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Cleopatra Records, who recently put out a collection of progressive rock stars performing Supertramp songs, will next set their sights on the the Who. On Oct. 2, the label will release ‘Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute To The Who.’

Sixteen classics by the Who will be played by many of their admirers, but unlike previous Cleopatra releases, the performers are not limited to progressive and hard rock. The album brings together musicians from across the musical spectrum, sometimes in surprising combinations.

For example, ‘Magic Bus’ features vocals by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, with Peter Banks — the original guitarist for Yes — and Ginger Baker of Cream on drums. Even country music is represented, with Gretchen Wilson, who had a massive hit in 2004 with ‘Redneck Woman,’ joining Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive on ‘Who Are You.’

But perhaps the strangest pairing is Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 performing ‘I Can See for Miles,’ the Who’s only Top Ten hit. The Who will begin a world tour, where they will perform their 1973 album ‘Quadrophenia’ in its entirety, in November.

Next: The Who Tour Dates

Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who’ Track Listing

1. ‘Eminence Front’ – John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
2. Baba O’Riley – Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
3. I Can See For Miles – Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O’er Me – Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
5. My Generation – Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Rat Scabies (The Damned)
6. The Kids Are Alright – The Raveonettes
7. Won’t Get Fooled Again – Sweet
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere – Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
9. I Can’t Explain – Iggy Pop
10. Behind Blue Eyes – Pat Travers
11. Magic Bus – Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
12. Who Are You – Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
13. Pinball Wizard – Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
14. Squeeze Box – John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
15. Bargain – .38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
16. The Seeker – Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)

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