The Who to Release Collection of Single A & B Sides; Townshend's "Scoop" Series Being Reissued

by VVN Music

Who fans got a double dose of good new son Tuesday (August 1) with a new collection of the band singles and reissues of Pete Townshend's three Scoop series albums.

Maximum A's & B's is a five-CD collection of the band's singles, both sides, that had previously been issued on the four massive "singles boxes". Included are some of the Who's best known songs along with album rarities and a few songs that were never released beyond 45's.

The CD's are housed in separate wallets in a rigid "lift off" type box. A 48-page booklet annotates each of the tracks by a number of experts on the band with period photos and memorabilia. Release is set for October 27.

The track list with chart data:

Disc 1
  • Zoot Suit (1964 / Did not chart (DNC))
  • I’m the Face
  • I Can’t Explain (1965 / #93 U.S. / #8 U.K.)
  • Bald Headed Woman
  • Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (1965 / #10 U.K.)
  • Daddy Rolling Stone
  • My Generation (1965 / #74 U.S. / #2 U.K.)
  • Shout and Shimmy
  • Circles (AKA ‘Instant Party’)
  • Instant Party Mixture
  • A Legal Matter (1966 / #32 U.K.)
  • The Kids Are Alright (1966 / #41 U.K.)
  • The Ox
  • La-La-La Lies (1966 / DNC)
  • The Good’s Gone
Disc 2
  • Substitute (1966 / #5 U.K.)
  • Circles
  • Waltz For A Pig
  • I’m A Boy (1966 / #2 U.K.)
  • In The City
  • Disguises
  • Batman
  • Bucket T
  • Barbara Ann
  • Happy Jack (1966 / #24 U.S. / #3 U.K.)
  • I’ve Been Away
  • Pictures Of Lily (1967 / #51 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
  • Doctor, Doctor
  • The Last Time (1967 / #44 U.K.)
  • Under My Thumb
  • I Can See For Miles (1967 / #9 U.S. / #10 U.K.)
  • Someone’s Coming
  • Dogs (1968 / #25 U.K.)
  • Call Me Lightning (1968 / #40 U.S.)
  • Magic Bus (1968 / #25 U.S. / #26 U.K.)
  • Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Disc 3
  • Pinball Wizard (1969 / #19 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
  • Dogs Part Two
  • The Seeker (1970 / #44 U.S. / #19 U.K.)
  • Here For More
  • Summertime Blues (1970 / #27 U.S. / #38 U.K.)
  • Heaven And Hell
  • See Me Feel Me / Listening To You (1970 / #12 U.S.)
  • Overture From Tommy
  • Christmas
  • I’m Free (1969 / #37 U.S.)
  • Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971 / #15 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
  • Don’t Know Myself
  • Let’s See Action (1971 / #16 U.K.)
  • When I Was A Boy
  • Join Together (1972 / #17 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
  • Baby Don’t You Do It
  • Relay (1972 / #39 U.S. / #21 U.K.)
  • Wasp Man
Disc 4
  • 5:15 (1973 / #20 U.K. // 1979 / #45 U.S.)
  • Water
  • Listening To You / See Me Feel Me
  • (Soundtrack Version)
  • Overture (Soundtrack Version)
  • Squeeze Box (1975 / #16 U.S. / #10 U.K.)
  • Success Story
  • Who Are You (1978 / #14 U.S. / #18 U.K.)
  • Had Enough
  • Long Live Rock (1979 / #54 U.S. / #48 U.K.)
  • My Wife (Live)
  • 5:15 (Soundtrack Version)
  • I’m One (Soundtrack Version)
  • You Better You Bet (1981 / #18 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
  • The Quiet One
  • Don’t Let Go The Coat (1981 / #84 U.S. / #47 U.K.)
  • You
Disc 5
  • Athena (1982 / #28 U.S. / #40 U.K.)
  • A Man Is A Man
  • Eminence Front (1982 / #68 U.S.)
  • It’s Your Turn
  • Twist And Shout (Live
  • I Can’t Explain (Live)
  • Bony Maronie (Live)
  • Join Together (Live) (1988 / #100 U.K.)
  • I Can See For Miles (Live)
  • Behind Blue Eyes (Live)
  • Real Good Looking Boy (2004 / DNC)
  • Old Red Wine
  • Wire & Glass EP – Side A (5 x tracks)
  • Wire & Glass EP – Side B – Mirror Door
  • Be Lucky (2014 / DNC)
  • I Can’t Explain (2014 Stereo remix)
On August 18, the three Pete Townshend demo and outtake collections, Scoop, Another Scoop and Scoop 3, will be released for the first time in over a decade.

The collections feature many of the Who's best known songs in early development or demo stages. The tracks were remastered at Abbey Road Studio with the LP versions remastered at half speed and pressed on colored vinyl.

The track lists:

Scoop (2 CDs)

Disc 1
  • So Sad About Us/Brrr
  • Squeeze Box
  • Zelda
  • Politician
  • Dirty Water
  • Circles
  • Piano: Tipperary
  • Unused Piano: Quadrophenia
  • Melancholia
  • Bargain
  • Popular
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Things Have Changed
Disc 2
  • The Magic Bus
  • Cache Cache
  • Cookin'
  • You're So Clever
  • Body Language
  • Initial Machine Experiments
  • Mary
  • Recorders
  • Goin' Fishin'
  • To Barney Kessell
  • You Came Back
  • Love Reign O'er Me
Scoop (2 Pink LPs)
  • Side One
    • So Sad About Us / Brr
    • Squeeze Box
    • Zelda
    • Politician
    • Dirty Water
    • Circles (Instant Party)
    • Piano: Tipperary
  • Side Two
    • Unused Piano: Quadrophenia
    • Melancholia
    • Bargain
    • Things Have Changed
    • Popular
    • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Side Three
    • Magic Bus
    • Cache Cache
    • Cookin’
    • You’re So Clever
    • Body Language
    • Initial Machine Experiments
  • Side Four
    • Mary
    • Recorders
Another Scoop (2-CDs)

Disc One
  • You Better You Bet
  • Girl In A Suitcase
  • Brooklyn Kids
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Football Fugue
  • Happy Jack
  • Substitute
  • Long Live Rock
  • Call Me Lightning
  • Holly Like Ivy
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Vicious Interlude
  • La La La Lies
  • Cat Snatch
Disc Two
  • Prelude #556
  • Baraque Ippanese
  • Praying The Game
  • Driftin' Blues
  • Christmas
  • Pictures Of Lily
  • Don't Let Go Of The Coat
  • The Kids Are Alright
  • Prelude, The Right to Write
  • Never Ask Me
  • Ask Yourself
  • The Ferryman
  • The Shout
Another Scoop (2 Yellow LPs)
  • Side One
    • You Better You Bet
    • Girl In A Suitcase
    • Brooklyn Kids
    • Pinball Wizard
    • Football Fugue
    • Happy Jack
  • Side Two
    • Substitute
    • Long Live Rock
    • Call Me Lightning
    • Holly Like Ivy
    • Begin The Beguine
    • Vicious Interlude
    • La La La Lies
    • Cat Snatch
  • Side Three
    • Prelude #556
    • Baraque Ippanese
    • Praying The Game
    • Driftin' Blues
    • Christmas
    • Pictures Of Lily
    • Don’t Let Go The Coat
  • Side Four
    • The Kids Are Alright
    • Prelude, The Right to Write
    • Never Ask Me
    • Ask Yourself
    • The Ferryman
    • The Shout
Scoop 3 (2 CDs)

Disc One
  • Can You See The Real Me
  • Dirty Water
  • Commonwealth Boys
  • Theme 015
  • Marty Robbins
  • I Like It The Way It Is
  • Theme 016
  • No Way Out (However much I booze)
  • Collings
  • Parvardigar (German version)
  • Sea & Sand
  • 971104 Arpeggio Piano
  • Theme 017
  • I Am Afraid
  • Maxims For Lunch
  • Wistful
  • Eminence Front
Disc Two
  • Prelude 970519
  • Iron Man Recitative
  • Tough Boys
  • Did You Steal My Money?
  • Can You Really Dance?
  • Variations On Dirty Jobs
  • All lovers are deranged (Pete's version)
  • Elephants
  • Wired To The Moon (part 2)
  • How Can You Do It Alone?
  • Poem Disturbed
  • Squirm Squirm
  • Outlive The Dinosaur
  • Teresa
  • Man And Machines
  • It's In Ya
  • Lonely Words
Scoop 3 (3 Light Blue LPs)
  • Side One
    • Can You See The Real Me
    • Dirty Water
    • Commonwealth Boys
    • Theme 015
    • Marty Robbins
    • I Like It The Way It Is
  • Side Two
    • Theme 016
    • No Way Out (However Much I Booze)
    • Collings
    • Parvardigar
    • Sea And Sand
    • 971104 Arpeggio Piano
  • Side Three
    • Theme 017
    • I Am Afraid
    • Maxims For Lunch
    • Wistful
    • Eminence Front
    • Lonely Words
  • Side Four
    • Prelude 970519
    • Iron Man Recitative
    • Tough Boys
    • Did You Steal My Money?
    • Can You Really Dance?
  • Side Five
    • Variations On Dirty Jobs
    • All Lovers Are Deranged
    • Elephants
    • Wired To The Moon – Pt. 2
    • How Can You Do It Alone
    • Poem Disturbed
  • Side Six
    • Squirm Squirm
    • Outlive The Dinosaur
    • Teresa
    • Man And Machines
    • It’s In Ya
Finally, on October 27, new vinyl editions of Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy and Live at Leeds will be released. 

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