Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Polydor
Size: 7"
Format: 45RPM,


The Who The Who Sell Out 5CD & 2 45rpm 7" Vinyl Singles Box Set

The Who

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7-Disc Super Deluxe Edition Box Set!
Rare, Unreleased & Exclusive Tracks!
80-Page Hardback Full-Color Book! 9 Posters & Inserts!

Stereophile: Performance 5/5 Stars / Sonics 4./5 Stars

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 316/500!

The Who Sell Out is the third studio album by English rock band The Who, released in 1967 by Decca Records in the US. It is a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station Radio London.

Part of the intended irony of the title was that the Who were making commercials during that period of their career. The album features the hit tune " I Can See For Miles" in addition to others like "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand," "I Can't Reach You," and "Relax" among others.

This super deluxe edition box set includes 5 CDs & 2 7" singles, totaling up to 112 songs, many of which have never before been released. CD1 features the original mono mix of the album, mono As & Bs and unreleased mono mixes. CD2 contains the original stereo mix of the album and stereo bonus tracks.

CD3 is made up of studio outtakes, "fly-on-the-wall" versions of early takes from the album sessions, "studio chat," etc. - previously unreleased. CD4, The Road To Tommy, contains stereo mixes of the studio tracks recorded in 1968 - some previously unreleased - plus 1968 As and Bs mono mixes (all tracks remixed from original 4 and 8-track session tapes in The Who vault).

CD5 includes fourteen of Pete Townsend's original demos, which are previously unreleased and exclusive to this box set. The set also features two 7" single reproductions, an 80-page, hard-back full-color book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track annotation, new liner notes by Pete Townshend, and comments from Pete Drummond (Radio Caroline DJ), Chris Huston (Talentmasters Studio), Richard Evans (designer), Roy Flynn (Speakeasy Club manager), Arnold Schwartzman (designer) & Andy Neill (Who biographer).

A total of nine posters and inserts are also included, including: a 20"x30" Adrian George poster, a City Hall gig poster, a Saville Theatre 8-page program, a Bag o'Nails Club business card, a fan club photo of The Who, a Bath Pavilion concerts flyer, a crack-back bumper sticker, Keith Moon's Speakeasy Club membership card and a Who Fan Club newsletter.

We were hoping to get free Jaguars. We got fifty tins of free baked beans.
-Pete Townshend
...[T]he whole set remains compulsively listenable as it teems with imagination. The Who seemed to keep inventing and reinventing themselves on The Who Sell Out and that process of discovery not only remains enthralling decades later, it's worthy of a comprehensive set like this.
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine,, 5/5 stars
This 5-CD box-set version of The Who Sell Out is the latest iteration of a 54-year-old work-in-progress. It contains an unrivaled wealth of recorded information covering the period between the Who's second album, A Quick One (Happy Jack in the US), and the monumental rock opera Tommy. At the package's core are remasters of the original album in mono and stereo. It also includes alternate takes and unreleased tracks related to the project, singles and their B-sides, and preparatory Tommy material. Forty-six tracks, including 14 of Townshend's wonderful home demos, have never been released before. Sonically, some of the partial takes, rehearsals, and demos are rough, but they fit the spirit of this package perfectly... The Who would never sound like this again.
-John Swenson, Stereophile Editor's Pick: Recording Of The Month, July 2021


  • Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
  • 5CD
  • 2x 7" Vinyl Singles
  • CD1: Original mono album + bonus tracks
  • CD2: Original stereo album + bonus tracks
  • CD3: Unreleased outtakes, alternate versions + studio chat
  • CD4: The Road To Tommy: Tracks recorded in 1968
  • CD5: 14 of Pete Townshend's original demos, previously unreleased
  • 7" Vinyl single: "I Can See For Miles" in picture sleeve
  • 7" Vinyl single: "Magic Bus" in picture sleeve
  • All tracks remastered
  • 80-page color book with rare photos & memorabilia
  • Brand new notes by Pete Townshend
  • New essays & track-by-track annotation
  • Replica Adrian George 'psychedelic' poster
  • Replica Sundays At The Saville concert programme
  • Replica full-size 1967 Who gig poster
  • Replica Bag O' Nails club card
  • Replica Radio London sticker
  • Replica Who Fan Club photo
  • Replica Who gig flyer
  • Replica 1968 Fan Club newsletter
  • Replica Speakeasy club membership card
  • Slipcase
  • Made in the Czech Republic


CD1 - Mono

  1. Armenia City In The Sky
  2. Heinz Baked Beans
  3. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
  4. Odorono
  5. Tattoo
  6. Our Love Was
  7. I Can See For Miles
  8. I Can't Reach You
  9. Medac
  10. Relax
  11. Silas Stingy
  12. Sunrise
  13. Rael
  14. Pictures of Lily (original UK Track single mix) (Bonus Track)
  15. Doctor, Doctor (original UK Track single mix) (Bonus Track)
  16. The Last Time (original UK Track single mix) (Bonus Track)
  17. Under My Thumb (original UK Track single mix) (Bonus Track)
  18. I Can See for Miles (original UK Track single mix) (Bonus Track)
  19. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (original US Decca single mix) (Bonus Track)
  20. Someone's Coming (original US Decca single mix) (Bonus Track)
  21. Unused Radio London ad / Early Morning... (original 1967 mono mix) (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)
  22. Unused Radio London bulletin link /Jaguar (original 1967 mono mix) (Bonus Track)
  23. Unused Radio London ad /Tattoo (early alternate mono mix) (Bonus Track)
  24. Rael (Talentmasters Studio, New York early rough mix) (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)
  25. Sunn Amps promo spots (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)
  26. Great Shakes ad (Bonus Track)

CD2 - Stereo

  1. Armenia City In The Sky
  2. Heinz Baked Beans
  3. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
  4. Odorono
  5. Tattoo
  6. Our Love Was
  7. I Can See For Miles
  8. I Can't Reach You
  9. Medac
  10. Relax
  11. Silas Stingy
  12. Sunrise
  13. Rael
  14. Rael Naïve (complete with organ coda ending) (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)
  15. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) (Bonus Track)
  16. Someone's Coming (Bonus Track)
  17. Summertime Blues (Bonus Track)
  18. Glittering Girl (Bonus Track)
  19. Early Morning Cold Taxi (Bonus Track)
  20. Girl's Eyes (Bonus Track)
  21. Coke After Coke (Bonus Track)
  22. Sodding About (Bonus Track)
  23. Things Go Better With Coke (Bonus Track)
  24. Hall Of The Mountain King (Bonus Track)
  25. Jaguar (Bonus Track)
  26. Rael (remake; IBC version) (Bonus Track)

CD3 - Studio Sessions 1967/68 (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Glittering Girl (Take 4) (2018 remix)
  2. Girl's Eyes (Take 2) (2018 remix)
  3. The Last Time (Take 8)
  4. Under My Thumb (Take 3) (2018 remix with full ending)
  5. Our Love Was (Take 2)
  6. Relax (4-track to 4-track mix with Pete vocal)
  7. Relax (Takes 1 and 2)
  8. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (Takes 1 & 9)
  9. Relax (Remake Take 4)
  10. I Can See for Miles (full version)
  11. Medac (Take 11)
  12. Odorono (Take 3) (2018 remix)
  13. Heinz Baked Beans (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix)
  14. Top Gear (Takes 1 & 2) (2018 remix)
  15. Premier Drums (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix)
  16. Charles Atlas (Take 1)
  17. Rotosound Strings (Take 1) (2018 remix)
  18. Track Records (2018 remix)
  19. John Mason Cars (Takes 1 - 3) / Speakeasy / Rotosound Strings / Bag O' Nails (2018 remixes)
  20. It's A Girl (aka "Glow Girl") (Takes 1 & 3)
  21. Mr Hyde (1st stage mix Take 1)
  22. Little Billy (Takes 1 & 3)
  23. Mrs Walker (aka "Glow Girl") (4-track to 4-track mix, take 7)
  24. Call Me Lightning (Take 1 backing track, stereo mix & jam)
  25. Dogs (Take 3)
  26. Melancholia (Take 1)
  27. Shakin' All Over (Take 3)
  28. Magic Bus (Take 6)

CD4 - The Road To Tommy (The 1968 Recordings)

  1. Glow Girl
  2. Faith In Something Bigger
  3. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
  4. Call Me Lightning
  5. Little Billy's Doing Fine
  6. Dogs
  7. Melancholia
  8. Fortune Teller
  9. Facts Of Life (aka 'Birds And Bees,' backing track) (Previously Unreleased)
  10. Magic Bus (single version)
  11. Call Me Lightning (US/UK mono single mix)
  12. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (UK mono single mix)
  13. Dogs (UK mono single mix)
  14. Magic Bus (mono, longer version)

CD5 - Pete Townsend Original Demos (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Kids? Do You Want Kids
  2. Relax
  3. Glow Girl
  4. Glow Girl (Version 2)
  5. Inside Outside USA
  6. Jaguar
  7. Little Billy
  8. Odorono
  9. Pictures Of Lily
  10. Relax (Version 2)
  11. Melancholia (2018 remix)
  12. Thinking Of You All The While ('Sunrise' Version 2)
  13. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands
  14. I Can See for Miles

7" Vinyl Single - Track UK 45

Side A:
    I Can See For Miles (early mono mix with single-tracked vocal)
Side B:
  1. Someone's Coming (original UK Track single mix with single-tracked vocal)

7" Vinyl Single - Decca USA 45

Side A:
  1. Magic Bus (US/UK mono)
Side B:
  1. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (original US Decca single mix)

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