Quadrophenia [Explicit]
 
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Quadrophenia [Explicit]

14 Nov 2011 | Format: MP3

£9.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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Disc 2
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7:27
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Nov 2011
  • Release Date: 14 Nov 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 2:13:23
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B005Z7TEJQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,531 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Taylor on 5 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
i will brief this is a remaster od the 1996 version so is still missing various sound effects and is not then taken from the maater tapes . Packaging is nice with clearer art but thats all that is clearer the music has been tweaked with some odd sounds on 515 coming to the fore whilst the drums are muffled as is the guitar. Those expecting a revelation will be disappointed. Stick with an original vinyl copy or if you can find one the original german polydor cd which remains the best sounding digital version.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Powell on 30 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've got to put my twopeneth worth in on this one. I've had the 1996 release for some years now and was completely unfamiliar with the album when I first bought it, but quickly came to recognise the quality of the album. Full of great songs, better than 'Tommy' (IMHO)and it sounded great as well. I've had varying experiences with remasters over the years (Who hasn't?)and wondered whether or not to buy this one, but in the end I succombed and forked out the readies for it. I've got to say I'm somewhat disappointed. As the title to my review suggests I cannot hear any difference, and believe me I've tried, and if you've got to listen that hard is it worth buying for a second time? The Pete Townsend demos are interesting without being essential, you won't feel any great desire to revisit them that often. If you've already got the 1996 release then my advice is wait until this comes down in price. Oh, and one last thing, it's still a classic album!!!!!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Milner on 20 Nov 2011
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Touted by many as the last great Who album (I disagree - The Who By Numbers is that one for me) this really must be listened to as a whole to appreciate the amazing work of art that it is. The sheer creativity alone is worth the admission fee. I'm always amazed at how something like this can be created but if you look at the evolution of the Who up to this point you can appreciate how remarkable Pete Townshend had become not only as a songwriter but as a storyteller. Quadrophenia beats Tommy in the respect that it portrays a way of life that was recognisable. Of course, it's not necessary to know the stories behind the creation to appreciate the music. In today's climate of airbrushing, pro-tooling and autotuning it is easy to forget the ability of the musician. Alone they may not be up to much (none of the Who could ever really admit to making a classic solo album although Townshend came close) but put the parts together and you have a potent mixture that quite simply just worked.
We've been here before in terms of releases. The 1996 remaster was remixed. A subtle remix, yes, that certainly lifted elements of the mix that had perhaps been buried due to the style of production of the time. The majority of the Who's catalogue was remixed around this time and although it was done respectfully I was alarmed that they discarded the originals. I have to admit to being worried that the loudness war would strike again and hearing that Jon Astley was in charge also concerned me as he has been responsible for the destruction of several artists' repertoire over the years (Abba, Judas Priest, Boomtown Rats). However it was apparent immediately, as the waves crashed across the stereo spectrum, that the sound was pure.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Boyle on 28 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD
I had some spare vouchers and waited eagerly for this re-release.Firstly de-luxe editions now have no de-luxe packaging just a annoying sticker labelled deluxe instead of the plastic wallet which keeps everthing together(the same was done with the kinks re-issued deluxe editions)we are spending money here and expect better.Now the sound difference to the 96' version is hardly if at all noticable to my ears and the demo's are poor and add nothing to the album.I took the cd back and have started to enjoy my 96'version again and what the re-release has done is make me listen to this fantastic record again.If you already own Quadrophenia there really is no need to shell out again if you do not already have the album then buy with confidence the music is great.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD
I thought that I'd celebrate my 500th review on Amazon by reviewing my favourite album of all time, probably the only one that I know all the lyrics and every musical squiggle and squonk on. Yes indeed let my add my voice to the chorus of praise for Quadrophenia. The words "classic" and "masterpiece" are often misused - but they are not in this instance and I would go even further to call this album "quite literally the best piece of music ever released". The new edition is better than the original as a listening experience as well, clarity and precision have been added with no diminution of power especially on tracks like Dr Jimmy (How much do I like that track? - I'm swooning as I type). This is just Soooo good.

However there is a fair bit of extra "baggage" attached to the re-release and the question is; is it worth getting the 2 disc version or even the bumper super deluxe one?. Well the fact that this review is on the 2 disc version gives away the answer. This is a Must Buy, not just for fans of the Who but also for fans of rock of all ages as this is and was a truly momentous release, up there with Sgt Pepper, Led Zep IV and never Mind the b*ll*cks as era defining and as the BBC review re-printed above suggests hasn't aged a bit. The relevance of the subject matter is as true today as it was in the early 70's when this was originally released or the 60's when it is "set" or in any decade before or since. Teenage "angst" has never been as well described as on this album and many of the issues documented here are as pertinent now as then.

Although very much Pete Townsend's album, I believe it has more of his vocals than any other album, they other 3 excel here as never before.
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