The Who – Magic Bus: The Who on Tour (1968)
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- Run Run Run
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
- I Can't Reach You
- Our Love Was, Is
- Call Me Lightning
- Magic Bus
- Someone's Coming
- Doctor, Doctor
- Bucket T.
- Pictures of Lily
Magic Bus: The Who on Tour was the fourth American album by British rock band The Who, released by Decca in the US in September 1968 to capitalize on the success of their single of the same name. It is a compilation album of previously released material, and was not issued in the UK, although the album was also released at approximately the same time in Canada. It peaked at #39 on the Billboard 200.
The somewhat deceptive title implies that the songs were recorded live, but all recordings are studio tracks. The track list duplicates a few songs from the second and third US albums, but also contains single and EP tracks that were previously unavailable on a US album.
Members of the group (Pete Townshend in particular) have frequently expressed their dislike of this release. When the cover pictures were taken the group was not made aware by Decca that the shots would be used for a US album. Immediately following the modest success of this album, a similar but unrelated Who compilation, Direct Hits, was released in the UK by Track Records.
In 1974, the album was re-issued by MCA Records in the US and Canada as part of a budget priced double album set which also included the 1966 US debut The Who Sings My Generation. It was reissued on compact disc by MCA Records in the 1980s, but was not included among the remasterings that took place in the 1990s. Though out of print in the US, the 1980s CD release is still available in Canada.
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most more...