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The Who Master Tapes

The Who At Woodstock - August 17, 1969 - Rough Board Mix (Stereo)

This is a the complete performance of The Who at Woodstock on August 17, 1969.

What's fascinating about this tape is that it sounds so much better than the recently released (August, 2019) official CD
(which was released as part of a 38 CD box set).

While Who fans were anticipating an official release for umpteen years, inexplicably it was mixed so poorly that it's virtually unlistenable. In addition to distortion (which may damage your speakers at normal or high volume), John Entwistle's bass sounds as though his strings are broken and flapping around. Additionally, the opening guitar of "I Can't Explain" is muted and "Fiddle About" has a volume jump close to 2 db.

Here is a side by side comparison of "I Can't Explain" (WAV File Audio):

Official (Sample)  vs.  1969 Board Mix (Sample)

A side by side comparison of "Heaven And Hell" (WAV File Audio):

Official (Sample)  vs.  1969 Board Mix (Sample) 

The Who At The Concert For The People Of Kampuchea - December 28, 1979

This is a (4) four track tape comprised of the tracks released for the 1980 LP: Baba O'Riley, Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes, See Me, Feel Me.

HD Samples:

Baba O'Riley   See Me, Feel Me

The Who - Who's Missing / Two's Missing Compilation Masters - 1985

The Who - Who's Missing / Two's Missing

This is a (4) four reel set comprised of a larger selection of rarities which was slimmed down to Who's Missing (1985) and Two's Missing (1987).

After going through all of the tracks, it appears that this may have been an attempt to create an expanded Odds & Sods Box Set (note the (4) four tracks from the same included below) and these (4) four reels do not appear complete (i.e. missing tracks like "Waspman", "My Wife" (Live), "Bargain" (Live), "When I Was A Boy", etc.) - Hopefully those will turn up...

Also please note that both versions of "Circles" and "Time Is Passing" appear to be the same and both are mono.

Track Listing:

Reel (1): Daddy Rolling Stone, I'm A Man, Bald Headed Woman, Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand (b side version), Young Man Blues (studio version), I'm A Boy, Happy Jack, I'm The Face, Shout & Shimmy, Mary Ann With The Shaky Hand (album version), Heatwave (1965 version)

Reel (2): Leaving Here, I Don't Even Know Myself, The Last Time, Under My Thumb, Substitute, Squeeze Box, Put The Money Down, Circles (Who produced version)

Reel (3): Circles (Who produced version), Lubie (Come Back Home), Motoring, Little Billy, The Seeker, Love Ain't For Keepin' (NY sessions version), My Way, Time Is Passing, Heaven & Hell

Reel (4): Anytime You Want Me, Here For More, Too Much Of Anything, Dogs, Dogs Part 2, Faith In Something Bigger, Time Is Passing, Going Down (Live) 

HD Samples:

Young Man Blues   Goin' Down Live    My Way   I'm The Face   Heaven And Hell    Happy Jack

The Who - A Quick One - 1985

The Who - A Quick One

This appears to be a "safety" reel made for the Japan market, from a true stereo HD digital master. Apparently the engineers in Japan don't always like what is provided for them (from the digital masters) and like to tweak their recordings themselves (which may account for why Japan pressed CDs sometimes sound different than their European or USA counterparts, originating from the same digital source).

HD Samples:

Boris The Spider   Whiskey Man

The Who - You Better You Bet (Single Edit Version) - 1981 USA

The Who - You Better You Bet - 1981 Master Reel (Edit Version)

This is a 1981 USA single-song reel with the master for You Better You Bet - the single edit version. Could use a little mastering, but has a good quality about it.

HD Sample:

You Better You Bet

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