Australian singles charts:
I Can See for Miles entered the Kent charts on 28 October 1967 and peaked at #20.
The song is on The Who Sell Out which entered the Kent album charts on 24 February 1968 and peaked at #8.
Recorded in several separate sessions in studios across two continents, the recording of I Can See for Miles exemplifies the increasingly sophisticated studio techniques of rock bands in the late 1960s, such as those used for the Beatles and the Beach Boys. The backing tracks were recorded at CBS Studios in London, the vocals and overdubbing were performed at Talentmasters Studios in New York, and the single was mixed and mastered at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can_See_for_Miles
Pete Townshend wrote this shortly after meeting his future wife, Karen. It was a reminder that even though he was on the road, he could still keep an eye on her from miles away.
Townshend married Karen Astley in 1968. They were together until their divorce in 2009.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-who/i-can-see-for-miles
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