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The Who - It's Hard

  • Performer: The Who
  • Title: It's Hard
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Record source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition
  • Released: 1982
  • Style: Classic Rock
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Cat#: W1-23731
  • MP3 album: 2434 mb
  • FLAC album: 2979 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 625
The Who - It's Hard


1A Man Is A Man
Written By – Pete Townshend
Written By – John Entwistle
3Cook's County
Written By – Pete Townshend
4It's Hard
Written By – Pete Townshend
5One Life's Enough
Written By – Pete Townshend
6It's Your Turn
Written By – John Entwistle
7I've Known No War
Written By – Pete Townshend
8Cry If You Want
Written By – Pete Townshend
Written By – Pete Townshend
10One At A Time
Written By – John Entwistle
11Why Did I Fall For That
Written By – Pete Townshend
12Eminence Front
Written By – Pete Townshend


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WHOD 5066, 2311 180The Who It's Hard ‎(LP, Album)Polydor, PolydorWHOD 5066, 2311 180UK1982
W4-23731The Who It's Hard ‎(Cass, Album, Club)Warner Bros. RecordsW4-23731US1982
WHOD 5066, 2311 180, B002557-01The Who It's Hard ‎(LP, Album)Polydor, Polydor, Geffen RecordsWHOD 5066, 2311 180, B002557-01USA & Canada2015
UICY-94783The Who It's Hard ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pap)PolydorUICY-94783Japan2011
MCAD-11635The Who It's Hard ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM)MCA RecordsMCAD-11635US1997


  • Photography By, Design Concept [Concept By]Graham Hughes
  • Producer, EngineerGlyn Johns


Back of cover states: "Manufactured By Columbia House Under License".

This version on 1978-83 labels with Warner Communications "W" logo in rim text, unlike another Columbia House release It's Hard which may be on post 1983 labels as it indicates an absence of the Warner Communications logo.

The "p" in runout indicates Pitman pressing. See It's Hard for Carrolton pressing.


  • Barcode (barcode text): 07599237311
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etching): p W1-23731A-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etching): p W1-23731B-1A


  • Licensed To – Columbia House
  • Manufactured By – Columbia House
  • Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Copyright (c) – Goldshower Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Goldshower Ltd.
  • Published By – Red Hot Music
  • Published By – Red Hot Enterprises, Inc.
  • Published By – Towser Tunes, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman


It's Hard is the tenth studio album by English rock band the Who. Released on 4 September 1982, it was the last to feature bassist John Entwistle, who died in 2002. It was also the second and final Who studio album with drummer Kenney Jones, as well as the last to be released on Warner Bros. Records in the US. It was released on Polydor Records in the UK, peaking at No. 11, and on Warner Bros. in the US where it peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The US rights to both this album and. It's Hard is a song written by Pete Townshend that featured on British rock band The Who's tenth album, It's Hard, of which it was the title track. It was released as the third and final vinyl single from the album in 1983, backed with the John Entwistle written song Dangerous, but failed to chart, although it reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. This would become the last Who single of new material until Real Good Looking Boy in 2004, and the last album single by them. The title song from the Who's 1982 album It's Hard. This is the Who's most underated song and one of my favorite Who songs. Since I could not find 's Hard , the Who 's controversial and somewhat underrated 10th album, was released in September 1982. Years later, singer Roger Daltrey argued that it shouldn't have been issued at all. The album came during a strained period for the Who, who were coming off 1981's commercially successful but creatively disappointing Face Dances. Plus, guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend 's drinking finally led to rehab. After returning to the Who, there were fences to be mended both personally and creatively. I managed to convince the guys in the band that I would stay a. The Who - It's Hard 1982. To favorites 6 Download album. Listen album. The Who. Songs in album The Who - It's Hard 1982. The Who - Athena. The Who - It's Your Turn. The Who - Cooks Country. The Who - It's Hard. The Who - Dangerous. The Who - Eminence Front. The Who - I've Known No War. The Who - One Life's Enough. The Who - One At A Time. Its Hard is an album released in 1982 by the English rock band The Who. It is their 10th studio album, and for a long time the last until 2006s Endless Wire. By extension, this album marks the last appearance of drummer Kenney Jones and longtime bassist John Entwistle in a Who studio album, as well as the last Who album released under Warner Bros. Records in the US, and the second album theyve made since the death of their original drummer Keith Moon. This album is mired with mixed opinions among the fanbase, with many proclaiming its nowhere near the level. Its hard to imagine, its hard to listen to, its hard to guess, and its hard to believe how unfeeling and lackluster this album is. Oh how the mighty had fallen. A poor album by almost any standard, and certainly less an album then a collection of afterthoughts and toss offs, this record is not something I would wish on the ears of my worst enemy. Bland, stale, generic, and at times just flat out silly, and not in a good way, as some Who records are this embarrassing, boring, and thoroughly disappointing album is worse then the sound of a band putting out a bad album. This is the sound of. It's Hard is a music studio album recording by THE WHO Proto-ProgProgressive Rock released in 1982 on cd, lp, vinyl andor cassette. It's true that about half of the tunes on the album sound hopelessly boring, but let's not forget the other half Athena is an utterly charming opener, similar in spirit to You Better You Bet - the Who were obviously hoping for another minor radio hit. Its Hard, The Whos final studio album until Endless Wire in 2006, was released to coincide with what was billed as The Whos farewell tour of America, which included two nights at Shea Stadium in New York. It reached 11 in UK charts and 8 in US. Tracks 1-12 recorded and mixed at Turn Up-Down Studio at Glyn Johns home in Surrey in June 1982


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