Mar 9, 2015

The Who - BBC Sessions 1965-73 (MCA 1999) + Live At The BBC 1967-70 (Polydor Germany 2000)

Review by Richie Unterberger
A fine compilation of 1965-73 BBC performances, the majority of the tracks hailing from 1965-67, although some are drawn from 1970 and 1973. As one of the best live bands ever, the Who as expected come through pretty well in the live-in-the-studio environment, although the arrangements usually stick close to the records. Most of the songs were done by the group for studio releases as well, but there are a few covers that they never put on their albums or singles at the time, making this essential for the fan. Those numbers include the obscure James Brown tune "Just You and Me, Darling," "Dancing in the Street," ""Good Lovin'," and "Leaving Here" (although a mid-1960s studio version of that last song was eventually released). Of the other tracks, particularly worthwhile are "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," with its extensive feedback solo, quite a challenge to do live in May 1965; "The Good's Gone," which has a fuzz solo not on the studio version; and the 1970 performance of "Shakin' All Over," which might be the best rendition of that concert staple that they ever did. This does not have a few BBC songs that have shown up on bootlegs; particularly unfortunate exclusions are "So Sad About Us," "Summertime Blues," and their 1966 cover of the Everly Brothers' "Man with Money."

Disc 1:   
1. My Generation 0:59
2. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 2:44
3. Good Lovin' 1:50
4. Just You And Me, Darling 2:02
5. Leaving Here 2:35
6. My Generation 3:24
7. The Good's Gone 2:59
8. La-La Lies 2:26
9. Substitute 3:28
10. Dancing In The Street 2:24
11. Disguises 3:45
12. I'm A Boy 2:39
13. Run Run Run 3:17
14. Boris The Spider 2:47
15. Happy Jack 2:10
16. See My Way 1:50
17. Pictures Of Lily 2:35
18. A Quick One, While He's Away 7:01
19. Substitute 2:14
20. The Seeker 3:06
21. I'm Free 2:24
22. Shakin' All Over 3:06
23. The Relay 5:16
24. Long Live Rock 3:56
25. Boris The Spider 0:10

Bonus Disc 2:   
1. Interview Townshend Talks "Tommy"
2. Pinball Wizard
3. See Me, Feel Me
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
5. I Can See For Miles
6. Heaven And Hell
7. The Seeker
8. Summertime Blues

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1 comment:

ReeferMadness said...

Long time without listen to The Who !

Thanks so much for sharing these BBC Sessions