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Check Out The Who’s New Reissues!

The Who has announced a pair of major catalog release projects for later this month, both coming out August 18.

The group will release The Who: Maximum A's & B's, a five-disc package whose 86 tracks represent every single and EP the group has released during its career starting with the group's first release as the High Numbers -- "Zoot Suit" and "I'm The Face" -- and going through to a 2014 stereo remix of "I Can't Explain."

On top of that, guitarist Pete Townshend will be releasing vinyl reissues of his three "Scoop" demo collections -- "Scoop" from 1983, "Another Scoop" from 1987 and 2001's "Scope 3." All three have been remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and pressed on colored vinyl.

In addition to these releases, the Who has also announced October 27 releases for vinyl reissues of 1970's Live At Leeds and the 1971 best-of Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy.

The Who begins a short six-show West Coast run on Friday (August 4) in Las Vegas, while Townshend will perform five Classic Quadrophenia shows starting September 2 in Lenox, Mass.

The full track listing for Maximum A's & B's includes:
Disc 1
Zoot Suit
I’m the Face
I Can’t Explain
Bald Headed Woman
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Daddy Rolling Stone"
My Generation
Shout and Shimmy
Circles (AKA ‘Instant Party’)
Instant Party Mixture
A Legal Matter
The Kids Are Alright
The Ox
La-La-La Lies
The Good’s Gone

Disc 2
Substitute
Circles
Waltz For A Pig
I’m A Boy
In The City
Disguises
Batman
Bucket T
Barbara Ann
Happy Jack
I’ve Been Away
Pictures Of Lily
Doctor, Doctor
The Last Time
Under My Thumb
I Can See For Miles
Someone’s Coming
Dogs
Call Me Lightning
Magic Bus
Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Disc 3
Pinball Wizard
Dogs Part Two
The Seeker
Here For More
Summertime Blues
Heaven And Hell
See Me Feel Me / Listening To You
Overture From Tommy
Christmas
I’m Free
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Don’t Know Myself
Let’s See Action
When I Was A Boy
Join Together
Baby Don’t You Do It
Relay
Wasp Man

Disc 4
5:15
Water
Listening To You / See Me Feel Me
(Soundtrack Version)
Overture (Soundtrack Version)
Squeeze Box
Success Story
Who Are You
Had Enough
Long Live Rock
My Wife (Live)
5:15 (Soundtrack Version)
I’m One (Soundtrack Version)
You Better You Bet
The Quiet One
Don’t Let Go The Coat
You

Disc 5
Athena
A Man Is A Man
Eminence Front
It’s Your Turn
Twist And Shout (Live)
I Can’t Explain (Live)
Bony Maronie (Live)
Join Together (Live)
I Can See For Miles (Live)
Behind Blue Eyes (Live)
Real Good Looking Boy
Old Red Wine
Wire & Glass EP - Side A (5 x tracks)
Wire & Glass EP - Side B - Mirror Door
Be Lucky
I Can’t Explain (2014 Stereo remix)

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.