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Thirty Years of Maximum R&B [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Pete Townshend Dialogue
    2. I'm the Face
    3. Here 'Tis - (previously unreleased)
    4. Zoot Suit
    5. Leaving Here
    6. I Can't Explain
    7. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
    8. Daddy Rolling Stone
    9. My Generation
    10. Kids Are Alright, The
    11. Ox, The
    12. Legal Matter, A
    13. Pete Dialogue
    14. Substitute
    15. I'm a Boy
    16. Disguises
    17. Happy Jack Jingle - (previously unreleased)
    18. Happy Jack
    19. Boris the Spider
    20. So Sad About Us
    21. Quick One While He's Away, A - (previously unreleased, Original Version)
    22. Pictures of Lily
    23. Early Morning Cold Taxi - (previously unreleased)
    24. Coke 2 - (previously unreleased)
    25. Last Time, The (This Could Be)
    26. I Can't Reach You
    27. Girl's Eyes - (previously unreleased)
    28. Bag O'Nails - (previously unreleased)
    29. Call Me Lightning
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Rotosound Strings
    2. I Can See For Miles
    3. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand
    4. Armenia City in the Sky
    5. Tattoo
    6. Our Love Was
    7. Rael 1
    8. Rael 2 - (previously unreleased)
    9. Track Records / Premier Drums
    10. Sunrise
    11. Russell Harty Dialogue - (previously unreleased)
    12. Jaguar - (previously unreleased)
    13. Melancholia - (previously unreleased)
    14. Fortune Teller - (previously unreleased)
    15. Magic Bus
    16. Little Billy
    17. Dogs
    18. Overture
    19. Acid Queen
    20. Abbie Hoffman Incident - (previously unreleased)
    21. Underture
    22. Pinball Wizard
    23. I'm Free
    24. See Me, Feel Me
    25. Heaven and Hell
    26. Pete Townshend Dialogue - (previously unreleased)
    27. Young Man Blues
    28. Summertime Blues
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Shakin' All Over
    2. Baba O'Riley
    3. Bargain
    4. Pure and Easy
    5. Song Is Over
    6. Studio Dialogue - (previously unreleased)
    7. Behind Blue Eyes
    8. Won't Get Fooled Again
    9. Seeker, The
    10. Bony Moronie
    11. Let's See Action
    12. Join Together
    13. Relay
    14. Real Me, The - (previously unreleased)
    15. 5:15
    16. Bellboy
    17. Love Reign O'er Me
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Long Live Rock
    2. Life With the Moons - (previously unreleased)
    3. Naked Eye - (previously unreleased)
    4. University Challenge - (previously unreleased)
    5. Slip Kid
    6. Poetry Cornered - (previously unreleased)
    7. Dreaming From the Waist - (previously unreleased)
    8. Blue Red and Grey
    9. Life With the Moons 2 - (previously unreleased)
    10. Squeeze Box
    11. My Wife - (previously unreleased)
    12. Who Are You - (Single Version)
    13. Music Must Change, The
    14. Sister Disco
    15. Guitar and Pen
    16. You Better You Bet
    17. Eminence Front
    18. Twist and Shout
    19. I'm a Man - (previously unreleased)
    20. Pete Dialogue - (previously unreleased)
    21. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11020

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Charlesworth; Jon Astley
    Engineer

    The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar); Roger Daltrey (vocals); John Entwistle (bass); Keith Moon, Kenney Jones (drums).
    Recorded between 1964 & 1991. Includes 64-page booklet.
    THE GIFT SET includes the 30 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R&B box set, the 30 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R&B LIVE video, and a tee-shirt.
    The compilers of MAXIMUM R&B deserve credit for squeezing the collected works of the Who onto these four CDs. The Who's transition from singles band to something more ambitious is well chronicled on disc one. It contains early singles like "Zoot Suit" and "I'm the Face," classics like "My Generation" and "I Can't Explain," near-classics like "I'm a Boy" and early rarities like their take on the Stones' "The Last Time." The second disc charts the band's transition toward conceptual rock and opera, beginning with a selection from THE WHO SELL OUT and moving into their seminal rock opera "TOMMY." The band is also captured at their blistering best in cuts from legendary LIVE AT LEEDS.
    Disc three covers the early '70s, when the band was at a creative peak, turning out state-of-the-art rock with QUADROPHENIA and WHO'S NEXT. Songs like "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" still explode like Thor's hammer. The final disc has a little of everything, rare live versions, radio-only oddities, and the best of their late-'70s and early-'80s output. The later works demonstrate that the Who continued make great music even in the twilight of their career.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (9/8/94, p.76) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...Townsend's songwriting shines throughout....[he] elevates the the rite of rock & roll passage into a spiritual quest for freedom, self-knowledge and eventually salvation....rock was never more live--or better..."
    Rolling Stone (9/8/94, p.76) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...Townsend's songwriting shines throughout....[he] elevates the the rite of rock & roll passage into a spiritual quest for freedom, self-knowledge and eventually salvation....rock was never more live--or better..."
    Entertainment Weekly (7/8/94, p.53) - "...the strong arm with which Townshend once sweetly mixed mod sentiments with Beach Boy harmonies...still deliver a jolt of maximum pleasure..." - Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly (7/8/94, p.53) - "...the strong arm with which Townshend once sweetly mixed mod sentiments with Beach Boy harmonies...still deliver a jolt of maximum pleasure..." - Rating: A-
    Q (8/94, p.121) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...In the final analysis, the music does its own fighting....No swanning about. No flouncing. 30 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R&B is the best box set ever..."
    Q (8/94, p.121) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...In the final analysis, the music does its own fighting....No swanning about. No flouncing. 30 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R&B is the best box set ever..."
    NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #4 in NME's list of the 10 best compilation albums of 1994.
    NME (Magazine) (7/2/94, p.44) - 6 - Good - "...This then should stand as The Who's flawed memorial: enthralling, madly ambitious, hampered by limping last chapters..."
    NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #4 in NME's list of the 10 best compilation albums of 1994.
    NME (Magazine) (7/2/94, p.44) - 6 - Good - "...This then should stand as The Who's flawed memorial: enthralling, madly ambitious, hampered by limping last chapters..."
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