'The Who Hits 50!' Box Set Coming October 27

The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of a career-spanning box set

The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of The Who Hits 50!, a collection of the band’s greatest tracks from their very first recordings as the High Numbers up to the present day with the brand new track “Be Lucky.”

“Be Lucky” is the Who's first new material in eight years. The track was produced by Dave Eringa best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey.

Recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellowfish Studios, “Be Lucky” features long time Who live players Zak Starkey (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass), with the keyboards being provided by ex Style Council and Dexys sideman Mick Talbot. In keeping with their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the band have donated their royalties from the song to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

The Who Hits 50! is being released October 27, 2014, on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour of the same name, which starts in Dublin on November 26th.

The Who Hits 50!
Disc 1

Zoot Suit – (as The High Numbers)
I Can’t Explain
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
I’m A Boy
Happy Jack
Boris The Spider
Pictures Of Lily
The Last Time
I Can See For Miles
Call Me Lightning
Magic Bus
Pinball Wizard
I’m Free
The Seeker
Summertime Blues (live)
See Me, Feel Me
Won’t Get Fooled Again (single edit)
Let’s See Action
Behind Blue Eyes

Disc 2
Baba O’ Riley
Join Together
Love Reign O’er Me
Squeeze Box
Slip Kid
Who Are You
Trick Of The Light
You Better You Bet
Don’t Let The Coat
Eminence Front
It’s Hard
Real Good Looking Boy
It’s Not Enough
Be Lucky (new song)