Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. (rechanneled) stereo pressing of My Generation, the debut LP from The Who.
About this copy: This copy of My Generation is a still sealed early U.S. pressing on the Decca label of an album that was first released in 1965. This pressing likely dates from 1969-1971.
This is the third U.S. pressing, without the “Decca Full Stereo” banner on the back cover and without the word “Decca” printed above the text, “Decca Stereo records can be safely played on today’s monaural phonographs,” which was found on 1967-1968 pressings.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is largely intact, with no rips, tears, or holes, except a tiny break in the lower right hand corner and in the upper right hand corner, which has been clipped.
A beautiful copy of an album that is usually found in poor condition and the first sealed copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: My Generation (released as The Who Sings My Generation in the U.S.) is regarded as one of the most significant debut albums in rock history. While the album failed to make the charts in the United States when released in 1966, the 1965 UK release reached #5 on the UK charts.
The UK version of the album included a track, “I’m a Man,” that was not included on the U.S. or Japanese release (It was replaced by “Instant Party.”)
An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend’s exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on “My Generation” and “Out in the Street”; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. … While the execution was sometimes crude, and the songwriting not as sophisticated as it would shortly become, the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record.
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