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Odds & Sods [CASSETTE] [Import]

The Who Audio Cassette
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The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Pete Townshend (guitar, keyboards and vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, brass and vocals) and Keith Moon (drums and percussion). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction.The Who have sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 ... Read more in Amazon's The Who Store

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  • Audio Cassette (25 Aug 1998)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • ASIN: B00000ADX9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

1. I'm the Face
2. Leaving Here
3. Baby Don't You Do It
4. Summertime Blues
5. Under My Thumb
6. Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand
7. My Way
8. Faith in Something Bigger
9. Glow Girl
10. Little Billy
11. Young Man Blues
12. Cousin Kevin Model Child
13. Love Ain't for Keeping
14. Time Is Passing
15. Pure and Easy
16. Too Much of Anything
17. Long Live Rock
18. Put the Money Down
19. We Close Tonight
20. Postcard
See all 23 tracks on this disc

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Odds and Sods and then some 30 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
A review of this album back in 1974 stated "The Who's outtakes are more interesting than most band's albums" or such. Here's a thing which The Who have in common with Bob Dylan; both have a mountain of unreleased gems sitting in the vaults. At least nowadays Ol' Bob is getting around to releasing his via The Bootleg Series. This collection was compiled by John eEntwistle while The Who were having another hiatus from recording and touring, and while Townshend and Daltrey were heavily involved with Tommy the Movie. Townshend did produce the review of the album for the NME, hilarious in itslef, and used as the liner notes. The original album contained many gems, including almost all of the "Lost 1969 EP", outtakes from "Who's Next", treasures from the abandoned 1972 album, and hard-to-obtain rareities. The expanded edition almost doubles the amount of material, and is even better than the original, even if errors have been made in the notes for lineage etc. You can compile the alternative "Who's Next", burn yourself a copy of that lost EP, marvel at the astounding sound quality of the really early Who, and spend many an evening thinking about what might have been if this lot had only had more focus and single-minded ambition. But that's The Who for you.

trivia; look closely at the names on the helmets. Roger allegedly bought them during the fractious Quadrophenia US Tour of 1973, to show that when they put their heads together it spelled "R-O-C-K"! But some sizes wre wrong, so swapping around had to happen. Townshend tore up the photo to be used for the cover, changed his mind, glued it together and hey-presto! The album was the first to have titles on the cover in braille for blind fans.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost essential 5 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a great improvement on the original vinyl version. The original was less than half the length and features very little essential material at all. This expanded remastered version features much more stuff, nearly all of which much more essential to the original album, and somehow the songs from the original album sound better too. The remastered sound quality is excellent and the song sequencing is much better too. It doesn't quite deserve five stars but is still pretty much essential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Al Most
Format:Audio CD
There's a requirement: you need a cd player that allows for programming a playlist from a CD (or you can rip it to your computer and burn a copy of the 1974 edition).
This is not an original LP, but a compilation of rarities and oddities recorded by the who during their first 10 years of career. John Entwistle did the work himself. Such stuff is usually for completists only. But the Who being the Who, in their case, the story is different.
The original 11-track LP released in 1974 is unbelievably consistent. It sounds like one original album recorded during a single session. Stylistically, it lies halfway between Sell Out and Who's next. Out of the 11 tracks, only two are of a slightly lesser relevance (Faith in Something Bigger and Long Live Rock). The 9 other tracks are masterpieces fully representative of the unique sound and style of the Who. As such, the album comes on a par with Who's Next, and possibly ahead of all the other Who studio albums (which is very strange thing to say considering other Who albums include Tommy, Quadrophenia or Sell Out).
Unfortunately, the songs that were added in the remastered version add very little to the album. And the chronological order of the songs kills the consistence and special feel of the original LP. So, you need to re-arrange the tracks in the original order:
- Postcard
- Now I'm a farmer
- Put the money down
- Little Billy
- Too much of anything
- Glow Girl
- Pure and easy
- Faith in something bigger
- I'm the face
- Naked Eye
- Long live Rock
And then, play it loud and often.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well chosen reissue 17 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is worth owning even if you have the original (which I have) and showcases some great early covers of rock n'roll songs plus the wonderful electric version of "Love ain't for keeping," other new additions include the sardonic "Cousin Kevin, model child," and the superb "Water" these tracks are backed up by stage standards such as "Long live rock," and "Naked Eye," well worth getting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all who fans should have this. indispensible 20 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
all who fans should have this. indispensible, even if you have the vinyl version Who outakes are sometimes more interesting hat the 'proper' versions
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5.0 out of 5 stars A JEWEL OF THE RECORDINGTHE WHO 11 Aug 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars a grower 19 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD with fond memories of the original LP - a flatmate of mine many years ago had a copy. More precisely, I bought it for a handful of tracks - Glow Girl, Pure and Easy and Naked Eye.

It is clear that this isn't the same album that I remember, despite the fact that the name and cover art are the same. There are more tracks, and the order of the 'familiar' ones is different. I'm sure, too, that some of the mixes are different.

So far, so confusing. But I'm listening away and finding more and more of interest. I feel that sometimes with Who out-takes, it is easy to see why they didn't make the cut, but many of these do repay a listen - actually several listens! As a sucker for Quadrophenia, I am really enjoying the 1973 material on the CD. Also, I'm fascinated by the studio version of Young Man Blues - a track so famous from Live at Leeds, and which surely did so much to launch the more visceral hard rock of the 70s.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Faith in something smaller
Review of the MCA pre-1998 version of 'Odds & Sods' (MCAD-1659):
Despite the 1998 revamp edition of 'Odds & Sods' being lavished with an additional 12 extra songs, it didn't... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Obadiah Horseflesh
4.0 out of 5 stars I call this a bargain....
Smashing addition to any Who collection or indeed a smashing primer for a Who career overview. I must confess to a preference for the earlier material (I can't get enough versions... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. A. P. Jennings
5.0 out of 5 stars Oooooooooooooo
These tracks remind me of everything good about the whooooooo. Roger pete kieth and John playing b sides at there best.
A must have album
Published 24 months ago by R. Howells
4.0 out of 5 stars Not odd at all--The original analog mix and LP sequencing is restored...
If John Entwistle hadn't been bored we might not have ever seen "Odds and Sods". This terrific collection gathers rarities, singles, stray tracks all in one place. Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2012 by Wayne Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
Good buying experience, would have no hesitation in recommending the purchase of this and similar products to other Amazon customers.
Published on 27 Oct 2011 by Anon
3.0 out of 5 stars Good cd....but you also need the vinyl
The cd is good with bonus tracks,but it's well worth owning the vinyl version if you can get a copy. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2011 by Mrs. T. Stratton
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality Odds and Sods
Having owned this on vinyl buying it on cd was a no brainer. Yes it may be odds and sods but each track has its own quality and could be included on a normal album. Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2010 by scooby265
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Who !!!
This is essential Who of , at the time of release , hard to find tracks . Any serious Who fan ( beginner or not ) would want these.....buy it !
Published on 6 July 2009 by D. Smith
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