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Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B [Box set]

The Who Audio CD
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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 CD (28 Jun 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000025EST
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Pete Dialogue (Live At Long Beach Arena)The Who0:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm The FaceThe High Numbers 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Here 't IsThe High Numbers 2:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Zoot SuitThe High Numbers 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Leaving HereThe High Numbers 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Can't Explain (Original Mono Version)The Who 2:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Mono Version Including Interview)The Who 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Daddy Rolling Stone (Stereo Version)The Who 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Generation (Original Mono Version)The Who 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Kids Are Alright (Original Full Mono Version)The Who 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Ox (Mono Version)The Who 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. A Legal Matter (Mono Version)The Who 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Pete Dialogue (Live At Leeds University 1)The Who0:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Substitute (Original Live At Leeds Version)The Who 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I'm A Boy (Remixed "No Horns" Stereo Version)The Who 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Disguises (Original Stereo Version)The Who 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Happy Jack JingleThe Who0:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Happy Jack (Alternate Mono Version)The Who 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Boris The Spider (Mono Version)The Who 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. So Sad About Us (Mono Version)The Who 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. A Quick One, While He's Away (Compilation From Mono Album Version And Live Version)The Who 9:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Pictures Of LilyThe Who 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Early Morning Cold Taxi (Incl. Coke 1 Commercial)The Who 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Coke 2The Who0:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. (This Could Be) The Last TimeThe Who 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. I Can't Reach YouThe Who 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Girl's EyesThe Who 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Bag O'NailsThe Who0:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Call Me LightningThe Who 2:200.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rotosound StringsThe Who0:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Can See For MilesThe Who 4:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (Acoustic Version)The Who 2:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Armenia City In The Sky (Original Album Stereo Version Including Jingle Edit)The Who 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. TattooThe Who 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Our Love WasThe Who 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rael 1The Who 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rael 2The Who0:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Track Records / Premier DrumsThe Who0:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. SunriseThe Who 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Russell Harty DialogueThe Who0:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jaguar (Edited Version)The Who 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. MelancholiaThe Who 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Fortune Teller (Studio Version)The Who 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Magic Bus (Edit Mono Version)The Who 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Little BillyThe Who 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. DogsThe Who 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Overture (Original Album Version)The Who 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Acid Queen (Original Album Version)The Who 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Abbie Hoffman Incident (Live)The Who0:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Sparks (Full Woodstock Live Version)The Who 4:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Pinball Wizard (Original Album Version)The Who 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I'm Free (Original Studio Version)The Who 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. See Me, Feel Me (Live At Leeds Version)The Who 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Heaven And Hell (Mono Version)The Who 3:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Pete Dialogue (Live At Leeds University 2)The Who0:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Young Man Blues (Original Live At Leeds Version)The Who 4:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Summertime Blues (Original Live At Leeds Version)The Who 3:350.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Shakin' All Over (Original Live At Leeds Edit)The Who 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Baba O'Riley (Original Version)The Who 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bargain (Live)The Who 5:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pure And EasyThe Who 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Song Is Over (Original Album Version)The Who 6:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Studio DialogueThe Who0:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Behind Blue Eyes (Original Album Version)The Who 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Won't Get Fooled Again (Original Album Version)The Who 8:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Seeker (Edit)The Who 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bony Moronie (Live)The Who 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Let's See ActionThe Who 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Join TogetherThe Who 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. RelayThe Who 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Real Me (Re-Recorded Version)The Who 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. 5:15 (Single Mix)The Who 4:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bell Boy (Album Version)The Who 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Love Reign O'er Me (Album Version)The Who 4:510.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 4:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Long Live Rock (Single Mix)The Who 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Life With The MoonsThe Who 1:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Naked Eye (Live At the Young Vic Edit)The Who 5:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. University ChallengeThe Who0:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Slip KidThe Who 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Poetry CorneredThe Who0:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dreaming From The Waist (Live)The Who 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Blue Red And GreyThe Who 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Life With The Moons 2The Who0:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Squeeze BoxThe Who 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. My Wife (Live)The Who 4:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Who Are You (Single Edit)The Who 4:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Music Must ChangeThe Who 4:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Sister DiscoThe Who 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Guitar And PenThe Who 5:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. You Better You Bet (Album Version)The Who 5:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Eminence FrontThe Who 5:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Twist And Shout (Live)The Who 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I'm A Man (Live)The Who 6:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pete Dialogue (From the Fillmore West, San Francisco)The Who0:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)The Who 4:330.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This exemplary four-disc box takes the high road, attempting nothing less than an honest reconstruction of the Who's stormy, adventurous, uneven pilgrimage. While offering an evenhanded cross-section of single hits and classic album tracks, 30 Years garnishes the expected high points with B-sides, alternate and live versions of familiar tracks, and the quartet's earliest singles as the High Numbers. Reinforcing the package's documentary agenda are interview and stage-patter sound bites. What emerges is a fascinating chronicle of how the Shepherd's Bush mods journeyed from the giddy, explosive concision of their January 1965 debut single, "I Can't Explain", to the discursive, knotty sweep of creative architect Pete Townshend's "rock operas", Tommy, Quadrophenia and Lifehouse. The Who's swift evolution into rock visionaries is traced chronologically, meaning the band's original immersion in "maximum R&B", which forged their earliest club dates, doesn't surface on record until midway through the sequence, on key tracks from their thundering Live at Leeds album. Fans may quibble over the relative weight given specific albums, but the shape of the Who's career and their passionate identification with their audience are rendered faithfully. So, too, is Townshend's skill at mingling issues of faith and identity with generational manifestoes and sly broadsides. And there's ample evidence of the quartet's outsize musical power; the sheer volume and violence that earned them notoriety early on is matched by a lyricism that deepens by mid career. Given the candor of the presentation, it's not surprising that 30 Years reaches its zenith midway through the set or that the last song (a reunion of the surviving trio covering Elton John) can't help seeming anticlimactic. --Sam Sutherland

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Tracklistings DISC 1 01 Pete Dialogue (Live At Long Beach Arena) 21 play 02 I'm The Face 02:29 03 Here 't Is 02:08 04 Zoot Suit 02:00 05 Leaving Here 02:49 06 I Can't Explain (Original Mono Version) 02:05 07 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Mono Version Including Interview) 03:04 08 Daddy Rolling Stone (Stereo Version) 02:48 09 My Generation (Original Mono Version) 03:17 play 10 The Kids Are Alright (Original Full Mono Version) 03:04 11 The Ox (Mono Version) 03:49 12 A Legal Matter (Mono Version) 02:47 13 Pete Dialogue (Live At Leeds University 1) 57 14 Substitute (Original Live At Leeds Version) 02:19 play 15 I'm A Boy (Remixed "No Horns" Stereo Version) 02:37 play 16 Disguises (Original Stereo Version) 03:10 17 Happy Jack Jingle 31 18 Happy Jack (Alternate Mono Version) 02:12 19 Boris The Spider (Mono Version) 02:28 20 So Sad About Us (Mono Version) 03:02 21 A Quick One, While He's Away (Compilation From Mono Album Version And Live Version) 09:39 22 Pictures Of Lily 02:37 play 23 Early Morning Cold Taxi (Incl. Coke 1 Commercial) 03:25 24 Coke 2 48 25 (This Could Be) The Last Time 02:59 play 26 I Can't Reach You 03:03 27 Girl's Eyes 03:28 28 Bag O'Nails 05 29 Call Me Lightning 02:21 DISC 2 01 Rotosound Strings 06 02 I Can See For Miles 04:14 03 Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (Acoustic Version) 02:04 04 Armenia City In The Sky (Original Album Stereo Version Including Jingle Edit) 03:17 play 05 Tattoo 02:41 06 Our Love Was 03:06 play 07 Rael 1 05:44 08 Rael 2 52 09 Track Records / Premier Drums 31 play 10 Sunrise 03:04 11 Russell Harty Dialogue 21 12 Jaguar (Edited Version) 02:03 13 Melancholia 03:18 14 Fortune Teller (Studio Version) 02:18 15 Magic Bus (Edit Mono Version) 03:17 play 16 Little Billy 02:15 17 Dogs 03:04 play 18 Overture (Original Album Version) 03:50 play 19 The Acid Queen (Original Album Version) 03:31 20 Abbie Hoffman Incident (Live) 16 21 Sparks (Full Woodstock Live Version) 04:02 22 Pinball Wizard (Origina

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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When this came out in the 1990's, it immediately set a new standard in artist career retrospective box sets. Nearly 20 years later very little has changed, this is how all artist box sets should be compiled and presented. (Take note the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, etc.)

The box set is presented in a cardboard long box with four CD's inside, with a picture of a different member of the Who on the front of each. The pictures reflect the two stages of The Who's career with a shot of each member from their time as a Mod band and then as 70's Rock Superstars. It also comes with a glossy, heavy weight booklet with the front made to look like a wreaked Hiwatt Amp, a great design and homage to the Who's destructive live prowess. Inside, there is a witty and poignant introduction from Pete Townsend, a overview of the Who's early career by Keith Altham (their publicist), a timeline of the Who's Career by Chris Charlesworth (long time fan and editor of a Who Fanzine), an account of how the Who broke America by Dave Marsh and a detailed discography for their singles, albums and compilations, as both The Who but also any solo material released by the members of the band, (anything post 1993 though is not covered re: 'Wire & Glass'). Chris Charleworth concludes with an explanation for their reasons for choosing some tracks over others (thereby explaining why no tracks were included from the Isle of Wight festival). There are also many colour photos from throughout the Who's career making this a fantastic and informative read.

The discs are roughly divided up into the four main stages of the Who's career. CD 1 traces their journey from the time as the High Numbers to their role as style setters for the Mod generation.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maximum's the word 6 May 2006
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This is a fantastic collection of material by The Who, and represents real value for money, whether you're a fan with passing interest in this band's music or, like me, obsessively addicted to their work. For the former, there's all the hits and an excellent booklet, for the latter, a range of interesting live tracks, out-takes, (and on disc four,) a selection of curious "Keith Moon mad but magic moments" as I like to refer to them. Each disc has it's own flavour and covers a different chronological phase in their career: disc one is the "my generation" era -- as bluesy as it is mod. Disc two sees the real emergence of Pete's songwriting, culminating in some "Tommy" stuff. Discs three and four are my favourite; hard rocking and experimental synthesisers in good measure! My only gripe is that, by squeezing so much good stuff onto four discs, the tracks sometimes run into each other a little, which I find a bit odd as I am so familiar to a bit of space between each track on the original CDs. Still, five stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All the thrills, a few spills 18 July 2000
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What a great way to begin this giant collection with a snippet of exasperated stage patter from a clearly angry Pete Townsend, in the US c1971.
The unlikely progress of a quartet of insecure young guys from mods through, for a while, to god-like rock icon status and then on to safe middle age is charted with pinpoint accuracy.
They always stuck out like a sore thumb, pre-Tommy, far more punk than r&b, but years before punk actually became a musical genre. And those early singles! Gorgeous, brutal, honest. These guys sounded real, looked real, and had the added plus of an articulate lead guitarist who gave good interview..
oh yes, plus Keith Moon. And you must have heard of him. What you may not know is how good a drummer he actually was - a wild man with a sense of the dramatic.
Then along came Tommy in 1969 and the band's fortunes never looked back. For some years the Who effectively ruled the roost, adored in the US, respected in the UK, while trying .. and failing .. to top Tommy and change the world.
Were they as good as some remember? That's up to you to judge. But if you are a serious rock fan, have respect for the genre, then this compilation will fill you in on the third main pillar of UK rock excellence, along with the Beatles and the Stones. And in some ways, the Who topped the lot. Peak years? 1969-1971. They were simply awesome at Woodstock and it is captured on film.
This compilation has an excellent booklet with a sweet intro from Pete Townsend and I love it to bits. Favourite track? Has got to be See Me Feel Me.. but Young Man's Blues is also, for me, the definitive killer performance. At their best, they sounded like an army charging towards you, intent on utter annihalation. And you can't say that about many bands, can you?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic who collection 20 Jan 2013
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Where do I start, these 4 discs are absolutely amazing and are a must for any who fanatic. Not only is there live tracks but also unreleased tracks. Go out and buy it and listen over and over
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! 24 Nov 2011
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If you love the Who you will love this. Its fantastic but so is anything they have done. I saw Roger Daltrey on tour, and boy does that guy still rock! A very sexy man still. Go on treat yourself, you will not be dissappointed.
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