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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Odds & Sods, a compilation of outtakes and rarities from the Who's first decade, is a rather jumpy listen that harbors few songs that could be termed top of the line. Also, since its 1974 release, several of the tracks have been issued on other compilations, or as bonus tracks to CD reissues of legitimate Who albums. Setting your expectations at the appropriate level, however, you'll find much of this worthwhile. "Pure and Easy," "Naked Eye," and "Long Live Rock" were all concert favorites of the group in the '70s; "Glow Girl" introduced some riffs that would resurface in Tommy; and "Postcard," John Entwistle's tale of rock life on the road, was one of his better...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Odds & Sods, a compilation of outtakes and rarities from the Who's first decade, is a rather jumpy listen that harbors few songs that could be termed top of the line. Also, since its 1974 release, several of the tracks have been issued on other compilations, or as bonus tracks to CD reissues of legitimate Who albums. Setting your expectations at the appropriate level, however, you'll find much of this worthwhile. "Pure and Easy," "Naked Eye," and "Long Live Rock" were all concert favorites of the group in the '70s; "Glow Girl" introduced some riffs that would resurface in Tommy; and "Postcard," John Entwistle's tale of rock life on the road, was one of his better compositions. This also has their very first single, "I'm the Face," recorded in 1964 when the group were known as the High Numbers. The 1998 CD reissue is a must-have even if you've got the original LP, as it doubles the album size with a dozen bonus tracks, most previously unreleased. These include some really interesting items: the Motown covers "Leaving Here" and "Baby Don't You Do It" are taken from demos circa late 1964, the latter track featuring some early guitar distortion freak-out in the solo; "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" is the rare U.S. B-side version; there are late-'60s studio versions of Live at Leeds faves "Summertime Blues" and "Young Man Blues"; the Rolling Stones' cover "Under My Thumb" and "Water" are B-sides that weren't on an album for a long time; and there are less exciting alternates and outtakes from Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811171827
  • Catalog Number: 11718
  • Sales rank: 31,569

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm the Face (2:29)
  2. 2 Leaving Here (2:13)
  3. 3 Baby Don't You Do It (2:28)
  4. 4 Summertime Blues (3:13)
  5. 5 Under My Thumb (2:45)
  6. 6 Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand (3:23)
  7. 7 My Way (2:28)
  8. 8 Faith in Something Bigger (3:01)
  9. 9 Glow Girl (2:26)
  10. 10 Little Billy (2:17)
  11. 11 Young Man Blues (2:44)
  12. 12 Cousin Kevin Model Child (1:26)
  13. 13 Love Ain't for Keeping (4:04)
  14. 14 Time Is Passing (3:31)
  15. 15 Pure and Easy (5:24)
  16. 16 Too Much of Anything (4:23)
  17. 17 Long Live Rock (3:58)
  18. 18 Put the Money Down (4:31)
  19. 19 We Close Tonight (2:58)
  20. 20 Postcard (3:32)
  21. 21 Now I'm a Farmer (4:09)
  22. 22 Water (4:40)
  23. 23 Naked Eye (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Who Primary Artist
Roger Daltrey Vocals
Al Kooper Organ
Pete Townshend Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Keith Moon Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Entwistle Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Brass
Leslie West Guitar
Technical Credits
Roger Daltrey Original Sleeve Design
Pete Townshend Producer, Liner Notes
The Who Producer, Audio Production
Jon Astley Reissue Producer, Mastering
Chris Charlesworth Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Reissue Executive Producer
Bill Curbishley Executive Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Kit Lambert Producer, Audio Production
Andy MacPherson Remixing
Graham Hughes Original Design Concept
Pete Meaden Producer, Audio Production
Chris Parmeinter Producer, Audio Production
Robert Rosenberg Executive Producer
Richard Evans Art Direction, Reissue Design
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