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THE WHO'S NEW STARBUCKS COLLECTION FEATURES HIDDEN GEMS AND HITS

11/16/2012

A new 15-track Who compilation is available at Starbucks stores as part of their ongoing "Opus Collection." The disc features several rarities, including "I'm The Face" -- their 1964 debut single as the High Numbers, "Our Love Was" -- a deep cut off 1967's The Who Sell Out album, and "We're Not Gonna Take It" being the only representation from 1969's Tommy. Five out of the nine tracks from 1971's Who's Next are featured on the album -- "Getting In Tune," "Baba O'Riley," "Bargain," Won't Get Fooled Again," and "Behind Blue Eyes."

 

Pete Townshend admits that it's been tough throughout the years for Roger Daltrey to have to bide his time until he's finished the next song cycle for a new Who project: "This was very frustrating for Roger, who is a fantastic singer of my material. The greatest interpreter that a writer could ever, ever want. Y'know he's a fantastic performer, singer, and brings stuff to my work that I can't bring to it myself. Certainly I've never heard any other singer bring it to it."

  • The Who performs tonight (November 16th) at Boston's TD Garden.

FAST FACTS

  • The tracklisting to the Starbucks exclusive The Who: Opus Collection is: "I'm The Face," "Happy Jack," "Substitute," I Can't Explain," "Our Love Was," I Can See For Miles," "Magic Bus," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Getting In Tune," "Baba O'Riley," "Bargain," Won't Get Fooled Again," "Behind Blue Eyes," "Squeeze Box," and "Who Are You."

CHECK IT OUT: The Who's 1978 promo clip for "Who Are You":

Pete Townshend On Roger Daltrey Interpreting His Songs


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