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The Who - "Bargain"

The Who Bargain

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: mrcoupdetat
BASS: naginalJJ
VOCALS: EchoOfMystery
One of the most euphoric moments on Who's Next got an assist from guitarist Joe Walsh. In 1970, the Who took Walsh's hard-rock trio the James Gang on tour as an opening act. Perhaps as a way to say thanks, Walsh gave Townshend a Gretsch acoustic guitar, which he ended up playing on "Bargain" when the band recorded it. Townshend began work on the song while demo'ing material for his Lifehouse project. "On Lifehouse, it was a love song, but a song about a higher love, a love between disciple and master," he said. What emerged was an open-hearted expression of Townshend's devotion to Sufism, and religious faith in general: "How much of a bargain it would be even to love everything in order to be at one with God," he said later. Over the course of several sessions with producer Glyn Johns at London's Olympic Studio, "Bargain" grew into a triumphant anthem, with Moon delivering an explosive yet intricate performance many consider one of his finest and Daltrey sending the song's powerful sentiment skyward. Daltrey said years later that Who's Next songs like "Bargain" were "rooted inside of us."


Yeeees, thanks for this one, killer vocals on an epic track! I remember I was so disappointed when Harmonix announced that the record company had lost the original tapes for this one and that it couldn't be released as official DLC. Glad that you guys put in the work :)

February 26, 2018



Like Mandrag noted...we've been waiting for this one for 10+ years.

So many thanks.

Thanks for this!  Makes me extremely happy to see more of my all-time favorite band on here.

February 26, 2018

Always wanted this, as the others said..Harmonix disappointed when they didn't release this, but we all know why.

I'm just glad to finally see it, thank you!

February 26, 2018

Woo thanks for this one!

can't believe it took this long but I'm glad it's finally here for everyone to enjoy

Why didn’t you include the epic outro