The Who On Record
A Critical History, 1963-1998

The only book that takes a detailed look at the recordings of the Who, a must-have for hard-core fans.
This is a really helpful book that's loaded with information about all The Who's recordings: the sessions,
song backgrounds, and various versions. There is so much interesting information presented in this book
that one is compelled to refer back to it again and again, but because the information is buried in the
narrative using this book as a reference tool (obviously not the authors intent) becomes a challenge. 
Atkins was editor of the Who fanzine Generations, and contributed liner notes to The Who's CD reissue program.

Year Author Size Pages Photos Publisher ISBN
2000 John Atkins 6 x 9.25 in 344 None McFarland & Co 9780786440979
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great lost books

he was supposed to have been writing another book around this time[lifehouse and the making of who's next].now THAT i would have really enjoyed!

One of the best Who books


This is one of the best books ever written about The Who. It's full of new and interesting details. It's really well researched. I agree with the description above (about using the book as a reference tool), I wish it had been written in more of a encyclopedia format so it was easy to simply look up individual songs rather that the long form biography style that it is written in. But don't let that put you off, it's an awesome book.