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The Best Of The Who: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection Original recording remastered

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This 10-track collection tells The Who's story and features every key hit from their long-lived musical journey.

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The Best of the Who? Well, perhaps. This set does contain 9 of the 16 Top 40 hits the Who scored in the U.S. between 1967 and '82. But try as they did early on to be a chart-topping act, the Who's career ultimately isn't about hit singles; it's more about Pete Townshend's grand concept albums Tommy and Quadrophenia and the seminal concert recording Live at Leeds--works that, by and large, don't reduce well to brief anthologies. That said, there's still some great material here. "My Generation" still reigns as the ultimate punk anthem; the kinetic "Magic Bus"; the searching "I Can See for Miles; and the titanic "Won't Get Fooled Again" all rank with rock's great tunes. At the very least, this collection will whet your appetite for some of the great individual titles from the Who's extensive catalog. --Daniel Durchholz
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 13, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: April 13, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: MCA Records
  • ASIN: B00000I9CI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,349 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you are thinking about buying this cd, please read this first. Being an exceptionally great band, I don't believe that this disc is a true representation of the Who's "greatist hits." While it does contain songs which are truly near to my heart--Won't Get Fooled Again being one of them--the album seems more of a attempt to earn a profit by cashing in on the millenium craze than a true record for the consumer. Sure, there are some absolutely great songs here (this being the only reason I didn't give it the minimum one star), but there is simply too much left out and overlooked to be a true compilation of their best. If you are new to the Who, try the My Generation--the Very Best of the Who disc instead. It contains many more songs which I believe give the listener a better idea of what these guys were all about. Trust me, I started out with that album, and now I'm absolutely hooked.
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Don't get me wrong. This is 10-star music. But MCA executives should be publicly flogged for its obvious money-grubbing 20th Century Masters series--especially when it comes to one of the most anthologized bands in rock history.
For casual Who fans looking for a career retrospective collection, here's one reason to buy this CD: "Behind Blue Eyes." Here's eleven reasons to buy My Generation: The Very Best of the Who: You also get, "I Can't Explain," "Anyway, Anywhere, Anyhow," "Substitute," "I'm a Boy," "Boris the Spider," "Pictures of Lily," "The Seeker," "Baba O'Riley," "Let's See Action," "5:15" and "You Better You Bet."
Don't celebrate the new millennium by wasting your money on an inferior anthology.
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First and foremost I must say that I am a fan of The Who. Now,don't we all agree there are far too many best-of packages for The Who ?Stick to any of their original albums featuring Keith Moon.Then treat yourself to the expanded edition of "Live At Leeds" or their "Live At the Isle Of Wight 1970" disc,if it's still available. Just avoid rehashed cash-ins like this 20th Century thingy. Thanks,bye.
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By A Customer on September 13, 1999
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Please please please give us more live stuff instead of this shoddy, cash in type product. What about reissuing The Kids Are Alright, or Who's Last, with extra tracks? What about the promised Woodstock or San Fransisco '71 shows? There is so much mopping up to do with the Who's material, this stuff just takes up space on the store racks.
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This was the cd that turned me onto The Who, who in my opinion are the greatest rock and roll band ever, so this cd holds some sentimental value. However, if it wasn't for that, I would without be giving this one star. This is an utter disgrace to The Who.

None of the cds in MCA's "20th Century Masters" collection are worth owning, but this cd takes the cake, simply because of how significant The Who's contribution to rock and roll music is. Every song on this cd is five star music (except for the top 20 hit "Join Together", which, despite a cool intro, I could never get into), including "My Generation", "Who Are You" (which is actually unedited, the one good thing about this compilation), "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Behind Blue Eyes". The problem isn't what's on here. A Who complilation that doesn't include, "I Can't Explain", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "A Legal Matter", "The Kids Are Alright", "Substitute", "I'm A Boy", "Boris The Spider", "Pictures Of Lily", "I'm Free", "See Me, Feel Me", "The Seeker", "Baba O'Reily", "Bargain", "Goin' Mobile", "Let's See Action", "Pure And Easy", "Long Live Rock", "The Real Me", "5:15", "Love Reign O'er Me", "Sister Disco", "You Better You Bet", "Another Tricky Day", "Athena" and "Eminence Front" is automatically a disgrace to a great band, and the fact that a lot of these songs could have fit on this cd just adds to it.

Please, whatever you do, stay far, far away from this cd and pick up either the two disc "Ultimate Collection" (the greatest Who compilation ever), or, if you're on a budget, the single disc, 20 song "Then And Now", which includes the band's first studio recordings in 22 years. But whatever you do, do not get this collection (or anything in the "20th Century Masters" series). I hate to see what it would like if they ever anthologize The Beatles and/or The Rolling Stones.
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Why are so many hit songs from the Who missing on this CD? "I Can't Explain," "Baba O'Reily," "The Kids Are All Right," and other hit songs are all missing. If you're a die-hard fan of the Who and this is the only CD you don't have, go ahead and buy it. But if you're new to the Who, here's what to do: get "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" and "Who's Next." Those two CDs offer what really is the best of the Who. I call that a bargain, the best I ever had.
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By A Customer on April 12, 1999
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Great. The Who's 99th Greatest hits collection is here. Although the songs are excellent, all of them (except Behind Blue Eyes) are included on the next most recent Greatest Hits collection, My Generation: The Very Best Of The Who, which has just as superb sound quality. In addition, My Generation is about twice as long as this new collection. The only advantage to this CD is "Behind Blue Eyes," but this track is on "Who's Next," the next album you will buy after hearing Who's incredible music. So, avoid this collection and pick up "My Generation: The Very Best Of The Who" for only one dollar more. You'll thank me later.
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