2LP, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Stereo
Polydor – 7711435 (2021) Worldwide
- Deluxe Remastered Stereo Vinyl 2LP Edition featuring the Original Album Plus 12 Bonus Tracks, Rare Photos, Poster and Track by Track Liner Notes!
Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "The Who's finest album" The Who Sell Out reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the ‘Love Generation' became a global phenomenon and ‘pop' began metamorphosing into ‘rock'. The Who Sell Out was originally planned by Pete Townshend and the band's managers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, as a loose concept album including jingles and commercials linking the songs stylized as a pirate radio broadcast. This concept was born out of necessity as their label and management wanted a new album and Townshend felt that he didn't have enough songs. The ground-breaking original plan for The Who Sell Out was to sell advertising space on the album but instead the band opted for writing their own jingles, paying tribute to pirate radio stations and to parody an increasingly consumerist society.