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 - I Can See For Miles - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $44.45, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2019 14:49)
THE WHO I Can See For Miles (Classic 1967 UK 7" single with intact four prong centre, also including Someone's Coming, plain white die-cut company sleeve with artist & song name annotation on the back. Over half a century on, the vinyl appears Near Mint with very little sign of play) […]
- The Who - The Seeker - Wide - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2019 14:46)
THE WHO The Seeker (1970 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including Here For More. Issued in a plain die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play) […]
- The Who - Odds & Sods - 1st + Poster - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $107.95, €96.90 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2019 08:59)
THE WHO Odds & Sods (1974 UK 11-track stereo LP, with unique cutaway sleeve with integral full colour back picture allowed to show through & braille titles on the reverse, complete with gatefold lyric insert & rare colour poster. The sleeve shows only the lightest shelfwear, whilst the vinyl is Near Mint! The poster has been stored folded in the sleeve & shows few signs of age - A superb complete copy of this hard-to-find pressing) […]
- The Who - Pinball Wizard - Wide - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (Back In Stock) (arrived 13-Jun-2019 13:50)
THE WHO Pinball Wizard (1969 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including Dogs Part Two. Issued in a plain die-cut paper sleeve. The previous owners barely visible name is faintly written on both labels, whilst the vinyl has just a few light surface scuffs to show for its almost fifty years) […]
- The Who - Who's Next - 1st - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jun-2019 11:19)
THE WHO Who's Next (1971 Japanese first press 9-track LP, manufactured by Polydor K.K. Japan in December 1971, housed in the original heavyweight gatefold pasted picture sleeve with both English & Japanese lyrics printed inside. The cover is Excellent with a little minor edge scuffing & very faint age wear the vinyl appears Near Mint with few signs of play MP2205) […]
- The Who - 5.15 - Five Fifteen - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.16, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jun-2019 18:35)
THE WHO 5.15 (1973 UK injection moulded 7" single, also including Water, plain Track company die-cut paper sleeve) […]
- The Who - Happy Jack - 3pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2019 13:30)
THE WHO Happy Jack (1966 UK mono 7" single with intact three prong centre, also including I've Been Away, plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play) […]
- The Who - Quadrophenia - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 31-May-2019 18:34)
THE WHO Quadrophenia (Classic 1973 UK 17-track double LP, gatefold picture sleeve with deluxe forty four page full size booklet containing pictures & lyrics to the album. The cover [VG+] has a small price sticker tear in the top right corner & otherwise shows minimal wear & the booklet remains intact. The vinyl grades EX/EX- with just a few minor cosmetic signs of play) […]
- The Who - Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 31-May-2019 13:50)
THE WHO Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy (1972 UK second issue 14-track retrospective LP, an unsual variant that features a stickered correction credits sheet on the internal gatefold, which, although still retaining the 'E.J .Day' printing credit, adds production information & the message that "tracks have been electronically enhanced for stereo reproduction", all details that would appear printed on subsequent pressings. The sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with little sign of play) […]
- The Who - Odds & Sods - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2019 09:04)
THE WHO Odds & Sods (1975 UK Audio Club of Britain issue of the 1974 11-track LP, with an exclusive 'ACB' catalogue number, complete with gatefold lyric insert & full colour poster, die cut picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little lightshelfwear with a crease to the poster, whilst the vinyl is superb, revealing minimal play evidence - A nice copy of this seldom seen pressing ACB254) […]