The Who Announce My Generation Super Deluxe Edition With Previously Unreleased Songs

Christmas is coming up in a couple of months, which means that ’tis the season for expensive box set reissues! The Who have just announced an upcoming super deluxe edition of their 1965 debut album My Generation, a 5xCD, 79-track box set that will feature new demos, mixes, and liner notes along with several previously unheard songs that Pete Townshend rediscovered in his archive last year. According to a press release, the three unreleased tracks “The Girls I Could Have Had,” “As Children We Grew,” and “My Own Love” haven’t even been heard by the rest of the band. The set will also come with an 80-page book featuring rare and unseen photographs.

“Gathering these demos for this collection has been enjoyable; it’s wonderful for me to have these tapes made fifty-two years ago to listen to,” Townshend says. “I hope you enjoy them. They have a naiveté and innocence, a simplicity and directness, and an ingenuousness that reveals me as a young man struggling to keep up with the more mature and developed men around me. What an incredible group of strong, talented, young and engaging men they were!”

Check out the super deluxe edition’s full tracklist below.

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)

01 “Out In The Street”
02 “I Don’t Mind”
03 “The Good’s Gone”
04 “La-La-La Lies”
05 “Much Too Much”
06 “My Generation”
07 “The Kids Are Alright”
08 “Please, Please, Please”
09 “It’s Not True”
10 “I’m A Man”
11 “A Legal Matter”
12 “The Ox”

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)

01 “Out In The Street”
02 “I Don’t Mind”
03 “The Good’s Gone”
04 “La-La-La Lies”
05 “Much Too Much”
06 “My Generation”
07 “The Kids Are Alright”
08 “Please, Please, Please”
09 “It’s Not True”
10 “I’m A Man”
11 “A Legal Matter”
12 “The Ox”

CD3: Mono mixes – bonus tracks

01 “I Can’t Explain”
02 “Bald Headed Woman”
03 “Daddy Rolling Stone”
04 “Leaving Here”
05 “Lubie, Come Back Home”
06 “Shout And Shimmy”
07 “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
08 “Motoring”
09 “Anytime You Want Me”
10 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”
11 “Instant Party Mixture”
12 “Circles”
13 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)”
14 “Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)”
15 “Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)”
16 “I Don’t Mind (Full Length)”
17 “The Good’s Gone (Full Length)”
18 “My Generation (Alt version)”
19 “I’m A Man (V2 – Early vocal)”
20 “Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)”
21 “Lubie (Alt Mix)”
22 “Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)”
23 “Circles (Alt Mix)”

CD4: Stereo mixes – bonus tracks

01 “Out In The Street (Alt – Take 1)”
02 “I Don’t Mind (Full Length Version)”
03 “The Good’s Gone (Full Length Version)”
04 “My Generation (Instrumental Version)”
05 “The Kids Are Alright (Alt – Take 1)”
06 “I Can’t Explain”
07 “Bald Headed Woman”
08 “Daddy Rolling Stone”
09 “Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)”
10 “Leaving Here”
11 “Lubie, Come Back Home”
12 “Shout And Shimmy”
13 “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
14 “Motoring”
15 “Anytime You Want Me”
16 “Instant Party Mixture”
17 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”
18 “Circles (New Mix)”
19 “Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B – New Mix)”
20 “Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)”
21 “I’m A Man (Alt – New Mix)”

CD5: Primal Scoop – The Demos

01 “My Generation (V 3)”
02 “My Generation (V 2 – fragment)”
03 “The Girls I Could’ve Had”
04 “It’s Not True”
05 “As Children We Grew”
06 “Legal Matter”
07 “Sunrise (V 1)”
08 “Much Too Much”
09 “My Own Love”
10 “La-La-La- Lies”
11 “The Good’s Gone”

The super deluxe edition will be out 11/18. 3xLP and 2xLP versions of the reissue will be out 2/10. Pre-order it here.

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