The Who – It’s Hard (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Who – It’s Hard (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:45 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

It’s Hard is the tenth studio album by the English rock band The Who. It is the last Who album to feature their bassist John Entwistle (before his death in 2002) and their drummer Kenney Jones, as well as the last to be released on Warner Bros. Records in the US. It was their last album until 2006’s Endless Wire with the last two members of the original 1964 lineup. It was released in 1982 on Polydor Records in the UK, peaking at #11, and on Warner Bros. in the US where it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The US rights to both this album and Face Dances subsequently reverted to the band, who then licensed them to MCA Records (later Geffen Records, itself once distributed by WB) for reissue. The album achieved gold status by the RIAA in the US in November 1982.

Driven by Pete Townshend’s arching musical ambitions, It’s Hard was an undistinguished final effort from the Who. Featuring layers of synthesizers and long-winded, twisting song structures, the album featured few memorable melodies and little energy, with only the anthemic “Athena” and the terse “Eminence Front” making a lasting impression. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. The Who – Athena (03:47)
2. The Who – It’s Your Turn (03:41)
3. The Who – Cooks Country (03:50)
4. The Who – It’s Hard (03:46)
5. The Who – Dangerous (03:20)
6. The Who – Eminence Front (05:39)
7. The Who – I’ve Known No War (05:59)
8. The Who – One Life’s Enough (02:21)
9. The Who – One At A Time (03:03)
10. The Who – Why Did I Fall For That (03:25)
11. The Who – A Man Is A Man (03:56)
12. The Who – Cry If You Want (04:44)
13. The Who – It’s Hard (Live) (05:28)
14. The Who – Eminence Front (Live) (05:55)
15. The Who – Dangerous (Live) (03:41)
16. The Who – Cry If You Want (Live) (07:05)


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