The Who announce their release for Record Store Day 2021

This year’s release from The Who for Record Store Day 2021 is an expanded two LP set of their 1981 album Face Dances celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021. LP1 is the original album with its nine tracks. LP2, entitled Face Dances Part 3 has another nine tracks. The 2LP set was mastered by Jon Astley at Close To the Edge and cut at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road.

LP1: The Original Album

Side One:
1. You Better You Bet
2. Don’t Let Go The Coat
3. Cache Cache
4. The Quiet One
5. Did You Steal My Money

Side Two
1. How Can You Do It Alone
2. Daily Records
3. You
4. Another Tricky Day

LP2: Face Dances Part 3

Side 3 
1. I Like Nightmares
2. It’s In You
3. Somebody Saved Me
4. Dance It Away (previously unreleased) with Roger on lead vocals
5. Don’t Let Go The Coat (previously unreleased) with Pete on lead vocals

Side 4 All tracks live at Grugahalle, Essen, 28 March 1981 and broadcast live for Rockpalast
1. Don’t Let Go The Coat (previously unreleased)
2. You Better You Bet (previously unreleased)
3. The Quiet One (previously unreleased)
4. Another Tricky Day (previously unreleased)

The album cover features the original Peter Blake design front and back. LP1 is on bright blue heavyweight vinyl with coloured labels and LP2 is on bright yellow heavyweight vinyl with coloured labels. In addition there are four 12″ x 12″ fine art prints included in the package with four portraits on each print.

More information about all other releases for RSD2021

Record Store Day UK

Record Store Day US


24 thoughts on “The Who announce their release for Record Store Day 2021”

  1. Matthias says:

    Great! Will it be available in Germany?

    1. The Who says:

      It will be available only at independent record stores in Germany, Matthias.

  2. Lauren says:

    Where will this be available?
    Can I purchase it in the U.S.?

    1. The Who says:

      It will be available only at independent record stores in the US, Lauren.

  3. Rene Vasquez says:

    I know this may sound like sacrilege, but I’ve always liked this album despite what critics said upon its release.

  4. Mark Syder says:

    Will it be available on CD?

    1. The Who says:

      No, just on vinyl, Mark.

  5. Jim Noriega says:

    In 1981, this was the first Who album I ever purchased so it holds a special place in my heart. Don’t Let Go The Coat, Daily Records, and Another Tricky Day are especially good.

  6. Dave S. says:

    Is the version of Dance It Away the same one as was previously on the expanded edition of Pete’s All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes? Thanks!

    1. The Who says:

      No, it’s from the Face Dances recording sessions at Odyssey Studios with the full band and Roger on lead vocals.

  7. Steven Page says:

    Do we have a UK price for this yet?

  8. Ted M says:

    Is this Pete’s demo of Don’t Let Go the Coat?

    1. The Who says:

      No, it’s a full band recording made during the Face Dances sessions at Odyssey studios.

  9. dave says:

    Great album, it deserves a re-run there are a few classic tracks on it like the follow up album It’s Hard both with Kenney Jones. I hope it will be out on CD.

    1. The Who says:

      It’s a vinyl-only release as it’s for Record Store Day 2021, Dave.

  10. Marc Gulli says:

    I can’t wait to hear the live material

  11. James says:

    How much will it cost in the United States?

    1. The Who says:

      Check with your local record store, James.

  12. James says:

    Does the LP come with a download code as well?

    1. The Who says:


  13. Edward Wargula says:

    Are these the original 80’s mixes remastered, or the later remixes done by MCA?

    1. The Who says:

      They’re remastered, Edward.

  14. Luis Corró says:

    Despite of what the so called “critics” wrote about this album, i do like it very much. I know this is a “special edition” but i do prefer a CD copy, (since my record players are all damaged). I would have been cool to include “Dirty Water” (a Pete plus Kenney recording). Anyway, this album is still very popular due to You Better You Bet being a huge popular single.

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