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The Who - Face Dances (Reissue)

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Face Dances is the ninth studio album by the English rock band The Who. It was released in 1981 on Warner Bros. Records in the United States (it was the band's first release on that label) and on Polydor Records in the United Kingdom. It was one of two Who studio albums with drummer Kenney Jones, who joined the band after Keith Moon's death three years earlier.

Despite mixed reviews from Rolling Stone and other critics, the album peaked at #4 on the US Billboard album charts and #2 on the UK album charts.

The album cover features paintings of the members by many British painters, who were commissioned by Peter Blake, designer of the cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Artists include Tom Phillips, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones, David Hockney, Clive Barker, R. B. Kitaj, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, and Blake himself.

In 1992, Sincer Records re-released the album on CD. It only held the songs from the original LP.

In 1997, the album was remixed, remastered and re-released by MCA Records with three outtakes as well as two live tracks. The live track "How Can You Do It Alone" is an edited version of the live performance.

"You Better You Bet" was the first single from the album; its music video was one of the first music videos aired on MTV in 1981, and was the first to be repeated on the channel. A video was also shot for Another Tricky Day although it was not released as a single.

Release info

Label: Polydor 3715712
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: UK
Released: 2012
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock


A1 You Better You Bet
A2 Don't Let Go The Coat
A3 Cache Cache
A4 The Quiet One
A5 Did You Steal My Money
B1 How Can You Do It Alone
B2 Daily Records
B3 You
B4 Another Tricky Day

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