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 - My Generation - 1st - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $37.80, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 12:57)
THE WHO My Generation (1965 UK first press 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Shout & Shimmy. Issued in a Brunswick die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl grades VG with a few light paper hairline scuffs not affecting play. A must-have Mod classic!)
- The Who - My Generation - Half Speed Master - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 09:59)
THE WHO My Generation (2022 UK/EU limited edition 12-track black vinyl LP mastered by long time Who engineer Jon Astley and Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell for this release. My Generation was their 1965 debutalbum and contains songs such as My Generation, The Kids are Alright and The Ox. Packaged inside a replica of its original picture sleeve with Abbey Road HSM series obi and certificate of authenticity, brand new & factory sealed. Recommended)
- The Who - Exciting The Who - Japanese - vinyl LP - £79.99, $100.79, €94.39 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 15:15)
THE WHO Exciting The Who (Out of print 2021 Japanese exclusive limited edition 10-track Mono LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1968, this Japan-only compilation features tracks from '66&'67, including Waltz For A Pig [actually by the Graham Bond Organization], their cover of the Stones' Under My Thumb [released in protest at Mick & Keef's proposed jail sentences in 1967!] and more. Housed in a replica high gloss scalloped flipback card picture sleeve with a pinched spine, reproduction of the original lyric sheet and obi-strip. The vinyl is housed in a separate die-cut card sleeve with a barcoded information sticker attached. This remains in a brand-new, shop bought condition, still in the un-opened re-sealable bag! UIJY-75208)
- The Who - Sell Out - 180 Gram - Japanese - vinyl LP - £69.99, $88.19, €82.59 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 15:16)
THE WHO Sell Out (Out of print 2021 Japanese exclusive limited edition 14-track Stereo LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, originally released in 1968. Housed in a replica high gloss flipback card picture sleeve with a pinched spine, featuring the unique artwork different to the UK release, includes a reproduction of the original lyric sheet and obi-strip. The vinyl is housed in a separate die-cut card sleeve with a barcoded information sticker attached. Thisremains in a brand-new, shop bought condition, still in the un-opened re-sealable bag! UIJY-75209)
- The Who - Live At Leeds - 1st Red - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $189.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-May-2022 12:51)
THE WHO Live At Leeds (Rare 1970 UK 6-track live vinyl LP on Track Records with blue & white label print and has A1/B1 matrices, housed in the gatefold card 'bootleg' style sleeve with red text on the front, complete with all twelve inserts including poster, photographs, repro band letters, receipts & lyrics. This copy comes with the early variant of the poster which has 'Tuesdays at the Marquee' text along the bottom [reportedly limited to 300 copies]. All inserts remain in a reallynice condition, the hard to find poster has been displayed and has a small amount of wear, otherwise nice. The picture sleeve displays just a little light wear and the first issue vinyl remains excellent with only a few light signs of play)
- The Who - Tommy: The Movie - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 02-May-2022 15:34)
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, vintage price stickered gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inners. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with minimal scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- The Who - My Generation - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 02-May-2022 16:16)
THE WHO My Generation (1979 UK mono issue of the classic 1965 12-track LP, housed in a replica front glossed picture sleeve. The sleeve displays a little light wear through storage with some discolouring to the unlaminated back and a small area of residual sticker wear whilst the vinyl grades VG with just the odd light scratch not upsetting play. For one of the most celebrated albums ever with many copies played to death at parties, this is a nice copy! V2179)
- The Who - The Story Of The Who - Laminated - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2022 08:47)
THE WHO The Story Of The Who (1976 UK 26-track double LP compilation, housed in a front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with integral eight-page booklet. The sleeve is Excellent with some light laminate creases, the vinyl too remains in Excellent condition with just a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play)
- The Who - Squeeze Box - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.81, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2022 15:05)
THE WHO Squeeze Box (1975 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Success Story. The vinyl comes issued in the Polydor company die-cut paper sleeve)
- The Who - A Quick One - Half Speed Master - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 10:03)
THE WHO A Quick One (2022 UK/EU limited edition 10-track black vinyl LP mastered by long time Who engineer Jon Astley and Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell for this release. The follow up to My Generation, A Quick One was released in 1966, and contains the experimental music suite 'A Quick One While He's Away', famous for being performed at the Rolling Stones Rock N Roll Circus. Packaged inside a replica of its original picture sleeve with Abbey RoadHSM series obi and certificate of authenticity, brand new & factory sealed. Recommended)