October 22, 2020

Leaving Here

From the "My Generation" liner notes by Brian Cady.

Produced by Shel Talmy at IBC Studios, London April 12-14, 1965.

From the My Generation liner notes by Brian Cady:

Produced by Shel Talmy at IBC Studios, London April 12-14, 1965.

The Who recorded several different versions of "Leaving Here" in April 1965 intending one to be on the follow-up single to "I Can’t Explain." None were released commercially until this track came out on the U.S. LP Who’s Misssing in 1985. After all this effort, it was fellow Mod band The Birds who had the hit with their cover of this song originally recorded by Eddie Holland. The track also appears on the 30 Years Of Maximum R&B boxset, a different stereo mix with a different vocal is on My Generation: Deluxe Edition and a mono mix is on the 2008 My Generation Box released in Japan.

From the "Odds & Sods" liner notes by Brian Cady.

Track 2 on the 1998 Odds & Sods CD. 
The original version by Eddie Holland hit the U.S. charts February 8, 1964. A year later, it became a U.K. hit for the Mod band The Birds.