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The Who - Then And Now album

The Who - Then And Now album
  • Performer The Who
  • Title Then And Now
  • Date of release 2004
  • Country Europe
  • Style Classic Rock
  • Other formats AUD AC3 AIFF DMF RA VQF AAC
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1981 mb
  • Size FLAC 1335 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 439

Then and Now is a 2004 greatest hits compilation album by The Who released internationally by Polydor Records and by Geffen Records in the United States. It features 18 Who classics and two new tracks-"Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine"-which were the first Who originals since "Dig" from Pete Townshend's 1989 album The Iron Man. "Real Good Looking Boy" is a tribute to Elvis Presley, and "Old Red Wine" is a tribute to former band member John Entwistle, who died in 2002.

Then and Now uses the 1968 folk-rock classic Magic Bus to symbolize this, and no other song is more deserving of it’s spot. Tossed aside by critics for it’s lack of conventionality and emotional value, the tune has now been snapped up by fans and revered as a classic on par with "My Generation". Featuring a well-crafted call-and-response format reminiscent of early blues influences (like Bo Diddley), Magic Bus is light, poppy, and pure fun- utilizing an array of small percussive toys one may have experimented with in pre-school. In 1973, The Who released the double album Quadrophenia. Derived from the conjunction of the ailment schizophrenia and the prefix quad-, the album was once slated to be a manifestation of all four band members into one central character.

The Who have been with several labels over the years. In the United Kingdom and elsewhere outside North America, they were signed originally to Brunswick Records. In 1966, they moved to Polydor Records and took the rights to their Brunswick recordings with them. They created and moved to Track Records the following year with distribution by Polydor. They left Track in 1974 and returned to Polydor directly, remaining with the label ever since. Geffen now controls the US rights to the Who's catalogue up through It's Hard. Their 2006 comeback album, Endless Wire, was released through Universal Republic in the US. Contents. 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.

Tommy is The Who’s fourth studio album. It is a rock opera telling the story of a Psychosomatic deaf, dumb and blind boy and his experiences in life. The album served as a melting pot for guitarist Pete Townhend’s ideas about sex, family, spirituality and hero worship. Featuring Oliver Reed. Producers Kit Lambert & Pete Townshend. Writers John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Mose Allison & 2 more.

Группы The Who. 1965 - My Generation. 1966 - A Quick One. 1967 - The Who Sell Out. 1968 - Magic Bus - The Who On Tour. 1975 - The Who By Numbers. 1978 - Who Are You. 1981 - Face Dances.

Read about Every Now and Then from Rare Earth's One World & Willie Remembers and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. One World & Willie Remembers. 1. Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (which was named after the band) who were particularly famous in the late-1960s and 1970s. The group formed in 1961 as The Sunliners, and, after changing their name to "Rare Earth" were signed to Motown in 1969. The band was the first act signed to a new Motown imprint that would be dedicated to white rock acts.

Who Then Now? is a platinum-certified biographical video released by the band Korn on March 18, 1997. Korn re-released Who Then Now? in its entirety on DVD on July 14, 2009. It does not include any new extra features.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Can't Explain
2 My Generation
3 The Kids Are Alright
4 Substitute
5 I'm A Boy
6 Happy Jack
7 I Can See For Miles
8 Magic Bus
9 Pinball Wizard
10 See Me, Feel Me
11 Summertime Blues (Live)
12 Behind Blue Eyes
Co-producer – Glyn Johns
13 Won't Get Fooled Again
Co-producer – Glyn Johns
14 5:15
15 Love, Reign O'er Me
16 Squeeze Box
17 Who Are You
18 You Better You Bet
Producer – Bill Szymczyk
19 Real Good Looking Boy
Bass – Greg LakeDrums – Zak StarkeyGuitar, Backing Vocals – Pete TownshendPiano – John "Rabbit" BundrickProducer, Guitar, Keyboards – Simon TownshendRecorded By – Bob Pridden, Myles ClarkeVocals – Roger Daltrey
20 Old Red Wine
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Zak StarkeyGuitar, Backing Vocals, Piano – Pete TownshendOrgan [Hammond], Piano [Additional] – John "Rabbit" BundrickProducer – Simon TownshendRecorded By – Bob Pridden, Myles ClarkeVocals – Roger Daltrey

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)


  • Artwork [Art & Design] – Andy Engel
  • Artwork [Art Direction] – Vartan
  • Artwork [Booklet Cover & Inlay Digital Imaging] – Eric Heintz
  • Artwork [Booklet Design] – David Costa, Sian Rance
  • Compiled By – Andy McKaie
  • Executive-Producer – Bill Curbishley, Robert Rosenberg
  • Executive-Producer [Catalogue, Archive], Other [Liner Notes] – Matt Kent
  • Mastered By – Jon Astley
  • Other [Marketing] – Ramon Galbert
  • Photography By [Booklet] – Barry Plummer, Chris Morphet, Colin Jones , David Wedgbury, Graham Hughes , Rancurel Phototheque*, Michael Putland, Ross Halfin, Terry O'Neill
  • Photography By [Co-ordination] – Ryan Null
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Chris Walter
  • Producer – Glyn Johns (tracks: 16, 17), Kit Lambert (tracks: 5 to 10), Shel Talmy (tracks: 1 to 3), The Who (tracks: 4, 11 to 15)
  • Production Manager – Ute Friesleben


Tri-fold digipak sleeve (6-panel) with a 20pp booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0602498 665763
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): deluxe 9866576 03
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8711
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8724

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9866577 The Who Then And Now ‎(CD, Comp) Polydor 9866577 Europe 2004
B0001836-02 The Who Then And Now ‎(CD, Comp, Dig) Geffen Records B0001836-02 US 2004
9866578 The Who Then And Now ‎(CD, Comp) Polydor 9866578 Mexico 2004
9866578 The Who Then And Now ‎(CD, Comp) Polydor 9866578 Australasia 2004
9866577 The Who Then And Now ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Polydor 9866577 Europe Unknown