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So glad I got this version - and the album is a classic.
on 12 February 2015
I thought I was going to get the original Polydor 80s CD here, but nope... it was actually the Canadian MCA. I believe the difference in the two discs comes down to nothing more than one is a little louder than the other but it looks (from online comparisons I've studied) as if they're basically from the same source. There is a LOT of bass on this and it can make it seem 'muddy' - so you might want to adjust your eq for this (if you are able to do so.) I wanted the non-remixed version of the album because the 90s mix changes a number of things (like misses horn parts out and has different guitar bits) but does have at least a couple of excellent and essential bonus tracks to mean I will be keeping it... even if I feel this is the way I want to hear the album - they way it was first issued and how I remember it.
The album itself was made under less than the happiest circumstances and maybe that makes it all the more remarkable... how they all pulled together and go it out there and the accolades it received surely just speaks of its quality? The Who have been a top band to me for many years now and and even though I prefer what they did in the sixties (up to and peaking with Tommy) this is an album that we shouldn't be without; not a week song on it IMO and it was made for playing LOUD... but aren't all of theirs? :)