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Try a little harder....
on 17 February 2012
Sadly THE WHO, now, have more "Greates Hits" / compilations than the actual albums they releases over their almost 50 years old career. We are talkin about a band that released only 11 studio albums plus 5 official live albums and 4 Odds and Sods type collections. A band that left unreleased FIVE extraordinary albums (their very first album including mainly covers, the scraped 1968 "WHO S' FOR TENNIS" (instead their record company released the ill conceived "MAGIC BUS" lp, the 1970 aborted "maxi single", the second half of "Who s' Next / Lifehouse and the aborted 1972 "LONG LIVE ROCK-ROCK IS DEAD" album that later became "QUADROPHENIA" (only 2 tracks from it). One can also count the 1968 unrelesed live album and the second half of LIVE AT LEEDS.
So why another "Greatest Hits" after so many relesed in later years ? It is a mistery to me, since it could be more interesting to revive the unreleased albums or release a WHO album with all the JOHN ENTWISTLE songs (plus a couple they could work out).
This compilation has a "plus", since the producers added a second album of LIVE tracks and also released THE WHO GREATEST HITS LIVE. Some songs such as "NAKED EYE" and the rarely played hit "JOIN TOGETHER" sound spectacular, also the same goes to some Keith Moon era songs. No Kenny Jones era songs on this set.