It's Hard is the tenth studio album by English rock band the Who. Released on 4 September 1982, it was their last album until 2006's Endless Wire, and therefore the last to feature bassist John Entwistle, who died in 2002. It was also the final Who album with drummer Kenney Jones, as well as the last to be released on Warner Bros. Records in the US. It was released on Polydor Records in the UK, peaking at No. 11, and on Warner Bros.
Any tough can fight - few can play Any fool can fall - few can lay Any stud can reproduce - few can please Anyone can pay - few can lease. It is hard (It is a hard hard hand to hold It is a hard land to control). It is hard – It is very very very very hard - so hard Anyone can do anything if they hold the right card So I am thinking about my life now I am thinking very hard Deal me another hand Lord, this one's very hard. It’s Hard" Track Info.
It’s fitting that It’s Hard is a great record because, given the inverted world of Pete Townshend‘s mind, it’s what you were least expecting. The measure of worth of a Who album is the passion that Pete Townshend brings to it, and whether that passion translates into songs from which a group voice can emerge, so that it makes sense for the Who to be playing them. That hadn’t been the case in too long a time.
ENDLESS WIRE (2-LP Album). Released on 16 November 2012 as Polydor 3715573, The Who – The Studio Albums is an 11-album vinyl box set containing all of the band’s studio albums. Attractively presented with restored original artwork, immaculate sound remastered by longtime Who engineer John Astley, and pressed onto virgin heavyweight vinyl The Studio Albums is the ultimate must-have for any fan of one of the most legendary rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. See STUDIO ALBUMS for individual album track lists. Design & Art Direction: Richard Evans
Группы The Who. 1965 - My Generation. 1966 - A Quick One. 1967 - The Who Sell Out. 1968 - Magic Bus - The Who On Tour. 1975 - The Who By Numbers. 1978 - Who Are You. 1981 - Face Dances.
What makes it so remarkable is that the band's first six LPs – from 1965's The Who Sings My Generation to 1973's Quadrophenia – are all classics, essential records from rock's golden age. Very few artists rival their streak. But where should you start? And which records should you avoid? The following list of the Who Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best sets the record straight - and yes, we included Live at Leeds, because it's not your typical live album.
It's a masterpiece and one of the greats rock albums of all time in my opinion and definitely the who's best album with who's next just behind it as the 2nd best and Quadrophenia 3rd best. It is very underrated. I love Quadrophenia and Who's Next obviously, but people need to know how close Tommy comes to latter. Every second is just perfectly composed. A true gem in the genre of Hard Rock
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|A2||It's Your Turn
Guitar [Rhythm] – Andy Fairweather Low*
Organ, Synthesizer – Tim GormanSynthesizer – John Entwistle
Electric Piano – Tim GormanSynthesizer – Pete Townshend
|B1||I've Known No War|
|B2||One Life's Enough
Piano, Synthesizer – Pete TownshendSynthesizer – Tim Gorman
|B3||One At A Time
Synthesizer – John Entwistle, Tim Gorman
|B4||Why Did I Fall For That|
|B5||A Man Is A Man|
|B6||Cry If You Want|
- Engineer – Glyn Johns
- Producer – Glyn Johns
- Written-By – John Entwistle (tracks: A2, A5, B3), Pete Townshend (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6 to B2, B4 to B6)
Notes"Made In Italy" on label
Barcode and Other Identifiers
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|WHOD 5066, 2311 180||The Who||It's Hard (LP, Album)||Polydor, Polydor||WHOD 5066, 2311 180||UK||1982|
|MCAD-11635||The Who||It's Hard (CD, Album, Club, RE, RM)||MCA Records||MCAD-11635||US||1997|
|9 23731-1, 1-23731||The Who||It's Hard (LP, Album, Jac)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||9 23731-1, 1-23731||US||1982|
|WHOD 5066, 2311 180||The Who||It's Hard (LP, Album)||Polydor, Polydor||WHOD 5066, 2311 180||Ireland||1982|
|W4-23731||The Who||It's Hard (Cass, Album, Club)||Warner Bros. Records||W4-23731||US||1982|