Roger Daltrey admits that looking back 50-plus years on The Who Sell Out has left him proud and inspired by the band. Daltrey, along with Pete Townshend, has just issued a “super deluxe” version of the 1967 classic — as well as a Classic Albums special on the groundbreaking set.
Daltrey told Apple Music, that 1967 was a crossroads in nearly every way possible for the Who as they broke free of their initial hit-making era: “We were searching for a way forward, a way to be more than a just singles pop band — like, an upmarket Herman’s Hermits. And fortunately we had the intelligence — or I had the intelligence, certainly — to recognize the abilities of Pete Townshend. He had the ability to voice that inner voice that we all have, into music in a way that it struck a chord, which in itself was timeless. But, I am constantly amazed that it doesn’t age.”