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The Who - Keith Moon Album(s):

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 1975 Polydor LP (front cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 1975 Polydor LP (back cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 1975 Polydor LP (front cover - reversed insert)

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 1975 Polydor 8-Track

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 1975 Polydor Cassette

Two Sides Of The Moon (Deluxe) - UK - 2006 Castle CD

Shown with die cut slip case

Two Sides Of The Moon - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Two Sides Of The Moon - USA - 1975 MCA LP (front cover - reversed insert)

Two Sides Of The Moon - USA - 1975 MCA 8-Track

Two Sides Of The Moon - USA - 1997 Mausoleum CD

Two Sides Of The Moon - Australia - 1975 Polydor LP (front cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Australia - 1975 Polydor LP (back cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Brazil - 1975 Polydor LP (front cover)

Black & White reverse cover of "the moon"

Two Sides Of The Moon - Brazil - 1975 Polydor LP (back cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Germany - 1975 Polydor LP

Laminated cover (Solid cover, no diecut for "reverse" moon picture)

Paper Insert -included with German LP (front side)

Paper Insert -included with German LP (back side)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Germany - 1997 Repertoire CD

Two Sides Of The Moon - Holland - 1975 Polydor LP

UK cover, Holland LP

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 1975 Polydor LP

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 1997 Repertoire CD

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 2006 Strange Days Box (Promo) (front cover)

Includes: Two Sides Of The Moon & the first 5 John Entwistle Albums (see John Entwistle albums section)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 2006 Strange Days CD

Mini-LP die cut cover

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 2006 Strange Days CD

Pictured with original LP Obi - Obi comes with Box set only

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 2006 Strange Days Box (Promo) (back cover)

Two Sides Of The Moon - Japan - 2008 Strange Days CD

SHMCD

Two Sides Of The Moon - Spain - 1975 Polydor LP

Insert has same picture on both sides

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR1 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR2 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR3 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR4 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR5 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR6 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR7 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR8 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR9 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR10 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Keith Moon - Rough Mixes CDR11 - UK - 2006 Sanctuary CD (Acetate)

Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle & Keith Moon - Russia - 2001 Delta MM CD

MP3 albums of: Two Sides Of The MoonRoger Daltrey: Daltrey, Ride A Rock Horse, One Of The Boys, McVicar, Parting Should Be Painless, Under A Raging Moon, Can't Wait To See The Movie, Rocks In The Head. John Entwistle: Smash Your Head Against The Wall, Whistle Rymes, Rigor Mortis Sets In, Mad Dog, Too Late The Hero, The Rock.

TWO SIDES OF THE MOON

Album: Two Sides Of The Moon

LPs (vinyl) Sampled: Polydor (UK), MCA (USA), Polydor (Japan)

CDs Sampled: Mausoleum (USA), Repertoire (Germany), Strange Days (Japan), Castle (UK - Deluxe Edition)

Non-album Tracks: "Don't Worry Baby" (1st mix different vocal track version). This version was originally released on the USA single. "Teenage Idol" (1st mix different vocal track version). This was the USA "b" side to "Don't Worry Baby", above.

LP Comments: I prefer the sound of the MCA (USA) pressing.

CD Comments: Both USA & Germany CD versions sound identical. The Japan CD is not quite as good, but close. The bonus tracks on the CD were apparently remixed and sound better than the original album tracks, which were only remastered.

CD (Deluxe Edition) Comments: The original album tracks have the same mastering as the previously released versions, and the <many> bonus tracks sound better.

Summary: I recommend the <Deluxe> CD version as it has the same sound quality as the previously released CD versions, but with extensive bonus tracks.

Other Comments: The producers of the "Deluxe Edition" missed an opportunity to include "When I'm Sixty-Four", which was recorded around the same time period for the, All This And World War II soundtrack album. This would have combined all of Keith's solo releases together, versus fans having to seek out additional recordings.

Note: Mausoleum (USA) version was reissued on the Pet Rock (USA) label.

About: Two Sides Of The Moon

I tend to play this album once or twice a year for "sentimental purposes"...

From a musical or even Who/Who solo point of view, it's not a very good album, but...

It does somewhat represent Keith and it was his only solo album.

One of the aspects of a solo album like this you have to consider, is if Keith weren't singing on it, would it ever have gotten my attention? The answer is, no, probably not.

OK, "negative" aspects aside, it is a somewhat charming album and it has its moments...

The highlight of the album for me, is Keith's version of "The Kids Are Alright". I absolutely love this. I can almost imagine what the song could have sounded like (production wise) had it been recorded originally in 1975, vs. 1965. It's the only song in which Keith plays drums on the whole album - and I love the drum solo!

Some people have cringed when I've told them how much I like  it, but as we know - not everyone likes the same things. How boring life would be if we were all the same...

I bought this album in 1982 at
Yesterday & Today Records in Miami. It was the first time I saw it and was fascinated by the cover. I ended up buying about 10 copies from him (they still had sealed copies) and at one point, they wouldn't sell me anymore ("I need to hold onto some for my other customers!") - They were probably about $7 each. I ended up selling most of them to a record store in NY for ~$25 each around 1984, when I realized I really didn't need all these copies and could use the $$$ on other Who records.

One of the "collector's secrets" at the time, was that the USA single of "Don't Worry Baby"/"Together" (which was released before the album) had different versions/mixes on it - so you needed to buy that too. I did. "Don't Worry Baby" has a "high voice" vocal of Keith (compared to the "normal" vocal version on the album) and "Together" seems to be arraigned differently (more orchestration on the album version). These 2 tracks are part of the bonus tracks on the album...

Other than "The Kids Are Alright", I kind of like both versions of "Don't Worry Baby" and the rest of the album is sorta "just there". OK "easy listening" material, a reminder of Keith and that's about it...

The other bonus tracks from the 1997 CD were from his unreleased 2nd album. A little more "plain vanilla" material, not as overly produced as "Two Sides Of The Moon"...

In 2006, the album was reissued again as a "Deluxe" version, with all kinds of outtakes and additional bonus tracks. While I'm always grateful for a "dump of the archives" (better for the fans to have it, than to be rotting away on a shelf or box somewhere), unfortunately, there wasn't much there in the way of "better material" - as opposed to "more of the same", or quite frankly, "less of the same".

If they did this with Who material, I think we would all be scratching our ways to the record/CD store to buy copies the day they became available (some of the Who outtakes are better than the released versions!). But, it is what it is...

Unfortunately, the compiler ,
Bootleg Andy, left off an important track - "When I'm Sixty-Four" - which Keith sang on for the All This And World War II album. While it wasn't part of his "solo album sessions" per se, it was from the same time period and would have fit perfectly on the "Deluxe" release - and fans would have all of Keith's solo material on one album... Oh well... 

Track Listing:

LP: Crazy Like A Fox, Solid Gold, Don't Worry Baby, One Night Stand, The Kids Are Alright, Move Over Ms. L, Teenage Idol, Back Door Sally, In My Life, Together

CD: <Keith Moon dialog> Crazy Like A Fox, Solid Gold, Don't Worry Baby, One Night Stand, The Kids Are Alright, Move Over Ms. L, Teenage Idol, Back Door Sally, In My Life, Together, Radio Spot, I Don't Suppose, Naked Man, Do Me Good, Real Emotion, Don't Worry Baby, Teenage Idol, Together Rap

CD (Deluxe Edition): <Keith Moon dialog> Crazy Like A Fox, Solid Gold, Don't Worry Baby, One Night Stand, The Kids Are Alright, Move Over Ms. L, Teenage Idol, Back Door Sally, In My Life, Together, Lies, I Don't Suppose, Hot Rod Queen, Don't Worry Baby, Teenage Idol, Back Door Sally, One Night Stand, Crazy Like A Fox, In My Life, Move Over Ms. L, Solid Gold, We Wish You A Merry Xmas, Do Me Good, Real Emotion, Naked Man, Keith & Ringo "Together", Don't Worry Baby, Don't Worry Baby, Teenage Idol, Crazy Like A Fox, Solid Gold, A Touch Of Moon Madness, Move Over Ms. L, Lies, My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, Keith & Ringo "Together", Together, Together, Together, I'm Not Angry, Hot Rod Queen, Solid Gold, Teenage Idol, Solid Gold, Real Emotion, "OK Mr. Starkey", Do Me Good, Keith & Ringo - "Together (Again)", In My Life

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