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Classic Album Review: The Who | Then And Now

The legendary rockers offer you 18 classics — and two decent new tunes.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


THE SKINNY: This 20-track set has 18 classics you’ve heard a jillion times. Why buy it? Because, as the Now in that title hints, it has two cuts you haven’t heard — the first new Who songs in over 20 years.

THE OLDIES: I Can’t Explain, My Generation, Substitute, I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, Who Are You.

THE GOODIES: Those stunning and superbly crafted new cuts — the grandly powerful Real Good Looking Boy and Old Red Wine, a eulogy for late bassist John Entwistle — along with liner notes and pics.