Be Lucky – The Who (New Track 2014)

be-luckyBe Lucky is the first new track from one of the best rock bands of all time, The Who, who were formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and the late Keith Moon, and it leads ahead of their new 42-track double CD compilation, Who Hits 50, and yes, it sounds like it should’ve had 50 hits on it, but it’s 50 years since they formed, of course.

Check out the full track listing.

As for the song, I’m not particularly sold on it on first listen. It’s no Substitute, My Generation or Baba O’Riley, for example, but maybe it’ll grow on me. What do you reckon to it?

The track was produced by Dave Eringa, who is best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. It was recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellowfish Studios, and long-time Who live players Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), on drums, plus Pino Palladino on bass with the keyboards played by ex-Style Council’s Mick Talbot. Following their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the royalties from Be Lucky are going to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

Who Hits 50 is out on November 3rd, and will coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour of the same name, starting in Glasgow on November 30th and ending at The O2 Arena in London on December 18th.

Check out the full track listing of Who Hits 50 here, and listen to the track below: