|"The Quiet One"|
|Song by The Who|
|from the album Face Dances|
|Released||16 March 1981|
Odyssey Recording Studios, London
|Label||Polydor, Warner Bros.|
"The Quiet One" is a song by The Who, written by bassist John Entwistle. It is one of two Entwistle contributions to The Who's first album without Keith Moon, Face Dances. Entwistle's other contribution to Face Dances is "You", with Roger Daltrey on lead vocals.
The song was written by John Entwistle to replace his song "My Wife" (from Who's Next) on tour, and he did so for the years of 1981 and The Who's Tour of 1982. However, in following tours, this song was never played again; "My Wife" was brought back.
Entwistle said about the song:
A live version of 'The Quiet One' appears on a (DVD/BR) video 'The Who Live at Shea Stadium' recorded at that venue on 13 October 1982. Audio recording of the song from the same concert was also released as a bonus track on The Who album Face Dances in 1997. Another live version of the song is featured on the DVD/double CD 'Live from Toronto' capturing The Who's "Farewell Concert" in Toronto on 17 December 1982, released in 2007.