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June 11, 2007

Who's Better Who's Best

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UK: Universal 06050251 7359758
Re-released 11 June 2007
US: Universal
Re-released 12 June 2007 

 

Originally released in 1988 to accompany the best-of album of the same name (see Discography), WHO’S BETTER WHO’S BEST was repackaged and reissued on DVD by Universal in 2007. 

 

The clips for I’M FREE (London Coliseum, 1969) and MAGIC BUS (Holland, 1973) are unavailable elsewhere, but sadly the DVD doesn’t include RELAY from The Russell Harty Show (1973) which was originally available only on the laser disc (remember them?) version. 

 

Footage includes: 

 

MY GENERATION
Broadcast on ‘Beat Club aus London’ and directed by Michael Leckebush
Recorded at the Marquee Club, London, 2 March 1967 

 

I CAN’T EXPLAIN
Original promo film re-edited with inserts, directed by Kit Lambert
Recorded at the Marquee studio, London, March 1965,
the Scene Club, London, summer 1964 and
the Railway Hotel, Wealdstone, 11 August 1964 

 

ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE
8mm concert films shot by Jon Rubin
Recorded at the Village Theatre, NYC, 25 November 1967
Long Island Arena, Commack, NY, 1 December 1967
The Fillmore East, NYC, 5 and 6 April 1968
Singer Bowl, NYC, 2 August 1968 and Music Hall, Boston, 6 August 1968 

 

SUBSTITUTE
Original promo film re-edited, directed by Chris Stamp
Recorded in a film studio in Covent Garden, London, 21 March 1966
This promo was originally intended for US TV so Roger was miming to the censored version: “I try going forward but I keep walking back” in place of “I look all white but my dad was black”. The compilers re-edited the original clip to fit the uncensored version of the song. 

 

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Original promo film directed by Chris Stamp
Recorded in Hyde Park, London, circa July/August 1966 

 

I’M A BOY
Broadcast on ‘Beat Club’, German TV and directed by Michael Leckebush
Recorded at Planten und Blomen, Hamburg, Germany, 15 January 1967 

 

HAPPY JACK
Original promo film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Recorded at the offices of New Action Ltd., The Who’s management, London, 19 December 1966 

 

PICTURES OF LILY
Broadcast on ‘Beat Club’, German TV and directed by Michael Leckebush
Recorded at Bremnen TV Studio, Germany, 19 April 1967 

 

MAGIC BUS
Tram bus footage directed by Chris Stamp, London, October 1968
‘Popgala’ concert recorded at De Vleigermolen Sportshal, Voorburg, The Hague, Holland, March 1973. 

 

YOU BETTER, YOU BET
Original promo video directed by John Crome
Recorded at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, March 1981 

 

I CAN SEE FOR MILES
Broadcast on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ (US TV) with inserts shot by Richard Stanley and Chris Morphet
Recorded at CBS TV Studios, Los Angeles, USA, 15 September 1967 and in Germany, April 1967. 

 

PINBALL WIZARD
Woodstock Festival footage directed by Michael Wadleigh
Recorded at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, upstate New York, 17 August 1969. 

 

I’M FREE
Concert footage directed by Chris Stamp
Recorded at the Coliseum, London, 14 December 1969 

 

SEE ME, FEEEL ME
Woodstock Festival footage directed by Michael Wadleigh
Recorded at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, upstate New York, 17 August 1969. 

 

JOIN TOGETHER
Original promo film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Recorded at LWT Studios, Wembley, London, 25 June 1972 

 

WHO ARE YOU
Excerpt from THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT movie and used as a promo film, directed by Jeff Stein
Recorded at Ramport Studios, Battersea, London, 4 May 1978. 

 

WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
Footage from THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT movie directed by Jeff Stein.
Recorded at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, 25 May 1978. 

 

EXTRAS 

DON’T LET GO THE COAT
Original promo video directed by John Crome
Recorded at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, March 1981 

 

ANOTHER TRICKY DAY
Original promo video directed by John Crome
Recorded at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, March 1981 

 

EMINENCE FRONT
Original promo video.
Recorded at The Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, USA, September 1982.

 

 

One Response to Who's Better Who's Best

Oscar says: June 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

i think the first edition on vhs the best videos and a perfect compilation , but the Re-released 11 June 2007 ,,, i cant understand why some stupid person can cut “i can see for miles” and quit “5 15″ ,and put 3 some extras that arent the best who……

for a new edition PLEASE

the complete i can see for miles

the video 5,15

and if include some extras: a quick one , sparks , summertime blues.. more? , second coming..

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