The Kids Are Alright (soundtrack)

The Kids Are Alright (soundtrack)

Infobox Album
Name = The Kids Are Alright
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = The Who

Released = June 24, 1979
Recorded = 1965–1979
Genre = Rock
Length = 80:00
Label = Polydor Records (UK)
MCA Records (U.S.)
Producer = John Entwistle, Cy Langston, various
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
*Robert Christgau (B) [ link]
*"Rolling Stone" (favorable) [ link]
Last album = "Who Are You"
This album = "The Kids Are Alright"
Next album = "Face Dances"

"The Kids Are Alright" is a soundtrack album by British rock band The Who.

It was originally released as a double album in June 1979 on Polydor Records in the United Kingdom and MCA Records in the United States. The soundtrack contains the songs that appeared in the movie except for the performances of "Happy Jack" was a leftover from the Live at Leeds sessions. "I Can See for Miles" was from the same performance as "My Generation" on The Smothers Brothers Show but this time the double-tracked vocals are split in stereo. "My Wife" was from a concert The Who filmed but later aborted. "Tommy Can You Hear Me" had a longer outro with Roger repeating the word "Tommy" before Keith Moon screams "'ELLO" to end it.

The soundtrack album did well in the US peaked at Number 8 on the Billboard album chart and went Platinum whilst it peaked at a disappointing Number 26 on the UK charts.It is the soundtrack album to The Who biopic The Kids Are Alright.

Track listing

ide one

# "My Generation" (Pete Townshend) Credited as Recorded at The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour at CBS Studios, Los Angeles 9/15/67. In fact, only the vocals were recorded live at the show; the instrumental track was prerecorded specially for the show.
# "I Can't Explain" (Townshend) Performance from Shindig!, 1965
# "Happy Jack" (Townshend) Recorded at Leeds University, 2/14/70 (version later appeared on remastered versions of Live at Leeds)
# "I Can See for Miles" (Townshend) Single mix with multi-tracked vocals split in each speaker. Credited as Recorded at The Smothers Brothers Show, 9/15/67
# "Magic Bus" (Townshend) Mono single mix. Credited as Recorded at Beat-Club (German TV), 1968
# "Long Live Rock" (Townshend) Recorded at Olympic Studios, 1972

ide two

# "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend, Roger Daltrey) Performance from Ready Steady Go!, 1965
# "Young Man Blues" (Allison) Recorded at London Coliseum, 12/69
# "My Wife" (John Entwistle) Recorded at Kilburn University, London, 12/77Fact|Check which University?|date=August 2008
# "Baba O'Riley" (Townshend) Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, 5/25/78

ide three

# "A Quick One While He's Away" (Townshend) Taken from The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus film, recorded and filmed in December, 1968.
# "Tommy, Can You Hear Me?" (Townshend) Recorded at IBC Studios, 1969 (Credited to Beat Club 1969)
# "Sparks" (Townshend) Recorded at Woodstock Music and Art Fair, NY, 8/17/69
# "Pinball Wizard" (Townshend) Recorded at Woodstock Festival, NY, 8/17/69
# "See Me, Feel Me" (Townshend) Recorded at Woodstock Festival, NY, 8/17/69

ide four

# "Join Together/Road Runner/My Generation Blues" (Medley) (Townshend/McDaniel) Recorded at Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan on 12/6/75
# "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Townshend) Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, 5/25/78


*Roger Daltrey – vocals, harmonica, tambourine
*Pete Townshendguitar, vocals
*John Entwistlebass guitar, vocals
*Keith Moondrums, percussion

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