Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Pre-order now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 5 June 2011
This review is specifically of the 2-disk `deluxe' edition of `Who's Next' and not of the original 1971 album, which is a 5-star classic and contender for the greatest rock album ever recorded by any band.

The first disk of this set is the original album material in the original running order with a few extra tracks: alternative recordings of some of the material with the addition of `Baby Don't You Do It' and `Pure and Easy'. The problem with this particular remix is the overall sound is clearly inferior to the excellent 1995 CD issue: it's harsh, and lacks the richness and depth of the 1995 version, which is closer to the original 1971 vinyl release from the multitrack studio masters. If you have the 1995 CD and you also buy this new `deluxe' offering, you'll notice the difference straight away and will almost certainly prefer the earlier mix which, in my view, is vastly superior as a listening experience.

The second CD is, however, the saving grace of this package. It features onstage material from the WN album together with `Young Man Blues', `My Generation', `Pure and Easy', `Water' and a couple of other gems from the `Lifehouse' period performed by the band to an appreciative live audience at The Young Vic in April 1971 - i.e. prior to the release of the original WN later the same year.

The presentation of the set is also excellent, with a good booklet insert and sleeve notes and some fine photo images.

All in all it's a fine package for Who fans. It would, however, have been better if the superlative 1995 mix of WN with its rich depth of sound had been chosen for inclusion instead of the poor, inferior remix chosen for this issue. My advice would be that if you want to hear WN as it should be heard, go for the 1995 single CD issue - which also has more and better extra studio material in the package.
2 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

4.7 out of 5 stars
262
£20.76+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime