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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Top Customer Reviews
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"
For those who don't like thematic albums or Rock Operas, who cares what you think. Don't buy this, get some KC and the Sunshine band.
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.
I've only listened once to the 5.1 mix and it's excellent. It's not "over-heated," if that makes sense - the sound is spacious and immediate. The audio is accompanied by stills.
As for Quadrophenia itself, for me it's the album where you hear everything that is best about The Who. Melodic and hard-driving. It tells a compelling story through some of the best Townshend pieces ever - like Bell Boy, Sea and Sand, 5:15, etc.
Most recent customer reviews
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 23 months ago by H. Ipp