This was their first album Blue Red And Grey - The Who - The Who By Numbers (CD) Polydor. The Blue Red And Grey - The Who - The Who By Numbers (CD) was released in October and the band supported it with a tourwhich spanned some 70 concerts before concluding in the autumn of For the album's recording, the band recruited producer Glyn Johns.
The band had previously worked with Johns on the album Who's Next. Compared to previous Who albums, The Who by Numbers took an unusually long time to complete as noted above, nearly three months and was marred by numerous breaks and interruptions due to the band members' growing boredom and lack of interest.
Only the songs on the first side of The Who by Numbers were performed live, and only "Squeeze Box" became a concert staple. Roger Daltrey had featured the song in a solo concert in I felt partly responsible because the Who recording schedule had, as usual, dragged on and on, sweeping all individuals and their needs aside.
Glyn worked harder on The Who by Numbers than I've ever seen him. He had to, not because the tracks were weak or the music poor but because the group was so useless. We played cricket between takes or Blue Red And Grey - The Who - The Who By Numbers (CD) to the pub. I personally had never done that before. I felt detached from my own songs, from the whole record. Recording the album seemed to take me nowhere. Roger [Daltrey] was angry with the Blue Red And Grey - The Who - The Who By Numbers (CD) at the time.
Keith [Moon] seemed as impetuous as ever, on the wagon one minute, off the next. John [Entwistle] was obviously gathering strength throughout the whole period; the great thing about it was he seemed to know we were going to need him more than ever before in the coming year.
The album cover, in which the band members' bodies are made up Blue Red And Grey - The Who - The Who By Numbers (CD) connect the dots puzzles, was drawn by John Entwistle. Inwhen asked about the cover, he replied: "The first [piece of artwork] release[d] is The Who by Numbers cover, which I never got paid for, so now I'm going to get paid. Great sound quality, but sort of pointless. Comments: The back cover states, "From the German Polydor master tapes, the only true stereo version of the original mixes that exists!
Another rip-off! Comments: Pirate 8-Track of the official album. Sound Sample: Behind Blue Eyes. Track Listing: Disguises. Track Listing: Dogs. When "slapped" back together, you can create your own true stereo version of the song.
Comments: High quality box set and faithful recreation of the 1st 4, original Japan Who LPs and inserts. ISBN X. Retrieved March 9, — via robertchristgau.
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