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Quadrophenia [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

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1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. I'm One
4. 5.15
5. Love Reign O'er Me
6. Bellboy
7. I've Had Enough
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Doctor Jimmy
10. Zoot Suit - The High Numbers
11. Hi Heel Sneakers - Cross Section
12. Get Out And Stay Out
13. Four Faces
14. Joker James
15. The Punk And The Godfather
16. Night Train - James Brown
17. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
18. Green Onions - Booker T and The MG's
19. Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
20. He's So Fine - The Chiffons
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During the '70s, Tommy went from being the Who's finest hour to excessive pop-culture cliché--precisely the sort of bloated musical albatross that fueled the decade's punk and new wave reactionaries. Consequently, director Frank Roddam imbued his 1979 version of Quadrophenia (Pete Townshend's 1973 introspective ode to teen angst set against the English mod versus rocker clashes of the early '60s) with a conscious sense of scale and humanity. Unlike the often embarrassing Tommy film spectacle, the band's musical presence on Quadrophenia is both concise and surprisingly fresh. They contribute three new songs ("Get Out and Stay Out," "Four Faces," "Joker James") that help flesh out the story and cut much of the original material down to its musical and emotional essence. Credit Who bassist/film musical director John Entwistle (who'd no doubt perceived the sharp musical changes just then happening around him) with stripping Quadrophenia down to size, in the process underscoring his thunderous, cascading bass lines; Pete Townshend's slashing power chords; Keith Moon's maniacal drum fills; and Roger Daltrey's vocal power. After Tommy, less was indeed more. --Jerry McCulley

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First CD release of the complete original soundtrack album, with those rare High Numbers tracks and 20-bit mastering!

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Who's BEST Aug. 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Quadrophenia". What can I say? I was late coming to The Who. I won tickets, while I was in high school, to see the home-town premiere of "Tommy" the motion picture. The Stockton Theatre, Stockton, California, 1975. I was 17. I won tickets from my favorite radio station, KJOY, wow! by phone while getting ready to go to school one morning. I was the fifth caller (or whatever). My best friend Brenda and I got super-stoned on a couple of joints of local homegrown and went to see "the premiere". It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. Jesus, did you see Tina Turner? F'ng intense! I was an instant Who fan, for life. "Quadraphenia"? Was something special. I thought it was written for me; a sound track to help me deal with my teen-aged life; to manuever through the rocky shoals of teenhood and early adult-hood. Bless you Pete Townshend. When I read that a movie was made, I checked my local paper daily for a local release date. When I found a listing in my local paper, I cried. Yeah, I cried because this album meant so much to me. I saw it 3 times in the week that it played in Stockton, again at the Stockton Theatre. This album is brilliant. It helped me through so many bad times. Listen and learn, learn to love your life and learn to love the genius of Pete Townshend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars more quadrophenia, less who Aug. 20 2002
By uili
Format:Audio CD
The movie is a great way to aproach to the band, but it's more a timetravel experience: it's the 60's UK; it's the mods; it's the rockers; it's the drugs (sure, man! since then!); the mopeds; and giving meaning to existence -as always-, it's about the music. The Who is having a great musical moment here, but there is music that becomes important in this context that only had a mere frat rock reference before.
For the customer, be sure of what you want:
* Quadrophenia [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] -- The Who; Audio CD Double, features only The Who's music. This album is trully amazing, but don't expect to find something very close to Tommy. Yet the album totally rocks!
* Quadrophenia [SOUNDTRACK] -- The Who; Audio CD
1979 version with 25 tracks, including (i think all the) music that is not played by the who but appears on important scenes in the movie. An unbeattable document, to have along the VHS AND the DVD, to understand the mod mechanisms.
* Quadrophenia: Songs From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK] -- The Who; Audio CD
1993 version with 15 tracks. Who fans love it. Remastered versions, rerecorded parts. I think it sounds more powerful, but lack the historic part (which doesn't matter for a die hard Who fan) This is like an action concentrate if that is what you were looking for.
c'mon! save some bucks, get the three of them, plus the vhs plus the dvd.
get involved.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 1979 Soundtrack of Quadrophenia May 5 2001
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack features ten tracks from The Who's "Quadrophenia" CD remixed here by John Entwistle, one outtake ("Four Faces" which does have Keith Moon drumming), two songs from The High Munbers (The Who 1964 recordings, "I'm The Face" and "Zoot Suit"), two songs recorded specifically for this soundtrack "Get Out And Stay Out" and "Joker James" with Kenney Jones drumming, seven rock-n-roll oldies performed by the original artists, and "Hi Heel Sneakers" performed by Cross Section.
The sound quality is good except for "Green Onions" which uses an inferior master source. However, in my mind it's not as good as The Who's original 1973 version which was totally remixed and remastered by Jon Astley. Here the source tape was only remastered.
If you're just getting into The Who I recommend getting the double CD version which of course contains the whole original recording. This CD is nice to have to augment the 1973 set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Restored Soundtrack April 21 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In many ways, Quadrophenia is a more mature rock opera than Tommy was, with Pete addressing the issue of a generation in transition. As the soundtrack to the movie, this CD restores the non-Who songs, provides the highlights of the 2CD rock opera, and adds three additional songs to help propel the storyline. Overall, I still prefer the original because the story seems to be more understandable when you add in the minor Quad tracks and the stunning instrumentals lend a greater impact to the story. Some of the songs on the soundtrack have been either remixed or rerecorded bringing the vocals more forward at the expense of the rhythm section. This approach succeeds with The Real Me but not as well with I'm One. The additional tracks (recorded after Keith's passing) don't really add much and seem to change the original plotline making the listening experience different from that of the Who's 2CD rock opera version.
This CD still captures the Who at their best, with Keith and John playing the finest music of their career, Pete with the great songwriting, and Roger still at his peak. While I feel this is not as good as the Who's original version, some aspects are better and this is also a very worthwhile purchase.
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