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 - Live At Leeds - Complete - Blue Text - A1/B1 - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $152.50, €138.75 (New Item) (arrived 11-Oct-2019 16:35)
THE WHO Live At Leeds (1970 UK Track label 6-track live LP with A1/B1 matrices, in 'bootleg' style stapled pocket gatefold sleeve with blue text on front & complete with all 12 inserts including poster, photos & repro band letters, receipts & lyrics. The vinyl is graded VG+/EX- with some minor surface scuffs & marks but plays without any issues. The sleeve is still in great shape for its age with just a small nick at the top, whilst all inserts remain in a fantastic condition and theposter has never been displayed) * note that the base paper colour of inserts may vary from the illustration *
The Who - Wire & Glass - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2019 16:13)
THE WHO Wire & Glass (2006 UK limited edition 12" single pressed on Etched Vinyl - the 11-minute 6-track epic taken from their long-awaited 1st album in over 20 years and is itself part of the longer mini-opera 'The Boy Who Heard Music'; it is, as you might expect, a record that is unmistakably The Who and yet at the same time sounds amazingly contemporary, individually numbered & stickered PVC sleeve)
The Who - La-La-La-Lies - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:54)
THE WHO La-La-La-Lies (Rare 1966 UK 7" single with four prong centre, also featuring The Good's Gone, Brunswick company die-cut paper sleeve. This single was released the same day as the Ready Steady Who EP & did not enter the charts, remaining one of their hardest to find UK singles. The vinyl grades VG+ with just a few light surface hairlines not affecting play)
The Who - I Can't Explain - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:51)
THE WHO I Can't Explain (Classic 1965 UK 7" single with four prong centre, also featuring Bald Headed Woman, Brunswick company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains Very Good with some light surface scuffs to show for over fifty years)
The Who - Pictures Of Lily - 3pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:37)
THE WHO Pictures Of Lily (1967 UK first issue 7" single with three prong centre, also including Doctor Doctor, plain die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains in VG+/EX- condition with just a few light surface scuffs & displays no major deterioration in sound quality)
The Who - Happy Jack - 3pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:33)
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 - I'm A Boy - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:30)
THE WHO I'm A Boy (1966 UK 7" single with four-prong centre, also featuring In The City, plain die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl has a few surface marks & spindlewear but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, a really nice example atan advantageous price)
The Who - Substitute / Instant Party - 3pr - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:26)
THE WHO Substitute (1966 UK second issue 7" single with three prong centre, also featuring Instant Party. This scarce single was temporarily withdrawn at the time & eventually surfaced with three different B-sides, the other two being Waltz For A Pig & Circles [with Instant Party & Circles being the same song]. The vinyl remains Very Good with some minor surface marks/hairlines, still sounds great with only a little background noise)
The Who - A Legal Matter - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2019 17:22)
THE WHO A Legal Matter (Original 1966 UK 7" single on the black & silver Brunswick label with four prong centre, also featuring Instant Party, Brunswick company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains Very Good with some minor surface marks/hairlines, still sounds great with only a little background noise)
The Who - Dogs - 4prong - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $21.96, €19.98 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2019 12:33)
THE WHO Dogs (1968 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Call Me Lightning, plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains very good with some noticeable surface marks, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality)