is viewed by many as the greatest testament to the songwriting talent of Pete Townshend and the musical power of The Who
. When the album was released in 1971 it climbed to the Number 1 spot on the British Album chart and remained in the Top 50 for over three months. In the United States, the album went to Top 5 on the Billboard chart and remained in the top 40 for five months.
The story of how The Who
came to record the album is told by group members Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and John Entwistle, together with contributions by those who were close to the group during the making of this classic album. Early archive footage of The Who
performing classic tracks such as I Can't Explain
and My Generation
help to illustrate how the group made the...