16 Feb 2022
The Who’s release for Record Store Day 2022
We’re very pleased to announce that this year’s release from The Who for Record Store Day 2022 will be a 40th anniversary edition of their 1982 album It’s Hard. The original album has been remastered by Jon Astley, cut at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on 180 gram heavyweight orange and yellow vinyl. The album is spread over three sides of the 2-LP set. Side Four on the second LP includes four previously unreleased tracks including the much-anticipated version of ‘Eminence Front’ featuring a lead vocal by Roger Daltrey.
Originally released on 4 September 1982, It’s Hard was the last studio album to include bass guitarist John Entwistle who sadly passed away in 2002. It was also the last studio album to feature drummer Kenney Jones.
The four bonus tracks include ‘Eminence Front’ with Roger on lead vocal, an alternative mix of ‘Cry If You Want’, ‘One Life’s Enough’ with a lead vocal by Pete Townshend and an unedited 1997 remix of John Entwistle’s song ‘Dangerous’.
The 40th anniversary edition of It’s Hard also includes a full-colour poster.
- It’s Your Turn
- Cooks County
- It’s Hard
- Eminence Front
- I’ve Known No War
- One Life’s Enough
- One At A Time
- Why Did I Fall for That
- A Man Is A Man
- Cry If You Want
- Eminence Front (Lead vocal: Roger with Pete)
- Cry If You Want (Early Alternative Mix)
- One Life’s Enough (Vocal: Pete)
- Dangerous (1997 Unedited Mix)