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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

SIDE 1
1. Out In The Street
2. I Don’t Mind
3. The Good’s Gone
4. La-La-La-Lies
5. Much Too Much
6. My Generation

SIDE 2
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 GenerationHalf-Speed Vinyl Mastered Available to order here

 

A QUICK ONE – HALF SPEED MASTERED VINYL TRACK LIST

SIDE 1
1. Run Run Run
2. Boris The Spider
3. I Need You
4. Whiskey Man
5. Heatwave
6. Cobwebs And Strange

SIDE 2
1. Don’t Look Away
2. See My Way
3. So Sad About Us
4. A Quick One, While He’s Away

A Quick OneHalf-Speed Vinyl Mastered Available to order here

25 thoughts on “Out Now Limited Edition Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl Studio Albums”

  1. Max Andrén says:

    This will be very fun! Lesh gooo!!

  2. Henry Arato says:

    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….

  3. Neil says:

    Which stereo mix of generation is being used the 2002 version, the version from the box set or is it a new remaster?

    1. The Who says:

      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.

  4. Chris Fraser says:

    Good morning Sirs

    Looks awesome when it is available to buy and where can I purchase it

    Best as always

    Chris

    1. The Who says:

      The answers to both your questions are in the above post, Chris.

  5. Big Dan says:

    Pete, Your music actually did change the world!

  6. Jim says:

    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.

    1. The Who says:

      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).

  7. Ivory says:

    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?

    1. The Who says:

      ‘See My Way’ is in fake stereo. It was never done in stereo and the 4-track is missing. Everything else in true stereo.

  8. John jarecki says:

    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!

  9. Ernie Race says:

    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.

  10. Ivory says:

    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?

  11. Ivory says:

    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.

    1. The Who says:

      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.

  12. Richard Lavoie says:

    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!

    1. The Who says:

      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.

  13. Mad Dog Earle says:

    The morale of that is You never have enough versions of WHO LPS.

  14. Mark says:

    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

    1. The Who says:

      The Half-Speed Master reissues of The Who’s back catalogue of studio recordings present the original albums as they were first released.

  15. Jared says:

    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?

    1. The Who says:

      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.

  16. Bobby Simpson says:

    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.

    1. The Who says:

      Bobby, we’ll be announcing their release date here in due course.

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