6 May 2022
Out Now Limited Edition Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl Studio Albums
Out today, May 6, 2022, the release of the first two in a series of half-speed mastered vinyl studio albums from The Who; My Generation and A Quick One.
These limited-edition black vinyl albums, both in stereo, 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 using the half-speed mastering process which produces a superior vinyl cut. Both albums are packaged in their original sleeves with obi strips and an Abbey Road Studios Half-Speed Mastering Certificate.
First released in 1965, My Generation was The Who’s debut album. It peaked at #5 and unleashed The Who on to the world. It has been described as one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone, MOJO, and the NME and was included in the US Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry as ‘culturally significant’ to be preserved and archived for all time.
The band’s follow up album A Quick One was released in late 1966, it contains more experimental compositions including the nine-minute mini-opera ‘A Quick One, While He’s Away’ which was the precursor to what was to follow in later years, as well as classic Who tunes including ‘So Sad About Us’ and ‘Boris The Spider’.
MY GENERATION – HALF-SPEED MASTERED VINYL TRACK LIST
1. Out In The Street
2. I Don’t Mind
3. The Good’s Gone
5. Much Too Much
6. My Generation
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
My Generation – Half-Speed Vinyl Mastered Available to order here
A QUICK ONE – HALF SPEED MASTERED VINYL TRACK LIST
1. Run Run Run
2. Boris The Spider
3. I Need You
4. Whiskey Man
6. Cobwebs And Strange
1. Don’t Look Away
2. See My Way
3. So Sad About Us
4. A Quick One, While He’s Away
A Quick One – Half-Speed Vinyl Mastered Available to order here
31 thoughts on “Out Now Limited Edition Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl Studio Albums”
This will be very fun! Lesh gooo!!
My Generation is just an amazing album all around. Think about this, folks. Pete wrote what I think is the greatest rock song of all time and captures the essence of youth, ‘My Generation’, when he had just turned 20 years old, incredible. It is the first punk song and The Who are the first punk band….
Which stereo mix of generation is being used the 2002 version, the version from the box set or is it a new remaster?
It’s the 2014 remix to stereo that was done from Shel Talmy’s original multitracks, remixed by Bob Pridden and Richard Whittaker and mastered by Jon Astley.
Good morning Sirs
Looks awesome when it is available to buy and where can I purchase it
Best as always
The answers to both your questions are in the above post, Chris.
Pete, Your music actually did change the world!
What version is being used for A Quick One, Stereo/Mono and if stereo then does this mean the masters have been found. Are all tracks in true stereo including See My Way and So Sad About Us.
Hi Jim, the original stereo for A Quick One is from German tapes that were done around 1970 – it has one fake stereo track, ‘See My Way’ (it was never done in stereo and 4-track has long gone).
Didn’t the German tapes for A Quick One feature So Sad About Us in mono, or fake stereo? Will this be replaced by a true stereo mix?
‘See My Way’ is in fake stereo. It was never done in stereo and the 4-track is missing. Everything else in true stereo.
Growing up I listen to the who with my friends. You were a major part of my life . I saw you guys play at least four times. Thank you for the joy and the energy. You made me feel so good . I’ll always be a fan and consider The who my favourite band.Godbless!
Now that everyone knows that A Quick One exists in stereo, I’m sure you’ll be flooded with question about a possible super-deluxe box. I promise to shut up about it and simply hope.
So this release of “My Generation” will be in fact identical to disc 1 of the stereo 2LP that was available only through this website? The only difference is the half-speed mastering, is that right? Any other different features?
When I click on the official store link, I get to the American store (I assume, with prices in US dollars). When I click on the Recordstore.co.uk, it ofers only a bundle with a slipmat.
Hi Ivory, to go to the UK Who store go to https://store.thewho.com/ . They have the half-speed masters to purchase either on their own or with the slipmat.
I have just collected the new, current sealed vinyl versions of Sell Out thru Quadrophenia. (Track Records)…
Since these half-speed remasters are the first two in a series that will probably include every studio album, did I purchase the others too quickly? I do plan on getting these first two albums here, because I don’t have them on vinyl yet, but I’m frustrated at having just collected the others, I really don’t want to buy them over again!
Hi Richard, The Who’s back catalogue of studio albums remastered by Jon Astley and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road are being rolled out over the next three years, starting with My Generation and A Quick One, released on 6th May. The Who Sell Out and Tommy half-speed masters will also be released later this year.
The morale of that is You never have enough versions of WHO LPS.
I am disappointed that A Quick one never had an alternative version with extra tracks or a 2 disc set with Man with the money & acoustic Happy Jack ,E.P & single b sides etc which has yet to be released on new vinyl . Then I could justify buying this album again
The Half-Speed Master reissues of The Who’s back catalogue of studio recordings present the original albums as they were first released.
Out of curiosity, will “Odds & Sods” be a part of this complete reissue campaign, or should we just track down the 2020 2 LP edition? Technically, none of those songs on that album appeared on a UK studio album from the Who. And will the miscellaneous tracks, such as non album singles, will be compiled as well?
Hi Jared, it’s unlikely as we put Odds & Sods out for RSD2020 and that reissue was mastered by Jon and Layla Astley and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell.
I assume that Who’s Next and Quadrophenia are part of this “remastered by Jon Astley and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road” roll out? If yes, will they be released in 2022? 2023? Thanks.
Bobby, we’ll be announcing their release date here in due course.
As an OG Who fan from the very early ’70s, I appreciate every one of the Half Speed Masters Series.
I have all of them thru Tommy, and am anxiously awaiting next year’s batch.
Since Live at Leeds and Who’s Next already received the 3LP treatment can we expect Quadrophenia to be up next?
I bought Odds and Sods, Face Dances and It’s Hard in their 2LP Half- Speed Master versions as well.
Thank you thewho.com!
Hi David, glad you’re liking these half-speed masters. The next studio albums up for half-speed mastering will be Quadrophenia and The Who By Numbers.
O catálogo do The Who será totalmente relançado em meia velocidade ou os álbuns que ganharam edições RSD em vinil colorido vão ser as definitivas?
Who’s Next e Quadrophenia serão os próximos a serem relançados?
Who’s Next não será relançado em meia velocidade? Os álbuns que ganharam edições em RSD em vinil colorido vão ser as definitivas? Ou todo catálogo após o Tommy será relançado?
I really enjoyed the RSD half-speed remasters of It’s Hard and Face Dances. Are there plans to have a special release (Maybe Who Are You?) for RSD 2023?
Hi John, The Who are not releasing anything for RSD2023.