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Released: March 6, 1981

Rating: 3.084 (average of 14 ratings)

Genre: rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. You Better You Bet (Townshend) - 5:36
  2. Don’t Let Go the Coat (Townshend) - 3:43
  3. Cache Cache (Townshend) - 3:57
  4. The Quiet One (Entwistle/Townshend) - 3:09
  5. Did You Steal My Money? (Townshend) - 4:10
  6. How Can You Do It Alone (Townshend) - 5:26
  7. Daily Records (Townshend) - 3:27
  8. You (Townshend) - 4:30
  9. Another Tricky Day (Townshend) - 4:30


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 60,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1.06 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • You Better You Bet (2/27/81) #18 US, #9 UK, #1 AR
  • Another Tricky Day (4/4/81) #6 AR
  • Daily Records (4/4/81) #36 AR
  • Did You Steal My Money? (4/4/81) #38 AR
  • You (4/4/81) #51 AR
  • How Can You Do It Alone? (4/11/81) #50 AR
  • Don’t Let Go the Coat (5/1/81) #84 US, #47 UK

Notes: The 1997 CD remaster includes bonus tracks “I Like Nightmares,” “It’s in You,” and “Somebody Save Me,” along with live versions of “How Can You Do It Alone” and “The Quiet One.”

Face Dances
The Who
“Without Keith Moon, the Who may have lacked the restless firepower that distinguished their earlier albums, but Face Dances had some of Pete Townshend’s best, most incisive compositions since Quadrophenia. Don’t Let Go the Coat was one of his better odes to Meher Baba, You Better You Bet was a driving rocker, as was the rueful Cache Cache, while How Can You Do It Alone was a solid ballad. While Townshend’s songs were graceful and introspective, Roger Daltrey delivered them without any subtlety, rendering their power impotent” (Erlewine/Koda).

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Last updated April 5, 2008.