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Apart from Live at Leeds, the Who have never sounded as LOUD and unhinged as they do here, yet that's balanced by ballads, both lovely ("The Song Is Over") and scathing ("Behind Blue Eyes")
Who’s Next started life as a Pete Townshend concept entitled Lifehouse, which contained enough songs for a double album, but the project was eventually reduced to a single LP. Recordings for the album began in New York with Kit Lambert as producer, but the band weren’t satisfied with the results and returned to London to re-record them at Olympic Studios in Barnes with Glyn Johns. Most of the songs recorded with Johns appeared on Who’s Next while the leftovers appeared on singles and later, Odds & Sods (see album). Who’s Next became the only Who album to make in the UK charts.
Who's Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released in August 1971. The album has origins in a rock opera conceived by Pete Townshend called Lifehouse. The ambitious, complex project did not come to fruition at the time and instead, many of the songs written for the project were compiled onto Who's Next as a collection of unrelated songs. Who's Next was a critical and commercial success when it was released, and has been certified 3 platinum by the RIAA.
The Who's Who's Next album could not have come at a better time in their career, with some of the tracks becoming their best and most recognizable songs. Prior to writing and recording the album, the Who was running out of gas coming off their previous release Tommy. After months of tours playing the aforementioned album, the band recognized they needed to do something new, and Who's Next was later released.
The Who, 1971: Who's Next cover shoot with Keith Moon, by Ethan Russell. Keith in lingerie was obviously abandoned for the cover, but was featured prominently in advertising. Producers Glyn Johns, Shel Talmy & The Who. Writers John Entwistle & Pete Townshend. Backing Vocals John Entwistle & Pete Townshend.
Who’s Next, regardless of what you may have been led to believe to the contrary, is neither the soundtrack to the realization of Pete Townshend‘s apparently-aborted Hollywood dream, the greatest live album in the history of the universe, nor a, shudder, rock opera, but rather an old fashioned long-player containing ved, superbly-performed,, and sometimes even. exciting rock and roll. Having said which, I will digress.