The Who Quadrophenia 180g 2LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 267/500!
Double 180 Gram Vinyl Package in a Deluxe Gatefold Jacket with 44 Page Over-Sized Booklet with Images and Lyrics!
After the 1971 album Who's Next, Pete Townshend returned to the 'rock opera', so
dramatically realized through "Tommy", with another ambitious double-album
masterpiece. Based around the story of Jimmy, Quadrophenia tells the tale
of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The story
also takes its influence from the band's early fans from the original mod era,
and its themes of teenage angst and disaffection still resonate strongly today.
The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features
some of Townshend's most inspired, personal songwriting - way ahead of its time
in scope and purpose. Quadrophenia is one of the most widely recognized
albums of The Who's career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its
renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances. The
album is hugely significant in popular culture, influencing many other artists,
musicians and film-makers - inspiring the classic 1979 British film by Franc
Roddam and the U.K. "mod revival" of the 1970s.
The legendary Glyn Johns’ production is both powerful and stunning with the
writing and arrangements, featuring maybe the most tasteful use of both sound
effects and synthesizers in rock recording. Brilliant pianist Chris Stainton
(Spooky Tooth) contributes strong support on such songs as The Real Me, The Punk
Meets The Godfather, I’m One and Love Reign o’er Me, all classic Who
"The album that brought back Vespa scooters, parkas and uppers: Pete
Townshend took a look at the Who's roots in the London mod scene of the early
Sixties and composed this expansive, messy rock opera about a lonely teenage boy
looking for love in the city. It gets even better when you check out the movie."
Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by English rock band The Who. Released on 19 October 1973.
• Double 180 Gram Vinyl
• Deluxe Gatefold Jacket with 44 page Over-Sized Booklet with Images and Lyrics.
• Mastered by George Jones, the Mastering Lab, Los Angeles
Record 1 - Side A:
1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
Record 1 - Side B:
1. I'm One
2. The Dirty Jobs
3. Helpless Dancer
4. Is It In My Head
5. I've Had Enough
Record 2 - Side A:
2. Sea And Sand
4. Bell Boy
Record 2 - Side B:
1. Doctor Jimmy
2. The Rock
3. Love Reign O'er Me