The Who | My Generation: 50th Anniversary | Super Deluxe Edition 5 CD Box Set

  • $ 139.98

“Hope I die before I get old…”

The Who’s explosive debut, My Generation gets the Super Deluxe treatment!

Includes THREE brand new unreleased tracks -  “The Girls I Could Have Had,” “As Children We Grew,” and “My Own Love” haven’t even been heard by the rest of the band!

“Gathering these demos for this collection has been enjoyable; it’s wonderful for me to have these tapes made fifty-two years ago to listen to,” Townshend says. “I hope you enjoy them. They have a naiveté and innocence, a simplicity and directness, and an ingenuousness that reveals me as a young man struggling to keep up with the more mature and developed men around me. What an incredible group of strong, talented, young and engaging men they were!”

Here the album is spread across 5 discs that includes the original mono album remastered in 2016, the original album with new stereo mixes (previously unreleased on cd), 23 mono mixed bonus tracks, 21 stereo mixed bonus tracks, and 11 demos.

The stunning package also features an 80 page booklet with unseen period photos, new liner notes from Pete Townshend, and six replica inserts of flyers, posters, and membership cards.

  • Spectacular 79-track, five disc ‘super-deluxe’ edition reissue
  • This is particularly exciting and relevant due to the discovery of some of Pete’s demos from 1964/1965 that have never seen the light of day and are among his very earliest songs.
  • Includes the hit singles - My Generation / La-La-La Lies / The Kids Are Alright / A Legal Matter

80 page booklet features:

  • Stunning 80-page colour book with many rare and unseen period photos and memorabilia.
  • Candid and insightful new notes from Pete Townshend illustrating the genesis of the demos and creative process.
  • New essay by acclaimed music writer Mark Blake with additional track annotation by Who biographer Andy Neill.
  • Six replica inserts…
  • 1. Flyer for The Who's Tuesday night residency at the Marquee Club 1965.
  • 2. Membership card to the Scene Club in Ham Yard.
  • 3. Calling card for The Who's management New Action Ltd. with a photo of the group
  • 4. Admission card to recording of Ready Steady Go! at Redifusion TV Studios.
  • 5. 20" x 30" poster from 1966 gig.
  • 6. 20" x 30" poster of a gig at the Goldhawk Social Club.
  • Hardback slipcase.

Track Listing: 

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)

01 “Out In The Street”
02 “I Don’t Mind”
03 “The Good’s Gone”
04 “La-La-La Lies”
05 “Much Too Much”
06 “My Generation”
07 “The Kids Are Alright”
08 “Please, Please, Please”
09 “It’s Not True”
10 “I’m A Man”
11 “A Legal Matter”
12 “The Ox”

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)

01 “Out In The Street”
02 “I Don’t Mind”
03 “The Good’s Gone”
04 “La-La-La Lies”
05 “Much Too Much”
06 “My Generation”
07 “The Kids Are Alright”
08 “Please, Please, Please”
09 “It’s Not True”
10 “I’m A Man”
11 “A Legal Matter”
12 “The Ox”

CD3: Mono mixes – bonus tracks

01 “I Can’t Explain”
02 “Bald Headed Woman”
03 “Daddy Rolling Stone”
04 “Leaving Here”
05 “Lubie, Come Back Home”
06 “Shout And Shimmy”
07 “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
08 “Motoring”
09 “Anytime You Want Me”
10 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”
11 “Instant Party Mixture”
12 “Circles”
13 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)”
14 “Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)”
15 “Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)”
16 “I Don’t Mind (Full Length)”
17 “The Good’s Gone (Full Length)”
18 “My Generation (Alt version)”
19 “I’m A Man (V2 – Early vocal)”
20 “Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)”
21 “Lubie (Alt Mix)”
22 “Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)”
23 “Circles (Alt Mix)”

CD4: Stereo mixes – bonus tracks

01 “Out In The Street (Alt – Take 1)”
02 “I Don’t Mind (Full Length Version)”
03 “The Good’s Gone (Full Length Version)”
04 “My Generation (Instrumental Version)”
05 “The Kids Are Alright (Alt – Take 1)”
06 “I Can’t Explain”
07 “Bald Headed Woman”
08 “Daddy Rolling Stone”
09 “Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)”
10 “Leaving Here”
11 “Lubie, Come Back Home”
12 “Shout And Shimmy”
13 “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
14 “Motoring”
15 “Anytime You Want Me”
16 “Instant Party Mixture”
17 “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”
18 “Circles (New Mix)”
19 “Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B – New Mix)”
20 “Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)”
21 “I’m A Man (Alt – New Mix)”

CD5: Primal Scoop – The Demos

01 “My Generation (V 3)”
02 “My Generation (V 2 – fragment)”
03 “The Girls I Could’ve Had”
04 “It’s Not True”
05 “As Children We Grew”
06 “Legal Matter”
07 “Sunrise (V 1)”
08 “Much Too Much”
09 “My Own Love”
10 “La-La-La- Lies”
11 “The Good’s Gone”