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The Who - Solo Rarities:

Scattered throughout my website are various rarities - i.e. hard to find tracks, from singles, LPs or CDs that are scarce or out of print. This section specifically identifies and consolidates these tracks - hopefully making them easier to find for you. If the rarity has more than one source, I will list what I consider the most common.

Please note that what is not included here are "borderline" rarities - that is, tracks by other artists that might feature a guitar track, backing vocal or other "guest appearance". If there is "enough" of a "Who solo presence", then it will be included in this section. All other tracks that are "less than borderline" can be found in the Who Related Albums and Who Related Singles sections.

If you see something missing that you feel should be listed in this section, please e-mail me and I will certainly consider adding it.

Next to many of the tracks, click on the MP3 link for a "taste" (less than 30 seconds) of what the song sounds like.

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Roger Daltrey Rarities:

You Put Something Better Inside Me - 1977 - Originally released as the "b" side to the UK single of One Of The Boys, this song was also released as a bonus track on the Germany version of the
Ride A Rock Horse & some of the One Of The Boys CDs. However, the sound quality of the mastering is very compressed, making it difficult to listen to. The best source for this song is: the "b" side of the UK One Of The Boys 45  MP3

Written On The Wind - 1977 - Originally released as a single and an album track on non USA/Canada LP pressings of One Of The Boys, the single didn't chart very well in Europe and was pulled off of the USA/Canada LPs. The song is included on the German, remastered, One Of The Boys CD. However, the sound quality of the mastering is very poor, making it difficult to listen to. The best source for this song is any of the European or Japan LP pressings of One Of The Boys  MP3

You Put Something Better Inside Me (version #2) - 1982 - This version was only released on the Best Bits LP. This version is a more "rocking" version versus the more "country style" original  MP3

Gimme Some Lovin' - 1984 - Great cover version. The only sources are: the 1984 UK or Italy 12" of Walking In My Sleep  MP3

I Won't Be The One To Say Goodbye - 1984 - A song written by Billy Nichols for Roger about the breakup on The Who. The only source is: 1984 UK 12" of Parting Would Be Painless  MP3

It Don't Satisfy Me (extended version) - 1985 - The only source is on the UK and USA 12" EP versions of After The Fire

Breakout - 1985 - The "b" side to various pressings of The Pride You Hide (which is currently the only source available).  MP3

Don't Talk To Strangers (live) - 1985 - Recorded live in Boston during Roger's mini Under A Raging Moon tour. The only sources are: the 1986 UK 7" (double 45) and the UK 12" pressings of The Pride You Hide  MP3

Pictures Of Lily (live) - 1985 - Recorded live in Boston during Roger's mini Under A Raging Moon tour. The only source is: the 1986 UK 7" (double 45) pressing of The Pride You Hide  MP3

Behind Blue Eyes/5:15 (live) - 1985  - Recorded live in Boston during Roger's mini Under A Raging Moon tour. The only sources are:  the 1986 UK 7" (double 45) and the UK 12" pressings of Under A Raging Moon  MP3  (Note: An edited version of this performance is on the Moonlighting album)

Hearts Of Fire (extended version) - 1987 - The only source is: the 1987 UK 12" of Hearts Of Fire

When The Thunder Comes - 1987 - LP (vinyl) mix, which differs from the CD version. The most common source is any LP pressing of Can't Wait To See The Movie  MP3

Take Me Home (extended dance mix) - 1987 - Neat and very extended variation to the version on Can't Wait To See The Movie. Only available on the 1987 USA 12" single of Take Me Home  MP3

Take Me Home (instrumental mix) - 1987 - Instrumental version of the extended dance mix version (above). Only available on the 1987 USA 12" single of Take Me Home

Mack The Knife Reprise - 1989 - The most common source is: the Mack The Knife Soundtrack CD  MP3

Rock & Roll (dance mix) - 1991 - Extended dance mix of the single version. Only available on the 1991, 12" and CD single EP of Rock & Roll  MP3

Rock & Roll (instrumental mix) - 1991 - Instrumental mix of the single version. Only available on the 1991, UK 7", 12" and CD single EP of Rock & Roll

You Make Me Feel So Alive - 1991 - Unreleased studio track lip-synched by Roger on the TV show, "Midnight Caller" for the episode, "Can't Say N-N-No" (episode #53). Apparently Roger recorded an <unreleased> album in 1991 and this might be one of its tracks. The song is performed completely on the show, but with some <not too intrusive> cast dialog over parts of it  MP3

I Want It All (live) - 1992 - (edited) The only CD source is: 1992 German A Tribute To Freddie Mercury CD (Note: an unedited performance of the same track can be found on the video release of the same)  MP3

Raglan Road (live) - 1992 - The most common source is: The Chieftains CD, An Irish Evening  MP3

Behind Blue Eyes (live) - 1992 - The most common source is: The Chieftains CD, An Irish Evening  MP3

Rachamid A Bhean Bheag (live) - 1992 - The most common source is: The Chieftains CD, An Irish Evening  MP3

I Can See For Miles (live) - 1992 - From Rockline 2010. Roger playing live in the Rockline studio. MP3

Born On The Bayou (live) - 1992 - From Rockline 2010. Roger playing live in the Rockline studio. MP3

Mystery Train (live) - 1992 - From Rockline 2010. Roger playing live in the Rockline studio. MP3

Times Changed (live) - 1992 - From Rockline 2010. Roger playing live in the Rockline studio. MP3

Stuck In The Middle - 1993 - Alternating vocals with Adam Faith. The most common source is Adam Faith's: Midnight Postcards CD  MP3

If I Only Had A Heart (live) - 1996 - Roger plays a great "Tin Man". The only source is: 1996 USA The Wizard Of Oz In Concert CD  MP3

Summertime Blues (live) - 1997 - Recorded live in the UK (with Simon Townshend). The only source is: 1997 UK The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert CD  MP3

The Boys Of Summer - 1998 - Cover version of the Don Henley song. The only source is: The 1998 German, Philharmania CD  MP3

God Bless Us Everyone  - 1998 - Only available as the limited edition promotional CD single of: 1998 USA God Bless Us Everyone  MP3

No More Mister Nice Guy - 1999 - The only source is: the Humanary Stew - A Tribute To Alice Cooper CD  MP3

Kashmir (live) - 1999 - Cover version of the Led Zeppelin song. The most common source is: the British Rock Symphony CD  MP3

Let It Be (live) - 1999 - (shared lead vocals) Cover version of The Beatles song. The most common source is: the British Rock Symphony CD  MP3

Everybody On The Bus - 2004 - Roger sings on The Wheels On The Bus CD MP3

Fill It Up! Reprise - 2004 - Roger sings on The Wheels On The Bus CD MP3

Without Your Love (Live) - 2005 - Live version of the popular track from the McVicar Soundtrack. The most common source is: The 2005 Germany Night Of The Proms 2005 CD  MP3

The Letter (live) - 2006 - From The RD Crusaders (DVD). Roger & Simon Townshend playing live with the RD Crusaders. MP3

I Can't Explain (live) - 2006 - From The RD Crusaders (DVD). Roger & Simon Townshend playing live with the RD Crusaders. MP3

The Kids Are Alright (live) - 2006 - From The RD Crusaders (DVD). Roger & Simon Townshend playing live with the RD Crusaders. MP3

Helter Skelter - 2014 - From The Art Of McCartney CD. Roger covers the Beatles song. MP3 

Let My Love Open The Door - 2016 - From the Teenage Cancer Trust / iTunes download only single. Roger's cover of Pete's song. MP3 

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John Entwistle Rarities:

What Are We Doing Here? (original vocal version) - 1971 -  After John recorded the Smash Your Head Against The Wall album and it was released in the UK and Europe, he changed some of the mixes. These mixes are available on the various CD versions of the album. However, John hated the original vocal version of this song and only reluctantly re-released The most common source is original UK LP pressings of: Smash Your Head Against The Wall as well as the 1997 USA Sundazed label CD (bonus track) MP3

To The Chop - 1974 - John contributed his unique bass playing to the entire, Flash Fearless vs. The Zorg Women Parts 5&6. However, he also sings lead vocals on this song. The most common source is: the Flash Fearless vs. The Zorg Women Parts 5&6 CD  MP3

Cell Number 7 - 1975 - This is the single (45 RPM) mix version, which features a different backing vocal entirely (the album version uses John's "Boris" or "Summertime Blues" voice and the single version sounds like it came from "Mr. Bass Man") as well as some other changes. The most common source is the 2005 UK (Castle) Mad Dog CD, but the original versions of the Mad Dog single, sound much better. MP3 (single version) MP3 (album version)

Had Enough - 1978 - This is the demo for the Who Are You album MP3

Hotlicks - 1981 - This is the instructional bass series that John did both on Cassette and VHS/DVD. The series is a combination of "instructions" as well as tons of bass riffs (69 tracks between the cassette and Video(s). The cassette was recorded with full-range audio, while the video was recorded for "low-fi" VHS (the DVD didn't change that). The riffs are comprised of various tracks - some recognized, others, not. Here are several samples. My Generation MP3 Magic Bus MP3 Dancing Master MP3 You/Good Times Coming (unreleased song) MP3 Trick Of The Light MP3 Success Story MP3 Riff Sample 1 MP3 Riff Sample 2 MP3

Boris The Spider (live) - 1995 - Recorded live in Japan with Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band. The only source is: the Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band CD  MP3

When The Sun Comes Up - 1998 - While waiting for the Van Pires album to be released, some of the songs were re-remixed with various changes. This version features the original lead vocals from Alan St. Jon. Unfortunately, he left the band and the vocals were overdubbed by a different band member. The most common source is: The limited edition CD single of When The Sun Comes Up  MP3

Horror Rock - 1998 - This version contains backing vocals that are not on the Van Pires album. The most common source is: The limited edition CD single of When The Sun Comes Up  MP3

Rebel Without A Car (2nd vocal version) - 1998 - While waiting for the Van Pires album to be released, some of the songs were re-remixed with various changes. This song was originally recorded with John Entwistle on lead vocals, but at the time of its anticipated release (1998), the band was looking for guest singers on many of the tracks. This version was sung by Billy Squire. The original vocal version was ultimately used on the final version of the album, released in 2000. The only source for this version is: the Van Pires test pressing promotional only CD  MP3

I Wouldn't Sleep With You - 1998 - An outtake from the Van Pires album. Considered too "raunchy" for a "kids show"  MP3

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Keith Moon Rarities:

When I'm Sixty-Four - 1976 - Cover version of The Beatles song. The only source is: the 1976 All This And World War II LP  MP3

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Pete Townshend Rarities:

It Was You - 1964 - Written by Pete Townshend, released by The Naturals. Recorded by the band as The Detours and The Who, currently unreleased. This cover version is available only on various 45s of Look At Me Now/It Was You (A & B side may be reversed on different pressings)  MP3

My Generation (demo) - 1965 - Released in 1982 as a flexi disc which was included in the Maximum R&B book (first printing)  MP3

Do The Strip (demo) - 1965 - This is an unreleased demo. It has appeared on various bootlegs over the years, but in edited form (1:47 vs. full length at 4:27). This sample comes from a 7" EMI acetate  MP3

It Was You - 1966 - Written by Pete Townshend, released by Chaos & Co. A bit different than the version recorded by The Naturals. This cover version is very rare and available on a rare Australia 45 of It Was You/Seven Golden Daffodils   MP3

Join My Gang - 1966 - Written by Pete Townshend, released by Oscar (Paul Nicholas aka "Cousin Kevin" from the Tommy movie and Soundtrack). Unreleased by Pete, except for a live performance commonly found on bootleg copies of his 1974 Roundhouse concert. This version of Join My Gang can only be found on a very rare, UK 45  MP3

Lazy Fat People - 1966 - Written by Pete Townshend, released by The Barron Knights. Unreleased by Pete, except for a demo version  temporary available as an MP3 on his website. There is now a Real Audio version available to listen to on his www.eelpie.com site under the Media section, "TWENTY - AUDIO". This version of Lazy Fat People was released in various countries only on 45 or EP and fairly rare  MP3

King Rabbit - 1966 - This was an unreleased demo until Pete Townshend offered it as an MP3 on his website (circa 2001). This sample comes from a 7" Essex Music acetate and is the same as the version Pete released. MP3

I Can't Reach You - 1966 - This is an unreleased demo of The Who Sell Out song. There is at least one other and very different demo of this song. This sample comes from the same 7" Essex Music acetate as "King Rabbit" <above>, but the sound quality isn't as good. MP3

Our Love Was - 1966 - This is an unreleased demo of The Who Sell Out song. This sample comes from a 7" EMI Music acetate. MP3

Thinking Of You All The While (Sunrise) - 1966 - This is an unreleased demo of The Who Sell Out song. Quite different than the Who version. This sample comes from a 7" EMI acetate. MP3

Miles & Miles (I Can See For Miles) - 1966 - This is an unreleased demo of The Who Sell Out song. This is the "b" side to the "Thinking Of You All The While" 7" EMI acetate. MP3

Mary Jane - 1970 - Originally released on the the Pete's 1970 Meher Baba LP, Happy Birthday, but not included with the associated bonus tracks on the <first issue - Ryko> Who Came First CD. The track was finally included in the Avatar and Jai Baba CD reissues, but unfortunately made virtually unlistenable due to mastering problems. The song was re-released on CD for the Who Came First reissue - which contained additional bonus tracks beyond the Ryko label. The best source for this track is: the reissue Happy Birthday LP or USA Hip-O CD  MP3

Classified (demo mix 1) - 1970 - Only available on the very rare Glastonbury Fayre LP  MP3

Classified (demo mix 2) - 1970 - This version is a rougher mix than the above, Glastonbury Fayre mix, but more widely available as the "b" side on several 1980 European single releases of Let My Love Open The Door  MP3

Baba O'Riley (instrumental) - 1971 - Originally released on the the Pete's 1972 Meher Baba LP, I Am, but not included with the associated bonus tracks on the Who Came First CD. The track was finally included in the Avatar and Jai Baba CD reissues, but unfortunately made virtually unlistenable due to mastering problems. The best source for this track is: the reissue I Am LP

Electronic Wizardry (demo) - 1971 - This was the electronic demo that was used in the 1993 live Psychoderelict shows. It is only available on the 1993 Germany English Boy CD Single  MP3

Relay (demo) - 1971 - Different mix than the version included on the Lifehouse Chronicles Box Set. The only source is: the 1984 UK Sometimes A Great Notion LP  MP3

Meher -1976 - Originally released on the the Pete's 1976 Meher Baba LP, With Love, but not included with the associated bonus tracks on the Who Came First CD. The track was finally included in the Avatar and Jai Baba CD reissues, but unfortunately made virtually unlistenable due to mastering problems. The best source for this track is: the reissue With Love LP  MP3

Hepzibah - 1978 - Pete wrote the lyrics and Billy Nichols wrote the music on for this flexi disc, which was only available with the UK, Eel Pie book of the same title. MP3

Pinball Wizard - 1978 - Recorded with The London Symphony Orchestra, this song features vocals by Pete Townshend (a chorus of "See Me, Feel Me"). Only available on The Second Movement LP & CD, issued in various countries  MP3

Peppermint Lump - 1979 - Pete Townshend produced, plays guitar and sings on this Angie single. The single was issued in many countries and was available as a 12" and 45 only.  MP3

Pinball Wizard (live) -1979 - Great acoustic version recorded in the UK. The most common source is: The Secret Policeman's Ball LP  MP3

Drowned (live) -1979 - Great acoustic version recorded in the UK. The most common source is: The Secret Policeman's Ball LP  MP3

Won't Get Fooled Again (live) -1979 - Great acoustic version recorded in the UK. The most common source is: The Secret Policeman's Ball LP  MP3

Ascension Two - 1981 - Bizarre Pete song. Includes performances by John Entwistle and Kenney Jones. The most common source is: the Best Of Music & Rhythm CD  MP3

Man Watching - 1982 - Released as a "b" side on the 1982 Face Dances Part 2  45 and on some 1982 European pressings of Uniforms  MP3

Dance It Away - 1982 - Released as a "b" side to the UK and Germany Uniforms 45. Also available on the 2006 Hip-O (USA) and SPV (Germany) All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes <reissue> CD   MP3

Face The Face (extended version) - 1985 - Actually a completely different recording than the one that is on the White City album. Available only on the 1985 12" pressings (various countries) of Face The Face  MP3

Night School -1985 - Never issued on CD, but a very interesting studio track issued only as a bonus track on the White City video (Beta, VHS and Laser Disc)  MP3 - (Note: The version of "Night School" released on the 2006 CD of "White City" is completely different than this version.)

Hiding Out (Extended Version) - 1985 - Actually a completely different recording than the one that is on the White City album. This version is only available on the 1986 12" and 45 of Hiding Out and the 2006 <reissue> CDs of White City (2006 Hip-O (USA) and SPV (Germany)) MP3

Hiding Out (Instrumental version) - 1985 - Instrumental version of the extended version above. This version is only available on the 1986 12" of Hiding Out  MP3

Life To Life - 1986 - The only source is the 1986 Playing For Keeps Soundtrack (LP or CD)  MP3

Man Machines -1989 - This is the full version of song, which was edited on the Iron Man album. This version is available on all 1989 releases of A Friend Is A Friend and subsequently added as a bonus track on the 2006 Iron Man <reissue> CD (2006 Hip-O (USA) and SPV (Germany)) MP3

Real World (Can You Really Dance?) -1989 - This version of the song is slightly different than the Can You Really Dance? version that appears on Scoop 3. This version is more vocal oriented, the latter more instrumental. This version of the song is available only on the 1989 12" & CD single releases of A Friend Is A Friend  MP3

Dig (demo) - 1989 - Only available on the 1989 UK CD single of I Won't Run Anymore  MP3

Penny Drop (demo) - 1989 - Unreleased Iron Man song, only available on Timothy White's Rock Stars "Pete Townshend: The Iron Age" (promo radio show)  MP3

Won't Get Fooled Again/Acid Queen/Pinball Wizard (live) - 1989 - From Rockline 2010. Pete playing live in the Rockline studio. MP3

Psycho Montage - 1993 - This song  is a combination of unused dialog, the "English Boy" demo, part of "Electronic Wizardry" as well as some other bits and piece. It is only available on the 1993 UK English Boy CD Single 1 and the 2006 <reissue> Psychoderelict CD (2006 Hip-O (USA) and SPV (Germany))  MP3

Early Morning Dreams (demo) - 1993 - Only available on the 1993 UK English Boy CD Single 2 and the 1993 Germany English Boy CD Single  MP3

Electronic Wizardry - 1993 - Unused "Lifehouse" instrumental track used as a bridge for the live Psychoderelict shows. Only available on the 1993 Germany English Boy CD Single  MP3

I Believe My Own Eyes - 1993 - This Pete Townshend demo CD is only issued with the 1993 <Broadway> The Who's Tommy book.  MP3

English Boy ( live) - 1993 - From Rockline 2010. Pete playing live in the Rockline studio MP3

Don't Try To Make Me Real ( live) - 1993 - From Rockline 2010. Pete playing live in the Rockline studio (this was not included on the Rockline CD). MP3

Corrina Corrina - 2012 - From the Chimes Of Freedom CD MP3

Evolution (live) - 2014 - From Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert (2004). Pete playing Ronnie Lane's song from "Who Came First" and "Happy Birthday". MP3

Heart To Hang Onto (live) - 2014 - From Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert (2004). Pete says he wrote this about Ronnie. MP3 

Travelator, Part 2 - 2015 - Pete Townshend and Jean-Michel Jarre. From The Time Machine. Pete Townshend lead vocal. MP3 

Chameleon - 2015 - Pete Townshend & Des Horsfall's Kuschty Rye (a tribute to Ronnie Lane). Pete Townshend on lead vocal/duet. MP3 

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Simon Townshend Rarities:

When I'm A Man - 1974 - This was Simon's first published song (when he was only 13!). This would be great with a new arraignment. It has only been released as a single  MP3

Janie - 1975 - Simon's 2nd single and it's a song about his <then> future wife. It has only been released as a single  MP3

Turn It On - 1976 - Simon's 3rd single. It has only been released as a single  MP3

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