The Who at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000 with Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr on drums.
"Bargain" is a song written by Pete Townshend that was first released by The Who on their 1971 album Who's Next. It is a love song, although the intended subject of the song is God rather than a woman. The song has been included on several compilation and live albums. It was also included on several of Townshend's solo projects. Critics have praised the song's lyricism and power, as well as the performance of the band on the song. Townshend acknowledged during the Who's concert at the Prudential Center in Newark on March 19, 2016 that this is his favorite song on the album.
John Swenson of Rolling Stone described "Bargain" as one of "Townshend's most beautiful songs." Author John Atkins praised song's strength and melody as well as the Who's performance of the song. Atkins goes on to say that "'Bargain' radiates sheer dynamism and excitement, and the brilliance of the playing turns the song into a masterpiece." Allmusic critic Tom Maginnis calls "Bargain" one of the "explosively dynamic tracks found on the Who's seminal Who's Next album.