Quadrophenia / [2 CD Deluxe Director's Cut] CD (2011)

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 225181343
UPC 602527805030
UPC 14 00602527805030
Format CD
Release Date 11/15/2011
Links
Author Who
Compilation Appearance Two Rooms-Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Circus
Compilation Appearance Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Compilation Appearance Apollo 13
Compilation Appearance Rushmore
Compilation Appearance Almost Famous
Compilation Appearance Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Freaks & Geeks Soundtrack
Compilation Appearance Gold:british Invasion
Compilation Appearance Monterey International Pop Festival
Compilation Appearance Now: Classic Rock
Compilation Appearance Jerry Maguire (ost)
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Compilation Appearance Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Woodstock:40 Years On Back To Yasgur
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Associated Artist/Work Daltrey, Roger
Associated Artist/Work Hendrix, Jimi
Associated Artist/Work London Symphony Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Ron Nevison
Producer The Who; Pete Townshend (Reissue)
CatalogID 16090
Lable Name Geffen
Released 11/14/2011
Original Release 1973
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527805030
Album Notes and Credits
Originally released on Polydor (6235).
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley (Close To The Edge).
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Entwistle (vocals, bass, horns); Roger Daltrey (vocals); Keith Moon (drums, percussion, vocals).
Additional personnel: John Curle (spoken vocals); Chris Stainton (piano).
Recorded at The Kitchen, Battersea, England.
Includes a 56-page booklet.
Personnel: John Entwistle (vocals, horns); Keith Moon (vocals, percussion); Roger Daltrey (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Ron Fawcus; Bobby Pridden.
Audio Remasterer: Jon Astley.
Recording information: The Kitchen, Battersea (03/1970-03/1973); Twickenham (03/1970-03/1973).
Introduction by: Pete Townshend.
Photographers: Ethan A. Russell; Graham Hughes; Richard Evans ; Chris Morphet.
Pete Townshend revisited the rock opera concept with another double-album opus, this time built around the story of a young mod's struggle to come of age in the mid-'60s. If anything, this was a more ambitious project than Tommy, given added weight by the fact that the Who weren't devising some fantasy but were re-examining the roots of their own birth in mod culture. In the end, there may have been too much weight, as Townshend tried to combine the story of a mixed-up mod named Jimmy with the examination of a four-way split personality (hence the title Quadrophenia), in turn meant to reflect the four conflicting personas at work within the Who itself. The concept might have ultimately been too obscure and confusing for a mass audience. But there's plenty of great music anyway, especially on "The Real Me," "The Punk Meets the Godfather," "I'm One," "Bell Boy," and "Love, Reign O'er Me." Some of Townshend's most direct, heartfelt writing is contained here, and production-wise, it's a tour de force, with some of the most imaginative use of synthesizers on a rock record. Various members of the band griped endlessly about flaws in the mix, but really these will bug very few listeners, who in general will find this to be one of the Who's most powerful statements. [The Director's Cut reissue featured a complete remastering of the original double album.] ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
Q (6/00, p.69) - Ranked #56 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
Q (8/96, p.143) - 5 Stars - Indispensible - "...it abides as one of The Who's peaks because...its instant, push-button atmosphere is always lifted from the realms of ham by some heartfelt Daltrey shout'n'croon, a bit of comedy Moon...and the anthemic elegance of the last two tracks..."
Q (4/01, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The very essence of The Who in the '70s - gravity-defying bassruns and all....Townshend's heart sounds like it might burst with all that disaffection. Fantastic, still."
Q (8/96, p.143) - 5 Stars - Indispensible - "...it abides as one of The Who's peaks because...its instant, push-button atmosphere is always lifted from the realms of ham by some heartfelt Daltrey shout'n'croon, a bit of comedy Moon...and the antemic elegance of the last two tracks..."
NME (Magazine) (6/29/96, p.54) - 8 (out of 10) - "...it is only now that a fully remastered...full, double CD version has been released....Townshend's windmilling riffing arm has never been busier, John Entwistle remains the finest bass player breathing, and Keith Moon...is truly magnificent..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "What's initially most striking is how elaborate so many of these tracks are, one man laboriously multi-tracking himself to give his colleagues the fullest possible idea of how the finished songs should sound."
Disc 1
1 I Am the Sea,Bell Boy
2 Real Me, The,Doctor Jimmy
3 Quadrophenia,Rock, The
4 Cut My Hair,Love Reign O'er Me
5 Punk and the Godfather, The,Real Me [Demo], The
6 I'm One,Cut My Hair [Demo]
7 Dirty Jobs, The,Punk [Demo]
8 Helpless Dancer,Dirty Jobs [Demo]
9 Is It in My Head?,Is It in My Head? [Demo]
10 I've Had Enough,Anymore [Demo]
11 5:15,I've Had Enough [Demo]
12 Sea and Sand,Drowned [Demo]
13 Drowned,Is It Me? [Demo]
14 Doctor Jimmy [Demo]
15 Love Reign O'er Me [Demo]
Disc 2
1 I Am the Sea,Bell Boy
2 Real Me, The,Doctor Jimmy
3 Quadrophenia,Rock, The
4 Cut My Hair,Love Reign O'er Me
5 Punk and the Godfather, The,Real Me [Demo], The
6 I'm One,Cut My Hair [Demo]
7 Dirty Jobs, The,Punk [Demo]
8 Helpless Dancer,Dirty Jobs [Demo]
9 Is It in My Head?,Is It in My Head? [Demo]
10 I've Had Enough,Anymore [Demo]
11 5:15,I've Had Enough [Demo]
12 Sea and Sand,Drowned [Demo]
13 Drowned,Is It Me? [Demo]
14 Doctor Jimmy [Demo]
15 Love Reign O'er Me [Demo]
Product Attributes
Artist Who
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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