Old Red Wine

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"Old Red Wine"
Song by The Who from the album Then and Now
Released 30 March 2004
Recorded 2003, Eel Pie Studios
Genre Rock
Length 3:43
Label Polydor
Writer Pete Townshend
Producer The Who
Then and Now track listing
  1. "I Can't Explain"
  2. "My Generation"
  3. "The Kids Are Alright"
  4. "Substitute"
  5. "I'm a Boy"
  6. "Happy Jack"
  7. "I Can See for Miles"
  8. "Magic Bus"
  9. "Pinball Wizard"
  10. "See Me, Feel Me"
  11. "Summertime Blues"
  12. "Behind Blue Eyes"
  13. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  14. "5:15"
  15. "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  16. "Squeeze Box"
  17. "Who Are You"
  18. "You Better You Bet"
  19. "Real Good Looking Boy"
  20. "Old Red Wine"

"Old Red Wine", composed by Pete Townshend, is the final track on The Who's 2004 compilation album, Then and Now. It was released as a B-side with "Real Good Looking Boy". The song was written for The Who's former bassist John Entwistle, who died two years prior to the release of Then and Now.

The riff at the end of the song predates the actual song by a few years, being played at the end of some versions of "My Generation" from the 2000 tour. The riff was also played in a performance of the same song during Entwistle's last show, at the Royal Albert Hall on 8 February 2002. Portions of the song were also played sometimes after "My Generation" on the band's 2002 (after Entwistle's death), 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 tours.

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