The Who’s ‘The Who Sell Out’ Getting Renewed Attention In New Documentary; Details On Album’s Re-Issue Announced

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The Who is the focus of an upcoming episode of’s Classic Albums documentary series.

The series will focus on The Who’s 1967 album The Who Sell Out in its April 22 episode. The broadcast is scheduled to air that day at 9 p.m. ET. Considered to be among the most influential albums of the 20th century, it sold 100 million copies.

The upcoming documentary will examine closely, what made and makes the album so influential. It will do so through exclusive interviews with Roger Daltry, Pete Townshend and the album’s producers. The episode will stream free through April 25 on and through the YouTube channel.

The Who Sells Out is a concept album considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be The Who’s “finest album.” It was created to resemble a pirate radio broadcast, complete with fake commercials. The album was born when the band’s label wanted a new album from the band, but Townshend felt he did not have enough material for a full record.’s upcoming broadcast will air in partner with UMe, The Who and Mercury Studios. In coordination with the episode’s upcoming broadcast, The Who has announced it will release a massively expanded edition of the album April 23 through UMe/Polydor. It will feature approximately 112 tracks, 47 of which will be previously unreleased works. The songs will be spread across five discs.

The Super Deluxe edition will also feature a poster and inserts, and even a facsimile eight-page program from the band’s Saville Theatre show. Many other extras are also featured with the expanded package.

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