Out now is the new 55-track, triple disc, career spanning Who compilation, titled Essential The Who. In addition to featuring such classic Who standards as “I Can’t Explain,” “Baba O’Riley,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Who Are You, ” Pinball Wizard,” and “You Better You Bet” — the set also features such rarities and deep cuts as “The Ox,” “Here For More,” “Circles,” “Rael (Pt 1 & 2),” “However Much I Booze,” “Trick Of The Light,” and more. Essential The Who features a third disc featuring over a dozen live cuts.

The tracklisting to Essential The Who is:

Disc One: “Anyway, Anywhere, Anyhow,” “I Can’t Explain,” “My Generation,” “The Ox,” “The Good’s Gone,” “Much Too Much,” “Circles,” “Whiskey Man,” “Run, Run, Run,” “So Sad About Us,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Armenia City In The Sky,” “Tattoo,” “Call Me Lightning,” “Rael (Pt. 1 & 2),” “I’m Free,” “Amazing Journey,” and “Sparks.”

Disc Two: “Pinball Wizard,” “Here For More,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Getting In Tune,” “Pure And Easy,” “I’m One,” “The Real Me,” “5:15,” “Long Live Rock,” “However Much I Booze,” “Slip Kid,” “Who Are You,” “Trick Of The Light,” “You Better You Bet,” “Eminence Front,” “It’s Not Enough,” and “Old Red Wine.”

Disc Three:
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Live at Shepperton from the movie soundtrack The Kids Are Alright)
“Amazing Journey/Sparks” (Live At Leeds 1970)
“Magic Bus” (Live At Leeds 1970)
“Summertime Blues” (Live At Leeds 1970)
“Shakin’ All Over” (Live At Hull 1970)
“Naked Eye” (Live At The Young Vic from Who’s Next deluxe)
“Bargain” (Live At The Young Vic from Who’s Next deluxe)
“Pinball Wizard” (Live at Woodstock from the movie soundtrack The Kids Are Alright)
“I’m Free” (Live bootleg album from Tommy deluxe)
“Go To The Mirror” (Live bootleg album from Tommy deluxe)
“See Me Feel Me” (Live at Woodstock from the movie soundtrack The Kids Are Alright)
“Young Man Blues” (Live at The Isle Of Wight 1970)
“Relay” (Live At Lyon 2006 from the deluxe edition of Endless Wire)

SIDE NOTES

  • Just released on vinyl is a special Record Store Day release is The Who – A Quick Live One. The was issued by the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation label, which had also released Otis Redding’s groundbreaking set from the festival.
  • The Who’s setlist on June 18th, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was: “Substitute,” “Summertime Blues,” “Pictures Of Lily,” “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” “Happy Jack,” and “My Generation.”

CHECK IT OUT: The Who’s 1966 track, “So Sad About Us”:

CHECK IT OUT: The Who in 1973 performing “Long Live Rock” live on BBC’s The Old Grey Whistle Test: