The Who ‎– Direct Hits

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Direct Hits was the first U.K. compilation released by The Who. It collected singles, B-sides, and album tracks originally recorded for Reaction Records and Track Records between 1966 and 1968.

UK release October, 1968.

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
612 006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Track Record 612 006 UK 1968 Sell This Version
914 562 The Who Direct Hits(Cass, Comp) Track Record 914 562 UK 1968 Sell This Version
613 006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp) Track Record 613 006 UK 1968 Sell This Version
613006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 613006 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
613 006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp) Track Record 613 006 UK 1968 Sell This Version
236 722 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor 236 722 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
184152 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor, International Polydor Production 184152 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
184 152 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor 184 152 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
SLPHM/D 185 152 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp, Mono) Polydor SLPHM/D 185 152 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
FL-2048 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp, Unofficial) First Record FL-2048 Taiwan 1971 Sell This Version
2384 050 The Who Superstarshine Vol. 22(LP, Comp) Polydor 2384 050 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
MPF 1163 The Who Very Best Of The Who(LP, Album, Comp) Polydor MPF 1163 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
2482 100 The Who Portrait Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor 2482 100 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
2482 100 The Who Portrait Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor 2482 100 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
MPX 4020 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor MPX 4020 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
3201 280 The Who The Best Of The Who(Cass, Comp) Polydor 3201 280 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
2485 206 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor 2485 206 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1113 3707 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Supraphon, Polydor 1113 3707 Czechoslovakia 1985 Sell This Version
612006-M The Who Direct Hits(2xLP, Comp, Mono, TP) Classic Records 612006-M US 2005 Sell This Version
612 006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, 150) Classic Records, Track Record 612 006 US 2006 Sell This Version
612 006 The Who Direct Hits(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, 200) Classic Records, Track Record 612 006 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICP-93004 The Who Direct Hits(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, Car) Polydor UICP-93004 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
184152 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor, International Polydor Production 184152 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2485 206 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp) Polydor 2485 206 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2485 206 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor 2485 206 Philippines Unknown Sell This Version
184 152 The Who The Best Of The Who(LP, Comp, RP) Polydor 184 152 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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saxonman1

saxonman1

November 6, 2018
referencing The Best Of The Who, LP, Comp, RE, 2485 206
this was a nice dutch 1984 reissue of the same as a late 60s ( commmon ) germany compilation lp................ laminated sleeve
WhoTapes1

WhoTapes1

November 1, 2018
referencing Direct Hits, 2xLP, Comp, Mono, TP, 612006-M

This is an excellent Direct Hits lp test pressing set issued by Classic Records in 2005, which includes a never released 2nd lp, which includes the original Shel Talmy produced Who songs that were not released on the My Generation lp. This is the only vinyl issue to include these songs cut from the actual Shel Talmy mono master tapes - all other vinyl mono issues of these songs are from tape copies. Approximately 20 copies of this lp set were pressed.
saxonman1

saxonman1

February 18, 2018
referencing The Best Of The Who, LP, Comp, 184152
my copy of this says volume two just like the sleeve you see photographed here for this site and was released on the red polydor label in australia, i belive there is an earlier aussie pressing of this comp on the black international label to, THIS COPY the one i have , i feel is an early to mid 1970s reissue........................ the black international label issue would be the late 1960s and i do not have that lp yet.
saxonman1

saxonman1

February 9, 2018
referencing The Best Of The Who, LP, Comp, 2485 206
this was a nice budget reissue released sometime between 1983 and 1986 in germany, this was part of the EDITION budget series and is the same compilation and has the same track listing as the original 1968 german compilation w/ the same artwork on the sleeve and all, there was another budget reissue of this comp from germany released under another series in 1984 called the millions series so that is why i ballpark this release between 1983 and 1986, the EDITION series also did roger daltreys debut 1973 solo album and pete townshends debut solo album who came first as well as this who compilation, nice laminated sleeve, rather thin vinyl record...............ps as any who collector knows this compilation was also released in the late 60s/early 70s in other markets like australia, eastern europe etc etc, the last known pressing of this was from the former czechoslovakia ( now czech repbulic) in 1985......
saxonman1

saxonman1

December 28, 2017
referencing The Best Of The Who, LP, Comp, 1113 3707
i got this on the czech supraphon label years ago in mint condition, odd that a different sleeve was not used for this as it was pressed in 1985 and the original sleeve was german 17 years before in 1968, a few other territories used this sleeve as well so there for it is a common sleeve but this pressing is not..................
martin.hevon

martin.hevon

August 22, 2017
referencing Direct Hits, LP, Comp, MPX 4020
This Japanese version uses true stereo and true mono masters, unlike the UK original issue. Hence, it is not "the same album as the UK release". Details e.g. here: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/direct-hits-the-most-fun-who-album.315197/
JameyB

JameyB

July 7, 2017
referencing Direct Hits, LP, Comp, 613 006
I have this album but with a A-1 / B-1 matrix. Can't see it referenced anywhere. Can anyone help?
saxonman1

saxonman1

December 27, 2016
referencing Direct Hits, LP, Comp, MPX 4020
this is the japan reissue of this compilation that originally came out on track records in the uk in 1968, this reissue came out in 1980 and was released by polydor kk japan, this comes with a nice fat thick red obi strip as it came in a series and has a nice one page japan insert..
saxonman1

saxonman1

December 27, 2016
referencing Direct Hits, LP, Comp, 613 006
this is a rather common uk compilation released on track records back in 1968 in the uk, this has a nice laminated sleeve as well, i always felt this was a strange sleeve but it is still nice...........
saxonman1

saxonman1

November 20, 2016
referencing The Best Of The Who, LP, Comp, 236 722
this is a real nice dutch sleeve from 1968 and the front of the sleeve is laminated and the back is not, also this has a flip back sleeve, another really nice dutch who comp from the 60s.....