The Who have announced the release of a multi-format super deluxe edition of the band’s classic 1971 album Who’s Next and their shelved Life House project.
UMR will release a massive Who’s Next/Life House box set on September 15.
Out of the 155-track collection, 89 are previously unreleased and 57 are fresh remixes.
The box set also contains a 100-page hardback book with guitarist Pete Townshend‘s introduction and new sleeve notes by Who experts and compilers Andy Neill and Matt Kent.
In his introduction to the new editions, Townshend describes Life House as “a portentous polemic about the coming of a nation beaten down by climate issues and pollution.” He then explains how “an opportunist and autocratic government enforce a national lock-down in which every person is hooked up to an entertainment grid.”
Who’s Next/Life House will contain 10 CDs, all remastered from the original tapes by longtime Who engineer Jon Astley, plus a Blu-ray Audio disc with newly-created Atmos and 5.1 surround mixes of Who’s Next and 14 bonus tracks by in-demand artist and producer Steven Wilson.
The album will also be available as limited edition 4-LP and 3-LP sets.
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