The Story of The Who

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The Story of The Who
The Story of The Who cover.jpg
Compilation album by The Who
Released 24 September 1976
Genre Rock
Length 86:00
The Who chronology
The Who by Numbers
(1975)The Who by Numbers1975
The Story of The Who
(1976)
Who Are You
(1978)Who Are You1978

The Story of The Who is a 2-LP compilation album from The Who. The album was released in the UK in September 1976. The album reached number two in the UK charts.[1] Another version of this collection with a different track listing was also released in Japan. This collection has not been released on CD.

The exploding pinball machine comes from film shot for a TV advertisement of the album.[2]

John Entwistle didn't think the album was truly definitive. The Who could only release the tracks that they had the rights to.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pete Townshend except where noted.

Disc One
  1. "Magic Bus" – 4:33 (Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy extended version)
  2. "Substitute" – 3:48
  3. "Boris the Spider" (John Entwistle) – 2:26
  4. "Run Run Run" – 2:44
  5. "I'm a Boy" (Faster version) – 2:36
  6. "(Love is Like A) Heat Wave" (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:41
  7. "My Generation" (Live at Leeds edited version) – 3:17
  8. 'Pictures of Lily" – 2:47
  9. "Happy Jack" – 2:13
  10. "The Seeker" – 3:24
  11. "I Can See for Miles" – 4:17
  12. "Bargain" – 5:31
  13. "Squeeze Box" – 2:42
Disc Two
  1. "Amazing Journey" – 3:26
  2. "The Acid Queen" – 3:34
  3. "Do You Think It's Alright?" – 0:26
  4. "Fiddle About" (Entwistle) – 1:30
  5. "Pinball Wizard" – 3:01
  6. "I'm Free" – 2:39
  7. "Tommy's Holiday Camp" (Keith Moon) – 0:57
  8. "We're Not Gonna Take It" – 3:36
  9. "Summertime Blues" (Live at University Refectory, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, 14 February 1970) (Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart) – 3:29
  10. "Baba O'Riley" – 5:09
  11. "Behind Blue Eyes" – 3:44
  12. "Slip Kid" – 4:32
  13. "Won't Get Fooled Again" – 8:33

Because The Who by Numbers was released by CBS/Sony in Japan, the Japanese release had a slightly different track listing. "Squeeze Box" and "Slip Kid" were replaced by "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" and "Dogs", respectively. Also, the live edit of "My Generation" is replaced by the original 1965 version.

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