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The Who - Quadrophenia And Tommy Live With Special Guests [DVD] [2005]


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  • Actors: Tim Woodward, Naoko Mori, Lisa Coleman (II), Adrian Ross Magenty, James Lance
  • Format: Box set, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 421 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B9PW6M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,168 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This amazing DVD features live performances of the fantastic rock operas "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia". Aside from The Who, guests include Billy Idol, PJ Proby, Elton John, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood and Patti LaBelle.

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By a music fan on 11 Nov 2005
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Finally The Who and their management have used a bit of imagination and put together a really good package. The LA Tommy show and greatest hits encore (previously issued on VHS) captures a particularly interesting incarnation of the band. The emphasis is on doing the music justice and the backing musicians supply the brass parts and extra backing vocals that bring Tommy to life. Townshend is subdued, but Daltrey and Entwistle more than compensate and it would be fair to say that Simon Phillips on drums pushes all of them to perform well, though at times his virtuosity overshadows the band.
However, the excitement of the old raw and ragged Who is long gone, but the music stands the test of time without it and seems to benefit from a more mature approach. This is all about precision and professionalism rather than the old power and bravado with which they used to carry the day. The guest stars are entertaining, but a bit of a distraction. (I would recommend buying the Join Together CD set from the same tour which includes Tommy in its entirety sung by the Who without the guests.)
The Quadrophenia show is superb. When originally tested in the 1970s the material from this album never worked on stage due to its complexity and reliance on backing tapes. Here in 1996/97 the Who finally perform this piece and do it justice. Again a team of backing musicians recreate some of the key overdubs on the album and, for my money I actually prefer the sound of much of this performance to the original record, which always suffered from poor production, eg with vocals lost in the mix etc. The visual narrative projected above the stage fits perfectly with the music and seemed at the time to herald a new 'rock theatre' approach to stadium tours.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Jun 2010
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The music on this disc is fantastic. Its in full 5.1 surround sound (There is a 2.0 option)But the picture lets it down. Not due to poor quality, no the picture is pin sharpe upscaled through my Hi def TV. The problem for me is the way it has been edited. It display's as a very wide narrow letterbox (what a waste of screen)
The band members are filmed very close up with no long shots of the whole stage. There are some great supporting musicians Jon Carin on keyboards etc who bearly get a look in.
Zak Starky on drums gets plenty of coverage but he's no Kieth Moon!
What you also get is lots of screen time taken up by the rear film projections that played above the stage of an actor playing Jimmy who narrates the story along with footage from the Quadrophenia feature film and news reel.

Billy Idol as the Ace face and PJ Proby as the old rocker are both good.
I just would have liked a few full stage shots to take in the full effect.

By the way i would say that from the one or two side shot glimpse's we do get that this was filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall. But there is no clue on the pack.
There is also an interative chat track with Pete and Roger super imposed over the show.
So all in all an enjoyable disc with a few niggles.
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Love both concerts, was there at the gigs as a young man, disc jumped and stalled though to the point of total annoyance and disappointment, finding this with a lot of digitally remastered stuff lately, whats goin on?!!!
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By Jane on 30 Oct 2014
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Excellent DVD productions of both the rock musiclal "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia"! Not only great performances but also excellent value for money-a pleasure not to be missed!!
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By Paul Tamlin on 18 Dec 2014
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Amazing performances from the Who and alike on this DVD, a must have for all Who fans!!
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By Alison Chamberlain on 27 Nov 2014
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My hubby will be so happy on Chimbomorning. Quick delivery. Thankyou
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark donaghy on 25 Mar 2013
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it did not work on my DVD player, but it did work on my pc so it is very good on a pc.
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