- Audio CD (June 11, 2002)
- Rmst ed. edition
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Extra tracks, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
- Label: UTV
- Run Time: 136 minutes
- ASIN: B000065UFD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (444 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
The Who: The Ultimate Collection
Limited Edition, Rmst ed.
Audio CD | Extra Tracks, Remastered
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This 2-CD, 35-track juggernaut packs the maximum, 24-bit mastered rock action from the world's greatest "maximum R&B band"! Includes I Can't Explain; Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere; My Generation; The Kids Are Alright; Substitute; I Can See for Miles; Magic Bus (in a rare stereo mix); Pinball Wizard; I'm Free; Baba O'Riley; Behind Blue Eyes; Won't Get Fooled Again; Join Together; Long Live Rock; Love Reign O'er Me; The Real Me; Squeeze Box; Who Are You; Sister Disco; You Better You Bet; Eminence Front , and more. Over 135 minutes, with notes and attitude!incorrect style - see below for correct format
The Who's mighty catalog of beautiful, poignant, and often silly pop songs bashed out with Cassius Clay finesse has suffered in the past at the hands of multiple, butcher-shop best-ofs and horrible packaging. But this thrilling band--undeniably one of ye classicke rocke's greatest--gets the career-spanning entry-point compilation it deserves with the double-disc Ultimate Collection. The songs included here are no-brainers, for the most part--if they aren't huge hits like "My Generation," "I Can See for Miles," or "Baba O'Riley," they're long-standing fan favorites such as "Boris the Spider," "Pure and Easy," and "Squeeze Box." And while this reviewer wishes different songs were chosen from Tommy, and more than one tune was gathered from their arguably finest (and definitely silliest) album, The Who Sell Out, this record really isn't for fans (aside from the total trainspotter types) but for newcomers. --Mike McGonigal
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BORIS THE SPIDER, the great John Entwistle song about a horrible, disgusting insect that's crawling everywhere and suddenly seems as helpless and human as the man who hunts him down.
PICTURES OF LILY, the daring song about teenage masturbation that made me feel better about myself and . . . well, you know.
I'M A BOY which was such a great song to listen to being a boy and not having any idea how to feel good about it. (See above)
THE SEEKER One of those hippy classics about trying to find the meaning of life. Only this one rocks like a son of a gun!
MAGIC BUS One of my all time Who favorites, no frills rock and roll with psychedelic lyrics about a magical bus.
I CAN SEE FOR MILES The Who's first top ten hit in America, I can remember hearing it as a four year old in 1967.
ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE When I was a teenager I was a pitiful nerd afraid of his own shadow. But when this song was playing I felt like the king of the world!
A LEGAL MATTER Like a Rolling Stones song, except Pete Townsend makes it clear this womanizer is genuinely out of control and really doesn't like himself very much. But still full of mean, bad-ass attitude, especially the spoken epilogue over the fade: "Just want to keep doing all the dirty little things I do/Not work all day in an office just to bring my money back to you!/Sorry, baby . . ." Wow!!!
Thank you !!