The Who - Then and Now

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Album Overview

Then and Now is a 2004 greatest hits compilation album by The Who released internationally by Polydor Records and by Geffen Records in the United States. It features 18 Who classics and two new tracks—"Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine"—which were the first Who originals since "Dig" from Pete Townshend's 1989 album The Iron Man. "Real Good Looking Boy" is a tribute to Elvis Presley, and "Old Red Wine" is a tribute to former band member John Entwistle, who died in 2002. The album was re-released in 2007 and replaced "Old Red Wine" with "It's Not Enough" from the 2006 album Endless Wire and "Summertime Blues" was replaced by "Baba O'Riley".


    1I Can't Explain
    2My Generation
    3The Kids Are Alright
    5I'm A Boy
    6Happy Jack
    7I Can See For Miles
    8Magic Bus
    9Pinball Wizard
    10See Me, Feel Me
    11Summertime Blues (Live)

    Songwriter: Eddie Cochran
    Songwriter: Jerry Capehart

    12Behind Blue Eyes

    Co-producer: Glyn Johns

    13Won't Get Fooled Again

    Co-producer: Glyn Johns

    15Love, Reign O'er Me
    16Squeeze Box
    17Who Are You
    18You Better You Bet

    Producer: Bill Szymczyk

    19Real Good Looking Boy

    Bass: Greg Lake
    Drums: Zak Starkey
    Guitar, Backing Vocals: Pete Townshend
    Piano: John "Rabbit" Bundrick
    Producer, Guitar, Keyboards: Simon Townshend
    Recorded By: Bob Pridden
    Recorded By: Myles Clarke
    Songwriter: George David Weiss
    Songwriter: Hugo Peretti
    Songwriter: Luigi Creatore
    Songwriter: Pete Townshend
    Vocals: Roger Daltrey

    20Old Red Wine

    Bass: Pino Palladino
    Drums: Zak Starkey
    Guitar, Backing Vocals, Piano: Pete Townshend
    Organ [Hammond], Piano [Additional]: John "Rabbit" Bundrick
    Producer: Simon Townshend
    Recorded By: Bob Pridden
    Recorded By: Myles Clarke
    Vocals: Roger Daltrey

    2007 edition

    The album was reissued in 2007, with two alterations in the track listing:

    • "Baba O'Riley" – 5:00 as track 11
    • "It's Not Enough" – 4:05 as track 20

    Song information

    "Old Red Wine"

    "Old Red Wine" was released as a B-side with "Real Good Looking Boy". The song was written for The Who's former bassist John Entwistle, who died two years prior to the release of Then and Now before a 2002 tour of North America.

    The riff at the end of the song predated the actual song by a few years, being played at the end of some versions of "My Generation" from the 2000 tour. The riff was also played in a performance of the same song during Entwistle's last show, at the Royal Albert Hall on 8 February 2002. Portions of the song were also played sometimes after "My Generation" on the band's 2002 (after Entwistle's death), 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 tours.

    Recording details

    • "I Can't Explain"
      • Released as a non-album single
      • November 1964, Pye Studios, London
    • "My Generation" and "The Kids Are Alright"
      • From the studio album My Generation
      • October 1965, IBC Studios, London
    • "Substitute"
      • Released as a non-album single
      • February 1966, Sound Studios, London
    • "I'm a Boy"
      • Released as a non-album single
      • July–August 1966, IBC Studios, London
    • "Happy Jack"
      • Released as a non-album single
      • November 1966, Regent Sound Studios and CBS Studios, London
    • "I Can See for Miles"
      • From the studio album The Who Sell Out
      • May–August 1967, CBS Studios, London; Talentmasters Studios, New York City and Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles
    • "Magic Bus"
      • From the compilation album Magic Bus: The Who on Tour
      • May 1968, Advision Studios, London
    • "Pinball Wizard" and "See Me, Feel Me"
      • From the studio album Tommy
      • February 1969, Morgan Studios, London ("Pinball Wizard") and early 1969, IBC Studios, London ("See Me, Feel Me")
    • "Summertime Blues"
      • From the live album Live at Leeds
      • 14 February 1970, University of Leeds, Leeds
    • "Baba O'Riley", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again"
      • From the studio album Who's Next
      • May–June 1971, Olympic Studios, London ("Behind Blue Eyes") and April–May 1971, The Rolling Stones' Mobile Studio, Stargroves
    • "5.15" and "Love, Reign o'er Me"
      • From the studio album Quadrophenia
      • June 1973, The Kitchen, Battersea ("5:15") and Olympic Studios, London ("Love, Reign o'er Me")
    • "Squeeze Box"
      • From the studio album The Who by Numbers
      • May–June 1975, Shepperton Studios' soundstage using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio
    • "Who Are You"
      • From the studio album Who Are You
      • October–December 1977, Ramport Studios, London and Eel Pie Studios, Goring Heath
    • "You Better You Bet"
      • From the studio album Face Dances
      • November 1980, Odyssey Studios, London
    • "Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine"
      • First released on this album
      • 2003–2004 ("Real Good Looking Boy") and 2004 ("Old Red Wine"), Eel Pie Studios, Goring Heath
    • "It's Not Enough"
      • From the studio album Endless Wire
      • 2002-2006 Eel Pie Studios, Goring Heath


    • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals
    • John Entwistle – bass guitar, horn, backing vocals
    • Kenney Jones – drums on "You Better You Bet" only
    • Keith Moon – drums, percussion
    • Pete Townshend – guitar, vocals, synthesizer,keyboards

    Additional musicians

    • Dave Arbus - violin on "Baba O'Riley"
    • Rod Argent – piano on "Who Are You"
    • John Bundrick – piano on "Real Good Looking Boy", Hammond organ and piano "Old Red Wine"
    • Jolyon Dixon - acoustic guitar on "It's Not Enough"
    • Andy Fairweather-Low – backing vocals on "Who Are You"
    • Rachel Fuller - keyboards on "It's Not Enough"
    • Peter Huntington - drums on "It's Not Enough"
    • Greg Lake – bass guitar on "Real Good Looking Boy"
    • Pino Palladino – bass guitar on "Old Red Wine"
    • Stuart Ross - bass guitar on "It's Not Enough"
    • Chris Stainton – piano on "5:15"
    • Zak Starkey – drums on "Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine"
    • Simon Townshend – guitar and keyboards on "Real Good Looking Boy"


    Art Direction: Vartan
    Artwork [Art], Design: Andy Engel
    Compiled By: Andy McKaie
    Design [Booklet Design]: David Costa
    Design [Booklet Design]: Sian Rance
    Design, Artwork [Booklet Cover & Inlay Digital Imaging]: Eric Heintz
    Executive-Producer: Bill Curbishley
    Executive-Producer: Robert Rosenberg
    Executive-Producer [Catalogue, Archive], Liner Notes: Matt Kent
    Management [Marketing]: Ramon Galbert
    Mastered By: Jon Astley
    Photography By [Booklet]: Barry Plummer
    Photography By [Booklet]: Chris Morphet
    Photography By [Booklet]: Colin Jones
    Photography By [Booklet]: David Wedgbury
    Photography By [Booklet]: Graham Hughes
    Photography By [Booklet]: Michael Putland
    Photography By [Booklet]: Photothèque Rancurel
    Photography By [Booklet]: Ross Halfin
    Photography By [Booklet]: Terry O'Neill
    Photography By [Co-ordination]: Ryan Null
    Photography By [Front Cover]: Chris Walter
    Producer: Glyn Johns
    Producer: Kit Lambert
    Producer: Shel Talmy
    Producer: The Who
    Production Manager: Ute Friesleben
    Songwriter: Pete Townshend


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