)
Polkas on 45 (track 3)

Release

art direction and design:Richard Evans (graphic design)
liner notes:Chris Charlesworth (producer)
executive producer:Chris Charlesworth (producer)
Bill Curbishley
Robert Rosenberg
producer:Jon Astley
mastering and remastering:Jon Astley
Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
Tim Young (mastering engineer)
bass guitar and brass:John Entwistle
drums (drum set):Keith Moon (drummer)
guitar, piano and synthesizer:Pete Townshend (of The Who)
remixer:Jon Astley
Andy MacPherson
vocals:Roger Daltrey
John Entwistle
Pete Townshend (of The Who)
distributed by:Uni Distribution Corp.
copyrighted by and phonographic copyright by:MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (in 1996)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/578517 [info]
ASIN:US: B000002P1N [info]