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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Singles and Pete Townshend Scoop Series On The Way

by Paul Cashmere on August 2, 2017

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Who fans got a double dose of good new son Tuesday (August 1) with a new collection of the band singles and reissues of Pete Townshend’s three Scoop series albums.

Maximum A’s & B’s is a five-CD collection of the band’s singles, both sides, that had previously been issued on the four massive “singles boxes”. Included are some of the Who’s best known songs along with album rarities and a few songs that were never released beyond 45’s.

The CD’s are housed in separate wallets in a rigid “lift off” type box. A 48-page booklet annotates each of the tracks by a number of experts on the band with period photos and memorabilia. Release is set for October 27.

The track list with chart data:

Disc 1
Zoot Suit (1964 / Did not chart (DNC))
I’m the Face
I Can’t Explain (1965 / #93 U.S. / #8 U.K.)
Bald Headed Woman
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (1965 / #10 U.K.)
Daddy Rolling Stone
My Generation (1965 / #74 U.S. / #2 U.K.)
Shout and Shimmy
Circles (AKA ‘Instant Party’)
Instant Party Mixture
A Legal Matter (1966 / #32 U.K.)
The Kids Are Alright (1966 / #41 U.K.)
The Ox
La-La-La Lies (1966 / DNC)
The Good’s Gone

Disc 2
Substitute (1966 / #5 U.K.)
Circles
Waltz For A Pig
I’m A Boy (1966 / #2 U.K.)
In The City
Disguises
Batman
Bucket T
Barbara Ann
Happy Jack (1966 / #24 U.S. / #3 U.K.)
I’ve Been Away
Pictures Of Lily (1967 / #51 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
Doctor, Doctor
The Last Time (1967 / #44 U.K.)
Under My Thumb
I Can See For Miles (1967 / #9 U.S. / #10 U.K.)
Someone’s Coming
Dogs (1968 / #25 U.K.)
Call Me Lightning (1968 / #40 U.S.)
Magic Bus (1968 / #25 U.S. / #26 U.K.)
Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Disc 3
Pinball Wizard (1969 / #19 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
Dogs Part Two
The Seeker (1970 / #44 U.S. / #19 U.K.)
Here For More
Summertime Blues (1970 / #27 U.S. / #38 U.K.)
Heaven And Hell
See Me Feel Me / Listening To You (1970 / #12 U.S.)
Overture From Tommy
Christmas
I’m Free (1969 / #37 U.S.)
Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971 / #15 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
Don’t Know Myself
Let’s See Action (1971 / #16 U.K.)
When I Was A Boy
Join Together (1972 / #17 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
Baby Don’t You Do It
Relay (1972 / #39 U.S. / #21 U.K.)
Wasp Man

Disc 4
5:15 (1973 / #20 U.K. // 1979 / #45 U.S.)
Water
Listening To You / See Me Feel Me
(Soundtrack Version)
Overture (Soundtrack Version)
Squeeze Box (1975 / #16 U.S. / #10 U.K.)
Success Story
Who Are You (1978 / #14 U.S. / #18 U.K.)
Had Enough
Long Live Rock (1979 / #54 U.S. / #48 U.K.)
My Wife (Live)
5:15 (Soundtrack Version)
I’m One (Soundtrack Version)
You Better You Bet (1981 / #18 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
The Quiet One
Don’t Let Go The Coat (1981 / #84 U.S. / #47 U.K.)
You

Disc 5
Athena (1982 / #28 U.S. / #40 U.K.)
A Man Is A Man
Eminence Front (1982 / #68 U.S.)
It’s Your Turn
Twist And Shout (Live
I Can’t Explain (Live)
Bony Maronie (Live)
Join Together (Live) (1988 / #100 U.K.)
I Can See For Miles (Live)
Behind Blue Eyes (Live)
Real Good Looking Boy (2004 / DNC)
Old Red Wine
Wire & Glass EP – Side A (5 x tracks)
Wire & Glass EP – Side B – Mirror Door
Be Lucky (2014 / DNC)
I Can’t Explain (2014 Stereo remix)

On August 18, the three Pete Townshend demo and outtake collections, Scoop, Another Scoop and Scoop 3, will be released for the first time in over a decade.

The collections feature many of the Who’s best known songs in early development or demo stages. The tracks were remastered at Abbey Road Studio with the LP versions remastered at half speed and pressed on colored vinyl.

The track lists:

Scoop (2 CDs)

Disc 1
So Sad About Us/Brrr
Squeeze Box
Zelda
Politician
Dirty Water
Circles
Piano: Tipperary
Unused Piano: Quadrophenia
Melancholia
Bargain
Popular
Behind Blue Eyes
Things Have Changed

Disc 2
The Magic Bus
Cache Cache
Cookin’
You’re So Clever
Body Language
Initial Machine Experiments
Mary
Recorders
Goin’ Fishin’
To Barney Kessell
You Came Back
Love Reign O’er Me

Scoop (2 Pink LPs)

Side One
So Sad About Us / Brr
Squeeze Box
Zelda
Politician
Dirty Water
Circles (Instant Party)
Piano: Tipperary

Side Two
Unused Piano: Quadrophenia
Melancholia
Bargain
Things Have Changed
Popular
Behind Blue Eyes

Side Three
Magic Bus
Cache Cache
Cookin’
You’re So Clever
Body Language
Initial Machine Experiments

Side Four
Mary
Recorders
Another Scoop (2-CDs)

Disc One
You Better You Bet
Girl In A Suitcase
Brooklyn Kids
Pinball Wizard
Football Fugue
Happy Jack
Substitute
Long Live Rock
Call Me Lightning
Holly Like Ivy
Begin The Beguine
Vicious Interlude
La La La Lies
Cat Snatch

Disc Two
Prelude #556
Baraque Ippanese
Praying The Game
Driftin’ Blues
Christmas
Pictures Of Lily
Don’t Let Go Of The Coat
The Kids Are Alright
Prelude, The Right to Write
Never Ask Me
Ask Yourself
The Ferryman
The Shout

Another Scoop (2 Yellow LPs)

Side One
You Better You Bet
Girl In A Suitcase
Brooklyn Kids
Pinball Wizard
Football Fugue
Happy Jack

Side Two
Substitute
Long Live Rock
Call Me Lightning
Holly Like Ivy
Begin The Beguine
Vicious Interlude
La La La Lies
Cat Snatch

Side Three
Prelude #556
Baraque Ippanese
Praying The Game
Driftin’ Blues
Christmas
Pictures Of Lily
Don’t Let Go The Coat

Side Four
The Kids Are Alright
Prelude, The Right to Write
Never Ask Me
Ask Yourself
The Ferryman
The Shout

Scoop 3 (2 CDs)

Disc One
Can You See The Real Me
Dirty Water
Commonwealth Boys
Theme 015
Marty Robbins
I Like It The Way It Is
Theme 016
No Way Out (However much I booze)
Collings
Parvardigar (German version)
Sea & Sand
971104 Arpeggio Piano
Theme 017
I Am Afraid
Maxims For Lunch
Wistful
Eminence Front

Disc Two
Prelude 970519
Iron Man Recitative
Tough Boys
Did You Steal My Money?
Can You Really Dance?
Variations On Dirty Jobs
All lovers are deranged (Pete’s version)
Elephants
Wired To The Moon (part 2)
How Can You Do It Alone?
Poem Disturbed
Squirm Squirm
Outlive The Dinosaur
Teresa
Man And Machines
It’s In Ya
Lonely Words

Scoop 3 (3 Light Blue LPs)

Side One
Can You See The Real Me
Dirty Water
Commonwealth Boys
Theme 015
Marty Robbins
I Like It The Way It Is

Side Two
Theme 016
No Way Out (However Much I Booze)
Collings
Parvardigar
Sea And Sand
971104 Arpeggio Piano

Side Three
Theme 017
I Am Afraid
Maxims For Lunch
Wistful
Eminence Front
Lonely Words

Side Four
Prelude 970519
Iron Man Recitative
Tough Boys
Did You Steal My Money?
Can You Really Dance?

Side Five
Variations On Dirty Jobs
All Lovers Are Deranged
Elephants
Wired To The Moon – Pt. 2
How Can You Do It Alone
Poem Disturbed

Side Six
Squirm Squirm
Outlive The Dinosaur
Teresa
Man And Machines
It’s In Ya

Finally, on October 27, new vinyl editions of Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy and Live at Leeds will be released.

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