The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

The Who Hits 50!As The Who celebrates the 50th anniversary of its recording career with a 2014-15 tour, it’s also releasing a greatest hits collection, The Who Hits 50!, as part of the celebration.

While the 2-CD set features work from late, great bassist John Entwistle (including “Boris the Spider” on which he also sings lead), it also features The Who’s first new single in eight years, called “Be Lucky.” The song features Pino Palladino – who stepped in on bass after Entwistle’s 2002 death – and drummer Zak Starkey (son of The Beatles’ Ringo Starr.) And of course, lead singer Roger Daltrey and primary songwriter/guitarist Pete Townshend always remain.

You can check out the new single (royalties for it go to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Daltrey and Townshend) here:

The Who’s tour begins Nov. 30 with dates in the U.K. and moves to North America in April 2015. You can find the whole list of tour dates on The Who’s website.

And the tour could be, as Roger Daltrey puts it, “the beginning of the long goodbye” for the band.

But, there’s always the music. The Who Hits 50! is available on CD and as digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

The Who Hits 50! Track List:

  1. Zoot Suit (as The High Numbers)
  2. I Can’t Explain
  3. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  4. My Generation
  5. Substitute
  6. The Kids Are Alright
  7. I’m A Boy
  8. Happy Jack
  9. Boris The Spider
  10. Pictures Of Lily
  11. The Last Time
  12. I Can See For Miles
  13. Call Me Lightning
  14. Dogs
  15. Magic Bus
  16. Pinball Wizard
  17. I’m Free
  18. The Seeker
  19. Summertime Blues (live)
  20. See Me, Feel Me
  21. Won’t Get Fooled Again (single edit)
  22. Let’s See Action
  23. Bargain
  24. Behind Blue Eyes
  25. Baba O’ Riley
  26. Join Together
  27. Relay
  28. 5:15
  29. Love Reign O’er Me
  30. Postcard
  31. Squeeze Box
  32. Slip Kid
  33. Who Are You
  34. Trick Of The Light
  35. You Better You Bet
  36. Don’t Let Go The Coat
  37. Athena
  38. Eminence Front
  39. It’s Hard
  40. Real Good Looking Boy
  41. It’s Not Enough
  42. Be Lucky

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