A: I CAN SEE FOR MILES
B: UK: SOMEONE’S COMING
B: US: MARY ANNE WITH THE SHAKY HAND(S)
UK: Track 640 011. Released: October 13, 1967. Highest chart position: #10.
US: Decca 32206. Released: September 18, 1967. Highest chart position: #9.
I CAN SEE FOR MILES Written by Pete Townshend. Produced by Kit Lambert. Recorded at CBS, London; Talentmasters, New York and Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, May-September 1967.
SOMEONE’S COMING Written by John Entwistle. Produced by Kit Lambert. Recorded at CBS Studios, London, May 23, 1967 with horns and vocal overdubs added at CBS, Hollywood, on August 17, 1967.
MARY ANNE WITH THE SHAKY HAND(S) written by Pete Townshend. Produced by Kit Lambert. Recorded at Talentmasters, New York, August 6-7, 1967.
When I CAN SEE FOR MILES didn’t sell particularly well in the UK, Pete Townshend was somewhat disappointed. He is quoted as saying, “To me it was the ultimate Who record, yet it didn’t sell. I spat on the British record buyer”. The B-side of the US single had MARY ANNE WITH THE SHAKY HANDS – she seemed to have gained an extra hand for the US pressing.