A: PINBALL WIZARD
B: DOGS PART TWO
UK: Track 604 027. Released: March 7, 1969. Highest chart position: #4.
US: Decca 732465. Released: March 22, 1969. Highest chart position: #19.
PINBALL WIZARD written by Pete Townshend. Produced by Kit Lambert. Recorded at Morgan Studios, London, February 7, 1969.
DOGS PART TWO written by Keith Moon, Towser and Jason. Produced by Kit Lambert. Recorded at IBC Studios, London, February 12, 1969.
PINBALL WIZARD was the first taster of what was to come with The Who’s Tommy. In the US it was also the band’s first stereo 45, and one of the first to be released on Decca. On the US Decca picture sleeve it states “From the soon to be released Rock Opera Tommy (1914/1984).”
DOGS PART II was penned by Keith, ably assisted by Pete’s spaniel Towser and John’s Irish wolfhound, Jason!