‘Who Hits 50’ features brand new track ‘Be Lucky’

There is no more significant a milestone in rock music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, The Who redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day.

Who Hits 50! is the definitive collection of the band’s greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track “Be Lucky.”

A classic Who rocker, “Be Lucky” is The Who’s first new material in eight years. The track was produced by Dave Eringa best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey.

Recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellowfish Studios, “Be Lucky” features long time Who live players Zak Starkey (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass), with the keyboards being provided by ex Style Council and Dexys sideman Mick Talbot. In keeping with their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the band have donated their royalties from the song to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

Who Hits 50! is being released October 27th on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour of the same name, which starts in Dublin on November 26th. The set is available on 2 CDs and vinyl.

2 CDs | LP

CD 1:

  1. Zoot Suit – (as The High Numbers)
  2. I Can’t Explain
  3. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
  4. My Generation
  5. Substitute
  6. The Kids Are Alright
  7. I’m A Boy
  8. Happy Jack
  9. Boris The Spider
  10. Pictures Of Lily
  11. The Last Time
  12. I Can See For Miles
  13. Call Me Lightning
  14. Dogs
  15. Magic Bus
  16. Pinball Wizard
  17. I’m Free
  18. The Seeker
  19. Summertime Blues (live)
  20. See Me, Feel Me
  21. Won’t Get Fooled Again (single edit)
  22. Let’s See Action
  23. Bargain
  24. Behind Blue Eyes

CD 2:

  1. Baba O’ Riley
  2. Join Together
  3. Relay
  4. 5:15
  5. Love Reign O’er Me
  6. Postcard
  7. Squeeze Box
  8. Slip Kid
  9. Who Are You
  10. Trick Of The Light
  11. You Better You Bet
  12. Don’t Let The Coat
  13. Athena
  14. Eminence Front
  15. It’s Hard
  16. Real Good Looking Boy
  17. It’s Not Enough
  18. Be Lucky (new song)

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