The Who ‎– The Who Sell Out

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A1 Armenia City In The Sky
Written-By – Keene*
A2 Heinz Baked Beans
Written-By – Entwhistle*
A3 Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
Written-By – Townshend*
A4 Odorono
Written-By – Townshend*
A5 Tattoo
Written-By – Townshend*
A6 Our Love Was
Written-By – Townshend*
A7 I Can See For Miles
Written-By – Townshend*
B1 Can't Reach You
Written-By – Townshend*
B2 Medac
Written-By – Entwhistle*
B3 Relax
Written-By – Townshend*
B4 Silas Stingy
Written-By – Entwhistle*
B5 Sunrise
Written-By – Townshend*
B6 Rael (1 And 2)
Written-By – Townshend*

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First UK pressing in a fully laminated cover.

The first 500 were issued with a 6 panel fold out poster.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A Side (Variant 1)): 612002 A ▽ 2-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped B Side (Variant 1)): 612002 B ▽ 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped & etched A Side (Variant 2)): 612002 A ▽ 2-12 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped B Side (Variant 2)): 612002 B ▽ 11 217

Other Versions (5 of 116) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
835 727-1 The Who The Who Sell Out(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Polydor 835 727-1 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SPEMC 115, 835 727-4 The Who The Who Sell Out(Cass, Album, RE, Smo) Polydor, Polydor SPEMC 115, 835 727-4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
P28P 25084 The Who The Who Sell Out(CD, Album, RE) Polydor P28P 25084 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
612.002 The Who The Who Sell Out(LP, Album, RE, 150) Classic Records, Track Record 612.002 US 2005 Sell This Version
MCASD 11268 The Who The Who Sell Out(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records MCASD 11268 Canada 2003 Sell This Version

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ListeningToRecords

ListeningToRecords

August 11, 2018
The Who Sell Out is a masterpiece. Pete Townshend's songwriting, always more elevated than his contemporaries, really bursts into the stratosphere on this album. The Who were always the most musically energetic jet engine of their era, and the balance they achieved between unchecked testosterone and beautifully crafted melodies and thoughtful lyrics is amazing here. Obviously Townshend recognised his own accomplishment on Sell Out and began working on the most ambitious recording in the history of rock music to date, Tommy, based largely on two of the tracks on Sell Out, I Can't Reach You, and Rael 1 and 2.
Revisiting the early albums by the Who can be somewhat jarring for fans raised on the radio popularity of their second phase hits on Who's Next and Quadraphenia, but in retrospect their earlier albums are every bit as thrilling, and perhaps more charming, than their stadium filling descendants.
saxonman1

saxonman1

February 9, 2016
this is honestly one of my favorite all time who records, i started listening to this album when i was 11 years old and it sounds as great today as it did all those decades ago, anyway i recently finally found the original uk copy in mono WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTER, sadly many sellers try to pass of reproduction posters but i got the original from 1967 and its a very worthy addition to my who collection, the poster looks great as it is a 6 panel fold out poster and the lp rather thick as pressings where in the mid to later 60s and the sleeve fully laminated, of coarse its on track records, i have the mono version (this cat number above) im not sure and never have been regarding the 500 posters as this was also issued in stereo so does that mean 500 posters for each of the first pressing or just 500 posters for this pressing, regardless it is extremly hard to find a copy of this with the original 1967 poster......im pleased i have it now
jadedtom

jadedtom

December 15, 2010


The title says it all: "The Who Sell Out", with the band shown as spokesmen for some suspiciously familiar products. This is the band's best album yet and one of their more commercial (replete with commercials).

One of the band's most powerful singles is introduced here. "I Can See For Miles" is classic Who with Keith Moon playing the melody line and Townsend in all his thrashing glory. This may be the group's best song. Did it get lost in the Year of Sergeant Pepper?

"I Can't Reach You" and "Our Love Was, Is" are fetching pop melodies, and Townsend's acoustic "Sunrise" is simply beautiful. (I don't think I have EVER heard this tune on the radio.)

The rest of the lp is pleasant, humorous pop. "Armenia" is less groundbreaking psychedelia than just plain silly. "Rael", another Townsend "mini-opera", sees the musical beginnings of the band's later bloated "Tommy".

Although this lp isn't as good as the near-perfect "Who's Next", it's one of the band's best album releases. "Sunrise" and "I Can See For Miles" are must-have recordings for any Who fan.