Friday, August 1, 2008

The Who - The Savage Young Who (1964-65)

Rarities Compilation (single artist)


And so we begin with a series of five compilations of Who singles and rarities that cover the band's peak era from 1964-1972. The logic behind the assembly of these comps was to permanently replace such scattershot (if excellent) collections as Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, Odds and Sods, Magic Bus: The Who on Tour, Who's Missing, Two's Missing and Rarities I and II with a superior 5-disc set that would cover every essential Who outtake, 45 and EP cut not present on their early albums, along with a generous smattering of live rarities, and all presented in strict chronological order.

As such, each of the five discs I'm going on about are, individually, the definitive companions to the studio albums My Generation, A Quick One, The Who Sell Out, Tommy and Quadrophenia. (I skipped Who's Next because all the vital stuff from those sessions not available here is already on the 2-CD deluxe edition-- available at a store near you!)


We start with the companion piece to the first Who album, My Generation. In short order, you will be hearing the group's very first studio recording sessions as the High Numbers, four ultra-rare live performances from 1964 when they were still working under that moniker, both sides of their first two 45s as the Who, all the known songs off their unreleased first album, three previously unreleased Pete Townshend demos and, of course, a generous sampling of performances from the BBC, Ready Steady Go! and Shindig. Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Savage Young Who in all their glory!

11 comments:

  1. Version 2.0 uploaded today-- different song selection, improved sources for some tracks and overall volume equalization.

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  2. Can you please reupload this? I'm a bit late at getting it

    Thanks!

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  3. Sorry jpgr, I forgot to update the link. Here it is-- enjoy!

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/wagh2f

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  4. Another Pinnacle of Post! Thanks for the Who Harvest.

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  5. i can't wait to dig into these 5 albums. thanks for the effort.

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  6. No problem, D! Please let us know what you think once you've had a chance to check them out.

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  7. Pleeease.... re-upload this file!!! Thanks from Brazil.

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  8. Two years late... I'm that guy. Any chance of a re-up?

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