The Who announces half speed mastered vinyl album series

Limited edition vinyl pressings available starting May 6th

UMe has set May 6th as the first in a series of half speed mastered studio albums from The Who. My Generation and A Quick One will be available on limited edition black vinyl that have been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley.

Each album has been cut for vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut. The albums are packaged in original sleeves with obi strips and certificates of authenticity.

First released in 1965, My Generation was The Who’s debut album, it peaked at No. 5 in the UK and unleashed The Who on the world. It has been described as one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone, Mojo, NME and was selected to be the US Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry as “culturally significant” to be preserved and archived for all time.

The band’s follow up album, A Quick One, was released in late 1966, it contains more experimental compositions including the nine-minute title track which act as precursors to what was to follow in later years as well as classic Who tunes as “So Sad About Us” and “Boris The Spider.”

The iconic group is back on the road this spring and summer with The Who Hits Back! Tour. The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed Moving On! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold out dates. Produced by Live Nation, the kick-off date is April 22nd in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live for the spring leg of the tour and returns in the fall on October 2nd in Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena.

Buddy Iahn
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