Tommy-Original Soundtrack Recording CD (2001)

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Specifications

Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 201987124
UPC 042284112123
UPC 14 00042284112123
Format CD
Release Date 4/17/2001
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Author Who
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 841 121
Lable Name Polydor
Released 04/17/2001
Original Release 1975
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code ADD
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00042284112123
Album Notes and Credits
The compact disc release of the original motion picture soundtrack of TOMMY includes two performances not previously available on the soundtrack: "Overture From Tommy" performed by The Who and "Sensation Parts 1 & 2" performed by Pete Townshend.
Original score composed by Pete Townshend.
Principal cast includes: Roger Daltry (Tommy); Pinball Wizard (Elton John); Ann-Margret (Nora Walker); Olive Reed (Frank Hobbs); Tina Turner (Acid Queen); Eric Clapton (The Preacher); Keith Moon (Uncle Ernie); Jack Nicholson (The Specialist).
Producers: Pete Townsend, Ken Russell, Gus Dudgeon.
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley (Close To The Edge).
Ken Russell's adaptation of the Who's rock opera Tommy has always been greeted with skepticism, and years after its controversial release, it remains a polarizing experience, due to its sheer garishness (no big surprise from Russell) and its bevy of guest stars. These two traits, unsurprisingly, spill over to the soundtrack, which is hardly just a re-recording of the Who album -- it's a reinvention of the album, padded with elaborate production twists until it's ready to burst. This, of course, means it's more musical than rock & roll, which sort of fits this project. Elton John's spirited rendition of "Pinball Wizard" (the man was at the top of his game in 1975, after all) and maybe Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" give this spark. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.42) - Ranked #73 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Grandiose...hardly just a Who album with stars bathing in conspicuous consumption..."
Q (4/01, p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Big-lunged rock songs...dished up with cod-classical interludes and blackly comic music hall turns. Like the film, it's good in parts..."
NME (Magazine) (2/24/01, p.33) - 8 out of 10 - "...Its genius is that it makes one of the silliest records in history slightly more silly....Indescribably bombastic...featuring such classy guest voices as Ann Margaret, Oliver Reed and Paul Nichols..."
Disc 1
1 Overture From Tommy,Champagne
2 Prologue 1945,There's A Doctor
3 Captain Walker / It's A Boy,Go To The Mirror
4 Bernie's Holiday Camp,Tommy Can You Here Me?
5 1951 / What About The Boy?,Smash The Mirror
6 Amazing Journey,I'm Free
7 Christmas,Mother And Son
8 Eyesight To The Blind,Sensation
9 Acid Queen,Miracle Cure
10 Do You Think It's Alright? (I),Sally Simpson
11 Cousin Kevin,Welcome
12 Do You Think It's Alright? (II),T.V. Studio
13 Fiddle About,Tommy's Holiday Camp
14 Do You Think It's Alright? (III),We're Not Gonna Take It
15 Sparks,See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You
16 Extra, Extra, Extra
17 Pinball Wizard
Disc 2
1 Overture From Tommy,Champagne
2 Prologue 1945,There's A Doctor
3 Captain Walker / It's A Boy,Go To The Mirror
4 Bernie's Holiday Camp,Tommy Can You Here Me?
5 1951 / What About The Boy?,Smash The Mirror
6 Amazing Journey,I'm Free
7 Christmas,Mother And Son
8 Eyesight To The Blind,Sensation
9 Acid Queen,Miracle Cure
10 Do You Think It's Alright? (I),Sally Simpson
11 Cousin Kevin,Welcome
12 Do You Think It's Alright? (II),T.V. Studio
13 Fiddle About,Tommy's Holiday Camp
14 Do You Think It's Alright? (III),We're Not Gonna Take It
15 Sparks,See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You
16 Extra, Extra, Extra
17 Pinball Wizard
Product Attributes
Artist Who
Label Polygram Label Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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