Who's Serious: The Symphonic Music of the Who

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Following similar volumes of repertory by Yes and The Rolling Stones, Who's Serious: Symphonic Music of the Who presents The London Philharmonic Orchestra running through several of The Who's best-known numbers, including "I Can See For Miles," "My Generation," "Baba O'Riley," and "Pinball Wizard." The release is augmented by a version of "Overture," a medley used by Roger Daltrey to open his solo concerts and recorded here by members of his touring band, including drummer Zak Starkey Ringo Starr's son and Simon Townshend Pete's brother. All told, there are ten tracks here; the interested Who fan will probably find some worthwhile adaptations, but those starting with a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Following similar volumes of repertory by Yes and The Rolling Stones, Who's Serious: Symphonic Music of the Who presents The London Philharmonic Orchestra running through several of The Who's best-known numbers, including "I Can See For Miles," "My Generation," "Baba O'Riley," and "Pinball Wizard." The release is augmented by a version of "Overture," a medley used by Roger Daltrey to open his solo concerts and recorded here by members of his touring band, including drummer Zak Starkey Ringo Starr's son and Simon Townshend Pete's brother. All told, there are ten tracks here; the interested Who fan will probably find some worthwhile adaptations, but those starting with a negative opinion of the premise are advised to steer clear. And, needless to say, all of the original recordings should be obtained first.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1998
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266311149
  • Catalog Number: 63111

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (6:18)
  2. 2 I Can See for Miles (3:21)
  3. 3 Pinball Wizard (See Me, Feel Me) (5:13)
  4. 4 My Generation (5:51)
  5. 5 Doctor Jimmy (12:30)
  6. 6 Baba O'Riley (5:34)
  7. 7 5:15 (7:44)
  8. 8 Love Reign O'Er Me (6:41)
  9. 9 Who Are You (4:37)
  10. 10 Listening to You (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Philharmonic Orchestra Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Simon Townshend Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Geoff Whitehorn Guitar
John "Rabbit" Bundrick Organ, Piano
Alistair Gordon Choir, Chorus
Jody Linscott Percussion
Billy Nichols Choir, Chorus
Phil Spalding Bass
Zak Starkey Drums
Ian Wilson Choir, Chorus
Peter Scholes Conductor
Steve Butler Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jon Astley Arranger, Producer, Mastering
Jaz Coleman Arranger
Rupert Coulson Engineer
London Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
Billy Nichols Director, Producer
Peter Smith Executive Producer
Steve Vining Executive Producer
Peter Scholes Arranger
Alex Lawrie Executive Producer
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