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This review is from: The Who Sell Out (Audio CD)
I always felt it was a shame that the adverts ran out after side one of the vinyl album. I bought an early backtrack version, plain sleeve, budget price, but loved it. There are several early Who classics here including some ideas which later resurfaced as Tommy.
The highlights for me are the opening track, Armenia, City in the Sky,I can See For Miles and the closer, Real 1. An unexpected delight is Sunrise, amazing lyrics, stark arrangement, one of my favourite Who tracks and probably not know by that many. "You take away the breath I was keeping for Sunrise...", a gem.
The extended version I am reviewing includes a comprehensive booklet of notes and photos but I personally feel the bonus tracks are far from essential. They do make the album arguably better value for money but after Real 1 I tend to lose interest. Highly recommended early classic form one of my favourite bands.