The Who: Quadrophenia (2CD) (Remastered) - £2.99 @ Play.com (free delivery)
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The Who: Quadrophenia (2CD) (Remastered) - £2.99 @ Play.com (free delivery)

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Found 7th Nov 2010Made hot 7th Nov 2010
The Who's legendary double-album opus for a nifty £2.99. Bargain!

Thereafter:
Amazon UK £4.69
HMV £4.69
Zavvi £8.75
Asda £8.83


Overview:
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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 skillful composition makes this one of the Who's finest moments.


Tracklisting:
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Disc 1

1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I'm One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I've Had Enough

Disc 2

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

24 Comments

It sounds better today than it ever did !
Doctor Jimmy is close to being my all time favourite track....

Suberb CD, superb price - nice find

Great find, hot!!

great find ,an absolute bargain at that price

Fantastic album - bargain.

Belter

Classic album great price..

Ordered.Thanks.

Good yeh - Dr Jimmy and Mr Jim, when I'm pilled you don't notice him.

On vinyl, the sea sound effects are frighteningly realistic, hope the CD v. here sounds as good.

Bell boy, I gotta get running now

Outstanding album - outstanding bargain. Hot!

Fantastic album! 5:15 the best

great find

ordered also, cheers

superb !

Super hot

We are the Mods!! I got the album, tape and CD!
Super buy

One of the best albums ever. Superb price.

Awesome soundtrack from one of my favourite films. A steal at this price....

Classic..

Superb soundtrack!
Not sure what the remastering will bring, but at less than £3, Who cares!

miriam51

Good yeh - Dr Jimmy and Mr Jim, when I'm pilled you don't notice him.On … Good yeh - Dr Jimmy and Mr Jim, when I'm pilled you don't notice him.On vinyl, the sea sound effects are frighteningly realistic, hope the CD v. here sounds as good.Bell boy, I gotta get running now


It doesn't. The recording to cd is reworked and remastered, but for £2.99 its good to have a cd copy.
Edited by: "MrHappy37" 8th Nov 2010

dougan

Superb soundtrack!Not sure what the remastering will bring, but at less … Superb soundtrack!Not sure what the remastering will bring, but at less than £3, Who cares!


I do! It would have been great to have a straight transfer as the album was great and didnt need tinkering with. The cd version just loses some of the magic of the album version.

penguin

Awesome soundtrack from one of my favourite films. A steal at this … Awesome soundtrack from one of my favourite films. A steal at this price....


This is the Quadrophenia (1973) not the soundtrack album which went with the film!

dougan

Superb soundtrack!Not sure what the remastering will bring, but at less … Superb soundtrack!Not sure what the remastering will bring, but at less than £3, Who cares!


lol @ who cares!

Received mine today, and the mix has been tinkered with. Compared to vinyl the vocals seem clearer & slightly louder, John Entwhistle's bass is less deep, and new, previously unnoticed sounds pop up now and again.
Listening at normal (?) volume, I prefer the LP sound, but will give the CD an airing tonight, at fairly thunderous levels to see if it still has the wallop of the original. (Marantz KI player)
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