The Who Hits 50! is a compilation of singles by the English rock band The Who, released in 2014 by Polydor Records. The two-disc set contains every single released by the band in the United Kingdom, with the exceptions of: "A Legal Matter" and "La-La-La-Lies" from 1966; and "Long Live Rock" and the remake of "I'm One" from 1979. At the same time it also contains every single by the band released in the United States throughout their career, with the exceptions of: "The Real Me" from 1974; the reissue of "Substitute" from 1976; and "Long Live Rock" from 1979.
Reissue with the latest remastering. A great later date from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – a player we love for his groundbreaking work in the 70s, and who still sounds equally great here in the company of bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian! Kikuchi's got a sharp tone that really grabs our ears right away – an attack that's maybe a bit different than the sort of player you might normally hear alongside Peacock or Motian – recorded with a brilliant sound that brings all his highlights into focus, while still making giving the drums and bass equal space in the spotlight. Tracks are longish, and titles include great Peacock originals "PS", "Moor", and "Moniker" – plus Kikuchi's "Tethered Moon".