The Singles (The Who album)

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The Singles
TheSingles.jpg
Compilation album by The Who
Released November 1984
Genre Rock
Label Polydor
The Who chronology
Rarities Volume I & Volume II
(1983)Rarities Volume I & Volume II1983
The Singles
(1984)
Who's Last
(1984)Who's Last1984

The Singles is a compilation of singles by The Who that was released by Polydor in November 1984. It was not released in the United States or Canada.[1], and it lacks a number of early singles.

The version of "I Can See for Miles" contained herein is not the classic single version, but a BBC live recording with a loud, overdubbed bass track.[2] The 2011 Japanese Reissue included the original single version.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pete Townshend except where noted.

  1. "Substitute" - 3:45
  2. "I'm a Boy" - 2:37
  3. "Happy Jack" - 2:14
  4. "Pictures of Lily" - 2:43
  5. "I Can See for Miles" (BBC Recording) - 4:05
  6. "Magic Bus" - 3:20
  • Japanese pressings contain the mono version (from the UK single)
  1. "Pinball Wizard" - 3:00
  2. "My Generation" - 3:18
  3. "Summertime Blues" (Live) (Jerry Capehart and Eddie Cochran) - 3:22
  4. "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Single version) - 3:38
  5. "Let's See Action (Nothing Is Everything)" - 3:57
  6. "Join Together" - 4:22
  7. "5:15" (Single version) - 4:48
  8. "Squeeze Box" - 2:40
  9. "Who Are You" (Single version) - 5:00
  10. "You Better You Bet" - 5:37

In December 2011, The Singles was reissued as a 2-CD set in Japan on SHM-CD by Universal.

2011 Japanese Reissue Track Listing[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "I Can't Explain" - 2:06
  2. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend, Roger Daltrey) - 2:42
  3. "My Generation" - 3:20
  4. "Substitute" - 3:49
  5. "I'm a Boy" - 2:43
  6. "Happy Jack" - 2:13
  7. "Pictures of Lily" - 2:46
  8. "The Last Time" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 2:55
  9. "I Can See for Miles" - 4:06
  10. "Dogs" - 3:07
  11. "Magic Bus" - 4:37
  12. "Pinball Wizard" - 3:05
  13. "See Me, Feel Me" (Single version) - 3:25
  14. "The Seeker" - 3:13
Disc 2
  1. "Summertime Blues" (Live) (Capehart, Cochran) - 3:25
  2. "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Single version) - 3:39
  3. "Let's See Action" - 4:00
  4. "Join Together" - 4:25
  5. "Relay" - 3:56
  6. "Long Live Rock" - 3:58
  7. "5:15" - 4:54
  8. "Squeeze Box" - 2:43
  9. "Who Are You" (Alternate mix) - 5:10
  10. "You Better You Bet" - 5:39
  11. "Don't Let Go the Coat" - 3:45
  12. "Athena" - 3:49

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