- Released: October 25, 1990
- Label: MCA Import
- 2.Run Run Run
- 3.Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
- 4.I Can't Reach You
- 5.Our Love Was, Is
- 6.Call Me Lightning
- 7.Magic Bus
- 8.Someone's Coming
- 9.Doctor, Doctor
- 10.Bucket T
- 11.Pictures Of Lily
The Who: Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass, background vocals), Keith Moon (drums).
Originally released on Decca (75064) in September 1968.
Despite the title, this is not a live album.
Personnel: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); John Entwistle (vocals, keyboards); Keith Moon (vocals, drums).
Recording information: England.
A rip-off of sorts even upon its original release, with a few senseless repeats of tracks from Quick One and Who Sell Out, as well as a sleeve that erroneously implied a live recording. This mishmash of singles, B-sides, and stray tracks from past British releases did have some fine moments, particularly the singles "Call Me Lightning" and the Bo Diddley-influenced "Magic Bus," which became one of their most popular concert numbers. Other highlights are the fine 1966 pop-art tune "Disguises" and John Entwistle's hysterical "Doctor, Doctor," but these (and a few of the other cuts) are now available as bonus tracks on the Quick One and Who Sell Out reissues. Completists should know that one song, Entwistle's typically black-humored "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," is unavailable on any other U.S. release, so it's not time to throw away your copy of Magic Bus just yet. ~ Richie Unterberger