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The WhoThe Best Of The Who

Label:Polydor – 184 152
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Mod

Tracklist

A1Bucket "T"
Written-ByTorrence*, Altfield*, Christian*
A2I'm A Boy
Written-ByTownshend*
A3Picture Of Lily
Written-ByTownshend*
A4Doctor! Doctor!
Written-ByEntwhistle*
A5I Can See For Miles
Written-ByTownshend*
A6Substitute
Written-ByTownshend*
B1Happy Jack
Written-ByTownshend*
B2The Last Time
Written-ByJagger-Richard*
B3In The City
Written-ByEntwhistle*, Moon*
B4Call Me Lightning
Written-ByTownshend*
B5Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
Written-ByTownshend*
B6Dogs
Written-ByTownshend*
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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): | ℗ 1966 G8 ◇Z B 00 184152 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): | ℗ 1966 G8 ◇Z A1 00 184152 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout stamped, variant 2): 1 ℗ 1966 G8 ◇Z A1[90°rotated] 00 184152 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout stamped, variant 2): 1 ℗ 1966 G8 ◇Z B[90°rotated] 00 184152 B
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Best Of The Who (LP, Compilation, Stereo)Polydor236 722Netherlands1968
New Submission
The Best Of The Who (LP, Compilation, Stereo)Polydor, International Polydor Production184152Australia1968
New Submission
Direct Hits (LP, Compilation, Stereo)Polydor613006New Zealand1968
New Submission
Direct Hits (LP, Compilation, Stereo)Track Record613 006UK1968
New Submission
Direct Hits (LP, Mono, Compilation)Track Record612 006UK1968

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saxonman1's profile picture
saxonman1
there is a nut case on ebay in canada listing this best of german lp from 1968 for 699.99 CA dollers , he should take a look at (regardless of the fact that this did indeed come out 52 years ago) in germany they where pressed in mass production for both the german market and also pressed to export all over europe & the world in general, this may have got half a million units pressed, nice laminated german sleeve, i dont think this sounds anything like the uk direct hits lp from the same year, due to the mass pressing of this at that time in germany wich was very rare back then, i think that is why many copies never sounded this good, there is a better sounding copy of this and it is the reissue from the early 1980s that is also listed here on discogs, also regarding DIRECT HITS from the uk on track records, that to originally got a massive pressing as well but i think THIS GERMAN BEST OF got a lot more.
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Paleophone
Not sure if the German "Best of the Who" has the same mastering as the UK "Direct Hits", but it is hard to listen to. It contains the worst sort of "Enhanced Stereo"--channels are on a delay from each other, which makes everything sound double-tracked even when it wasn't. It almost sounds like a reverse echo. Weirder, tracks from "The Who Sell Out" are the stereo mixes collapsed into mono and THEN enhanced.

My hunch is that the masterings are indeed the same-- and these awful "enhanced" versions were reused on many subsequent albums.