It was revealed on TheWho.com’s official message board that the band is currently in production for a Classic Albums episode for 1967’s The Who Sell Out. One of the staffers on the doc posted shots of Roger Daltrey on the set for the episode which will chronicle the Who’s beloved third album. There’s been no official announcement as to when the show will air.
The Who Sell Out, which was the pinacle of the group’s pop art period, featured tracks interspersed with original radio spots, commercials and public service announcements in an effort to ape England’s then pirate radio stations.
The Who Sell Out included the band’s sole Top 10 hit — “I Can See For Miles” — along as the instant concert staple,”Tattoo,” along with such fan favorites as “I Can’t Reach You,” “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand,” “Sunrise,” “Relax,” and “Our Love Was.”
In the recently released Who documentary Sensation: The Story Of ‘Tommy,’ Pete Townshend shed light on how he played into the interest of the burgeoning counter culture to help drive Tommy into the blockbuster it eventually became: “We’d had a very strange time. We’d had a terrific two-year run of hit singles in the UK, and I’d kind of run out of steam, I’d just written myself out. The final song that I wrote for the Who’s single was, that was successful, was ‘I Can See For Miles,’ and after that, I felt I had nowhere to go. But I felt if we could achieve anything — If I could achieve anything — if it had a spiritual subtext, it would straddle the word of pop from which we’d come and this new hippie world, which seemed to be about new age values, and well, we all know what hippies stood for.”