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The Who - The Who Sell Out 2LP 180g Vinyl Record (2015)

The Who - The Who Sell Out 2LP 180g Vinyl Record (2015)

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The Who - The Who Sell Out 2LP 180g Vinyl Record (2015)

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A concept album, The Who Sell Out is structured as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with fake commercials and public service announcements, including the second track "Heinz Baked Beans".[3] The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station Radio London.

The album was primarily written by guitarist Pete Townshend, though three tracks were penned by bassist John Entwistle and one by Thunderclap Newman vocalist Speedy Keen, who also sings. Townshend and Entwistle are joined by vocalist Roger Daltrey and drummer Keith Moon, and organist Al Kooper makes a guest appearance on two tracks. The album was produced by the band's manager Kit Lambert.

The album's release was reportedly followed by lawsuits due to the mention of real-world commercial interests in the faux commercials and on the album covers, and by the makers of the real jingles (Radio London jingles), who claimed the Who used them without permission. (The jingles were produced by PAMS Productions of Dallas, Texas, which created thousands of station ID jingles in the 1960s and 1970s.) The deodorant company Odorono took offence that Chris Stamp made a request for endorsement dollars.[4] "I Can See for Miles" was released as a single and peaked at number 10 in the UK and number 9 in the US.

The Who Sell Out has received widespread acclaim from critics, some of whom viewed it as the Who's best record. It has also frequently been featured on all-time lists of the best albums, including Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". However, it was the band's lowest-charting album on the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at number 13.

 

TRACKLIST

A1 Armenia City In The Skies
A2 Heinz Baked Beans
A3 Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands
A4 Odorono
A5 Tattoo
A6 Our Love Was
A7 I Can See For Miles
B1 Can't Reach You
B2 Medac
B3 Relax
B4 Silas Stingy
B5 Sunrise
B6 Rael (1 And 2)

 

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