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The Who To Release 40th Anniversary Edition Of ‘It’s Hard’ For Record Store Day

The Who have announced they will release a 40th anniversary edition of their 1982 album It’s Hard on this year’s Record Store Day.

The original album has been remastered by Jon Astley, cut at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on 180 gram heavyweight orange and yellow vinyl. The album is spread over three sides of the 2-LP set.

Side four on the second LP includes four previously unreleased tracks, including the much-anticipated version of “Eminence Front” featuring a lead vocal by Roger Daltrey.

Originally released on 4 September 1982, It’s Hard was the last studio album to include bass guitarist John Entwistle, who passed away in 2002. It was also the last studio album to feature drummer Kenney Jones.

The four bonus tracks include “Eminence Front” with Roger on lead vocal, an alternative mix of “Cry If You Want,” “One Life’s Enough” with a lead vocal by Pete Townshend and an unedited 1997 remix of John Entwistle’s song “Dangerous.”

The 40th anniversary edition of It’s Hard also includes a full-color poster.

Record Store Day 2022 is on April 23.


AthenaIt’s Your TurnCooks CountyIt’s Hard


DangerousEminence FrontI’ve Known No War


One Life’s EnoughOne At A TimeWhy Did I Fall for ThatA Man Is A ManCry If You Want


Eminence Front (Lead vocal: Roger with Pete)Cry If You Want (Early Alternative Mix)One Life’s Enough (Vocal: Pete)Dangerous (1997 Unedited Mix)

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