Baba O'Riley (track) by The Who

Baba O'Riley by The Who
Year: 1971
From the album Who's Next (track #1)
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Baba O'Riley appears on the following album(s) by The Who:


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The Who - Who's Next LP Decca DL 79182 1971 1st Pressing Baba O'Riley
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THE WHO Who's Next LP MCA Records MCA-3024 BABA O'RILEY gold stamp PROMO master
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The Who Who's Next CD EARLY PRESS MCAD37217 DIDX-152 Pete Townshend Baba O'Riley
Condition: Very Good


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From 03/18/2023 01:25
About as perfect as an opening song on a rock album can be. The build up to when the vocals eventually come in is framed so perfectly and Roger Daltrey’s delivery was seldom ever more invincible.
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From 03/11/2022 10:37
Greatest track from a really great album.
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From 02/22/2022 20:37
What a way to open an album. The instrumental in the first minute is beautiful. Especially when that piano comes in. A masterpiece. 100/100
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From 01/18/2022 09:40
¡Un violín en una canción de los Who! De lo mejor del álbum.
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From 06/02/2020 16:58
Masterpiece!
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From 01/01/2019 21:27
Fantástica introdução! Essencial para qualquer um!
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From 09/25/2018 16:51
What a fantastic way to start this iconic album. This is progressive rock disguised as hard rock. Just when you think the song can’t get any better, it keeps changing and surprising you with new instrumental bits and tempo changes. The moog synth lays down the musical foundation. Then the piano riff, later duplicated by Townshend’s guitar, starts to play. Then Moon’s powerful and thunderous drums come in. Then Daltrey’s raw and impassioned vocals cut through the mix. Pete shines on two guitar solos. And after the final breakdown, we are treated to a violin part that comes completely out of left field while the drums continue to build until the song is flying of the edge of a cliff. After the song ends, it feels like more than five minutes have passed. Brilliant opener and rightfully a classic rock radio staple.
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From 04/25/2018 16:02
Fantastic song, it's iconic and definitive of its time. Probably not their best song though, I prefer Won't Get Fooled Again.
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From 01/13/2017 22:37
On The Who's best album, they jump right into your grille right on the opening cut. "Classic" doesn't even begin to do this song justice.
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From 01/13/2017 21:28
Fantastic way to start the album
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