THE 2016 MY GENERATION SUPER DELUXE EDITION

My-Generation-SDE-3D-Packshot600 (1)Super Deluxe Edition featuring unreleased songs, demos, mixes, remasters, new notes from Pete Townshend, an 80-page book, rare memorabilia and much more!

5-CD Super Deluxe box set, 3-LP Edition* and 2-LP Edition*

Released 18 November / 10 February*

In the half century since its release The Who’s debut album MY GENERATION has lost none of it’s raw visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden amongst many more.

Back in 1965 the band were considered to be so dangerous that the tailors tasked with turning a Union Jack into a pop art mod jacket for the cover feared that they would be jailed for desecration of the nation’s flag.

The Who’s surly demeanour that day in 1965 at London’s Surrey Docks and the brazen appropriation of the symbol of state is the best advert possible for MY GENERATION  It’s an album that sounds like it looks: terse, confrontational and full of youthful angst and energy.

Brunswick Records first issued MY GENERATION in the UK in December 1965, and later in the US, under the title THE WHO SINGS MY GENERATION, in April 1966. It was produced by Shel Talmy who shot to fame with his work with The Kinks, a group that the teenage Pete Townshend admired greatly.

During a break in touring in 2015 Pete Townshend discovered tapes in his audio archive featuring previously unheard demos for the album which also included three totally unreleased songs that the other members of The Who hadn’t ever even heard, ‘The Girls I Could Have Had’,  ‘As Children We Grew’and ‘My Own Love’.

The spectacular 79-track five disc super-deluxe edition of MY GENERATION features these unheard songs as well as unreleased demos, unreleased alternate mixes, new remasters and a stereo remix which was created using new overdubs from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. For this mix Pete used exactly the same guitars and amps as the original album and Roger used the same type of microphone.

The super deluxe edition also features a stunning 80-page colour book with many rare and unseen period photos, candid and insightful new notes from Pete Townshend and period memorabilia.

Of the super deluxe box set Pete Townshend commented “Gathering these demos for this collection has been enjoyable; it’s wonderful for me to have these tapes made fifty-two years ago to listen to. I hope you enjoy them. They have a naiveté and innocence, a simplicity and directness, and an ingenuousness that reveals me as a young man struggling to keep up with the more mature and developed men around me. What an incredible group of strong, talented, young and engaging men they were!”

MY GENERATION SUPER-DELUXE Audio details:

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)  

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)  

CD3: Mono mixes – bonus tracks  

CD4: Stereo mixes – bonus tracks  

CD5: The Demos  

 

MY GENERATION SUPER-DELUXE Feature details:

 

MY GENERATION SUPER-DELUXE Track listing:

Release date – 18 November 2016

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation
  7. The Kids Are Alright
  8. Please, Please, Please
  9. It’s Not True
  10. I’m A Man
  11. A Legal Matter
  12. The Ox

 

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation
  7. The Kids Are Alright
  8. Please, Please, Please
  9. It’s Not True
  10. I’m A Man
  11. A Legal Matter
  12. The Ox

 

CD3: Mono mixes – bonus tracks 

  1. I Can’t Explain
  2. Bald Headed Woman
  3. Daddy Rolling Stone
  4. Leaving Here
  5. Lubie, Come Back Home
  6. Shout And Shimmy
  7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  8. Motoring
  9. Anytime You Want Me
  10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  11. Instant Party Mixture
  12. Circles
  13. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)
  14. Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)
  15. Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)
  16. I Don’t Mind (Full Length)
  17. The Good’s Gone (Full Length)
  18. My Generation (Alt version)
  19. I’m A Man (V2 – Early vocal)
  20. Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)
  21. Lubie (Alt Mix)
  22. Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)
  23. Circles (Alt Mix)

 

CD4: Stereo mixes – bonus tracks

  1. Out In The Street (Alt – Take 1)
  2. I Don’t Mind (Full Length Version)
  3. The Good’s Gone (Full Length Version)
  4. My Generation (Instrumental Version)
  5. The Kids Are Alright (Alt – Take 1)
  6. I Can’t Explain
  7. Bald Headed Woman
  8. Daddy Rolling Stone
  9. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)
  10. Leaving Here
  11. Lubie, Come Back Home
  12. Shout And Shimmy
  13. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  14. Motoring
  15. Anytime You Want Me
  16. Instant Party Mixture
  17. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  18. Circles (New Mix)
  19. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B – New Mix)
  20. Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)
  21. I’m A Man (Alt – New Mix)

 

CD5: Primal Scoop – The Demos

  1. My Generation (V 3)
  2. My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
  3. The Girls I Could’ve Had
  4. It’s Not True
  5. As Children We Grew
  6. Legal Matter
  7. Sunrise (V 1)
  8. Much Too Much
  9. My Own Love
  10. La-La-La- Lies
  11. The Good’s Gone

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* MY GENERATION 3 LP SET Track listing:

Release date – 10 February 2017

Disc One: Original LP – Mono mixes


Side 1

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation

 

Side 2

  1. The Kids Are Alright
  2. Please, Please, Please
  3. It’s Not True
  4. I’m A Man
  5. A Legal Matter
  6. The Ox

 

Disc Two: Mono Bonus Tracks

 

Side 1 

  1. I Can’t Explain
  2. Bald Headed Woman
  3. Daddy Rolling Stone
  4. Leaving Here
  5. Lubie, Come Back Home
  6. Shout And Shimmy

 

Side 2

  1. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  2. Motoring
  3. Anytime You Want Me
  4. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  5. Instant Party Mixture
  6. Circles

 

Disc Three: Primal Scoop – The Demos

 

Side 1 

  1. My Generation (V 3)
  2. My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
  3. The Girls I Could’ve Had
  4. It’s Not True
  5. As Children We Grew
  6. Legal Matter

 

Side 2 

  1. Sunrise (V 1)
  2. Much Too Much
  3. My Own Love
  4. La-La-La- Lies
  5. The Good’s Gone

 

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* MY GENERATION 2-LP SET Track listing:

 

Release date – 10 February 2017

 

Disc One: Original LP – Stereo mixes

 


Side 1

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation

 

Side 2

  1. The Kids Are Alright
  2. Please, Please, Please
  3. It’s Not True
  4. I’m A Man
  5. A Legal Matter
  6. The Ox

 

Disc Two: Stereo Bonus Tracks

 

Side 1 

  1. Out In The Street (Alternate Take 1)
  2. I Don’t Mind (Full length version)
  3. The Good’s Gone (Full length version)
  4. My Generation (Instrumental version)
  5. The Kids Are Alright (Alternate Take 1)
  6. I Can’t Explain
  7. Daddy Rolling Stone
  8. Leaving Here

 

Side 2

  1. Lubie (Come Back Home)
  2. Shout And Shimmy
  3. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  4. Motoring
  5. Anytime You Want Me
  6. Instant Party Mixture
  7. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
  8. Circles (New Mix)
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