|2. It's A Boy|
|4. Amazing Journey|
|6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)|
|8. Cousin Kevin|
|9. The Acid Queen|
|11. Do You Think It's Alright?|
|12. Fiddle About|
|13. Pinball Wizard|
|14. There's A Doctor|
|15. Go To The Mirror!|
|16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?|
|17. Smash The Mirror|
|19. Miracle Cure|
|20. Sally Simpson|
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Tommy Original recording remastered
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Digitally remastered edition of the British Rock legends' ground-breaking 1969 concept album. Tommy, the album, was the full-blown Rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom. The Who were at a career crossroads. They were known mainly as a singles band, but this project launched them as a serious 'albums band' and has now sold over 20 million copies and regularly turns up in lists of the most influential albums of all time.
Tommy had the dubious distinction of being the first-ever rock opera; however, it's none the worse for that, Ken Russell's adaptation notwithstanding. Due largely to Pete Townshend's skill as a songwriter and composer, Tommy tells a coherent story and includes quality rock and roll at the same time, an impressive feat by itself. While surprisingly more linear than the later Quadrophenia, Tommy boasts several songs that stand up well on their own, including the classic "Pinball Wizard," "The Acid Queen," "I'm Free," and "Sally Simpson." Much of the rest doesn't make much sense lyrically unless you listen to the entire album, but you'll probably want to do that anyway, preferably with the lights low and the stereo cranked. --Genevieve Williams
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During a time when psychedelic experimentation was the order of the day, The Who had the intestinal fortitude to release an album preaching transcendence through spiritual exploration. Tommy is a wholesale rejection of the entire psychedelic culture dominating the late 60's and a plea for spiritual enlightenment. More than just great music, Tommy is an album with purpose and a positive message.
Similarly, someone here seems to think that Tom Petty had something to do with this project. False. Try Pete Townshend and the Who.
Ignorance notwithstanding, this is fantastic work by a supremely talented songwriter and band. Buy it, if you haven't already.
PS, for anyone who is wondering, we were in my friend's mother's car when we heard Joe Cocker; it wasn't what we were choosing to listen to. On purpose. Ahem.
After reading the reviews of this album I have now read the stupidest quote since someone told me that The Beatles music releases should be the American versions instead of the UK because The Beatles were an all American band. But I must say that The Who being influenced by bands whose members probably weren't born before Tommy's release(like Oasis and Hanson) takes the cake. What's next the Rolling Stones album Let it Bleed was inspired from The Strokes or The Fountains of Wayne?
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