LP, Limited Edition, Half Speed Master
Polydor (2022) Worldwide
Produced by Kit Lambert, The Who's diverse second effort, A Quick One, was issued in December 1966 and finds the band distancing themselves from their R&B roots and experimenting with pop music for the first time. At the behest of their managers all four members of the group provided original material to the 10-song set which helped immediately distinguish the album from its 1965 predecessor My Generation which was largely composed by Pete Townshend. Although Pete still looms large here with the likes of standout cuts, "Run Run Run," "So Sad About Us" and the mini-opera "A Quick One While He's Away," additional highlights come in the form of Keith Moon's madcap instrumental "Cobwebs and Strange" and John Entwistle's "Whiskey Man" and "Boris the Spider."
Mastered by longtime Who engineer Jon Astley from the original tapes. Packaged in original sleeve with obi and certificate of authenticity, this vinyl version is engineered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique that produces a superior vinyl cut.