Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out

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Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out cover
Cover by Alicia J. Rose (photography), Mike King (props), Chad Tolson (styling, hair, make-up), David Richman (design)
Studio album by Petra Haden
Released February 22, 2005
Format CD, digital. Vinyl re-issue in 2016
Recorded 2000-2003, on a Tascam-488 8 track[1]
Genre Vocal, pop, classic rock
Length 39:44[2]
Label Bar/None Records
Producer(s) None credited
Petra Haden chronology
Petra Haden and Bill Frisell
Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
Hearts & Daggers

Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out is the fourth album by Petra Haden released under her own name. It is an all-vocal interpretation of The Who's 1967 album The Who Sell Out. It was released on February 22, 2005.


The album was inspired by a suggestion from Mike Watt, bassist from the San Pedro, CA punk band The Minutemen. Watt explained this in the album's liner notes:

A few years ago I had this idea for Petra. She has a beautiful voice and when me and d. boon were boys we just loved The Who Sell Out (our favorite record by them) so much that I thought it'd be a trip to hear how she'd interpret it.
- Mike Watt[1]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Pete Townshend, except where noted. 

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Armenia City In The Sky"  John Keene 3:40
2. "Heinz Baked Beans"  John Entwistle 1:10
3. "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand"    2:31
4. "Odorono"    2:18
5. "Tattoo"    3:10
6. "Our Love Was"    3:25
7. "I Can See For Miles"    4:14
8. "I Can't Reach You"    3:30
9. "Medac"  John Entwistle 0:57
10. "Relax"    2:42
11. "Silas Stingy"  John Entwistle 3:07
12. "Sunrise"    3:03
13. "Rael" (Includes hidden track appended on, 18 seconds in length)  5:40
Total length:


Per entry[3]

  • Petra Haden - Vocals, arrangement, recording, mixing
  • John Wells - Mixing
  • Brad Gordan - Mastering
  • Frank Rosato - Mastering


  • Alicia J. Rose - Photography
  • Mike King - Props
  • Chad Tolson - Styling, hair, make-up, photography model
  • David Richman - Design


See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out 4.jpg. Page one of liner notes of the record.
  2. Spotify page for the album
  3. Discogs entry for Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out.