The Who Announces ‘My Generation’ Reissue Featuring 3 New Songs

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Veteran rockers The Who have detailed the upcoming reissue of their 1965 debut album My Generation which features three previously unreleased songs from the era. Due out on November 18, a demo of the never-before-heard Pete Townshend-penned “The Girls I Could Have Had” has been shared in advance of the reissue’s release.

The updated My Generation is available in a variety of formats, including a 79-track 5-CD Super Deluxe Edition, and 3-LP and 2-LP vinyl editions (the vinyl editions will be out on February 10). Along with the newly shared demo, the Super Deluxe Edition also includes Townshend’s rough recordings of “As Children We Grew” and “My Own Love” which he discovered on tapes in his archive last year and realized they were songs even his band mates had not heard. Townshend stated:

Gathering these demos for this collection has been enjoyable; it’s wonderful for me to have these tapes made fifty-two years ago to listen to. I hope you enjoy them. They have a naiveté and innocence, a simplicity and directness, and an ingenuousness that reveals me as a young man struggling to keep up with the more mature and developed men around me. What an incredible group of strong, talented, young and engaging men they were!

The super deluxe set also comes with previously unreleased alternate mixes and new remasters as well as an 80-page book and other ephemera. There’s also a new stereo remix featuring new overdubs by Townshend using the exact same guitars and amps as he did in 1965 and frontman Roger Daltrey utilizing the same type of microphone. Here’s Pete’s demo for “The Girls I Could Have Had”:

My Generation Super Deluxe Edition Tracklist

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation
  7. The Kids Are Alright
  8. Please, Please, Please
  9. It’s Not True
  10. I’m A Man
  11. A Legal Matter
  12. The Ox

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation
  7. The Kids Are Alright
  8. Please, Please, Please
  9. It’s Not True
  10. I’m A Man
  11. A Legal Matter
  12. The Ox

CD3: Mono mixes – bonus tracks

  1. I Can’t Explain
  2. Bald Headed Woman
  3. Daddy Rolling Stone
  4. Leaving Here
  5. Lubie, Come Back Home
  6. Shout And Shimmy
  7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  8. Motoring
  9. Anytime You Want Me
  10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  11. Instant Party Mixture
  12. Circles
  13. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)
  14. Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)
  15. Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)
  16. I Don’t Mind (Full Length)
  17. The Good’s Gone (Full Length)
  18. My Generation (Alt version)
  19. I’m A Man (V2 – Early vocal)
  20. Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)
  21. Lubie (Alt Mix)
  22. Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)
  23. Circles (Alt Mix)

CD4: Stereo mixes – bonus tracks

  1. Out In The Street (Alt – Take 1)
  2. I Don’t Mind (Full Length Version)
  3. The Good’s Gone (Full Length Version)
  4. My Generation (Instrumental Version)
  5. The Kids Are Alright (Alt – Take 1)
  6. I Can’t Explain
  7. Bald Headed Woman
  8. Daddy Rolling Stone
  9. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)
  10. Leaving Here
  11. Lubie, Come Back Home
  12. Shout And Shimmy
  13. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  14. Motoring
  15. Anytime You Want Me
  16. Instant Party Mixture
  17. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  18. Circles (New Mix)
  19. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B – New Mix)
  20. Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)
  21. I’m A Man (Alt – New Mix)

CD5: Primal Scoop – The Demos

  1. My Generation (V 3)
  2. My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
  3. The Girls I Could’ve Had
  4. It’s Not True
  5. As Children We Grew
  6. Legal Matter
  7. Sunrise (V 1)
  8. Much Too Much
  9. My Own Love
  10. La-La-La- Lies
  11. The Good’s Gone

My Generation 3-LP Tracklist

Disc One: Original LP – Mono mixes

Side 1

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation

Side 2

  1. The Kids Are Alright
  2. Please, Please, Please
  3. It’s Not True
  4. I’m A Man
  5. A Legal Matter
  6. The Ox

Disc Two: Mono Bonus Tracks

Side 1

  1. I Can’t Explain
  2. Bald Headed Woman
  3. Daddy Rolling Stone
  4. Leaving Here
  5. Lubie, Come Back Home
  6. Shout And Shimmy

Side 2

  1. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  2. Motoring
  3. Anytime You Want Me
  4. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  5. Instant Party Mixture
  6. Circles

Disc Three: Primal Scoop – The Demos

Side 1

  1. My Generation (V 3)
  2. My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
  3. The Girls I Could’ve Had
  4. It’s Not True
  5. As Children We Grew
  6. Legal Matter

Side 2

  1. Sunrise (V 1)
  2. Much Too Much
  3. My Own Love
  4. La-La-La- Lies
  5. The Good’s Gone

My Generation 2-LP Tracklist

Disc One: Original LP – Stereo mixes

Side 1

  1. Out In The Street
  2. I Don’t Mind
  3. The Good’s Gone
  4. La-La-La Lies
  5. Much Too Much
  6. My Generation

Side 2

  1. The Kids Are Alright
  2. Please, Please, Please
  3. It’s Not True
  4. I’m A Man
  5. A Legal Matter
  6. The Ox

Disc Two: Stereo Bonus Tracks

Side 1

  1. Out In The Street (Alternate Take 1)
  2. I Don’t Mind (Full length version)
  3. The Good’s Gone (Full length version)
  4. My Generation (Instrumental version)
  5. The Kids Are Alright (Alternate Take 1)
  6. I Can’t Explain
  7. Daddy Rolling Stone
  8. Leaving Here

Side 2

  1. Lubie (Come Back Home)
  2. Shout And Shimmy
  3. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  4. Motoring
  5. Anytime You Want Me
  6. Instant Party Mixture
  7. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
  8. Circles (New Mix)

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