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My Generation: The Very Best of The Who

My Generation: The Very Best of The Who
Greatest hits album by The Who
Released 27 August 1996
Recorded 1964–1980
Genre Rock
Length 76:17
Label Polydor
Producer Jon Astley
The Who chronology
Thirty Years of Maximum R&B
My Generation: The Very Best of The Who
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
MusicHound 2.5/5[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [2]

My Generation: The Very Best of The Who is one of The Who's many greatest hits collections, released by Polydor Records internationally and MCA Records in the United States in 1996.[3] Its release coincided with the release of the remastered original albums (omitting My Generation for contractual reasons) and thus contained the newly remastered versions of the songs, and some also remixed.


  • Track listing 1
  • Sales chart performance 2
  • Sales certifications 3
  • Personnel 4
  • References 5

Track listing

All songs written by Pete Townshend except where noted.

  1. "I Can't Explain" – 2:04
  2. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend/Roger Daltrey) – 2:40
    • 1965 single
    • Producer: Shel Talmy
  3. "My Generation" – 3:18
  4. "Substitute" – 3:47
  5. "I'm a Boy" – 2:36
  6. "Boris the Spider" (John Entwistle) – 2:27
  7. "Happy Jack" – 2:11
    • from the U.S. release of A Quick One called Happy Jack, 1966
    • Producer: Kit Lambert
  8. "Pictures of Lily" – 2:45
    • 1967 single
    • Producer: Kit Lambert
  9. "I Can See for Miles" – 4:21
  10. "Magic Bus" – 3:15
  11. "Pinball Wizard" – 3:00
    • from Tommy, 1969
    • Producer: Kit Lambert
  12. "The Seeker" – 3:22
    • 1970 single
    • Producer: Kit Lambert, The Who
  13. "Baba O'Riley" – 5:07
  14. "Won't Get Fooled Again" – 8:32
    • from Who's Next
    • Producer: The Who, Glyn Johns
  15. "Let's See Action" – 4:02
    • 1971 single
    • Produced by The Who; Associate Producer: Glyn Johns
  16. "5:15" – 4:49
    • from Quadrophenia, 1973
    • Producer: The Who, Kit Lambert & Glyn Johns
  17. "Join Together" – 4:22
    • 1972 single
    • Produced by The Who, Associate Producer: Glyn Johns
  18. "Squeeze Box" – 2:40
  19. "Who Are You" (Single edit) – 5:02
  20. "You Better You Bet" – 5:37

Sales chart performance

Year Chart Position
1996 UK Chart Albums 11[4]

Sales certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold 11 June 2002[5]



  1. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 1227.  
  2. ^ "The Who: Album Guide".  
  3. ^ "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | My Generation - The Very Best of The Who". 1999-04-01. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ The Who at
  5. ^ RIAA
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