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The BBC Sessions is a 26-track set mining the BBC's rich archive of material of The Who between 1965 and 1973.
Including some stellar recordings on The Old Grey Whistle Test and music show Top Gear, it is a wonderful showcase of not only The Who, but the BBC's passion about good music.
The BBC Sessions collection traces The Who's transition from standard R&B covers band to something wholly more original and in the end, world dominatingly powerful.
Not only does this album include high energy performances, it features fascinating interviews with the band.
Particularly amusing is Pete Townshend's 1967 confession that The Who have destroyed about £6,000 of equipment by that time they'd only been going three years!
Classic moments include explosive versions of 'Relay' and 'Long Live Rock' recorded for The Old Grey Whistle Test and a striking version of 'A Quick One While He's Away', the band's first foray into rock opera.
Extraordinary accounts of the band's development offer unparalleled insight and charming revelations like Pete's confessional, make it as much a triumph for the BBC as it is for The Who.