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  • Audio CD (24 Jun. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor Records
  • ASIN: B000007620
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Am The Sea - The Who
  2. The Real Me - The Who
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut my hair
  5. Punk and the godfather
  6. I'm one
  7. Dirty jobs
  8. Helpless dancer
  9. Is it in my head
  10. I've had enough
  11. 5.15
  12. Sea and sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell boy
  15. Dr Jimmy
  16. Rock
  17. Love reign o'er me

Disc: 2

  1. 5:15 - The Who
  2. Sea And Sand - The Who
  3. Drowned - The Who
  4. Bell Boy - The Who
  5. Doctor Jimmy - The Who
  6. The Rock - The Who
  7. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

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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 skilful composition makes this one of the Who's finest moments. --Genevieve Williams

BBC Review

By 1973 Pete Townshend was courting disaster, fighting demons both interior and exterior. In 1971 the writer and guitarist had dealt with the blow of his second full rock opera, Lifehouse, being sunk by a falling out with friend and manager, Kit Lambert. An intense work schedule, combined with an inability to turn his ideas into reality (plus a hefty drink intake), drove him to a breakdown. Added to this was the constant battling between certain fellow band members. So in retrospect it looks like nothing short of a miracle that he not only salvaged the Lifehouse prime cuts to make the mighty Who's Next album, but that he then went on to channel all that sturm und drang into his greatest work: Quadrophenia.

Drawing on his experiences as a young mod-about-town as well as the spiritual quest that had lead him to the feet of his guru, Meher Baba, Townshend created the tale of Jimmy The Mod. A dispossessed youth whose psychological problems were rooted in home life, teenage relationship angst and plain old peer pressure; the anti-hero goes on a metaphorical journey from urban London to the rainswept beaches of Brighton in search of meaning. The concept was also shoe-horned into the group dynamic by using each member of the band as a signifier for the four personalities that inhabit Jimmy's double schizophrenia, with a recurring theme to match.

While the concept may be unwieldy, as a musical statement it's fabulous. The band could rock harder and looser than most others by this point. Moon's drums, always on the verge of chaos, drive the hit, 5'15 like a wild beast through the very heart of the double album. Entwistle's bass bubbles and restlessly explores all the empty corners of the arrangements while his french horn injects the 'is it me for a moment?' theme seamlessly. And Daltry's voice, having proven its maturity on Who's Next was here allowed to roar as Townshend could now write songs to fit his range. The closing, triumphant Love Reign O'er Me or the opening The Real Me remain amongst his finest moments. Meanwhile Pete's guitar work is at its most expressive and his use of early synths withstands the usual cheese-factor that blights so much music from this period.

Band egos, inflated by the dual pitfalls of fame and indulgence, led to the recording being fraught. There were reported fisticuffs between Pete and Roger. And any assuaging of the writer's inner turmoil was nixed by a gruelling tour (which saw Moon collapse mid-gig on one occasion) and pushed him even further into chemical overload. Yet, as Townshend now admits, and as all Who fans know, everything great about the Who is contained herein. --Chris Jones

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I was in my early teens when I really started to understand this album, it's ideas and modifies, and most importantly it's story! It's as compelling today as it was then, perhaps even more so in a politically correct climate where very few musicians [outside people like EMINEM] are brave enough to write anything from a third person perspective portraying a negative view point. The first and most important thing to understand is that it was written by Pete Townshend as a Rock Opera, an elaborate performance, where each track tells an aspect of a story that follows a young mod named Jimmy at the hight of the on going battles gangs in Brighton. To say that it doesn't flinch from some very difficult topics is an understatement, but it's the portrayal of a young troubled man trying to find an identity in a faceless world with few choices and fewer realistic dreams for the uneducated. It's filled with rage and sadness, often to the point of boiling past whay might be considered acceptable today, but it's what gives the album it's enduring power. People make bad choices, especially young people at odds with the world, and they have consequences that can follow you for the rest of your life.
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I'm a real sucker! I have the original UK and US vinyls, the CD's, the box set and now this. What can I say - new vinyl, no scratches, that vinyl sound, the artwork and stapled in book (that I lost many years ago when it fell out of my original copy) and of course, the brilliant songs. Quadrophenia has to be the Who's best work, and in my humble opinion, is the best album ever produced by anyone. Sounds as good today as ever and brings the memories of a misspent youth flooding back each time I hear it.
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I am huge who fan this is an astonishing double set one of their essential rock opera albums highly recommended I love the many tracks featured on this record. I also own the original movie soundtrack of this album A true mod classic
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A classic Who album that has stood the test of time
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