The Who Sell Out

Formato: Tag
Etichetta: Polydor



The Who Sell Out

(Generally considered one of rock’s first ‘concept’ albums, this December 1967 release was preceded by two months with its first single release, the monster hit “I Can See For Miles”. Recorded in London, New York and Los Angeles including some post-production at the famed Gold Star Studios, this album was a turning point in the band’s progression, weaving pure pop power with minor psychedelia in both a humorous mockery and tribute to Britain’s pirate radio scene, complete with faux commercials written and performed by the band, interspersed between songs. Also included is their second single “Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand” plus the mini-drama “Rael”, featuring Al Kooper on organ, which was originally intended as a full scale rock-opera by itself and propelled Pete Townsend to the realizations of both Tommy and Quadrophenia. The stereo version was mastered and cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman on Classic’s “all tube” Stereo cutting system from the original Stereo master tapes provided by The Who. This deluxe reissue package includes original TRACK artwork and labels and an authentic reproduction of the “Psychedelic Poster” included in original pressings)