7 Jul 2022
Half-speed remastered Tommy and The Who Sell Out out now!
Today, 7 July, sees the release of the third and fourth in a series of half-speed mastered studio albums from The Who: The Who Sell Out and Tommy.
These limited-edition black vinyl versions have been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley at Close To the Edge and cut for vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut. Both albums are packaged in their original sleeves with a libretto (Tommy), a psychedelic poster (The Who Sell Out) and with obi strips and certificates of authenticity.
Released in 1967, The Who Sell Out was the third album released by the band and is revered for being one of the first concept albums, celebrating the short-lived pirate radio stations of the late 60s with its groundbreaking use of fake adverts and jingles between songs.
Highlight tracks include ‘I Can See for Miles’, ‘Armenia City in the Sky’ and ‘Tattoo’, and it has been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley from the original tapes and is housed in its original sleeve with psychedelic poster, obi strip and certificate of authenticity.
Regarded as one of the most important albums of all time, Tommy is a rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, which, when released in 1969, reached #2 in the UK charts and #7 in the US. The 2-LP album includes songs such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘The Acid Queen’ and ‘See Me, Feel Me’ and it has been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley from the original tapes. It is packaged in the original triple-gatefold sleeve with the 12-page full-colour libretto.
Both The Who Sell Out Half-Speed Master vinyl LP and Tommy Half-Speed Master vinyl LP are available to order from here.
THE WHO SELL OUT – HALF SPEED MASTERED VINYL TRACK LIST
Armenia City In The Sky
Heinz Baked Beans
Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
Our Love Was
I Can See For Miles
I Can’t Reach You
Rael (1 and 2)
TOMMY – HALF SPEED MASTERED VINYL TRACK LIST
It’s A Boy
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It’s Alright?
There’s A Doctor
Go To The Mirror!
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Smash The Mirror
Tommy’s Holiday Camp
We’re Not Going To Take It
My Generation Half-Speed Master vinyl LP was released on 6 May and is available to purchase here
A Quick One Half-Speed Master vinyl LP was released on 6 May and is available to purchase here