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Quadrophenia (Remst) [Original recording remastered]

The Who Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I'm One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I've Had Enough
Disc: 2
1. 5:15
2. Sea And Sand
3. Drowned
4. Bell Boy
5. Doctor Jimmy
6. The Rock
7. Love, Reign O'er Me

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An excellent and frequently astonishing album, Quadrophenia is both more ambitious and less accessible than Tommy, the first and most well known rock opera. At its simplest level, Quadrophenia is a coming-of-age story with an awesome soundtrack. The album features some of the Who's finest material, in songs like the enraged "Real Me," the cynical "Punk Meets the Godfather," the wistful "5:15" and "Sea and Sand," and the powerful "Love, Reign O'er Me." The songwriting (courtesy of Pete Townshend) is top-notch, as is the production (the Who actually managed to use synthesizers in an original manner, something few rock bands can aspire to). The mix of powerful songwriting and skillful composition makes this one of the Who's finest moments. --Genevieve Williams

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The Who's other rock opera, completely remixed and remastered under the supervision of Pete Townshend.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful remaster on SACD Nov. 14 2012
By Yeer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you can play SACD and are a real fan of The Who, get this SHM-SACD version.

Compared to the MCAD-6895 redbook version, the SACD version seems:

1. to be recorded at a slightly lower overall level

2. but it seems to be have more dynamic range (the redbook CD seems to be more flat overall)

3. detailed - Keith Moon's drumming is super sharp. You get the sense of the space for the different drums in the kit whereas the redbook version seems to be more indistinct and hazy. The cymbals on the
newer version also seem more clear and decay more cleanly as well.

4. John Entwhistle's bass notes are more distinct and clean.

This version seems to extract the most that you can get out of a rock recording from 1973. The band comes
alive in this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Anderson TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There seems to be a major resurgence of interest in 1970s music as today's 15-25 year olds rediscover music from that decade. I grew up in the 70s and my friends' teenaged sons are now frequently asking me about 70s bands and looking for lesser known bands and albums from that era.

The Who can hardly be classified as a "lesser known band" but I've discovered that many of the young guys asking me about 70s music have never heard of this album. So to help rectify that situation.......

This is one of the essential albums that should be in any respectable collection of 1970s music. Like The Who's Tommy, released a few years before Quadrophenia, it's a rock opera with the entire album devoted to a story. In this case the story is about growing up in England during the 1960s.

The Who were superb musicians and this album is one of their best. Pete Townshend, the guitarist and composer, was one of the most influential guitar players and songwriters of the era. Roger Daltrey is considered one of the most distinctive rock vocalists. The drummer, Keith Moon, is still considered one of rock's best drummers. Sadly, Moon died of alcohol poisoning in 1977. Bassist John Entwhistle was/is one of the most highly regarded bass players in rock music. Entwhistle died of a heart attack in Las Vegas while The Who was touring the USA. Quadrophenia is considered a showcase of Entwhistle's talent. If you're a bass player, you should have this album.

To sum up, this is great album. If you're discovering/re-discovering 1970s music, this one should be in your music collection.

Any just discovering The Who should also check out Who's Next, which was released a few years before Quadrophenia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Who March 24 2010
By Ran Man
Format:Audio CD
This is absolutely classic. A must have for every Who fan and for those who like some of their music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Aug. 12 2007
By Sally
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album in my teens in the 70's. I had it on 8-Track tape (!) I played it so much the tape snapped, then I got the vinyl. Now I have the remastered CD. Some say the vinyl is better, but I hear things in this remastered CD that just bring it back to life for me. Highly recommended. If you are young and starting out on bass, get this! (and Live at Leeds, Who's Next.) You'll get flung out of bands for playing like this, but what evil fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You asked March 12 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
It is a great album, in great shape and was delivered promptly. Only complaint is seller needs to get a life; to email me to complain that I did not give a written report on his/her exceptional service is over the top. I have never in my life had to pat someone on the back for selling me anything let alone an album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Écoute attentive April 2 2013
By Lou
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Album qui demande une écoute tranquille, tu dois prendre le temps. Cet album est un bijoux de production musicale. L'histoire est magnifique et surtout ne pas confondre avec la trame sonore du film. Les cors, le piano sont splendide. Je vous conseille cette production musicale. The Who, the best .......
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is Brilliant Stuff!! Sept. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of progressive rock and darn proud of it. As such, I studiously avoid the blues, and "straight" rock with the all-too-familiar 4/4 rhythm, primitive melodic and harmonic structures, and of course goofy lyrics that mythologize "drugs, sex, and rock n' roll". I used to think (without basis I might add) that The Who was a band that produced such drivel until I listened to the brilliant Quadrophenia. Of course, the music on Quadrophenia is, in comparison to the thematically similar The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis, 1974) pretty tame, it is also extremely sophisticated for a hard rock band. Even the treatment of "drugs, sex, and rock n' roll" is handled carefully and with great intelligence, resulting in a concept work that is "deep", multidimensional, and ever engrossing. In fact, I think I might like Quadrophenia more than The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway! On Quadrophenia, Townshend demonstrates his ability to embellish very simple and brief musical themes with instrumental preludes, interludes and postludes, all of which create the impression of something much larger and complex. In addition, highly melodic vocal, guitar, and synthesizer parts weave and soar above a positively thundering rhythm section to create some of the most interesting hard rock music I have ever heard. (Oh by the way, John Entwistle is a ripping bass player and Keith Moon is right up there with some of the best progressive rock drummers!). In spite of the fact that I was only 5 years old when Quadrophenia was released, I am wistful for times when a piece of rock music this involved and emotionally rich could reach number 2 on both sides of the Atlantic. Highly recommended in addition to Who's Next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Without doubt one of the greatest visionary albums ever!
In the late 60's early 70's concept albums were the thing! Although Tommy has its merits, Quadrophenia is a masterpiece. Almost classical in its breadth and tone. Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2008 by D. A. Mannock
5.0 out of 5 stars John Entwhistle says...
In a long-ago interview I read with the Ox he said he felt that Quadrophenia was the album where the band played the best as a band, and represented their best studio performance,... Read more
Published on Dec 8 2006 by M. Detko
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest bass performance of all time, and more.
I am a bass player and see John Entwhistle as the greatest bass player of all time. This is the pinnacle of his work and there is no greater performance of this magnificent... Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2005 by dprime
5.0 out of 5 stars deserves way more than five stars
quadrophenia was a great soundtrack album for a movie and ranks among my best albums of all time containing timeless classics like love reign over me,5. Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by snow blind100
1.0 out of 5 stars YIKES!!! This is REALLY BAD!
When I heard this I couldn't believe my ears : YIKES!!!!This is really BAD BAD music, very BAD and UNINSPIRED. Read more
Published on July 12 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD requires Koss headphones -- the big 70's style
Ever play the desert island game?
...If you were stranded on a desert island with just 10 music CDs, which selections would make the final cut? Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Robert A. Couey
5.0 out of 5 stars My 2nd Favorite 'WHO' album
This album never ceases to amaze me. Great songs, great lyrics... great story unfolding before our ears about an outcast kid. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by R. Gorham
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