NEW DIGITAL EP THE WHO STUDIO SESSIONS 1967/68 RELEASED TODAY
FROM UPCOMING SUPER DELUXE RELEASE THE WHO SELL OUT SUPER DELUXE EDITION, OUT APRIL 23, CONTAINS 112 TRACKS ACROSS FIVE CDS & TWO 7” SINGLES FEATURING 47 UNRELEASED TRACKS INCLUDING 14 UNHEARD PETE TOWNSHEND DEMOS, 80-PAGE HARD BACK BOOK WITH NEW LINER NOTES BY PETE TOWNSHEND AS WELL AS RARE POSTERS, INSERTS & MEMORABILIA
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16 APRIL 2021, (TORONTO, ON) – Released in December 1967 The Who Sell Out reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. The album was originally planned by Pete Townshend and the band’s managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, as a loose concept album including jingles and commercials linking the songs stylized as a pirate radio broadcast. This concept was born out of necessity as their label and management wanted a new album and Townshend felt that he didn’t have enough songs.
In the early 1960s, pirate radio stations began broadcasting to the U.K. from offshore ships or abandoned sea forts from international waters to meet the growing need for pop and rock not offered by the BBC at that time. The ground-breaking original plan for Sell Out was to sell advertising space on the album but instead the band opted for writing their own jingles paying tribute to pirate radio stations and to parody an increasingly consumerist society.
The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out features 112 tracks, 47 of which are unreleased, an 80-page, hard-back full-color book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track-by-track annotation and new sleeve notes by Pete Townshend.
Pre-order The Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out HERE
The Super Deluxe package also includes nine posters and inserts, including replicas of;
As tasters for the set a series of digital EP’s are being released, the final of these released today includes previously unreleased versions of three songs from the studio sessions; “Mr. Hyde (aka “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde),” “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand” & “Melancholia.”
Listen to the three track The Who Studio Sessions 1967/68 Digital EP HERE
THE WHO STUDIO SESSIONS 1967/68 Digital EP
“Mr Hyde (aka Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)” (Take 7) (Previously Unreleased)
“Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (Takes 1 & 9)” (Take 1 is previously unreleased and Take 9 is a new remix)
“Melancholia (Take 1)” (Previously Unreleased)
The homage to Pop Art is evident in both the advertising jingles and the iconic sleeve design created by David King who was the art director at the Sunday Times, and Roger Law who invented the Spitting Image TV show. The sleeve features four advertising images, taken by the renowned photographer David Montgomery, of each band member Odorono deodorant (Pete Townshend), Medac spot cream (Keith Moon), Charles Atlas (John Entwistle) and Roger Daltrey & Heinz baked beans. The story goes that Roger Daltrey caught pneumonia from sitting in the cold beans for too long.
Within the bold concept, were a batch of fabulous and diverse songs. “I Can See for Miles,” a top ten hit at the time, is a Who classic. “Rael,” a Townshend “mini-opera” with musical motifs that reappeared in Tommy and the psychedelic blast of “Armenia City In The Sky” and “Relax” are among the very best material anyone wrote during the 1960s
One of the most extraordinary albums of any era, The Who Sell Out is The Who’s last “pop” album. Two years later came Tommy – a double concept album about a deaf, dumb and blind kid.
To celebrate the release of The Who Sell Out Super Deluxe Edition, nugs.net, the leading music platform for live concert streams and recordings, have partnered with The Who, UMe, and Mercury Studios, for the livestream premiere of their Classic Albums documentary, The Who Sell Out. The Who is one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century with over 100 million records sold worldwide, and the documentary explores their groundbreaking record in detail, including a deep dive into the original multi-track recordings, as well as brand-new, exclusive interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and album producers. Fans can tune in to the free livestream on Thursday, April 22nd at 6pm PT / 9pm ET HERE. The episode will be available to stream on demand via nugs.net, the nugs.net YouTube page and The Who YouTube page through Sunday, April 25th at 9pm PT / 12am ET. Streaming is available worldwide with the exception of the U.K. and Ireland.
Set a reminder to watch the premiere on April 22nd HERE
THE WHO SELL OUT SUPER DELUXE EDITION
BONUS 7” DISCS:
80-page, hard-back full-colour book, including rare period photos, memorabilia & track annotation and new liner notes by Pete Townshend with comments from from Pete Drummond (Radio London DJ), Chris Huston (Talentmasters Studio), Richard Evans (designer), Roy Flynn (Speakeasy Club manager), Arnold Schwartzman (designer) and Andy Neill (Who biographer)
THE WHO SELL OUT OTHER FORMATS INCLUDE
D2C 2LP deluxe (mono) vinyl version featuring the original album and extras highlights from box set pressed on colored vinyl; disc 1 “Odorono” red / disc 2 “Baked Bean” orange.
Also available in a variety of digital formats
THE WHO - THE WHO SELL OUT SUPER DELUXE EDITION RELEASED APRIL 23
THE WHO STUDIO SESSIONS 1967/68 A THREE TRACK EP AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS
Source Universal Music Canada
April 16, 2021 2:00pm ET by Pressparty