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The Who - The Who Sell Out/A Quick One FLAC album


Performer: The Who
Genre: Rock
Title: The Who Sell Out/A Quick One
Country: Germany
Released: 1974
Style: Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1404 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1213 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1532 mb
Rating: 4.4
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A Quick One is the second studio album by the English rock band the Who, released on 9 December 1966.

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A Quick One is the Who's most delightfully unfocused album, a weaving roll through the band's most democratic period. Bassist John Entwistle contributed two songs (including "Boris the Spider," probably his most endearing composition); drummer Keith Moon did, too (the instrumental "Cobwebs and Strange" encapsulates his boozy, woozy charm in two and a half minutes). Singer Roger Daltrey wrote one song, and there's a cover of the Martha & the Vandellas hit "Heat Wave. It's the moment where they broke from the rest of the pack and on their way to bigger and bolder projects. The Who Albums Ranked.

In the US The Who Sell Out was released on 6 January 1968 (Decca DL 4950, DL 74950 ) followed by the CD (MCA MCAD-31332) in the 1980s and remastered CD (MCAD-11268) in 1995. Disc Two consisted of the original 13 tracks in mono plus ten bonus tracks and out-takes

The Who Sell Out. By. Rolling Stone. This album is fantastic, it has an exquisite sense of humor (songs of the humbly homespun) and consummate musicianship. The cover, of course, is amazingly funny: deodorant, pimple cream, baked beans and the Charles Atlas course, each shot perfectly suited to the character of the person in the group. It’s almost too English. The first thing you are going to see are the commercial plugs and Radio London spots. They take various forms; the cover is the first.

The Who Sell Out is Townshend's first (and best) album-length concept piece, paving the way for the full-blown operatic sprawl of Tommy and Quadrophenia. On Sell Out, a satirical yet celebratory look at the folly of Top 40 radio, Townshend successfully does what he would overdo in the two operas. Every song shines-none are mere transitions to the next part of the story-and the mock ads and jingles are hilarious. Composed of random repeats of songs from A Quick One and Sell Out, a few B-sides and EP tracks, it's a hodgepodge of wrong turns and dead ends. In retrospect, Tommy isn't quite the masterpiece it was hyped to be when it first appeared.

The Who Sell Out by The Who Audio CD £. 9. 'A Quick One While He's Away'' is Townshend's first attempt at a rock opera, perhaps the first in pop music. It's a suite of six episodes, comprising a simple tale of an unfaithful wife who has a quick leg-over with a lover called Ivor and is happily absolved by her husband. Each is a self-contained song, the whole spliced together in much the same way as Abbey Road's long medley would be, three years later

Tracklist

The Who Sell Out
A1 Armenia City In The Sky
A2 Heinz Baked Beans
A3 Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
A4 Odorono
A5 Tattoo
A6 Our Love Was
A7 I Can See For Miles
A8 Can't Reach You
A9 Medac
A10 Relax
A11 Silas Stingy
A12 Sunrise
A13 Rael 1 + 2
A Quick One
B1 Run Run Run
B2 Boris The Spider
B3 I Need You
B4 Whiskey Man
B5 Heat Wave
B6 Cobwebs And Strange
B7 Don't Look Away
B8 See My Way
B9 So Sad About Us
B10 A Quick One While He's Away

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2674 006 The Who Sell Out ‎(2xLP, Comp) Karussell 2674 006 Germany 1971
MCA2-4067 The Who A Quick One (Happy Jack) / The Who Sell Out ‎(2xLP, Comp) Track Record, MCA Records MCA2-4067 US 1973
MCA2-4067 The Who A Quick One (Happy Jack) / The Who Sell Out ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE) MCA Records, Track Record MCA2-4067 Canada 1980
2675 089 The Who The Who Sell Out ‎(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 2675 089 France 1974
3578 003 The Who Sell Out ‎(Cass, Comp) Polydor 3578 003 France Unknown