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Re: THEN AND NOW Release Details

> So, that's it?  The new "album."  Don't *tell* me that's it.  Don't tell me
> that if you want the two new songs you've got to buy a $20 collection of 20
> songs that you've already bought 20 times before.  I'm serious.  Don't tell
> me that.

The "flyer" for the album implies (says, really) that a new album (of presumably
new material) will be out within a year.

Here's what the "flyer" says:
THE WHO THEN & NOW!  1964 - 2004 

The first new recordings in two decades by the group:  "Real Good Looking Boy"
& "Old Red Wine" plus 18 of The Who's greatest hits.


I Can't Explain
My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
I'm A Boy
Happy Jack
I Can see For Miles
Magic Bus
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Summertime Blues (live)
Behind Blue Eyes
Won't Get Fooled Again
Love, Reign O'er Me
Squeeze Box
Who Are You
You Better, You Bet
Real Good Looking Boy (new studio Who recording)
Old Red Wine (new studio Who recording)

The Who have not recorded a new song in two decades & have not had a new
single full-length CD of their greatest hits in eight years.  With two new songs, 
THEN & NOW rectifies both of these situations, & the timing of this new release
couldn't be more appropriate.

March is the 40th anniversary of the British Rock invasion of the U.S. & the 
40th anniversary of the Detours changing their name to The Who.  Furthermore,
Spring 2004 is the 50th anniversary of Rock & Roll - whence Elvis Presley
first recorded in Sun Studios & Bill Haley & His Comets recorded "Rock 
Around the Clock."  And coincidentally, one new Who song, "Real Good
Looking Boy," written by Peter Townshend, is about the first time the song-
writer saw Elvis.

"Real Good Looking Boy" & "Old Red Wine" are previews of a new Who album
due out in the next year, but for the moment they join 18 of the group's greatest
recordings - from their first recordings through 1981, totaling 80 minutes of 
music, digitally remastered, & repackaged, in celebration of the group's 40 years
of remarkable music.  The track listing speaks for itself, with classic after classic,
concluding with the exciting new taste of The Who 2004.

* 18 Of The Who's Greatest Hits Plus The First New Recordings In Two Decades 
   By The Group:  "Real Good Looking Boy" & "Old Red Wine"

* First New Frontline, Greatest Hits Who Collection In 8 Years

* Release Coincides With The 40th Anniversary Of The Group Naming
   Themselves The Who & the 40th Anniversary Of The British Invasion

* Digitally Remastered From Original Masters

* Includes Full-Length Liner Notes By Who Historian Matt Kent

* Accompanying Booklet Features Rare Photos   

- SCHRADE in Akron

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