The Who: What’s Made Number One In Our Rare Vinyl Records & CDs Top 5?

….with the Who’s ‘Track Records Singles Box’ about to hit the shops find out what’s made our Top 5 Who items currently in stock…

No. 5

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1981 US exclusive London Wavelength / BBC Rock Hour triple LP radio show, featuring great interviews and tracks from the band, plus a bonus disc with the commercials for use during the show. Issued in a custom stickered 12″ picture box, complete with full cue sheets, more info here

No. 4

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Rare 2008 Japanese promo sample issue of the strictly limited 45-track SHM [Super High Material] double CD set playable on all CD players, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release date. Expertly remastered by long-time Who associate Jon Astley, featuring the legendary group’s second album originally released in 1966. Includes mono & stereo mixes along with single & EP tracks from the same period. Custom stamped inner rim on each disc, comes housed in an individually numbered spot-lacquered hinged-lid box with a promo stickered full back obi-strip, more info here

No. 3

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2015 UK limited edition box set containing five 7″ vinyl singles. This is Volume Two of a four part set, the singles were originally released between March and December 1966, and are pressed on heavyweight vinyl with sleeves reproducing the period graphics with die-cut [push-out] center. Includes remastered versions of Substitute,Happy Jack, I’m a Boy, the Ready Steady Who E.P. and others. Housed in a rigid outer box with a 7″ sized 8-page color booklet, more info here

No. 2

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Brain meltingly rare 1967 Norwegian 7″ vinyl single, pressed in Germany for the Norwegian market, also including The Last Time, unique wraparound picture sleeve, more info here

No. 1

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…it had to be number one, not only because it’s the debut LP but also because you can never find it, and if you do, it never looks as good as the one pictured here, more info here

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