- Released: January 30, 2007
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Geffen Records
- 1.My Generation
- 2.Happy Jack
- 3.I Can See For Miles
- 4.Magic Bus
- 5.Pinball Wizard
- 6.Squeeze Box
- 7.Behind Blue Eyes
- 8.Who Are You
- 9.Join Together
- 10.Won't Get Fooled Again
The Who: Roger Daltrey (vocals); Pete Townshend (guitar); John Entwistle (bass); Keith Moon (drums).
Producers: Shel Talmy, Kit Lambert, Glyn Johns, Jon Astley, The Who.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Recorded between October 26, 1965 and July 11, 1978. Includes liner notes by Joseph Laredo.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
The Who: John Entwistle, Keith Moon , Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey.
The end of the millennium made it easy for the music industry to put the rock stars of the 20th Century into historical perspective, a mutually beneficial phenomenon that provided both new marketing opportunities and a chance for the uninitiated to discover the treasures of rock's past. Such is the opportunity afforded by the 20TH CENTURY MASTERS series. To squeeze the entire history of a band as influential as the Who into a mere 10 tracks is no mean feat, but this compilation makes an admirable attempt. The iconoclastic fury of the Who's early years is aptly represented by "My Generation." "Pinball Wizard" fulfills the TOMMY quota for rock opera aficionados. "Won't Get Fooled Again" finds the band at the height of their bare-chested '70s glory. "Squeeze Box" shows the Who's often-neglected sense of humor. Ultimately, this collection is as representative as its time restrictions allow.