The Who’s ‘Maximum As & Bs’ 5-CD box set to be released October 27, 2017

The Who Maximum As and Bs 3D Product Shot

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 1, 2017 – Following the success of the four 7” singles box sets from The Who, MAXIMUM As & Bs presents all of the bands A sides, B sides and EPs in one place for the very first time. The 5 CD set features 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels.

MAXIMUM As & Bs includes classic hits such as “Pictures of Lily,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Magic

Bus,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Substitute,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” “My Generation,” “Squeeze Box,” “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Real Good-Looking Boy” & the band’s last recorded track to date “Be Lucky.” The set includes rarely heard B sides and EP tracks along with the group’s first single, as the High Numbers – “Zoot Suit” b/w “I’m The Face.”

 

The box set features five CDs, in separate wallets, housed in a rigid, lift-off-lid style box along with

a 48-page booklet, with track-by-track annotation by acclaimed Who writers with period photos &

memorabilia. The full track listing for MAXIMUM As & Bs follows at the end of this release.

 

ALSO COMING!

August 18, 2017, sees the re-issue for the first time in a decade and a half of Pete Townshend’s critically acclaimed demo and outtake collectionsSCOOPANOTHER SCOOP & SCOOP 3.

These albums give a unique insight into Townshend’s creative process and feature early versions of

future Who classics including “Eminence Front,” “The Real Me,” “Long Live Rock,” “The Magic Bus” as well as many other Who hits. These double-CD and vinyl sets have been newly remastered at Abbey Road with the LPs remastered at half speed and pressed on pink (Scoop), yellow (Another Scoop) and light blue (Scoop 3) vinyl. The full track listings follow at the end of this release.

 

Also coming exclusively on vinyl on October 27, 2017, are MEATY, BEATY, BIG & BOUNCY and LIVE AT LEEDS, The Who’s first singles collection from 1971 and what the New York Times referred to as “Quite simply, it is the best live rock album ever made” respectively. Both albums have been cut at Abbey Road with half-speed mastering process and will be released on October 27 on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl.

 

THE WHO MAXIMUM As &Bs

CD 1

Zoot Suit

I’m the Face

I Can’t Explain

Bald Headed Woman

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

Daddy Rolling Stone

My Generation

Shout and Shimmy

Circles (AKA ‘Instant Party’)

Instant Party Mixture

A Legal Matter

The Kids Are Alright

The Ox

La-La-La Lies

The Good’s Gone

 

CD 2

Substitute

Circles

Waltz For A Pig

I’m A Boy

In The City

Disguises

Batman

Bucket T

Barbara Ann

Happy Jack

I’ve Been Away

Pictures Of Lily

Doctor, Doctor

The Last Time

Under My Thumb

I Can See For Miles

Someone’s Coming

Dogs

Call Me Lightning

Magic Bus

Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

 

CD 3

Pinball Wizard

Dogs Part Two

The Seeker

Here For More

Summertime Blues

Heaven And Hell

See Me Feel Me / Listening To You

Overture From Tommy

Christmas

I’m Free

Won’t Get Fooled Again

Don’t Know Myself

Let’s See Action

When I Was A Boy

Join Together

Baby Don’t You Do It

Relay

Wasp Man

 

CD 4

5:15

Water

Listening To You / See Me Feel Me

(Soundtrack Version)

Overture (Soundtrack Version)

Squeeze Box

Success Story

Who Are You

Had Enough

Long Live Rock

My Wife (Live)

5:15 (Soundtrack Version)

I’m One (Soundtrack Version)

You Better You Bet

The Quiet One

Don’t Let Go The Coat

You

 

CD 5

Athena

A Man Is A Man

Eminence Front

It’s Your Turn

Twist And Shout (Live

I Can’t Explain (Live)

Bony Maronie (Live)

Join Together (Live)

I Can See For Miles (Live)

Behind Blue Eyes (Live)

Real Good Looking Boy

Old Red Wine

Wire & Glass EP – Side A (5 x tracks)

Wire & Glass EP – Side B – Mirror Door

Be Lucky

I Can’t Explain (2014 Stereo remix)

 

PETE TOWNSHEND ‘SCOOP’ 2CD

CD 1

So Sad About Us/Brrr

Squeeze Box

Zelda

Politician

Dirty Water

Circles

Piano: Tipperary

Unused Piano: Quadrophenia

Melancholia

Bargain

Popular

Behind Blue Eyes

Things Have Changed

 

CD 2

The Magic Bus

Cache Cache

Cookin’

You’re So Clever

Body Language

Initial Machine Experiments

Mary

Recorders

Goin’ Fishin’

To Barney Kessell

You Came Back

Love Reign O’er Me

 

 

SCOOP 2LP (PINK VINYL)

Side One

So Sad About Us / Brr

Squeeze Box

Zelda

Politician

Dirty Water

Circles (Instant Party)

Piano: Tipperary

 

Side Two

Unused Piano: Quadrophenia

Melancholia

Bargain

Things Have Changed

Popular

Behind Blue Eyes

 

Side Three

Magic Bus

Cache Cache

Cookin’

You’re So Clever

Body Language

Initial Machine Experiments

 

SIDE FOUR

Mary

Recorders

 

 

PETE TOWNSHEND ‘ANOTHER

SCOOP’ 2CD

CD One

You Better You Bet

Girl In A Suitcase

Brooklyn Kids

Pinball Wizard

Football Fugue

Happy Jack

Substitute

Long Live Rock

Call Me Lightning

Holly Like Ivy

Begin The Beguine

Vicious Interlude

La La La Lies

Cat Snatch

 

CD Two

Prelude #556

Baraque Ippanese

Praying The Game

Driftin’ Blues

Christmas

Pictures Of Lily

Don’t Let Go Of The Coat

The Kids Are Alright

Prelude, The Right to Write

Never Ask Me

Ask Yourself

The Ferryman

The Shout

ANOTHER SCOOP 2LP (Yellow Vinyl)

Side One

You Better You Bet

Girl In A Suitcase

Brooklyn Kids

Pinball Wizard

Football Fugue

Happy Jack

 

Side Two

Substitute

Long Live Rock

Call Me Lightning

Holly Like Ivy

Begin The Beguine

Vicious Interlude

La La La Lies

Cat Snatch

 

Side Three

Prelude #556

Baraque Ippanese

Praying The Game

Driftin’ Blues

Christmas

Pictures Of Lily

Don’t Let Go The Coat

 

Side Four

The Kids Are Alright

Prelude, The Right to Write

Never Ask Me

Ask Yourself

The Ferryman

The Shout

 

 

PETE TOWNSHEND ‘SCOOP 3’ 2CD

CD One

Can you See The Real Me

Dirty Water

Commonwealth Boys

Theme 015

Marty Robbins

I Like It The Way It Is

Theme 016

No Way Out (However much I booze)

Collings

Parvardigar (German version)

Sea & Sand

971104 Arpeggio Piano

Theme 017

I Am Afraid

Maxims For Lunch

Wistful

Eminence Front

 

CD Two

Prelude 970519

Iron Man Recitative

Tough Boys

Did You Steal My Money?

Can You Really Dance?

Variations On Dirty Jobs

All lovers are deranged (Pete’s version)

Elephants

Wired To The Moon (part 2)

How Can You Do It Alone?

Poem Disturbed

Squirm Squirm

Outlive The Dinosaur

Teresa

Man And Machines

It’s In Ya

Lonely Words

 

 

SCOOP 3 3LP (LIGHT BLUE VINYL)

Side One

Can You See The Real Me

Dirty Water

Commonwealth Boys

Theme 015

Marty Robbins

I Like It The Way It Is

 

Side Two

Theme 016

No Way Out (However Much I Booze)

Collings

Parvardigar

Sea And Sand

971104 Arpeggio Piano

 

Side Three

Theme 017

I Am Afraid

Maxims For Lunch

Wistful

Eminence Front

Lonely Words

 

Side Four

Prelude 970519

Iron Man Recitative

Tough Boys

Did You Steal My Money?

Can You Really Dance?

 

Side Five

Variations On Dirty Jobs

All Lovers Are Deranged

Elephants

Wired To The Moon – Pt. 2

How Can You Do It Alone

Poem Disturbed

 

Side Six

Squirm Squirm

Outlive The Dinosaur

Teresa

Man And Machines

It’s In Ya

 

 

THE WHO ‘MEATY, BEATY, BIG &

BOUNCY’

Side One

I Can’t Explain *

The Kids Are Alright #

Happy Jack #

I Can See For Miles

Pictures Of Lily #

My Generation #

The Seeker

 

Side Two

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere *

Pinball Wizard

Legal Matter #

Boris The Spider *

Magic Bus #

Substitute *

I’m A Boy #

* Mono

# Electronically enhanced for stereo

reproduction

 

 

THE WHO ‘LIVE AT LEEDS’

Side One

Young Man

Substitute

Summertime Blues

Shakin’ All Over

 

Side Two

My Generation

Magic Bus

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