Who's Next - Track 1971
Though Townsend was frustrated with having to do with this compromise, the album is among the very best Who albums and is often referred to as album of the year 1971.
It features classic Who songs as "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Getting in Tune"; in fact all tracks are incredibly strong. The Who's playing and Daltrey's vocals were never better.
A lot of the abandoned "Lifehouse" tracks have been released over the years. The "Odds and Sods" rarities compilation from 1974 contained some very strong tracks from it.
The bonus-tracks "Pure and Easy", "Baby Don't You Do it" and "Too Much of Anything" are abandoned "Lifehouse" tracks.
Unfortunately the complete "Lifehouse" album can never be released as some songs have been lost due to deteriorated mastertapes. Still, the CD release contains some much great music that it would be ungrateful to moan about what was lost, and not just enjoy what was released.