Who Came First Expanded Edition – Out Today!


As well as the exciting news about the release of The Who’s historic recording of their concert at the Fillmore East, New York City in 1968, we are delighted to also announce the release today of the 45th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Pete Townshend’s first solo album, Who Came First. To be more accurate (or pedantic) it’s actually the 46th anniversary this year as the album was released in 1972.

The 2-CD expanded version of Who Came First features the original album’s nine tracks plus a second disc of eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances. The eight-panel tall-format digipak includes new sleeve notes written by Pete himself, plus the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet with rare images of Townshend at Eel Pie Sound, his home studio in Twickenham and performing at Meher Baba’s shrine in India.

The cover photo of Pete standing on 500 eggs was originally shot back in 1972 by Graham Hughes, (who also photographed the cover of The Who’s Quadrophenia album) and has been restored and retouched by Graham for this new limited edition. Who Came First has been remastered for this release by Jon Astley, longtime collaborator of both Pete Townshend and The Who.


* Denotes previously unreleased


  1. Pure and Easy
  2. Evolution
  3. Forever’s No Time At All
  4. Let’s See Action
  5. Time Is Passing
  6. There’s a Heartache Following Me
  7. Sheraton Gibson
  8. Content
  9. Parvardigar


  1. His Hands
  2. The Seeker (2017 edit)
  3. Day Of Silence
  4. Sleeping Dog
  5. Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
  6. I Always Say (2017 Edit)
  7. Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
  8. Baba O’Reilly (Instrumental)
  9. The Love Man (Stage C)*
  10. Content (Stage A)*
  11. Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)*
  12. Parvardigar (Alternate take)*
  13. Nothing Is Everything*
  14. There’s A Fortune In Those Hills*
  15. Meher Baba In Italy*
  16. Drowned (live in India)*
  17. Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

To purchase Who Came First 45th Anniversary Edition please click here

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