The Who Album Discography
 
My Generation A Quick One / Happy Jack The Who Sell Out Tommy Live At Leeds Who's Next Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy Quadrophenia Odds And Sods The Who By Numbers
The Story Of The Who Who Are You The Kids Are Alright Quadrophenia (Soundtrack) Face Dances It's Hard Who's Last The Singles Who's Missing Two's Missing
Who's Better Who's Best Join Together Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B My Generation - The Very Best Of The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 BBC Sessions The Ultimate Collection Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2000 Then And Now 1964-2004 Endless Wire

 

This discography contains all official studio and live albums that were published in Germany, England (UK) and USA. In the second section you'll find some selected and worth of mentioned compilations. The third section contains a summary of the different Tommy and Quadrophenia releases.
Exclusively only original pressings are included, no reissues or the like. The date is the first ever release date of the album, mostly the vinyl issue.
In addition to each album the songs are listed and some facts to labels and catalog numbers, whether the album was issued with a booklet or something else and a few more information are given.
Any additions and corrections are gladly welcomed.
 
Diese Discographie umfasst alle offiziellen Studio- und Live-Alben, die in Deutschland, England (UK) und USA erschienen sind. In der zweiten Sektion befinden sich einige ausgewählte und erwähnenswerte Best-Of-Zusammenstellungen. Die dritte Sektion beinhaltet eine Übersicht der verschiedenen Tommy- und Quadrophenia-Veröffentlichungen.
Aufgelistet sind ausschlie▀lich die Original-Pressungen, keine Re-Issues und dergleichen. Als Datum ist das erstmalige Veröffentlichungsdatum des Albums (meist der Vinyl-Fassung) erwähnt.
Jedes Album enthält zusätzlich Angaben über die enthaltenen Songs, Label und Bestellnummer, ob das Album mit Booklet oder ähnlichem erschienen ist und einige weitere Informationen.
Ergänzungen oder Korrekturen sind gerne willkommen.

 

 

My Generation
Date: December 1965
 

LP:  DECCA BLK 86002
Note: ---

My Generation
Date: December 1965
 

LP:  BRUNSWICK LAT 8616
Note: ---

 
 

2-CD:  POLYDOR 088112926
Note: deluxe edition

2-LP:  POLYDOR 113981
Note: deluxe edition, records cat.no. Brunswick / Decca 113064 / 5, inner sleeves

The Who Sings My Generation
Date: April 1966

LP:  DECCA DL 74664
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 31330
Note: original version

2-CD:  MCA 088112926
Note: deluxe edition

  A Quick One
Date: December 1966

LP:  REACTION 593002
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 835728
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 527758
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Happy Jack
Date: May 1967

LP:  DECCA DL 74892
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 31331
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11267
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

The Who Sell Out
Date: December 1967

LP:  POLYDOR 184116
Note: ---

The Who Sell Out
Date: November 1967

LP:  TRACK 613002
Note: first issues include psychodelic poster

CD:  POLYDOR 835727
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 527759
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

2-CD:  POLYDOR 5315336
Note: deluxe edition, first issues include psychodelic poster

The Who Sell Out
Date: December 1967

LP:  DECCA DL 74950
Note: ---
 

CD:  MCA 31332
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11268
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Tommy
Date: May 1969

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2612006
Note: booklet, records cat.no. 184216 / 217

2-CD:  POLYDOR 800077
Note: original version

Tommy
Date: May 1969

2-LP:  TRACK 613013 / 014
Note: booklet
 

2-CD:  POLYDOR 800077
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 531043
Note: remastered version

2-CD:  POLYDOR 9861011
Note: deluxe edition

Tommy
Date: May 1969

2-LP:  DECCA DXSW 7205
Note: booklet, records cat.no. DL 75126 / 7

2-CD:  MCA 2-10005
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11417
Note: remastered version

2-CD:  GEFFEN B0001386-36
Note: deluxe edition

Live At Leeds
Date: May 1970

LP:  POLYDOR 2480004
Note: contains 9 documents, 2 photos and a poster

CD:  POLYDOR 825339
Note: original version

Live At Leeds
Date: May 1970

LP:  TRACK 2406001
Note: contains 9 documents, 2 photos and a poster

CD:  POLYDOR 825339
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 527169
Note: 25th anniversary remastered version with bonus tracks

2-CD:  POLYDOR 1126182
Note: deluxe edition with complete concert

Live At Leeds
Date: May 1970

LP:  DECCA DL 79175
Note: contains 9 documents, 2 photos and a poster

CD:  MCA 37000
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11215
Note: 25th anniversary remastered version with bonus tracks

2-CD:  MCA 088112618
Note: deluxe edition with complete concert

Who's Next
Date: August 1971

LP:  POLYDOR 2480056
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 813651
Note: original version

Who's Next
Date: August 1971

LP:  TRACK 2408102
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 813651
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 527760
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

2-CD:  POLYDOR 113056
Note: deluxe edition

3-LP:  POLYDOR 076176
Note: deluxe edition, records label Track / Decca, inner sleeves

Who's Next
Date: August 1971

LP:  DECCA DL 79182
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 37217
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11269
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

2-CD:  MCA 088113056
Note: deluxe edition

Quadrophenia
Date: November 1973

2-LP:  TRACK 2644001
Note: booklet, records cat.no. 2409203 / 204

2-CD:  POLYDOR 831074
Note: original version

Quadrophenia
Date: November 1973

2-LP:  TRACK 2657013
Note: booklet, records cat.no. 2406110 / 111

2-CD:  POLYDOR 831072
Note: original version

2-CD:  POLYDOR 531971
Note: remastered version, discs cat.no. 531999 / 533000

2-CD:  POLYDOR 2780503
Note: deluxe edition

Quadrophenia
Date: October 1973

2-LP:  MCA 2-10004
Note: booklet
 

2-CD:  MCA 2-6895
Note: original version

2-CD:  MCA 2-11463
Note: remastered version

Odds & Sods
Date: October 1974

LP:  TRACK 2406116
Note: poster / lyric sheet

Odds & Sods
Date: October 1974

LP:  TRACK 2406116
Note: poster / lyric sheet

CD:  POLYDOR 517946
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 539791
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Odds & Sods
Date: October 1974

LP:  MCA 2126
Note: poster / lyric sheet

CD:  MCA 1659
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11718
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

The Who By Numbers
Date: October 1975

LP:  POLYDOR 2480309
Note: ---

The Who By Numbers
Date: October 1975

LP:  POLYDOR 2490129
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 831552
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 533844
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

The Who By Numbers
Date: October 1975

LP:  MCA 2161
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 37002
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11493
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Who Are You
Date: August 1978

LP:  POLYDOR 2417325
Note: ---

Who Are You
Date: August 1978

LP:  POLYDOR WHOD 5004
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 831557
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 533845
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Who Are You
Date: August 1978

LP:  MCA 3050
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 37003
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11492
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

The Kids Are Alright (Soundtrack)
Date: June 1979

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2675179
(same as UK)

The Kids Are Alright (Soundtrack)
Date: June 1979

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2675179
Note: booklet, inner sleeves, records cat.no. 2488739 / 740

CD:  POLYDOR 517947
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 543694
Note: remastered version

The Kids Are Alright (Soundtrack)
Date: June 1979

2-LP:  MCA 2-11005
Note: booklet, inner sleeves
 

CD:  MCA 6899
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 314-543694
Note: remastered version

Face Dances
Date: March 1981

LP:  POLYDOR 2311065
Note: poster, inner sleeve

Face Dances
Date: March 1981

LP:  POLYDOR WHOD 5037
Note: poster, inner sleeve

CD:  POLYDOR 517948
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 537695
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Face Dances
Date: March 1981

LP:  WARNER BROS. 3516
Note: poster, inner sleeve

CD:  WARNER BROS. 3516
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11634
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

It's Hard
Date: September 1982

LP:  POLYDOR 2311180
Note: inner sleeve

CD:  POLYDOR 800106
Note: original version

It's Hard
Date: September 1982

LP:  POLYDOR WHOD 5066
Note: inner sleeve

CD:  POLYDOR 800106
Note: original version

CD:  POLYDOR 537696
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

It's Hard
Date: September 1982

LP:  WARNER BROS. 23731
Note: inner sleeve

CD:  WARNER BROS. 23731
Note: original version

CD:  MCA 11635
Note: remastered version with bonus tracks

Who's Last
(live tour 1982)
Date: November 1984

2-LP:  MCA 251512
Note: inner sleeves

2-CD:  MCA 251512
Note: ---

Who's Last
(live tour 1982)
Date: November 1984

2-LP:  MCA WHO 1
Note: inner sleeves

CD:  MCA 19005
Note: ---

Who's Last
(live tour 1982)
Date: November 1984

2-LP:  MCA 2-8018
Note: inner sleeves

2-CD:  MCA 2-8018
Note: ---

  Who's Missing
(rarities / versions / live)
Date: 1988

LP:  POLYDOR 837557
Note: ---

Who's Missing
(rarities / versions / live)
Date: November 1985

LP:  MCA 5641
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 31221
Note: ---

  Two's Missing
(rarities / versions / live)
Date: 1988

LP:  POLYDOR 837558
Note: ---

Two's Missing
(rarities / versions / live)
Date: April 1987

LP:  MCA 5712
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 31222
Note: ---

Join Together
(live tour 1989)
Date: March 1990

3-LP:  VIRGIN VDT 102
(same as UK)

2-CD:  VIRGIN CDVDT 102
(same as UK)

Join Together
(live tour 1989)
Date: March 1990

3-LP:  VIRGIN VDT 102
Note: box, inner sleeves

2-CD:  VIRGIN CDVDT 102
Note: ---

Join Together
(live tour 1989)
Date: March 1990

3-LP:  MCA 3-19501
Note: box, booklet

2-CD:  MCA 2-19501
Note: box, booklet

  Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B
Date: July 1994

4-CD:  POLYDOR 521751
Note: box, booklet

Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B
Date: May 1994

4-CD:  MCA 4-11020
Note: box, booklet

  Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
Date: October 1996

2-CD:  CASTLE EDF 326
Note: box, poster

3-LP:  CASTLE CMYTV 164
Note: ---

Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
Date: October 1996

2-CD:  COLUMBIA LEGACY 65084
Note: ---

  BBC Sessions
(radio versions)
Date: February 2000

CD:  POLYDOR 547727
Note: ---

2-LP:  POLYDOR 547727
Note: inner sleeves

BBC Sessions
(radio versions)
Date: February 2000

CD:  MCA 088111960
Note: ---

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2000
Date: June 2003

3-CD:  SPV 093-74882
Note: ---

4-LP:  SPV STEAMHAMMER C50-19342
Note: inner sleeves

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2000
Date: June 2003

2-CD:  SPV 093-74882
Note: ---

 

Endless Wire
Date: October 2006

CD:  POLYDOR 1712655
Note: ---

2-LP:  UNIVERSAL B0007845-01
(same as USA)

Endless Wire
Date: October 2006

CD:  POLYDOR 1709519
Note: ---

2-LP:  UNIVERSAL B0007845-01
(same as USA)

Endless Wire
Date: October 2006

CD:  UNIVERSAL 17091467
Note: ---

2-LP:  UNIVERSAL B0007845-01
Note: ---

 

Selected Compilations
These selected compilations were issued in most countries. They all consist of previously released material.
 
 

Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy
Date: October 1971

LP:  POLYDOR 2383082
Note: ---

Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy
Date: October 1971

LP:  TRACK 2406006
Note: ---

Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy
Date: November 1971

LP:  DECCA DL 79184
Note: booklet insert

CD:  MCA 37001
Note: ---

The Story Of The Who
Date: September 1976

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2668015
Note: booklet, records cat.no. 2478091 / 092

The Story Of The Who
Date: September 1976

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2683069
Note: booklet, records cat.no. 2478091 / 092

 

The Singles
Date: November 1984

LP:  POLYDOR 815965
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 815965
Note: ---

The Singles
Date: November 1984

LP:  POLYDOR WHOD 17
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 815965
Note: ---

 

Who's Better Who's Best
Date: March 1988

LP:  POLYDOR 835389
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 835389
Note: ---

Who's Better Who's Best
Date: March 1988

LP:  POLYDOR DNLP 1169
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 835389
Note: ---

Who's Better Who's Best
Date: November 1988

2-LP:  MCA 8031
Note: ---

CD:  MCA 8031
Note: ---

  My Generation - The Very Best Of
Date: July 1996

CD:  POLYDOR 533150
Note: ---

My Generation - The Very Best Of
Date: August 1996

CD:  MCA 11462
Note: ---

The Ultimate Collection
Date: October 2002

2-CD:  UNIVERSAL 065269-2
Note: ---

The Ultimate Collection
Date: October 2002

2-CD:  POLYDOR 065300-2
Note: ---

The Ultimate Collection
Date: June 2002

2-CD:  MCA 088112877
Note: ---

  Then And Now
(compilation with 2 unreleased new tracks)
Date: March 2004

CD:  POLYDOR 9866576
Note: ---

Then And Now
(compilation with 2 unreleased new tracks)
Date: March 2004

CD:  GEFFEN B0001836-02
Note: ---

 

Tommy and Quadrophenia variations
Due to some confusions in the numerous Tommy and Quadrophenia releases this is an overview of the different versions. Additionally the original Who versions of Tommy and Quadrophenia are mentioned here, detailed data of these are listed above.
 
 

Tommy
(original Who version from 1969)

(see above)

Tommy
(original Who version from 1969)

(see above)

Tommy
(original Who version from 1969)

(see above)

Tommy
(Orchestra Version)

Date: 1972

2-LP:  ODE 86467
Note: box, booklet, inner sleeves, records cat.no. 86465 / 6

CD:  REPERTOIRE REP 5128
Note: remastered version

Tommy
(Orchestra Version)

Date: October 1972

2-LP:  ODE 99001
Note: box, booklet, inner sleeves
 

2-CD:  ESSENTIAL 029
Note: ---

Tommy
(Orchestra Version)

Date: November 1972

2-LP:  ODE 99001
Note: box, booklet, inner sleeves
 

CD:  ODE RHINO 71113
Note: ---

Tommy
(Soundtrack)

Date: March 1975

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2625028
Note: inner sleeves, records cat.no. 2335093 / 094

2-CD:  POLYDOR 519997
Note: ---

Tommy
(Soundtrack)

Date: March 1975

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2657014
Note: inner sleeves, records cat.no. 2335093 / 094

2-CD:  POLYDOR 841121
Note: ---

Tommy
(Soundtrack)

Date: March 1975

2-LP:  POLYDOR PD 2-9505
Note: inner sleeves
 

2-CD:  POLYDOR 841121
Note: ---

Tommy
(Musical Version)

Date: 1993

2-CD:  RCA VICTOR 61874
Note: ---

  Tommy
(Musical Version)

Date: July 1993

2-CD:  RCA VICTOR 61874
Note: ---

  Tommy
(Computer Version)

Date: March 1996

CD-ROM:  EEL PIE
Note: CD-ROM for personal computers

 
Quadrophenia
(original Who version from 1973)

(see above)

Quadrophenia
(original Who version from 1973)

(see above)

Quadrophenia
(original Who version from 1973)

(see above)

Quadrophenia (Soundtrack)
Date: September 1979

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2625037
Note: inner sleeves, records cat.no. 2335199 / 200

CD:  POLYDOR 519999
(same as UK)

CD:  POLYDOR 543691
(same as UK)

Quadrophenia (Soundtrack)
Date: September 1979

2-LP:  POLYDOR 2625037
Note: inner sleeves, records cat.no. 2335199 / 200

CD:  POLYDOR 519999
Note: titled 'Songs From Quadrophenia'

CD:  POLYDOR 543691
Note: remastered version

Quadrophenia (Soundtrack)
Date: September 1979

2-LP:  POLYDOR PD 2-6235
Note: inner sleeves
 

CD:  POLYDOR 519999
Note: ---

CD:  POLYDOR 314-519691
Note: remastered version