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The Who - Bootlegs - Studio:

25 Alternates '64-'70 - CD - A

Alternate Rarities - CD - A-

Alternate Tommy - CD - A

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Pirate copy - hand written matrix numbers on inner groove

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Red vinyl

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Blue vinyl

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Green vinyl

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Daddy Rolling Stone/The Last Time/Under My Thumb - 45 - A

Red vinyl

Archives - LP - A

Archives - CD - C-

A Quick One - LP - A (Picture Disc) (front cover)

A Quick One - LP - A (Picture Disc) (back cover)

A Quick One/Who's Next - CD - A

Armenia City In The Sky - 12" - n/a

A Stereo Quick One While Pete's Away - CD - A

BBC 65 66 / Genius Of PT - LP - B+

The BBC Files - CD - B+

Bucket "T" - 12" - n/a

By Numbers/Who Are You - CD - A

Classified - LP - B+

Collection The Who - CD - A

The Collector's Who Sell Out - CD - A

The Collector's Who's Next - CD - A

Daltrey - 8-Track - A

Dancing In The Street - LP - B+

Disguises - 12" - n/a

Dogs - 12" - n/a

Exciting The Who - CD - B

Exciting The Who - CD Box Set (front cover) - A

Exciting The Who - CD Box Set (back cover) - A

Exciting The Who - LP - A

My Generation - CD - A

(from "Exciting The Who" box set above)

I'm A Boy - CD - A

(from "Exciting The Who" box set above)

The Who Sell Out - CD - A

(from "Exciting The Who" box set above)

Exciting The Who - CD - A

(from "Exciting The Who" box set above)

Excerpts From Tommy - 45(s) Box Set - A

Title/Format/Rating: 25 Alternates '64-'70 - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2015 - n/a - Decca

Comments: Compilation of officially released rarities. It lists "Legal Matter" as an "alternate" - but there was only one take of the song.

Track Listing (as labeled): I'm The Face (1994 remix), Leaving Here (alternate), My Generation (Pete's demo), Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (alternate), Substitute (alternate), A Legal Matter (alternate), Circles (1966 revised version), The Kids Are Alright (Pete's demo), I'm A Boy (alternate), Happy Jack (acoustic version), Pictures Of Lily (BBC), Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (alternate), Sumertime Blues (studio version), Someone's Coming (uk mono mix), Tattoo (early mix), I Can See For Miles (early mix), Magic Bus (full mono version), Pinball Wizard (Pete's demo), Dogs Part 2 (alternate), Young Man Blues (studio version), Eyesight To The Blind (alternate), We're Not Gonna Take It (alternate), The Seeker (BBC), 1921 (live Hull), Shakin' All Over (BBC)

Title/Format/Rating: Alternate Rarities - CD - A-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1996 - Japan - XXBCD

Comments: Mostly (if not all) dubs off of good vinyl bootlegs. A good combination of studio rarities, unreleased tracks, Pete Townshend demos and live High Numbers. The speed is a bit slow for "That Motherland Feeling/Rael"...

Track Listing: Studio Tracks: My Favorite Station, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Alt. Vocal French "I Can't Explain" EP version), The Kids Are Alright (Demo), It's Not True (Demo), My Generation (Demo), Substitute (Alternate vocal version), Signal 30 (Unreleased Instrumental), Batman (Unreleased Instrumental), Don't Look Away (Demo), Run Run Run (Demo), Disguises (Demo), Jingle Bell (BBC), You Rang? (BBC), Baby Don't You Do It (BBC), Kill My Appetite (Demo), Do The Strip (Demo), I'm A Boy (Demo), Our Love Was (Mono version), That Motherland Feeling/Rael (Demo)
Live High Numbers '64: Dance To Keep From Crying, You Really Got Me, Young Man Blues, Here 'Tis Studio: Waltz For A Pig (The Graham Bond Organization)

Title/Format/Rating: Alternate Tommy - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1997 - Japan - Element of Crime

Comments: Pete Townshend demos of "Tommy", with the two John Entwistle songs being mono outtakes. Basically the same disc as "The Tommy Demos". However, where as that disc is "bass heavy", this one is a bit "bass light", sounding more like a professional release, vs. a real good bootleg. 

Track Listing: Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Christmas, Cousin Kevin, The Acid Queen, Underture, Do You Think It's Alright?, Fiddle About, Pinball Wizard, There's A Doctor, Go To The Mirror, Success, Tommy Can You Hear Me?, Smash The Mirror, Sensation, Miracle Cure, Sally Simpson, I'm Free, Welcome, Tommy's Holiday Camp, We're Not Gonna Take It

Title/Format/Rating: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1967 - USA - Decca

Comments: Pirate pressing of 1965 USA promo. Hand written matrix numbers (pirate) vs. machine stamped (official).

Track Listing: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Bald Headed Woman

Title/Format/Rating: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Bald Headed Woman - 45 - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1967 - USA - Decca

Comments: Pirate pressing of 1965 USA promo. Red, Blue & Green vinyl.

Track Listing: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Bald Headed Woman

Title/Format/Rating: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Daddy Rolling Stone/The Last Time/Under My Thumb - 45 - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1967 - USA - Brunswick

Comments: Pirate pressing of <then> rare Who tracks. Red vinyl.

Track Listing: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Daddy Rolling Stone, The Last Time, Under My Thumb

Title/Format/Rating: Archives - LP - A-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1979 - Australia - Tin Can

Comments: This is a great vinyl bootleg. It contains the best demo version of "That Motherland Feeling/Rael", which is recorded exactly between 33 & 45RPM, so make sure your turntable has a wide variance on its pitch control! Some of the tracks are poorer quality (i.e. "I'm A Boy"), but overall, it's a winner.

Track Listing: Demos: That Motherland Feeling/Rael, Do The Strip, Kill My Appetite , Disguises, Don't Look Away, I'm A Boy, Glow Girl
Who Studio: Girls Eyes, Top Gear, Summertime Blues, Radio One, Happy Jack, Radio One, My Generation, Coca Cola, Signal-30, Batman (Unreleased instrumental version)
Demo: Glittering Girl
Live At Leeds '70: I Can't Explain, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy
Who Studio: The Seeker

Title/Format/Rating: Archives - CD - C-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1990 - Unknown - Unknown

Comments: Most of these tracks are from the aborted '89 Box Set. Unfortunately, this particular release suffers from super high frequencies, making it virtually unlistenable without some serious adjustments to your tone controls.

Track Listing: Aborted '89 Box Set: Iím The Sea (alt. mix) & The Real Me (1979 remake), Iím The Face (alternate stereo mix), Zoot Suit (stereo remix), Here, My Generation/Land Of Hope And Glory/Sodding About, Happy Jack, Coke 2, Early Morning Cold Taxi, Girls Eyes, Bag OíNails/Campers/Track Records, Jaguar, Melancholia, Fortune Teller, Cousin Kevin Model Child, Behind Blue Eyes (alt. Take), Baby Donít You Do It (studio), Tommyís Holiday Camp (live)
Studio Rarities: Substitute (Alternate vocal version), Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (France "I Can't Explain" EP Alt. vocal version), Pictures Of Lily (alternate take), Young Man Blues (studio)
BBC Tracks: Just You And Me, A Man With Money, Dancing In The Street, Summertime Blues, Good Lovin, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

Title/Format/Rating: A Quick One - LP (Picture Disc) - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2009 - Mexico - Unknown

Comments: A pirate of "A Quick One" on picture disc.

Track Listing: Run Run Run, Boris The Spider, I Need You, Whiskey Man, Heat Wave, Cobwebs And Strange, Don't Look Away, See My Way, So Sad About Us, A Quick One While He's Away

Title/Format/Rating: A Quick One/Who's Next - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2002 - Russia - Unknown

Comments: A pirate of "A Quick One" and "Who's Next" on a single CD. Excellent sound quality - apparently dubbed from German Polydor <remixed version> discs.

Track Listing: Run Run Run, Boris The Spider, I Need You, Whiskey Man, Heat Wave, Cobwebs And Strange, Don't Look Away, See My Way, So Sad About Us, A Quick One While He's Away, Baba O'Riley, Bargain, Love Ain't For Keeping, My Wife, The Song Is Over, Getting In Tune, Going Mobile, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again

Title/Format/Rating: Armenia City In The Sky - 12" - n/a

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2013 - Israel - n/a

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: Armenia City In The Sky

Title/Format/Rating: A Stereo Quick One While Pete's Away - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1998 - Japan - Wholiday

Comments: Excellent quality true stereo "A Quick One" tracks (exceptions noted below).

Track Listing: Run Run Run, Boris The Spider, I Need You, Whiskey Man, Heat Wave, Cobwebs And Strange, Happy Jack (simulated stereo), Don't Look Away, See My Way (simulated stereo), So Sad About Us, A Quick One While He's Away, I'm A Boy (true stereo original version), Substitute (mono alternate vocal version)

Title/Format/Rating: BBC 65 66 / The Genius Of PT - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1976 - USA - Postage Records

Comments: Mostly obsolete due to better quality CD bootlegs.

Track Listing: BBC: My Generation, The Kids Are Alright (demo), Good Lovin , Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, The Good's Gone
Genius Of: Pure And Easy, Behind Blue Eyes, Going Mobile, Mary, Time Is Passing, Love Ain't For Keeping, Won't Get Fooled Again, Song Is Over

Title/Format/Rating: The BBC Files - CD - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1988 - Unknown - Pyramid

Comments: I think this was the first BBC CD boot. Good in its time, but surpassed by the Hiwatt, "Maximum BBC", which is the BBC CD to have.

Track Listing: Just You And Me, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, My Generation, Substitute, A Man With Money, Dancing In The Street, Disguises, I'm A Boy, So Sad About Us, Happy Jack, Boris The Spider, See My Way, I Can See For Miles, Summertime Blues

Title/Format/Rating: Bucket "T" - 12" - n/a

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2013 - Israel - n/a

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: Bucket "T"

Title/Format/Rating: By Numbers/Who Are You - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2002 - Eastern Europe - Unknown

Comments: A pirate of "The Who By Numbers" and "Who Are You" on a single CD. Excellent sound quality - apparently dubbed from German Polydor <remixed version> discs.

Track Listing: Slip Kid, However Much I Booze, Squeeze Box, Dreaming From The Waist, Imagine A Man, Success Story, They Are All In Love, Blue Red And Grey, How Many Friends, In Hand Or Face, New Song, Had Enough, 905, Sister Disco, Music Must Change, Trick Of The Light, Guitar And Pen, Love Is Coming Down, Who Are You

Title/Format/Rating: Classified - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1971 - USA - Cat n Dog

Comments: A very misleading bootleg... The cover indicates all kinds of rarities for its day. However, the plain labeled, LP, contains nothing more than "The Genius Of Pete Townshend".

Track Listing: Pure And Easy, Behind Blue Eyes, Going Mobile, Mary, Time Is Passing, Love Ain't For Keeping, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Song Is Over  

Title/Format/Rating: Collection The Who - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2011 - Germany - Dad Records

Comments: Pirate CD from various CD sources.

Track Listing: You Better You Bet, Who Are You, Squeeze Box, Join Together,5:15, Let's See Action, Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley, The Seeker, Pinball Wizard, Magic Bus, I Can See For Miles, Pictures of Lily, Happy Jack, Boris The Spider, I'm A Boy, Substitute, My Generation, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, I Can't Explain, I'm Free 

Title/Format/Rating: The Collector's Who Sell Out - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2000 - USA - Five Dollar Records

Comments: The only "collector's" thing about this CD, is that certain collectors got stuck with it! Great sound quality, but sort of pointless. The source is the original mix German CD, the "30 Years of Maximum R&B" box set and a few Pete Townshend demos stuck on the end.

Track Listing: Armenia City In The Sky, Heinz Baked Beans, Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands, Odorono, Tattoo, Our Love Was, I Can See For Miles, I Can't Reach You, Medac, Relax, Silas Stingy, Sunrise, Rael (parts 1&2) Early Morning Cold Taxi, Coca Cola, Girls Eyes, Bag O Nails, Jaguar, Melancholia, John Mason, Cousin Kevin Model Child, Tattoo, Little Billy, Relax, That Motherland Feeling, Hot Coffee

Title/Format/Rating: The Collector's Who's Next - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1999 - USA - Tendollar

Comments: The back cover states, "From the German Polydor master tapes, the only true stereo  version of the original mixes that exists!" However, all they did was dub the inferior, original mix German Polydor CD and slap on some common bonus tracks. Another rip-off !

Track Listing: Baba O'Riley, Bargain, Love Ain't For Keeping, My Wife, Song Is Over, Getting In Tune, Going Mobile, Behind Blue Eyes, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Seeker, Let's See Action, Join Together, The Relay, Pure And Easy, Love Ain't For Keeping, Behind Blue Eyes, Getting In Tune

Title/Format/Rating: Daltrey - 8-Track - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1975 - USA - n/a

Comments: Pirate 8-Track of the official album.

Track Listing: One Man Band, Way Of The World, You Are Yourself, Thinking, You & Me, It's A Hard Life, Giving It All Away, Story So Far, When The Music Stops, Reasons, One Man Band (Reprise)

Title/Format/Rating: Dancing In The Street - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1983 - USA - Savage

Comments: A combination of demos &  BBC tracks, all obsolete compared to some of the CD releases of the same material.

Track Listing: The Kids Are Alright, It's Not True, Good Lovin, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, The Good's Gone, My Generation, Substitute, Dancing In The Street, I'm A Boy, I Can't Reach You, I Can See For Miles, Pictures Of Lily, Summertime Blues

Title/Format/Rating: Disguises - 12" - n/a

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2013 - Israel - n/a

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: Disguises

Title/Format/Rating: Dogs - 12" - n/a

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2013 - Israel - n/a

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: Dogs

Title/Format/Rating: Exciting The Who - CD - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1996 - Japan - Midas Touch

Comments: Nothing really exciting about this CD, other than the cover and "Time Is Passing". Interestingly enough, the undamaged channel from this song is just the opposite as the undamaged channel on the tape used for the official remix of  "Odds & Sods". When "slapped" back together, you can create your own true stereo version of the song.

Track Listing: Won't Get Fooled Again, Too Much Of Anything, I Don't Even Know Myself, Time Is Passing, Bargain, My Generation Medley

Title/Format/Rating: Exciting The Who - CD (Box Set) - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2005 - Japan - Unknown

Comments: High quality box set and faithful recreation of the 1st 4, original Japan Who LPs and inserts. The sound quality seems to be created from using professional equipment to dub right off of clean copies of the vinyl LPs, with a minimum of crackles to clearly represent what those 4 original albums sounded like (unfortunately, the sound quality on the original "My Generation" wasn't too good to begin with).

Track Listing:
My Generation: My Generation, Please, Please, Please, It's Not True, The Ox, The Kids Are Alright, Instant Party, A Legal Matter, Out In The Street, The Good's Gone, La La La Lies, Much Too Much
I'm A Boy: I'm A Boy, Run, Run, Run, Heatwave, Boris The Spider, I Need You, Circles, Whiskey Man, In The City, Don't Look Away, See My Way, Cobwebs And Strange, Disguises
The Who Sell Out: Armenia City In The Sky, Heinz Baked Beans, Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand, Odorono, Tattoo, Our Love Was, I Can See For Miles, Can't Reach You, Medac, Relax, Silas Stingy, Sunrise, Rael-1, Rael-2
Exciting The Who:  Happy Jack, Pictures Of Lily, Substitute, I've Been Away, Doctor, Doctor, Waltz For A Pig, The Last Time, Under My Thumb, So Sad About Us, A Quick One, While He's Away

Title/Format/Rating: Exciting The Who - LP - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2013 - UK - Polyboy

Comments: Excellent reproduction artwork of the 1968 Japan LP. Contents seem to be lifted from the 2009 "The Who Sell Out" Deluxe Edition

Track Listing: I Can See For Miles (unused early mono mix), My Way (demo 19 03 67), Summertime Blues (demo May 67), Sodding About (instrumental April 67), Things Go Better With Coke (demo April 67), In The Hall Of The Mountain King (April 67), Real 1 + 2 (October 67 different version), Real 3 (July 67), Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (different version), Relax (demo August 67), Glittering Girl (early version), Summertime Blues (June 67)

Title/Format/Rating: Excerpts From Tommy - (4) 45(s) (Box Set) - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1969 - USA - Unknown

Comments: Pirated copy of official USA Radio Station promo box. Includes insert and 4 singles. See: http://www.thewho.info/WhoSingles8.htm for official version. Paper quality on pirate version is shinier than official version and numbers on the vinyl (next to the label) are hand written vs. machine stamped.

Track Listing: 1) Amazing Journey/Acid Queen, 2) Go To The Mirror Boy/Tommy Can You Hear Me?, 3) Smash The Mirror/Sensation. 4) Sally Simpson/I'm Free

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