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The Who Sell Out
The Who
Album Rock,British Invasion,British Psychedelia,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Hard Rock,Mod,Psychedelic/Garage,Rock & Roll
Date of recording:
May, 1967 - November, 1967
Advision Studios, London, England
FLAC album size:
1713 mb
MP3 album size:
1264 mb
Other formats:

The Who Sell Out is the third studio album by the British rock band the Who. It was released on 15 December 1967 by Track Records in the UK and Decca Records in the US. A concept album, The Who Sell Out is structured as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with fake commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station Radio London.

The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967).

In the US The Who Sell Out was released on 6 January 1968 (Decca DL 4950, DL 74950 ) followed by the CD (MCA MCAD-31332) in the 1980s and remastered CD (MCAD-11268) in 1995. Disc Two consisted of the original 13 tracks in mono plus ten bonus tracks and out-takes

The Who Sell Out ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Smo). SPEMC 115, 835 727-4. some of these copies also came with a replica of the poster that came with the original uk sell out pressing as back in 1967 only 500 of those posters came with the original copy, i am blessed to own one but this reissue w/ the replica poster is the nicest next thing as the original is so hard and expensive to get.

For reasons that remain somewhat ill defined, the concept wasn't quite driven to completion, breaking down around the middle of side two (on the original vinyl configuration). Nonetheless, on strictly musical merits, it's a terrific set of songs that ultimately stands as one of the group's greatest achievements

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The Who Sell Out. Released: 15 December 1967. Label: Decca and Track Records. Several album tracks from Face Dances and It's Hard entered the chart between 1981 and 1982 but are not listed here as they were not issued as retail singles. The Who were featured on two songs from Pete Townshend's solo album The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend, which was released in 1989. Songs performed – "Fire" and "Dig".

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Armenia City in the Sky John "Speedy" Keen / John Keene The Who 3:48
2 Heinz Baked Beans John Entwistle The Who 1:00
3 Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand Pete Townshend The Who 2:28
4 Odorono Pete Townshend The Who 2:34
5 Tattoo Pete Townshend The Who 2:51
6 Our Love Was Pete Townshend The Who 3:23
7 I Can See for Miles Pete Townshend The Who 4:44
8 I Can't Reach You Pete Townshend The Who 3:03
9 Medac John Entwistle The Who 0:57
10 Relax Pete Townshend The Who 2:41
11 Silas Stingy John Entwistle The Who 3:07
12 Sunrise Pete Townshend The Who 3:06
13 Rael 1 Pete Townshend The Who 5:44
14 Rael 2 Pete Townshend The Who 1:29
15 Glittering Girl Pete Townshend The Who 3:59
16 Melancholia Pete Townshend The Who 3:22
17 Someone's Coming John Entwistle The Who 2:40
18 Jaguar Pete Townshend The Who 3:01
19 Early Morning Cold Taxi Roger Daltrey / Dave Langston The Who 3:25
20 Hall of the Mountain King Edvard Grieg The Who 4:19
21 Girl's Eyes Keith Moon The Who 3:50
22 Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand Pete Townshend The Who 3:21
23 Glow Girl Pete Townshend The Who 2:42


Jon Astley - Producer, Remastering, Remixing
Chris Charlesworth - Executive Producer
Bill Curbishley - Executive Producer
Roger Daltrey - Composer, Harmonica, Vocals
John Entwistle - Bass, Composer, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Trumpet, Vocals
Richard Evans - Art Direction, Design
Edvard Grieg - Composer
Chris Huston - Engineer
John "Speedy" Keen - Composer
John Keene - Composer
David King - Cover Design
Al Kooper - Organ
Kit Lambert - Producer
Dave Langston - Composer
Roger Law - Cover Design
Andy MacPherson - Remastering, Remixing
Dave Marsh - Liner Notes
David Montgomery - Photography
Keith Moon - Composer, Drums, Vocals
Robert Rosenberg - Executive Producer
Pete Townshend - Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
The Who - Primary Artist
  • Ghordana
'The Who Sell Out' saw the titular band branching out in style from their hard-rock roots, embracing a wider array of genres from folk to psychedelic. Outside of that, though, it's simply their catchiest, funniest, most basically enjoyable album, lacking the pretension of 'Tommy' but bearing the same lyrical mastery.
  • sobolica
the Who at their zaniest. Fantastic songs beneath the humor (tattoo, for instance). It closes their best, subversive period (1966-68). Great production but it's strange to discover that they drop the radio-concept on side two of the record. My personal favourite.
  • Karon
This predecessor to "Tommy" is an early classic by The Who. It's a satiric album that spoofed the band's image and the U.K. radio advertisements of its day. The record contains fake commercials interspersed throughout its first half. While the ads are silly and humorous, the songs themselves are great. The standout tracks are "I Can See For Miles", "Tattoo" and "I Can't Reach You". I own the 1995 remastered CD which includes ten bonus songs and it sounds great. However, a warning to new fans; "The Who Sell Out" is not hard rock at all. This is whimsical 60's British pop music with a serious sense of humor. The Who would not go into Led Zeppelin territory until "Live at Leeds" many years later. Regardless, this record is a delight and a must have for fans of the band's earlier years.
  • Wishamac
This near-perfect album is the zenith of their pre-Tommy output. It laid some groundwork for that groundbreaking work while starting to establish The Who as album rock and concept album artists. This is, of course, their mocking tribute to the underground FM radio stations that regularly played their music when other commercial radio stations like the BBC resisted them. The album plays as if you're listening to an old-school radio station, complete with radio ads and jingles that are just fun and funny to listen to. Of course, we may never know why the radio concept was abandoned after the second track on side 2. (CD issues as of 1995 continue the radio feel and add even more jingles along with bonus tracks, but the "station" changes from Radio London to Radio One just as mysteriously). The tunes here are just as fun and top-notch; Pete Townsend finally nails a strong set of album tracks with minimal weaknesses. Easily the best highlight here is the single "I Can See For Miles", which best crystallizes the approach Townsend was aiming for; his guitar providing the rhythm while simultaneously playing the lead part, allowing John Entwistle's bass and Keith Moon's drums to provide the fills around that rhythm instead of being the rhythm. He also turns in a pair of lower-key, introspective tunes in "Tattoo", sung by Roger Daltrey, and "Sunrise" which is mostly an acoustic solo performance by Pete. "Armenia City in the Sky", actually written by a fan, is the closest the band ever got to psychedelia. And "Rael" is his second released attempt at a rock opera; not a very strong or coherent track, but pieces of it would be dissected and incorporated into his next opera, Tommy.
  • Sennnel
The Who Sell Out is a huge triumph for the band, their first truly great album and the source of many of the group's most captivating melodies. While it's not a serious artistic statement it excels with regards to pure entertainment, rendering it wonderful escapist fare and a listen that will always be eminently enjoyable. On this album Townshend proves himself to be a master songwriter of a truly rare caliber, crafting a one of a kind LP that's as much a testament to his brilliance as any of his subsequent ventures.
  • Monn
The best Who album released between 1965-67, The Who Sell Out is a work that stands alone among the early Who concepts. Pete Townshend has clearly grown into one of rock's more interesting interpreters and his creations here are among his most inspired. Roger Daltrey rises to the top as a vocalist and the great rhythm section of Entwistle and Moon add their flavor as only they could. Even when it seemed they couldn't be more indulgent, The Who took it as far as they could and on this album, they arguably were never more entertaining and unified than they were here. Key tracks are Tattoo, Our Love Was, I Can See For Miles, I Can't Reach You, and Relax.
  • Goldenfang
My favorite Who album. It's conceptual, has great songs, but still a lot of fun. I have a hard time not listening to it in it's proper order. It's also worth checking it out in Mono, since that version has been made more easily available digitally.
  • Sadaron above the Gods
It has been a year since I set off on a quest to play through the "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list and document my journey. The project ended up being a much bigger undertaking than I initially imagined [go figure!], and I definitely slowed down along the way, getting stuck a bit in 1967 [albeit an amazing year!], currently playing through album [only] number 90 on that list. Hmmm. That's not even 100 albums a year! Oh well, I still have all the time until I die. Among a few duds [I almost got discouraged again with that first Pink Floyd album I last heard] there are amazing new finds, including this very special album by The Who, which I absolutely love! The songwriting, concept and execution remind me a lot of Sgt. Pepper's and I don't throw that comparison around lightly. I love all of the fake jingles and commercials that link up the tracks, as well as the tongue-in-cheek lyrics that make up this psychedelic trip. A great rocker on here, "I Can See For Miles" almost exudes The Beatles, even if Pete Townshend used an oversized tube of the deodorant "that turns perspiration into inspiration." And, yes, although it took me nearly three weeks to write about this album, that only means that I've been listening to it for three weeks in a row [I don't cheat and skip ahead!], which is yet another positive endorsement for The Who Sell Out. Gonna find this one on vinyl!
  • Jothris
The most underrated Who's album. Songs are very inspirited and sagacious. Psychedelia doesn't made band lose its identity and force.
  • Elizabeth
Where do I start? This album is the best Who record and easily my favourite record of all time. It took me some time to fully digest the record but once I did there was no going back. I feel this record doesn't get the credit it properly deserves when compared to the 3 LPs that followed this one. Possibly it was because that very few of these songs were actually performed live due to the rich harmonies and complicated guitar bits that are found throughout. For the uninitiated, this album is meant to sound like an FM pirate radio station that the Who grew up with and so between each song (and including some of the songs themselves) there are radio jingles that are an absolute hoot and it makes this album such a delight to listen. "Armenia City In The Sky" is one of the greatest album openers and contains fabulous backwards guitar sounds. "Heinz Baked Beans", "Odorono" and "Medac" act as jingles more so than songs but are still catchy as hell but its in the middle of this record where the most fun lays. "Tattoo", "Our Love Was", "I Can See For Miles", and "I Can't Reach You" would be in my top 10 favourite Who songs if I had such a list. This album also contains one of John Entwistle's most underrated songs in "Silas Stingy". The second half of this record isn't as memorable and for some strange reason the radio concept seems to drop off at this point (my only criticism). However this is a fairly minor point on what is one of the greatest records ever recorded. Key Tracks: Armenia City In The Sky, Tattoo, Our Love Was, I Can See For Miles, I Can't Reach You, Silas Stingy