The Who ‎– The Kids Are Alright

Polydor ‎– 6713232
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Red, Translucent
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Blue, Translucent

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 My Generation
Written-By – Townshend*
A2 I Can't Explain
Written-By – Townshend*
A3 Happy Jack
Written-By – Townshend*
A4 I Can See For Miles
Written-By – Townshend*
A5 Magic Bus
Written-By – Townshend*
A6 Long Live Rock
Written-By – Townshend*
B1 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Written-By – Townshend*, Daltrey*
B2 Young Man Blues
Written-By – Allison*
B3 My Wife
Written-By – Entwistle*
B4 Baba O'Riley
Written-By – Townshend*
C1 A Quick One, While He's Away
Written-By – Townshend*
C2 Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Written-By – Townshend*
C3 Sparks
Written-By – Townshend*
C4 Pinball Wizard
Written-By – Townshend*
C5 See Me, Feel Me
Written-By – Townshend*
D1a Join Together
Written-By – Townshend*
D1b Roadrunner
Written-By – McDaniel*
D1c My Generation Blues
Written-By – Townshend*
D2 Won't Get Fooled Again
Written-By – Townshend*

Companies, etc.



Double LP on red and blue coloured heavyweight vinyl (disc 1 is red, disc 2 is blue).
Sticker, exclusive Record Store Day 2018
Comes with a 20 pages booklet
Cover is opened on top, with spine on two sides.

Release Date: 4/21/2018
Format: 2 x LP
Label: IGA
Quantity: 3000
Release type: 'RSD First' Release
Companion album to the band's documentary film of the same name from 1979. Includes the 1967 Smothers Brothers TV show version of My Generation. Image on the front cover – photographer Art Kane’s shot of the band draped in the Union Jack flag at the Carl Shurz Monument in Morningside Heights in New York City on the morning of Friday 5 April 1968. Includes three performances from Woodstock – Sparks, Pinball Wizard & See Me, Feel Me, 1960s TV performances of Magic Bus and Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, and the performance of A Quick One, While He's Away, the version they played at the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 602567132325
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02567 13232 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): BH03617-01 A1 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM30 6713223
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): BH03617-01 B1 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM30 6713223
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): BH03617-02 C1 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM30 6713223
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): BH03617-02 D1 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM30 6713223
  • Label Code: LC000309

Other Versions (5 of 63) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2675 179 The Who The Kids Are Alright(2xLP, Album) Polydor 2675 179 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MCA2-11005 The Who The Kids Are Alright(8-Trk, Album) MCA Records MCA2-11005 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCA2-11005 The Who The Kids Are Alright(2xLP, Album, Pin) MCA Records MCA2-11005 US 1979 Sell This Version
UICY-94780 The Who The Kids Are Alright(CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, SHM) Polydor UICY-94780 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
MCA2-6899, MCA2-11005 The Who The Kids Are Alright(2xLP, Album, RP, Mon) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA2-6899, MCA2-11005 US 1989 Sell This Version


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May 5, 2018
This record actually sounds pretty magical. I'm able to drive it pretty hard on my system and it really comes to life. The clarity is awesome for a live record. I can hear the bass really well and the drums are nice and full sounding. Nice dynamic range, mastered well so there's no harshness or muddiness to the music or vocals. All in all sounds really nice and really nails that live feel. I enjoy it. For some reason the second track 'I can't explain' sounds horrible though, don't know why.


April 24, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
This is a very nice reproduction, but it is not a faithful reproduction. Obviously, the two transparent colored vinyl discs are the first giveaway, but I am more interested in the packaging. (Disclaimer: I do not have the original album. I am going from memory and a cursory comparison with the first UK release using the info here on discogs.)

The record is a top loader as advertised, just like the original. The records do have the original film reel graphic with a diminishing amount of film left on the reel as one progresses through the album sides. The book has been updated. I believe this was made clear in the Record Store Day description of the release. However, it anachronistically updates the liner notes to the present. This jars a bit with the opening essay that refers to The Who's current release as "Who Are You." One's level of tolerance for this will be different. I personally do not mind corrected information, but I would prefer to keep the illusion that I am holding a record from 1979.

The most notably lacking detail is the original embossing of the film can graphics on the inner sleeves. The embossing has been replaced with shadowed lettering and detailing. This is where the liberties taken with the reproduction hit a wall for me. I am not a vinyl purist, and if I was, I would probably avoid colored vinyl anyway. I am mainly interested in packaging that cannot be adequately reproduced at CD size or in digital format (as if that were even possible). While I can understand and accept the changes made to the book, I am disappointed that the embossing on the inner sleeves is missing. One will have to make their own decision on what level of detail they want in a reproduction.


April 21, 2018
this is a beautiful 2018 rsd exclusive of this amazing soundtrack to this amazing film that came out back in 1979, lp one is on red wax and lp two is on blue wax and 180g at that, the booklet that originally came with this was reproduced with the same photos and all but with updated liner notes and a few mod style logos that did not appear in the original booklet 39 years ago, this is a beautiful package for rsd 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a total must for who collectors. this two lp set was printed in germany...