As one of the icons and pioneers of the British Invasion and the mod movement of the mid-’60s, the Who were a dynamic and undeniably powerful sonic force. They based their rhythm on Townshend’s guitar, letting Moon and Entwistle improvise wildly over his foundation, while Daltrey belted out his vocals. This was the sound they thrived on in concert, but on record they were a different proposition.
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THE WHO Dance Session (Super Rare 1966 Australian 4-track 7″ mono EP, released exclusively on Festival Records in Australia only. The label is black, white & blue & solid centre. The record features four classics from the My Generation album -The Kids Are Alright, It’s Not True, A Legal Matter & La-La-La Lies – & comes housed in a unique blue tinted picture sleeve with a fantastic in-action shot of the group from ’65. The cover is silk laminated with flipbacks & the design is surely the best sleeve artwork on 45 from down under for The Who of this period, & this is the first time we have being able to track one down. The cover is carefully graded VG+ with secure flipbacks, clean panels & tight laminate. There is a very faint & faded name annotation to a back corner & the artwork remains vivid & sharp. The only other minor blemishes are a small pinched crease mark to the spine & some very mild & natural foxing to the back panel barely noticeable. Both sides of the label have a small name annotation repeated three times, unobtrusive to the print & the vinyl is nice & clean with a deep sheen. The vinyl grades a strong VG+ revealing the lightest couple of paper hairline scuffs not affecting play – wonderful! We consider this to be a serious, bluechip Mod collectable that will hold its value for a lifetime DX-11,169).
THE WHO The Who Special (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).
THE WHO My Generation (1966 US second issue ‘rainbow’ label 12-track STEREO vinyl LP with ‘Mfr’d By Decca Records’ credit, pasted picture sleeve without the stereo arrow flash on the reverse, and with a company paper inner. The sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl remains in a really nice condition with just a couple of cosmetic light hairline marks which have no effect on play. Overall a really nice example of this classic album DL74664).
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- The Who - The Kids Are Alright + booklet + insert- EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2020 08:04)
THE WHO The Kids Are Alright (1979 UK 19-track double LP soundtrack, housed in a pocket picture sleeve complete with embossed 'film can' inners, The Who back catalogue insert and a superb 12" x 11" colour 20-page photo booklet with biography ¬es on the recordings. There is a small amount of writing on the back of the sleeve, otherwise the sleeve and inserts are all in excellent condition, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- The Who - Who's Next - 1st - VG / EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 09-Nov-2020 10:01)
THE WHO Who's Next (1971 UK 9-track LP, the fifth studio album by English rock band, including the singles Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley & Behind Blue Eyes, matt card picture sleeve. The sleeve is graded as VG with some notable edge scuffing and light storage wear; the vinyl is EX with just a little spindle wear to show play. Classic Who!)
- The Who - Tommy - 2nd - VG+ - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Oct-2020 15:09)
THE WHO Tommy (1971 UK second issue of the 25-track double LP, housed in a superb tri-fold matt picture sleeve. Despite a tiny thumbnail split in the back page of the lyric booklet, the packaging [VG+] shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play. An advantageously priced copy of this classic rock opera!)
- The Who - Odds and Sods - Red & Yellow Vinyl - RSD 2020 - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.99, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 29-Oct-2020 13:53)
THE WHO Odds and Sods (Record Store Day 2020 UK limited edition 25-track Double LP compilation pressed on Heavyweight Red & Yellow Vinyl, Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios. This reissue includes the original LP sequence on disc one and adds 14 bonus recordings, B-sides, rarities & extras on disc two titled 'Odds & Sods Too'. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a die-cut gatefold picture sleeve with a card obi style strip around the spine, and remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink)
- The Who - Quadrophenia - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Oct-2020 15:36)
THE WHO Quadrophenia (Classic 1973 UK 17-track double LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with a deluxe forty-four page full size booklet containing pictures & lyrics to the album. The cover is Very Good with some light age wear scuffing & the heavyweight booklet has come loose, which is not uncommon, whilst the vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- The Who - Who's Next - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2020 12:11)
THE WHO Who's Next (1971 UK first press 9-track vinyl LP, including the classic tracks Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Riley The matt picture sleeve has a pinched spine and shows a little light corner / opening edge wear but comes with a poly lined inner and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few minor spindle marks, and merely the lightest surface scuff or paper hairlines indicating just light play!)
- The Who - Live At Leeds - Blue - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2020 12:13)
THE WHO Live At Leeds (1970 UK Track label 6-track vinyl LP, their legendary first live album which was recorded at the University of Leeds Refectory on 14th February 1970. The 'bootleg' style stapled pocket gatefold sleeve with blue text on front has just a little evidence of shelfwear to the top edge but comes complete with all twelve inserts including poster, photos & repro band letters, receipts & lyrics and the vinyl has only light signs of play to show for its fifty years!) * note that the base paper colour of inserts may vary from the illustration *
- The Who - Tommy - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £250.00, $312.50, €280.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2020 12:18)
THE WHO Tommy (Rare 1969 UK first issue limited edition 25-track stereo double vinyl LP on Track Records with 'Double Album' label print & A1/B1 machine stamped matrices in the run-outs for both records, complete with the original 12-page numbered booklet & deluxe front laminated tri-fold picture sleeve. See 'More Info' for further details on condition ...)
- The Who - Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2020 13:03)
THE WHO Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy (1972 UK first issue 14-track retrospective LP, E.J. Day printed gatefold picture sleeve. The cover shows only light edge & ring wear, with some light colour fading to the spine, whilst the vinyl displays theodd cosmetic paper scuff but remains excellent)
- The Who - It's Hard - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 07:03)
THE WHO It's Hard (1982 UK 12-track LP, the tenth studio album by the English rock band & the last to feature bassist John Entwistle & drummer Kenney Jones, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve does have some notable scuffing and a little light edgewear, whilst the vinyl appears barely played - a great play copy WHOD5066)