Classic Albums Live performs The Who's "Who's Next"

Classic Albums Live performs The Who's "Who's Next"

The Who's blistering, unhinged, massively successful album, recreated live on stage

Classic Albums Live performs The Who's Who's Next live on stage -- note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians,' Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America. For the official website, click here.

Who's Next was first released by Track Records in August 1971, and in the 1980s as a CD  with a remixed and remastered CD following in 1995. It is currently available as a Deluxe Edition 2-CD set (Polydor 113 056-2), issued in 2003. Read more about the album under "About the Show."


Sep. 23 Ferguson Hall
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    May 23

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Show Dates & Times

Sept. 23

Friday 8 p.m. 


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About the Show

Who's Next started life as a Pete Townshend concept entitled Lifehouse, which contained enough songs for a double album, but the project was eventually reduced to a single LP. Recordings for the album began in New York with Kit Lambert as producer, but the band weren’t satisfied with the results and returned to London to re-record them at Olympic Studios in Barnes with Glyn Johns. Most of the songs recorded with Johns appeared on Who's Next while the leftovers appeared on singles and later, Odds & Sods.

Who's Next became the only Who album to make #1 in the UK charts. It peaked at #4 in the US, but songs from the album are continually played on US Classic Rock radio stations to this day.

All songs by Pete Townshend unless otherwise noted.