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The Kids Are Alright

Release Date: 7/8/1979
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Track List

  1. MY GENERATION
  2. I CAN”T EXPLAIN
  3. HAPPY JACK
  4. I CAN SEE FOR MILES
  5. MAGIC BUS
  6. LONG LIVE ROCK
  7. ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE
  8. YOUNG MAN BLUES
  9. MY WIFE
  10. BABA O’RILEY
  11. A QUICK ONE, WHILE HE’S AWAY
  12. TOMMY, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
  13. SPARKS
  14. PINBALL WIZARD
  15. SEE ME, FEEL ME
  16. JOIN TOGETHER / ROADRUNNER / MY GENERATION BLUES
  17. WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN

Backgrounder

The soundtrack to the movie THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT was originally released as a double album in the UK on June 8, 1979 (Polydor 2675 179), and as an edited CD in the early 1980s (Polydor 517 947-2 and as a remastered and restored CD in 2001 (Polydor 543 694-2). It was released on 23 June 1979 in the US (MCA2 11005) and as an edited CD (MCA MCAD-6899), and as a remastered and restored CD in 2001 (MCA 314 543 694-2). The double soundtrack for THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT contains material that doesnt actually appear in the film, while the film contains material that doesnt appear on the soundtrack. The original CD issues edited what had been the fourth side of the album due to then existing technical limitations. Certain tracks were identical to the original releases, which in the movie The Who lip-synched to playback. The soundtrack, taken from various film clips, regular releases and special staged performances, was remixed by John Entwistle. It offered alternate versions of previously released material, mainly live cuts, many of which, especially SPARKS, SEE ME, FEEL ME, BABA O’RILEY and WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT reached #26 in UK and #8 in US. Original sleeve concept by Bill Curbishley, Chris Chappel, and Richard Evans. Front and back cover photography by Art Kane. Design and illustration by Richard Evans. All songs written by Pete Townshend unless otherwise indicated. The album and restored CD track listing is as follows: 1. MY GENERATION From The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour TV show, 15 September 1967 2. I CANT EXPLAIN From Shindig! TV show, 3 August 1965 3. HAPPY JACK Not in the film, recorded live at Leeds University, 14 February 1970 4. I CAN SEE FOR MILES Not in film, from The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour TV show, 15 September 1967 5. MAGIC BUS Regular studio version, from Beat Club German TV, 7 October 1968 6. LONG LIVE ROCK Regular studio version, 5 June 1972 7. ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE From Ready Steady Go!, 1 July 1965 8. YOUNG MAN BLUES (Allison) From the London Coliseum, 14 December 1969 9. MY WIFE (Entwistle) Not in film, live from Kilburn State Theatre, London, 15 December 1977 10, BABA ORILEY Live from Shepperton Studios, 25 May 1978 11. A QUICK ONE, WHILE HES AWAY Live from The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus, 11 December 1968 12. TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME? Regular studio version, from Beat Club German TV, 26 & 28 August 1969 13. SPARKS 14. PINBALL WIZARD 15. SEE ME, FEEL ME Above three tracks, live from Woodstock, 17 August 1969 16. JOIN TOGETHER / ROAD RUNNER / MY GENERATION BLUES Live from Pontiac Silverdome, Michigan, 6 December 1975 17. WONT GET FOOLED AGAIN Live from Shepperton Studios, 25 May 1978