Who Are You [Bonus Tracks]

Who Are You [Bonus Tracks]

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by The Who
     
 

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On the Who's final album with Keith Moon, their trademark honest power started to get diluted by fatigue and a sense that the group's collective vision was beginning to fade. As instrumentalists, their skills were intact. More problematic was the erratic quality of the material, which seemed torn between blustery attempts at contemporary relevance ("Sister Disco,"

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On the Who's final album with Keith Moon, their trademark honest power started to get diluted by fatigue and a sense that the group's collective vision was beginning to fade. As instrumentalists, their skills were intact. More problematic was the erratic quality of the material, which seemed torn between blustery attempts at contemporary relevance ("Sister Disco," "New Song," "Music Must Change") and bittersweet insecurity ("Love Is Coming Down"). Most problematic of all were the arrangements, heavy on the symphonic synthesizers and strings, which make the record sound cluttered and overanxious. Roger Daltrey's operatic tough-guy braggadocio in particular was beginning to sound annoying on several cuts. Yet Pete Townshend's better tunes -- "Music Must Change," "Love Is Coming Down," and the anthemic title track -- continued to explore the contradictions of aging rockers in interesting, effective ways. Whether due to Moon's death or not, it was the last reasonably interesting Who record. The 1996 CD reissue adds five previously unreleased alternate takes and demos.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811149222
catalogNumber:
11492
Rank:
35182

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Who   Primary Artist
Roger Daltrey   Harmonica,Vocals
Pete Townshend   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Rod Argent   Synthesizer,Piano
Andy Fairweather Low   Background Vocals
Keith Moon   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
John Entwistle   Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Horn,Keyboards,Vocals
Ted Astley   Strings

Technical Credits

Pete Townshend   Composer
Jon Astley   Producer,Reissue Producer,Remixing
Chris Charlesworth   Executive Producer
Bill Curbishley   Executive Producer
John Entwistle   Composer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Andy MacPherson   Reissue Producer,Remixing
Ted Astley   String Arrangements
Bill Smith   Cover Design
Martyn Goddard   Back Cover
Matt Resnicoff   Liner Notes
Robert Rosenberg   Executive Producer
Richard Evans   Art Direction,Reissue Design
Terry O'Neill   Cover Photo

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