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 - Who Are You - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.48, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 18-Mar-2020 14:30)
THE WHO Who Are You (UK Polydor Mid-Price issue of the 1978 9-track vinyl LP featuring Rod Argent and Andy Fairweather-Low. The picture sleeve which has some minor general wear whilst the vinyl appears in barely played condition SPELP77)
The Who - Live At Leeds - Blue Text - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $45.15, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 13-Mar-2020 19:24)
THE WHO Live At Leeds (1970 UK 6-track live LP in gatefold 'bootleg' style stapled pocket sleeve with blue title text. This copy has nine of the twelve inserts including repro band letters, receipts & lyrics. The sleeve shows some signs of shelfwear with some foxing and blemishes to the back cover. The vinyl is in Excellent condition, shows only minor evidence of light play and whilst not complete with every original insert there's still plenty of nice reproduction memorabilia included making this original copy an ideal starter copy at an advantageous price and in great condition) * note that the base paper colour of inserts may vary from the illustration *
The Who - Ready Steady Who Five - UK - 7" vinyl - £19.99, $25.79, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 12-Mar-2020 15:28)
THE WHO Ready Steady Who Five (2018 UK limited edition 4-track 7" vinyl EP which opens with 'So Sad About Us', a song Pete wrote for The Merseys which turned out so well that The Who nicked it for themselves, recorded for the BBC Saturday Cluband comes accompanied by a interview by Brian Matthews with Pete Townshend; plus live versions of Happy Jack and My Generation, recorded at that Who stronghold, the Marquee in London's Wardour Street. The flipback style picture sleeve remainsin the open shrink, therefore displays minimal wear, with a company die-cut inner, and the vinyl looks barely played REP24)
The Who - Quadrophenia - 180gram Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $38.69, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 05-Mar-2020 17:03)
THE WHO Quadrophenia (2020 UK limited edition double LP issue of the classic 1979 album pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including 5:15, Love Reign O'er Me, Bell Boy and others plus songs from the 60s Mod era by James Brown, BookerT & The MG's and more. The two discs are UNPLAYED housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original hype-stickered shrinkwrap)
The Who - It's Hard - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 28-Feb-2020 09:10)
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 has some light edgewear, whilst thevinyl appears barely played WHOD5066)
The Who - Face Dances - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.32, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 28-Feb-2020 09:08)
THE WHO Face Dances (1981 UK 9-track LP, housed in a Peter Blake designed picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition & appears barely played WHOD5037)
The Who - Who's Next - 1st + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $96.75, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 28-Feb-2020 09:03)
THE WHO Who's Next (Classic 1971 first UK issue 9-track stereo LP, pinched spine picture sleeve & rare Polydor 'Head Hunters' company inner. The sleeve shows just a little edgescuffing & there is a graffiti addition of an extra head to the inner, whilst the vinyl remains in VG+ condition light spindle wear and a small mark causing a few clicks to Love Ain't For Keeping - a serviceable copy!
The Who - Live At Leeds - Complete - Blue Text - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $161.25, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 26-Feb-2020 14:41)
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: The Movie - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2020 10:52)
THE WHO Tommy: The Movie (1975 UK 31-track double vinyl LP containing music from the soundtrack to the movie, with guest performances from Elton John, Eric Clapton & Tina Turner, complete with illustrated lyric inners, gatefold picture sleeve.The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
The Who - WHO - UK - picture disc LP - £24.99, $32.24, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 21-Feb-2020 10:53)
THE WHO WHO (2019 UK limited edition 11-track Picture Disc LP - Their first studio album released in thirteen years, the album was mostly recorded in London & Los Angeles during Spring & Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete with DaveSardy and finds Roger & Pete joined by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker and Gordon Giltrap, including the singles Ball And Chain,All This Music Must Fade & I Don't Wanna Get Wise. Complete with a download code voucher, the disc is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the tracklisting-stickered clear PVC sleeve)