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The Who - Bootlegs - Studio:

From Lifehouse To Leeds - CD - A

The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

Glastonbury Fayre Box Set - CD - A

The Genuine Scoop - CD - A-

The Genuine Scoop - CD (Insert)

Happy Jack - 12" Single - n/a

High Numbered - CD - B+

The High Numbers Live 1964 - CD - A-

Horton Hears The Who - CD - B+

I Am Happy Birthday With Love - CD - B-

IBC Demos - LP - B

IBC Demos - LP - B

IBC Demos - LP - B- (Picture Disc)

IBC Demos - LP - B- (Picture Disc)

I'm A Boy - 12" - n/a

Instanty Party - LP - A-

Instanty Party - CD - A-

It's Face Demos - CD - B

Jaguar - LP - B

Jaguar, Anyone? - LP - B

Jai Baba For Pete's Sake - LP - B+

John Entwistle MP3 - CD - A

Keith Moon And Friends Head Shampoo - CD - B+

Title/Format/Rating: From Lifehouse To Leeds - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1990 - Italy - Scorpio

Comments: This is one of the BEST Who bootlegs to ever come out. Apparently the master tapes for the studio tracks were found in a dumpster! These tracks are from the aborted New York recording sessions that were produced by Kit Lambert and for the most part sound VERY different than the common versions. Some of these versions made their way into the Who reissue program, but were unfortunately edited. The Leeds tracks are mono and of poor quality. However, it's the studio tracks which make this a gem.

Track Listing: Studio: Pure And Easy, Won't Get Fooled Again, Love Ain't For Keeping, Behind Blue Eyes, Baby Don't Do It, Getting In Tune
Live At Leeds '70: Young Man Blues, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy, Shakin' All Over With Spoonful

Title/Format/Rating: The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1972 - USA - TMOQ

Comments: Pete Townshend "Lifehouse" demos - all officially released now from www.eelpie.com

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: The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1973 - Unknown - Unknown

Comments: (See comments above)

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: The Genius Of Pete Townshend - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1973 - Unknown - K&S

Comments: (See comments above)

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: The Genuine Scoop - CD - A-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2003 - Japan - HiWatt

Comments: 5 CD Set - Unfortunately the vast majority of the songs were taken from other bootlegs and legitimate CDs (Scoop, Another Scoop, Scoop 3, The Lifehouse Chronicles, etc.) A few unique tracks, but not enough to fill up one CD - i.e. "My Generation" (the beginning is cut off, but it's a different demo than the flexi-disc demo that came with the 1982  "Maximum R&B" book.), "I'm A Boy" (Available on a vinyl bootleg, but this version has better sound quality), "I Always Say", "Riot In The Female Jail", "Accidents" (uncredited Thunderclap Newman song, which seems to have been "accidentally" added), "Run, Run, Run" (different demo version than common found on bootlegs), "Can't You See I'm Easy", etc. There are also some sloppy edits (i.e. you can hear where they tried to separate "So Sad About Us" from "Brrrrr"). Lastly, "Motherland Feeling" and "Rael" are sped up. Apparently the vinyl boot which they were "borrowed" from was at the wrong speed and it seems these bootleggers overcompensated. The set does come with a great insert (made of various international 45s, but it's very overpriced if all you're looking for is some new material...

Track Listing: My Generation, It's Not True, Circles, Things Have Changed, La, La, La, Lies, Call Me Lighting, The kids Are Alright, I'm A Boy, Do The Strip, Kill My Appetite, I Can See For Miles, I Always Say, Run, Run, Run, Disguises, Don't Look Away, Politician, So Sad About Us, Happy Jack, Substitute, Pictures Of Lily, Melancholia, Magic Bus, King Rabbit, Lazy Fat People, Riot In The Female Jail, Accidents, Dogs, That Motherland Feeling, Rael, Overture, It's A Boy, 1921, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Christmas, The Acid Queen, Underture, Do You Think It's Alright?, 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, Tommy's Holiday Camp, Welcome, We're Not Gonna Take It, Mary Jane, Can't You See I'm Easy, Pure And Easy, Teenage Wasteland, Going Mobile, Baba O'Riley, Time Is Passing, Love Ain't For Keeping, Bargain, Too Much Of Anything, Greyhound Girl, Mary, Behind Blue Eyes, I Don't Even Know Myself, Getting In Tune, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Song Is Over, Let's See Action, Join Together, Relay, Put The Money Down, Long Live Rock, Love Reign O'er Me, It Is In My Head?, I've Had Enough, The Real Me, Sea And Sand, The Punk Meets The Godfather, I'm One, Dirty Jobs, Bell Boy, Cut My Hair, Drowned, Slip Kid, No Way Out (However Much I Booze), Squeeze Box, Girl In A Suitcase, Gonna Fight To Keep You Mine, Keep Me Turning, Who Are You, Love Is Coming Down, New Song, Sister Disco, Never Ask Me, I Like It The Way It Is, Love Is Wine, Broken Nails, Keep On Working, Guitar & Pen, Music Must Change, Empty Glass, No Road Romance

Title/Format/Rating: Glastonbury Fayre Box Set - CD - A

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2007 - Italy - Akarma

Comments: Various artists. 2 CDs & DVD. Pirate dub off of original 1972 LP release. Includes Pete Townshend's "Classified", which features a different mix than the commonly available version on the 1980 "Let My Love Open The Door" EP

Track Listing: Classified, Other Artists  

Title/Format/Rating: Happy Jack - 12" Single (Picture Disc) - n/a

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

Comments: 1 sided picture disc single

Track Listing: Happy Jack

Title/Format/Rating: High Numbered - CD - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2001 - Germany - Brunswick

Comments: A bunch of different early tracks from various TV shows, BBC and live High Numbers.

Track Listing: UK-TV "Ready Steady Go" '65: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Shout And Shimmy
US-TV "Shindig" '65: I Can't Explain, My Generation
UK-TV "Ready, Steady, Go '65: Baby, Don't You Do It
BBC: So Sad About Us
German TV "Beat Club", '69: Happy Jack, So Sad About Us, My Generation
BBC: I Can See For Miles, Our Love Was, I Can't Reach You, Summertime Blues, Interview, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, See Me, Feel Me, I Don't Even Know Myself, Heaven And Hell, The Seeker
High Numbers live tracks: Dance (To Keep From Crying), You Really Got Me, Young Man Blues, Here 'Tis

Title/Format/Rating/Source: The High Numbers Live 1964 - CD - A-  - Audience (with studio tracks)

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2005 - Japan - Yellow Dog

Comments: Another CD version of the High Numbers Marquee Club concert (possibly Railway Club 10/20/64), with previously unreleased High Numbers studio tracks Decent sound quality for the High Numbers' live tracks, although the tape source has the highs cutting in and out and it sounds like some noise reduction was used. "Here "Tis" is off-speed.

The studio tracks are from a high quality soundboard source (with some noise reduction) and completely instrumental. While certainly an interesting find and certainly noteworthy from a historical point of view, without Roger on vocals (he does play harmonica on some of the tracks), I found the recordings somewhat boring (sorry!). In the "Instrumental Jam", you can hear elements of "Magic Bus" from "Live At Leeds" and in the last track ("Unknown Instrumental") you can hear elements of "Elephants" (Pete's demo from "Scoop 3")

Track Listing:  Studio: Smokestack Lightning, Walking The Dog, Unknown Instrumental, I'm A Man, Instrumental Jam, Memphis Tennessee, Unknown Instrumental
Live High Numbers: I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying, You Really Got Me, Young Man Blues, Green Onions, I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying,  Instrumental, Long Tall Shorty, I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying, Pretty Thing, Smokestack Lightning / Money, Here 'tis

Title/Format/Rating: Horton Hears The Who - CD - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1991 - Germany - Howdy Records

Comments: Another release of tracks mostly from the aborted 1989 box set. The live '89 tracks aren't the best recordings...

Track Listing: Aborted '89 Box Set: I Am The Sea, The Real Me (Kenney Jones version), Zoot Suit (stereo mix), Here 'Tis, My Generation/Land Of Hope And Glory, Happy Jack, Coke 2, Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands, John Mason Cars, Early Morning Cold Taxi, Girls Eyes, Bag O'Nails/Campers, Jaguar, Melancholia, Fortune Teller, Cousin Kevin Model Child, Behind Blue Eyes, Baby Don't You Do It, Boney Moronie (live '71 from the 1988 UK "Won't Get Fooled Again" EP), Tommy's Holiday Camp (live), Dancing In The Street (live Philadelphia '79 from the 1988 UK "Won't Get Fooled Again" EP), It's In You
Live '89: Hey Joe, Born On The Bayou
Studio: Track Records

Title/Format/Rating: I Am Happy Birthday With Love - CD - B-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2000 - USA - Brilliant Yoad

Comments: A bad tape dub of the 3, Pete Townshend Meher Baba albums, "Happy Birthday", "I Am" & "With Love". If someone took the effort and dubbed this directly from vinyl, it would have been a 1,000% improvement.

Track Listing: Content, Evolution, Day Of Silence, Allan Cohen Speaks #1, Mary Jane, Allan Cohen Speaks #2, The Seeker , Begin the Begin, With A Smile Up His Nose They Entered, The Love Man, Meditation, Forever No Time At All, How To Transcend Duality and Influence People, Affirmation, Baba O’Riley, This Song Is Green, Everywhere I Look This Morning, Dragon, Parvadigar, Give It Up, Without Your Love, His Hands, Just For A Moment, Baba Blues, Meher, Contact, Gotta Know Ya, Sleeping Dog, All God's Mornings, Lantern Cabin

Title/Format/Rating: IBC Demos - LP - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1980 - Odd Five - USA

Comments: A varying quality vinyl LP, which was the lone source for the "I Can See For Miles" demo. The rest of the tracks can be found with equal or better sound quality from other sources.

Track Listing: Radio One, Happy Jack, Glow Girl, Run, Run, Run, Top Gear, Summertime Blues, Disguises, Glittering Girl, Batman, I Can See For Miles, Radio One My Generation, Coca Cola, Signal 30, Kill My Appetite, Do The Strip, The Seeker, Young Man Blues, Don't Look Away

Title/Format/Rating: IBC Demos - LP - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1980 - Unknown - Unknown

Comments: A varying quality vinyl LP, which was the lone source for the "I Can See For Miles" demo. The rest of the tracks can be found with equal or better sound quality from other sources.

Track Listing: Radio One, Happy Jack, Glow Girl, Run, Run, Run, Top Gear, Summertime Blues, Disguises, Glittering Girl, Batman, I Can See For Miles, Radio One My Generation, Coca Cola, Signal 30, Kill My Appetite, Do The Strip, The Seeker, Young Man Blues, Don't Look Away

Title/Format/Rating: IBC Demos - LP - B- (Picture Disc)

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1980 - Unknown - Unknown

Comments: A varying quality vinyl LP, which was the lone source for the "I Can See For Miles" demo. The rest of the tracks can be found with equal or better sound quality from other sources.

Track Listing: Radio One, Happy Jack, Glow Girl, Run, Run, Run, Top Gear, Summertime Blues, Disguises, Glittering Girl, Batman, I Can See For Miles, Radio One My Generation, Coca Cola, Signal 30, Kill My Appetite, Do The Strip, The Seeker, Young Man Blues, Don't Look Away

Title/Format/Rating: I'm A Boy - 12" - n/a

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

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: I'm A Boy

Title/Format/Rating: Instant Party - LP - A-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1971 - USA - Instant Party Records

Comments: n/a

Track Listing: I Can't Explain, Bald Headed Woman, I'm A Man, Daddy Rolling Stone, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Shout And Shimmy, Waltz For A Pig, Substitute, Instant Party, Heatwave, The Last Time, Under My Thumb, Batman, Barbara Ann, Dogs

Title/Format/Rating: Instant Party - CD - A-

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2001 - Japan - HiWatt

Comments: The best packaged bootleg ever! High quality reproduction of the 1967 USA tour book and many other niceties. Unfortunately, the CDs themselves are simply dubbed off of official CDs. Furthermore, they got a bit careless and on ~7 songs or so, the very beginnings were clipped off! They did such a wonderful job with the packaging, you can only wonder how they got so careless with the CDs...

Track Listing: I Can't Explain, Bald Headed Woman, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Daddy Rolling Stone, Anytime You Want Me, My Generation, Shout And Shimmy, A Legal Matter, Instant Party (Talmy version), The Kids Are Alright, The Ox, La La La Lies, The Good's Gone, Substitute, Circles (Who version), I'm A Boy, In The City, Happy Jack, I've Been Away, Pictures Of Lily, Doctor Doctor, The Last Time, Under My Thumb, I Can See For Miles, Someone's Coming, Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (2nd version), Dogs, Call Me Lightning, Magic Bus, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1st version), Pinball Wizard, Dogs Part 2, The Seeker, Here For More, Summertime Blues, Heaven And Hell, I Don't Even Know Myself, Let's See Action, When I Was A Boy, Join Together, Baby, Don't Do It , Relay, Waspman, 5:15, Water, I'm A Boy (long version from Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy), Magic Bus (long version from Meaty Beatty Big And Bouncy), Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French "I Can't Explain" EP version with alternate vocals)

Title/Format/Rating: It's Face Demos - CD - B

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

Comments: "It's Face Demos" title seems to be created as a combo of "Face Dances" and "It's Hard" - but there really are no "It's Hard" demos on this CD (unless you count "Teresa" which was actually meant originally for "Face Dances"). Most of the tracks are officially released in one form or another (with a few exceptions). It sounds as if the tracks were recorded from a high quality cassette. The sound quality itself is pretty good, but there's some nasty hisssssssss running through it.   Oddly enough, Pete has released most of the "Face Dances" demos between his 3 "Scoop" albums. Unreleased is "Daily Records" (which is on this CD) and "Another Tricky Day" (which some collectors have, but has yet to be released on any CD that I'm aware of). The other "unique" track to this CD is a different demo version of "It's In You" - a bit faster paced than the released version. The other "Face Dances" tracks on this CD might be slightly unedited or less processed counterparts of their released versions, but I like the sound quality better on the released versions. This CD adds some extra Who tracks from the "NY Sessions"...  

Track Listing: How Can You Do It Alone, Daily Records, You Better You Bet, Don't Let Go The Coat, Dance It Away, What Is Love, Theresa, It's In You, Won't Get Fooled Again, Love Ain't For Keeping, Getting In Tune

MP3 Samples:

Daily Records  It's In You

Title/Format/Rating: Jaguar - LP - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1979 - USA - Trademark Of Quality

Comments: Intermixed Fillmore East '68 tracks with studio rarities (which have all been since released).

Track Listing: A Quick One While He's Away, My Way, Shakin' All Over, Baby Don't You Do It, When I Was A Boy, Let's See Action, Join Together, I Don't Even Know Myself, Water, Postcard, Early Morning Cold Taxi, Grace Space Race (Jaguar), Summertime Blues, My Way, Young Man Blues, Wasp Man, The Relay, The Last Time, In The City, Dogs, Naked Eye

Title/Format/Rating: Jaguar, Anyone? - LP - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1979 - Australia - Phoenix

Comments: Intermixed Fillmore East '68 tracks with studio rarities (which have all been since released).

Track Listing: A Quick One While He's Away, My Way, Shakin' All Over, Baby Don't You Do It, When I Was A Boy, Let's See Action, Join Together, I Don't Even Know Myself, Water, Postcard, Early Morning Cold Taxi, Grace Space Race (Jaguar), Summertime Blues, My Way, Young Man Blues, Wasp Man, The Relay, The Last Time, In The City, Dogs, Naked Eye

Title/Format/Rating: Jai Baba For Pete's Sake - LP - B+

Year & Country Issued/Label: 1982 - UK - Moon

Comments: Not very noteworthy, except for a) the packaging, b) best sounding demo version of "Run, Run, Run"

Track Listing: Studio: Early Morning Cold Taxi, Can't Tell A Note From A Symphony (Girls Eyes)
Leeds '70: I Can't Explain, Happy Jack, I'm A Boy
Demos: Don't Pretend You Know Me (I Don't Even Know Myself), Glittering Girl, Don't Look Away, Run, Run, Run, Kill My Appetite, Do The Strip

Title/Format/Rating: John Entwistle MP3 - CD - A

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

Comments: Interesting MP3 collection of 8 John Entwistle albums on one CD  (apparently copied from CDs). Excellent sound quality and quality indexing.

Track Listing: See track listings under John Entwistle Albums for: Smash Your Head Against The Wall, Whistle Rymes, Rigor Mortis Sets In, Mad Dog, Too Late The Hero, The King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents John Entwistle,  The Rock and Left For Live.

Title/Format/Rating: Keith Moon And Friends Head Shampoo - CD - B

Year & Country Issued/Label: 2004 - USA - Who Records

Comments: An odd compilation, which includes radio interviews and several tracks taken from official sources. Sound quality varies a bit from track to track

Track Listing: Pussy, Flo & Eddie 10th Anniversary Special 75 KROQ FM, Death On A Pale Horse, Bo Diddley Jam: I'm A Man, Who Do You Love, Bo Diddley's Gun Slinger, I'm A Man, Bogeyman, Interview With Jeff Stein/When I Saw Her Standing There (not listed on CD track listing), "Mind Games" Radio Spot

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