Quadrophenia (Remst) Import
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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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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"
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.
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.
...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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A masterful job of remastering this classic album for 5.1 surround. Don't hesitate, just get it. The sonics and attention to detail by the engineers is incredible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by tbready
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 morePublished 16 months ago by K. Lewis
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 17 months ago by H. Ipp
The best Who Album? Maybe. I love it. Always have, always will. This Blu Ray reproduction is sonically wonderful compared to the CD. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Buddy
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 morePublished 19 months ago by mrlewis77
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 morePublished 20 months ago by James Mossman