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Quadrophenia (Remst) [Import]

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


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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray Audio
I received my copy about three weeks ago from .uk and this is a wonderful 5.1 Blu ray. I was a little cheesed about there only being an 8 track 5.1 disc in the box set but at least it's this version is at a fair price. The mix is Awsome. Better then the 5.1 of Tommy that came out (I still can't figure out on Tommy why the drums come out of the left rear speaker). Where that was good this (in my opinion) is one of the best 5.1's out there. There is also a stunning transfer of the original two track master.
This is a record I find people either love it or hate it. I feel it's one of the great two LP sets of all time. There is no filler on this album. All four members play great. It's just a stunning album.
The 5.1 Blu ray is cheaper then the CD set and as I pointed out it has a stereo mix so you do not need a surround sound system and for twenty dollars you get the whole double album on one disc.
One more thing they used the original two track as a guide so the mix is very close to the original.
What else can I say "Just Buy It"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG Are you kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!! July 5 2014
By Tonnee
Format:Blu-ray Audio|Verified Purchase
First i would like to thank Pete Townsend, Roger Daltery, John Enwhistle and Keith Moon for creating this MASTERPIECE. This blu ray pure audio 5.1 surround sound remix is the only way to hear this great recording. Pete himself has said that if he had the ability to record Quadrophenia in 5.1 back in 1973 he would have. There is no real words to describe how good this is. You have listen to it yourself. But in 5.1 surround. It's the only way you can appreciate how good this really is.i've listened to it twice now and it blows me away on how amazing is sounds. This is a must own. I just wish they could do the same with Who's Next.
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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
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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Format:Audio CD
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? Never mind the fact that you have no electricity on this imaginary desert island and batteries would last just days. It's a thought game.
Anyway, for me, two Who CDs made that top 10 CD cut - "Who's Next" and "Quadrophenia."
It's tough to review Quadrophenia, using today's jaded "cookie cutter" music industry standards. One grumpy Quadrophenia reviewer panned 70s era "rock opera" music in general (20/20 hindsight) but Quadrophenia was [is still] certainly groundbreaking when it was released. To date, I've heard nothing like it and few established bands/singer-songwriters are willing to take this sort of musical risk - not in an era where a performer's first CD needs to be highly successful in order to PASS GO AND COLLECT $200. Another words, today's record execs wouldn't have put any stock in, say, singer-songwriters like Bruce Springsteen only because HIS first two albums were flat. Can you imagine passing on that talent? That would happen in today's environment. It's no secret that musical experimentation and risks are discouraged.
Another thing: Quadrophenia was released in an interesting time in our history. Most of us were still experiencing the malaise of the post 60s and the U.S. government, under Nixon and the Watergate scandal, was just pissing us off. Lots of unrest, discouragement, disappointment and impatience. (Sound familiar?)
In general, music at this time was becoming very suspect. Even legendary music critic Lester Bangs loathed this period in music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The original poet of teen angst May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
In 1973, when I was 14 years old, I was going through all of the changes associated with that age. Trying to sort out all of the feelings inside of me, trying to fit in with the group of kids I hung out with, just trying to make sense of life. While I was a fan of The Who, nothing prepared me for the juggernaut that was, and is Quadrophenia. While the events of the album took place a generation before me, they spoke to me in a loud and clear voice, and still do to this day.
Before Generation X, before grunge, before Nirvana, there was the Who and most especially Pete Townshend. For all of the good music that Cobain and others of the early 90's churned out, it all still pales in comparison to this masterpiece of teen angst. Townshend manages to create images of alienation, confusion, lust, and pain that still resonate. Daltrey's throaty, pounding voice is the engine that drives Towshend's pent up emotions. Entwistle and Moon complete the picture, and quite frankly, I think that it is the finest rock bass playing ever recorded, period, end of discussion.
Thirty years on, kids of today should be listening to this this album (ooh, I'm dating myself!) if they want to find something that expresses what they are feeling inside. There is nothing that, in my mind, will ever match Quadrophenia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No question, get it!
This sounds amazing. Love the surround mix. You can really appreciate the recording (41 years ago!) and remastering of this album. Picked it up for about $20!! Read more
Published 20 days ago by K. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic and the 5.1 is really well mix
Published 27 days ago by Andre Paquette
4.0 out of 5 stars A good 5.1 Surround purchase.
This was good, but the audio mix was not up to similar standrads like Moondance. A worthwhile purchase though for 5.1 surround sound albums which are scarce as it is.
Published 1 month ago by H. Ipp
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Who Album
The best Who Album? Maybe. I love it. Always have, always will. This Blu Ray reproduction is sonically wonderful compared to the CD. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 mix and it's excellent. It's not "over-heated
I am posting the review of the product that is listed as Live in London (Blu-ray Audio) but is, in fact, the original 1973 recording of Quadrophenia in Blu-ray Audio. Read more
Published 3 months ago by mrlewis77
5.0 out of 5 stars replacing audio cassette
This is The Who's second brilliant rock opera. Naysayers beware. My favourite cuts are: The Real Me, Sea and Sand, 5:15, and Doctor Jimmy. Read more
Published 4 months ago by James Mossman
5.0 out of 5 stars You asked
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... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Warren Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars Écoute attentive
Album qui demande une écoute tranquille, tu dois prendre le temps. Cet album est un bijoux de production musicale. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Essential Album For Anyone Collecting 1970s Music
There seems to be a major resurgence of interest in 1970s music as today's 15-25 year olds rediscover music from that decade. Read more
Published on April 26 2011 by Mark Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Who
This is absolutely classic. A must have for every Who fan and for those who like some of their music.
Published on March 24 2010 by Ran Man
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